Philosophy of Education:

We believe that children learn best when they are happy and have the confidence to respond to the challenges that result in learning. At St John’s we endeavour to set learning challenges within a caring, Christian environment where adults lead by example. We value the role of parents, families and the community in the education of our children and we endeavour to keep our practices under systematic review with the aim of continuing improvement.

St John’s CE (VA) aims:
• To maximise the academic attainment of each child
• To maximise the personal, social and spiritual 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 friendly and welcoming environment where children have exciting and creative learning experiences that help develop an enjoyment and love of learning.

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