Horniman Primary School

  • Horniman Drive
  • Forest Hill
  • London
  • SE23 3BP
  • Tel: 020 8699 3190
  • After School Club: 020 8699 8378
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  • Headteacher: Julie Loffstadt
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Resilience is being able to bounce back when something bad happens. Resilience means being aware of ones feelings and knowing how to stop getting too angry, down or worried when something bad happens


Examples of Resilience:


When someone treats me unfairly I can stop myself from getting too angry. When I make mistakes or am teased, I can stop myself from getting too down. When I have an important test or activity to perform, or when I want to meet somebody new, I can stop myself from getting too worried.


How can I be more resilient?


1. Accepting Myself (Self-Acceptance)-not thinking badly about yourself when you make a mistake.

2. Taking Risks (Take Risks) -thinking that it's good to try something new, even though you might not be able to do it.

3. Being Independent (Independence) -thinking that it's important to try new activities and to speak up even if your classmates think you're silly or stupid.

4. Believing 'I Can Do It" (Optimism) -thinking that when your work is hard, you can still do it. It also means not thinking you're not good at anything and never will be when you have difficulty with school work.

5. Giving Effort (Internal Locus of Control for Learning) -thinking that the harder you try, the more successful you will be as well as knowing that success is not caused by external factors (luck, ease of task) but by internal factors (effort).

6. Working Tough (High Frustration Tolerance) -thinking that in order to be successful in the long-term, you sometimes have to do things that are not easy or fun in the present.

7. Setting Goals (Goal Setting) -thinking that setting a goal can help you be more successful at a task.

8. Planning My Time (Time Management) -thinking about how long it will take you to do your schoolwork and planning enough time to get it done.

Horniman Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.