Welcome to St John's

      CE Primary School

Welcome back....

We hope that you have all had a restful holiday and are looking forward to welcoming all our pupils back on Tuesday. Please note that Monday 5th September is a staff training day.

'Outstanding contribution to Primary sports' awarded to St John's...

Mr Judd collecting the 'Outstanding contribution to Primary Sports' award on behalf of the school.

Summer term Values Award winners....

Our 'Values Award' winners for the summer term are as follows:

Summer Term 2016

Nursery AM

Jack Birt

Nursery PM

Chloe Ross

Reception (RB)

Matthew Hathaway

Reception (RM)

Harkrishan Johal

1L

Roxiee-Bay Ayre

1O

Jessica Carter-Harwood

2M

Kenny Watkinson

2P

Toby Hodges

3H

Chloe Griffiths

3J

Evita Lin

4D

Owen Barley

4F

Joshua Youster

5PK

Elle Fletcher

5PA

Jack Webb

6B

Dylan Heydon-Matterface

6CW

Sophia Reichel

As children move through St John’s the values begin to underpin their social and moral development, helping them to make the right choices when they face challenges. Our pupils demonstrate a strong sense of right and wrong. By the time they leave us in Year Six they are socially and emotionally prepared for their move to secondary school.

These pupils have been chosen by their class teachers as they embody the values and ethos of the school - WELL DONE!

St John's Values....

At St John's we endeavour to promote a variety of beliefs and cultures, all underpinned through our Christian ethos, which reflects the diverse nature of British society. Our curriculum is enriched through visits celebrating British values such as the trip to the National Arboretum at Alrewas, and celebrating our Queen becoming the country's longest reigning monarch and a thoughtful and reflective remembrance service - all which have also supported the learning in the classroom.

We have a democratic process by annually electing school council representatives, who in time have a pupil voice on issues such as healthy eating/living, extracurricular provision and any subject they feel important.  

This month's value is:

'Patience and Self Control'

To see past winners of the St John's Values Award please click here

Holidays during Term Time

"Headteachers continue to have the power to authorise leave of absence, but only in exceptional circumstances. While family holidays are enriching experiences, the school year is designed to give families the opportunity for these breaks without having to disrupt their children’s education. It is for schools to consider the specific details and relevant context behind each request". 

Nick Gibb MP 

If parents feel that exceptional circumstances do apply, they should put this in writing to the Head teacher, giving at least 15 working days notice. The Head teacher will consider each such request separately and independently.