We recognise that Emotional Wellbeing underpins children’s ability to access learning, resulting in positive attitude and good behaviour which are essential to make progress. We celebrate and value diversity.  Our nurturing and inclusive environment allows children to learn and demonstrate respect for others and themselves, with a particular focus on developing and maintaining positive Mental Health.

Wellbeing Award for Schools

We are committed to supporting the wellbeing of staff, students and our community and are proud to have achieved the Wellbeing Award for Schools.  On receiving the award it was noted: 

“JLA is a caring and vibrant school with extremely high aspirations and outcomes for pupils. Positive mental health and emotional wellbeing are at the heart of the school"

The award is designed to ensure that mental health and wellbeing sit at the heart of our school life by changing the long-term culture through:

What does Wellness in the classroom look like?

At John Locke Academy we use the Zones of Regulation. It is an approach used to support the development of self-regulation in children. All the different ways children feel and the states of alertness they experience are categorised into four coloured zones. Children who are well regulated are able to be in the appropriate zone at the appropriate time.

The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions.  A person may be elated or experiencing anger, rage, devastation, or terror when in the Red Zone. 

The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions, however one has more control when they are in the Yellow Zone.  A person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles, or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone.  

The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. A person may be described as happy, focused, content, or ready to learn when in the Green Zone.  This is the zone where optimal learning occurs.  

The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings such as when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored.  

Do you need some support?

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If you need any more support or are worried about your childs wellbeing please contact us via info@johnlockeacademy.co.uk