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Staff Training

Teaching and learning is a high priority at St John’s. In our last Ofsted inspection we were very proud of the fact that teaching here was graded as outstanding. We use staff meetings and inset days to make sure that we maintain this high standard.

Our in house training is called ‘What does Great Learning Look Like at St John’s?’  Teachers and teaching assistants regularly update their understanding of different aspects of teaching and learning.  We all make ‘assessment for learning’ a main focus. This means that we know where children are in their understanding and we change our teaching to meet their needs. All subject leaders have developed a St John’s skills ladder to check children’s progress against expectations. 

Other training has included:

  • Discipline and behaviour
  • Espresso
  • Attachment/Nurture training
  • Child protection
  • Practical science
  • Phonics screening
  • RML
  • Creative writing
  • Pupil premium
  • Managing health and safety (IOSH) and asbestos
  • Safeguarding
  • Health related – asthma, dyslexia, epipen, first aid
  • SIAMs training
  • Middle management
  • Fire warden training, including extinguisher use
  • Developing SEN classroom
  • MLS user group training
  • Educational visits
  • Performance management
  • Accident reporting and investigation
  • Big Writing
  • Big Reading
  • Big Maths
  • Accelerated Reading
  • Wellcomm SAL
  • Prevent
  • Emotion Coaching
  • Friends Programme
  • Child Advocacy
  • Restorative Practice
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Outcome Star