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Earlham is a Kindness School

As a Kindness School, we place kindness and empathy among students at the centre of our school. We believe a society in which its members show mutual respect and tolerance is one that grows ever stronger. We also believe that teaching values of kindness and empathy is a vital part of childhood education.

The Kindness Book

All our primary school pupils are using a new resource called the Kindness Book in class. The Kindness Book encourages pupils to document their small acts of kindness with each other. The book is passed through class from student to student until it is filled with stories.

At Earlham Primary School, we aim to provide students with the right tools for the future. We believe teaching values of kindness and empathy is a core part of childhood education. That is why we decided to join The Kindness Movement and become a Kindness School.


About The Kindness Movement

The Kindness Movement is a social enterprise and non-profit organisation that is dedicated to spreading kindness and empathy throughout society. Their Kindness Books are being used by over 2,000 teachers around the world.

Visit https://www.theworldkindnessmovement.org/ for more information.

Our kindness award winners

Meet the Kindness Crew!

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Earlham values kindness as a school value and our Kindness crew are vital in promoting and encouraging kindness throughout the school. The crew members chosen had successfully applied for the position and have been phenomenal in introducing Kindness Awards throughout the school, monitoring the use of the kindness books and leading assemblies with utter confidence! The members have also organised and enthusiastically raised funds for charities, displaying a kind and caring nature to our local community and world.

We hope to expand our crew and inspire kindness in everyone!


Tender Education & Arts

Tender is funded to deliver a limited number of Healthy Relationships projects to young people across London. Earlham Primary School was chosen as the first Tender school in Newham. The aim of the creative two-day workshops is  to help students develop skills for building healthy and respectful relationships. The participants become Ambassadors for healthy relationships within their school. Their patron is Oscar winning actress, Olivia Colman click here to hear her talk about why the work Tender is doing throughout schools is so important.



BoxUp uses boxing as a tool to inspire, educate and develop young people. We’re very excited to announce some joint ventures here in Newham, their first in the borough. BoxUp teaches young people the technical skills of boxing alongside mentoring session where students are given the opportunity to discuss their challenges, achievements and any issues they may have with the coaches. BoxUp run a weekly after school club for Earlham pupils, a weekly session for staff (very popular!), and from October 2019 weekly free community sessions.



At Earlham, we follow the Thrive approach to ensure all our children have the emotional and welbeing support needed to be successful in life. 

Thrive uses arts and play-based activities with children to support healthy neural development, promote a positive sense of self and build optimal learning capacity. The Thrive approach integrates arts and creativity to support children’s emotional and social development

head start


Headstart works closely with Newham schools to support their pupils to stay emotionally healthy and this reduces barriers to learning and improves a young person's life chances. Our Headstart Champions are a valuable part of our school community. Champions meet with our School Council to share ideas and lead on initiatives for pupil wellbeing across the school. 



Part of Headstart's wider offer, Kooth is a free online counselling service for young people. Kooth is the UK's leading mental health and wellbeing platform for children and young people. 


Kooth is accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. For more information please visit xenzone.com. If you're a parent looking for more information about Kooth please email parents@xenzone.com

speak out

Speak Out Stay Safe

Each year we invite trained NSPCC volunteers and staff to deliver an assembly and workshop with the help of the Speak Out Stay Safe mascot, Buddy the speech bubble. Pupils are taught how they can speak up about things they are concerned about in a lively, memorable and child-friendly way. By the end of our visit, children feel empowered - knowing how they can speak out and stay safe.

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