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Anxiety in children: How to spot the signs

Anxiety is not just feeling shy, it’s bigger and more complex than that, and it’s also a totally normal feeling of fear or panic. When humans face stressful situations it can trigger our ‘gut feeling’, the in-built body alarm bell we have, which tells us when we don’t…

Self-harm in children – How to spot the signs

Self-harming is difficult to talk about but very common, it’s when you hurt yourself on purpose. Usually it’s because something else feels wrong, it seems like the only way to let those feelings out. Self-harming is a symptom of another problem. Self-harm is when someone hurts themselves as a…

Depression in children: How to spot the signs

Depression isn’t just for adults, and it isn’t just being ‘a bit sad’. We all feel a bit down sometimes, but if these emotions and ‘feeling low’ last a long time or affect your child’s daily life, then they may have depression. READ MORE: Who is our Mental Health Lead in…

Meet our Mental Health Lead

Your mental health is a number one priority, it is as important as your physical health, which is why here at Gordon Children’s Academy we have a Mental Health Lead. Miss Debnam is our Assistant Headteacher and Inclusion Manager.…

First of all a big well done to everyone that donated food and toiletries on World Mental Health Day. Gordon Children’s Academy managed to fill 16 crates and a large trolley full of donations. Miss Debnam and Mrs Youseman filled up…

The Maritime Academy – Strood 2022

A brand-new secondary school, planning to open in September 2022, hopes to be the newest member of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust. A modern, innovative and eco-friendly new-build based in Strood, is looking forward to welcoming its pioneer Year 7 cohort soon.…

We look forward to a safe welcome back for all!

From principals and head teachers to I.T. and Facilities we have worked hard over the summer holidays to ensure that The Gordon Children’s Academy is a safe place to learn for your child amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.…

Feeling Unsafe, Need To Talk?

Some useful resources when you are working at home:   CHILDLINE: Childine is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, they are there for you online, on the phone, anytime. www.childline.org.uk  …

This Week’s News

Dear Parents/Carers, Well, we have come to the end of another tremendous year here at Gordon. I’m sure you would agree there has been no other year like this one. The academic year might have ended in an…