Stone Age Day Caring and having fun at St John’s Roman soldiers Dancing kings and queens Service at St John’s Church Kings and Queens Day Cross-country tournament Gymnastics Our Runners Big Frieze Florence Nightingale Day

COVID-19

We hope that you, your family and loved ones are safe and well during these difficult times.  As you know, the government directed all schools to close on 20th March 2020 other than to provide emergency childcare.  The government guidance states: ‘We have asked parents to keep their children at home wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response who absolutely need to attend.’ There is also provision where a risk assessment deems it is better for a child with an Education Health and Care Plan or one with an assigned Social Worker to attend.  The government’s message is very clear: children should stay at home if at all possible – #StayHomeSaveLives

We are currently able to offer emergency childcare for those eligible which is open 8.55am – 3.15pm Monday to Friday (please bring a packed lunch). The Aftercare service is also currently available before and after school (7.30am-6pm). Would eligible parents please inform us of their required essential childcare at least several days in advance in order for staffing to be arranged.

 Should you need to access a place, please contact (admin@stjohnsrishworth.org.uk or stjohnsaftercare@gmail.com) – please note this is only available for those children meeting the government’s criteria.

Whilst we are committed to providing this care for vulnerable children and those of critical workers, there may be circumstances when we are unable to do so.  Should that occur, we will work with the Local Authority to ensure that alternative provision is available.  The Local Authority can be contacted on 01422 394101 or at school.effectiveness@calderdale.gov.uk.  

Please note that safeguarding remains our key priority and it is important that you share any concerns or worries about children’s wellbeing with us.  Please contact Mrs Wasyliw via the admin email address with any concerns.

During this difficult time, Free School Meals provision for those children eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals will be supermarket vouchers.  Please contact Mr Benson via the admin email address if you need any help in accessing Free School Meals.  Further information about support available can be found on the Calderdale website at https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus/advice-and-updates where there is also the facility to request support. 

We are thinking of you all and are very much looking forward to the time when we can be fully open and return to normal service.  Please stay at home, stay safe and keep watching our website for updates, advice and the ongoing support for children’s learning at home.

HELPLINES FOR CHILDREN: If you are experiencing any kind of bullying or something else is worrying you please speak to an adult you trust. You can also talk to Childline or CEOP at any time.

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Welcome

Welcome to St John’s CE Primary School.

We pride ourselves in providing a safe and happy environment that we know is essential in order that each child can reach their full learning potential.

There is a friendly and purposeful atmosphere within our school, where our staff and children work hard to achieve their best within a caring community.

 

 

Welcome message from Mrs Wasyliw, Headteacher

As headteacher, I would like to thank you for your visit and hope you enjoy viewing the many pages we have on offer.

As well as finding out about our wonderful school, you will be able to catch up on all the latest news and developments within our community.

You can also find out about St John’s varied and creative curriculum, our policies, the latest prospectus, Ofsted (2019) report, SIAMS (2020) inspection and other school related information.

The Vision of St John’s CE Primary School, Rishworth

Matthew 5:16 (NRSV)

“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your father in heaven.”

Following Matthew 5:16, people shine through success, honesty, independence, neighbourliness and enjoyment. We believe children learn best when they’re happy and have the confidence to respond to challenges, within a caring Christian environment where adults lead by example. We value the partnership with families and the community whilst striving to give our best.

The School’s Aims are:

¨To maximise the academic attainment of each child

¨To maximise the personal, social, spiritual and physical development of each child

The pupils, staff, parents and governors of St John’s have worked together to create our core values:

Success. We aim to provide excellent learning opportunities to ensure the best possible progress and attainment for all children whatever their needs and abilities.

Honesty. We aim to develop children’s understanding of the importance of honesty in all relationships and as part of self-reflection in a Christian environment.

Independence. We aim to develop the self- confidence in all our children that enables them to think and work independently, so striving for excellence in all areas of the curriculum.

Neighbourliness. We aim to ensure that every child becomes a compassionate and respectful member of the school, local, national and global communities.

Enjoyment. We aim to be a safe, friendly and welcoming environment where children have exciting and creative learning experiences that help develop an enjoyment and love of learning.

Ofsted Feedback (February 2019)

“A happy and caring school where pupils and staff thrive.”

“Pupils’ progress is typically strong in all key stages.”

“Pupils are kind and respectful of each other and are proud of the different responsibilities they can have in school.”

“Parents say that staff are approachable and ‘cherish’ their children.”

Read our Ofsted report here-St John’s Primary In Rishworth Ofsted February 2019

SIAMS Feedback (January 2020)

“St John’s Primary School is harmonious and nurturing. It ensures that pupils make the academic, social and emotional progress that enables them to flourish and be resilient and aspirational for their futures.”

“Pupils shine in their learning” and “demonstrate exemplary behaviour and leadership.”

Read full SIAMS report