We are excited to share our news that we have invested in the Commando Joe's curriculum. This outstanding curriculum is broad and exciting and will provide a great foundation on which all children will get the chance to achieve, be resilient, tolerate others and make great choices for life - inside and outside school. It complements our standard National Curriculum and we know that the children will absolutely love it!
Commando Joe’s aim is to provide a character learning journey that can be personalised to the needs of children, whatever their background or need - encouraging our children to think critically and develop a mindset that thrives on looking at themselves and others from different perspectives. It was founded by former veteran and lecturer Mike Hamilton who worked with the Department for Education to create a programme that supports pupils, parents, teachers and schools nationwide with building essential life skills and supporting positive behaviour changes.
The RESPECT framework supports the “Whole school approach” with staff being able to help children to develop these behaviour traits within a number of exciting topics based on amazing characters and aspects of their life stories. Significant heroes/heroines, explorers and adventurers have been identified to support children’s understanding of these essential life skills. Children are then set exciting missions to solve. In our school this will take place on our Friday enrichment afternoons.
RESPECT focuses on:
R- Resilience (Romeo Resilience)
E- Empathy (Eddie Empathy)
S- Self Awareness (Sophie Self Awareness)
P- Positivity (Parveen Positivity)
E- Excellence (Elliot Excellence)
C- Communication (Charlie Communication)
T- Teamwork (Tanisha Teamwork)
This Commando Joe's programme is progressive from Early Years through to Year 6. One of our main goals is to build the confidence of our pupils, as we believe that children with high self-esteem are better able to make difficult decisions under peer pressure, approach adults for support, and be self-sufficient in their learning. The programme develops this resilience through many activities, being part of a team, performing challenges or having a leadership role. Activities in class, will link to homework projects. The children will develop their sense of adventure and increase their confidence and independence by taking part in new and unfamiliar activities. These transferable skills are vital as they become ready for the next stage of their learning.
If you would like to know more about this exciting new programme for our school you will find lots of information on their website https://commandojoes.