At St. John’s, we are dedicated to ensuring that we nurture the development of the whole child. We encourage our children to grow in self-esteem, understand others, learn how to be a friend and to be a vital part of the whole school community. We support every child in developing their full potential morally, spiritually, culturally, intellectually and physically, and in doing so encourage them to grow in to rounded individuals capable of making a positive contribution to society and the environment in which they are to live.
Through our Christian ethos, our core values are: faith, honesty, love, friendship, trust and forgiveness. These values are built into the ethos and teaching of the school and are modelled by everyone who works at St. John’s. We also teach the children about the importance of British values, including democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty.
At St. John’s take pride in how inclusive and diverse we are. We have a whole school approach to teaching the Equality Act 2010, which teaches our children that everyone is welcome at St. John’s- there are 'No Outsiders'. We respect one another’s race, religion, gender identity, age, disabilities, sexual orientation and gender. This approach has been really successful so far and the children have really engaged with the ‘No Outsiders’ ethos.
St. John’s school community is based on the model of a Christian family showing Christian love and provides grounding in the Christian faith for all its children. Christian values are built into the ethos and teaching of the school but we also promote empathy and the understanding needed in a multi-cultural society. St. John’s School attaches high priority to forging links between home, school and the church, thus promoting greater unity within the community. Our school is a partnership between parents, carers, educators and friends.
St John’s Primary School is committed to actively promoting the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different values and beliefs; our pupils are encouraged to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
At St. John’s, we inspire a love of learning and aim to develop lifelong learners with the skills to achieve a bright and happy future. We encourage independence, resilience and resourcefulness and through a rich and challenging curriculum which encourages enquiring minds and reflection.