St John's is a Church of England First School where we learn, work and play together in a happy, stimulating and secure environment, where everyone is valued and encouraged to achieve their best.
The staff, parents and governors of St John's CE VA School work together to ensure:
We have high expectations, which are built on firm foundations. Children are encouraged to be independent and to take risks with their learning in a supportive and creative environment. Children are taught purposeful, relevant and collaborative skills. Effective questioning helps our children to develop curious minds and a passion for learning.
Children build productive relationships by learning how to manage their feelings, through empathy, tolerance and respect for themselves and others. They develop their understanding of their rights and responsibilities to enable them to make positive contributions. Our positive environment promotes confidence, self-esteem, and healthy lifestyles where children are inspired to attain their full potential by working hard.
We are a welcoming fully inclusive school where everyone has equal importance. Everyone has the opportunity to have a voice, which will be heard and valued. We celebrate similarities and difference in our school and the wider community.
Our children are encouraged to explore their spiritual awareness rooted in our Christian Ethos. Our nurturing environment enables all children to feel safe, valued and to experience awe and wonder. They will be given opportunities to learn respect for themselves, each other, our church and community and the world beyond.