A warm welcome
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our unique and exciting school community. The work of St John’s is grounded in an educational philosophy that promotes our distinctive Christian character as a church school and strives for excellence in learning.
Mrs Claire Graham, Headteacher.
Mrs Claire Graham
Futura Learning Partnership
At the heart of every good school is an efficient well run office and St John's is no exception. We are extremely proud of our office staff who work so tirelessly behind the scenes to make things run smoothly.
In our office section we have lots of documents and information that we hope you will find useful. If you need anything else please feel free to get in contact t: 0117 9863824 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mrs Aimee Clark will help with your enquiry.
- Year R: Mrs Samantha Bruton
- Year 1: Miss Megan Rees
- Year 2: Mr Tom Livingston
- Year 3: Miss Hollie Lewis
- Year 4: Mrs Catherine Singleton and Mrs Laura Jefferis
- Year 5: Miss Joanna Powell
- Year 6P: Miss Katie Pilkington
- Year 6B: Miss Katie Bowers
We inspire our children's learning through a creative curriculum, ensuring our pupils experience a wide breadth of study and have, by the end of each key stage, long-term memory of an ambitious body of procedural and semantic knowledge.
We have developed a creative and thematic approach to learning that maps knowledge to the Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Subject leaders from across the Futura Learning Partnership have also worked together to ensure breadth of coverage of the curriculum, ensuring key knowledge is learnt in specific year groups to ensure further knowledge can build upon this. Our four curriculum drivers; environment, spirituality, morality, and creativity also shape our curriculum breadth. They are derived from an exploration of the backgrounds of our students; our beliefs about high-quality education; and our values. They are used to ensure we give our students appropriate and ambitious curriculum opportunities.
To find out more information about the intent, implementation, and impact of our curriculum; the SMSC statement; and British Values curriculum statement, look at our Teaching and Learning Policy. Please also look at our curriculum page for specific subject information.
Our school motto
Our school motto is, 'Celebrate life in all its fullness. Let's learn together in God's love'.
At St John’s we inspire our whole school to love learning and work together so everyone can reach their full potential.
Through shared Christian values we recognise the skills and talents of all, nurture creativity and contribute to our community.
With engaging lessons, exciting opportunities and challenging experiences we deepen knowledge and understanding, have fun and succeed.
Our vision supports our curriculum
Our school vision is fundamental to our teaching and learning approach across the school and it's biblical underpinning is explained within the teaching and learning policy. From the vision, we have derived four curriculum drivers alongside four school values. These are embedded in the daily life of the school during lessons, playtimes, collective worship and curriculum days:
Values and ethos
The school's values are integral to life at St John's and underpin the ethos and culture of the school community. Values are referred to durring collective worship, within lessons and lived out amongst pupils and staff.
RESPECT: Behaving with integrity and being worthy of trust; respecting self, others and the environment.
OPPORTUNITY: Providing experiences for growth and development; opening doors to future success.
COLLABORATION: Working together towards shared goals and shared success; being ‘stronger together’.
ASPIRATION: Encouraging ambition; providing the inspiration, challenge and support to achieve success in all its forms.
The story of our logo
St John’s school has as its logo the centuries old image of Jesus as the ‘Lamb of God.’ This title for Jesus comes from John the Baptist pointing to him in the Gospel of St John in chapter 1, verse 29, and saying, "Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.” Since the school is named after John the Baptist (following the dedication of St John’s Church in the town), the image reflects John’s chief purpose of pointing to the importance of Jesus.
St John's CofE Primary School
Jesus is spoken of as a lamb because this symbolises his innocence. The banner resting on his shoulder and held in its right foreleg represents the cross on which he died and the victory which he has won when he rose from the dead.
The school logo is a colourful representation of the school's Christian roots and values.