St John's Mission Statement
'Together, we give our children the roots to grow and wings to fly.'
As John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus, here at St John's,we strive to prepare children for life –
'life in all its fullness' (John 10:10).
As a fully inclusive Church school, we are rooted in hope. We aspire to nurture and help our children to be the best versions of themselves.
'For God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power, love and self-discipline.' (Timothy 1:7)
Our school staff, parents and governors work together to help our children flourish as respectful, confident and aspirational citizens who seek to positively contribute to the school community, local community and the world beyond.
Our vision is based around the elements of the Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13: 1-23. For seeds to grow, they need firm and strong roots. In this parable, Jesus explains that when seeds are planted in good soil, they grow and thrive. When seeds are planted in bad soil or on unsuitable ground, the roots cannot grow, meaning the plants are weak. Jesus goes on to say, when seeds are planted in good soil they grow and bear fruit.
Like birds who nest in trees, the St John's community aim to nurture their young, who then go on to fly out into the world and flourish.
By sowing the seeds of:
life to have HOPE
learning to gain WISDOM
community to build FRIENDSHIP
courage to PERSEVERE
responsibility to gain SELF-CONTROL
uniqueness to show dignity and RESPECT
together, we will give our children the
'ROOTS TO GROW' and the 'WINGS TO FLY.'