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  • 03:06 PM - 13th May, 2021 Teacher of Maths - opportunity for TLR for right candidate, John O'Gaunt School, West Berkshire Read more
  • 01:27 PM - 13th May, 2021 This is a great opportunity! Free music try-out sessions from . Some of our lovely students have gone on to study music at University, inspired by our brilliant Music Department & community collaborations with & . Now play on ... Read more
  • 01:22 PM - 13th May, 2021 Eid Mubarak to all our Muslim residents celebrating. ☪️ We hope that this has been a blessed holy month for you all. Guidance on how to celebrate safely has been provided by The Muslim Council of Britain ➡️: Read more Read more
  • 01:19 PM - 13th May, 2021 Hey students! This looks really good ... & I’m on hand to help you craft something! Read more
  • 01:11 PM - 10th May, 2021 We take the Mental Health of our seriously. It's so important to look out for each other, & we do! These 'Five Ways' are things we practice daily - & we're so lucky to live, work & come to a school where we are surrounded by nature! Read more
  • 10:44 AM - 7th May, 2021 Unpredictable weather, TAGs & bright days to come ... an insight into life as Head of our lovely Hungerford School. Read more
  • 01:16 PM - 6th May, 2021 Join us next Sun 9 May 10am - 1pm at The Croft Field Centre btw St Lawrence's Church & Hungerford Nursery School for great food, artisan products, plants & produce. Free entry. One way system. Look forward to seeing you there! Read more Read more
  • 12:32 PM - 6th May, 2021 The Guardian is on the search for Young Country Diarists, aged 8-14, to write a piece about nature for the oldest newspaper column in the world. The deadline is coming up soon - Monday 17th May, so be quick! Read more
  • 12:31 PM - 6th May, 2021 Young writers! Would you like to chart natural history? Can you see yourself writing a piece for a national newspaper? Think you can't? Mrs Chester, our Librarian does! She is a Guardian Country Diarist and recently wrote this one about our school rooks Read more
  • 10:02 AM - 6th May, 2021 Hey students! We know you've got talent, imagination & a keen eye on your 'changing world.' We'd love to see what you can do with this! Young Photographer of the Year for our brilliant , you've got until 24th May. Don't dally now! Read more
  • 10:35 AM - 4th May, 2021 Teaching Assistant to work with named child, John O'Gaunt School, West Berkshire Read more
  • 10:01 AM - 3rd May, 2021 We currently have vacancies for parent governors to serve on the Local Governing Body of John O'Gaunt School.  All parents of registered pupils are eligible to nominate themselves for these vacancies. Head over to our website for further details Read more


It's #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek at John O'Gaunt School - something we take seriously every week of the year, particularly when we know that mental health issues are on the rise in children and young people.

In a small school like ours, we know our students really well, and wobbles or concerns are spotted early by staff. Our dedicated Welfare and Pastoral Team are an experienced, approachable, and reassuring force of nature! 

The emphasis here is very much on talking and listening, finding coping and dealing strategies and building positivity, confidence, and resilience in our young people. Students know where to go if needed and practice looking out for each other, too. Often, it's just a case of talking something over, and resetting that positive, can-do mentality. 

We work closely with parents and agencies such as Time to Talk, West Berkshire Youth Hub, The Emotional Health Academy, Daisy's Dream and The Mental Health Support Team in West Berkshire. In this way, students find they can often gain strength and inspiration from a newfound resilience, which feeds back into their educational and community life and ultimately, a bright future.

These 'Five Ways to Wellbeing' are things we practice daily - and we're so lucky to be part of a supportive school community, where we are also surrounded by nature!