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26/04/19

A confidence boost in numeracy and literacy has helped students to settle into secondary school. Students who arrived at Epping St John’s School needing extra support in English and maths attended the school’s first Year 7 catch-up sessions. https://t.co/BuAVWw1KeH https://t.co/covYp9oYD6

26/04/19

Attending a conference held in another language gave teenagers a boost before their exams. Year 13 A-level French students from Epping St John’s School attended the Hodder A-level French: Literature and Film Study Conference in Conway Hall, London. https://t.co/PAVxBlDUY8 https://t.co/z9hdrei2Gy

25/04/19

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Congratulations to all of the teams involved in the District Netball Finals held at tonight. & St. Marks high school. You were all a credit to your schools and it was great to help the District & host.

24/04/19

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Mrs RS

Wishing Josie and all other participants good luck for tonights Speak Out Challenge

24/04/19

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ESJPE

A HUGE thank you to Mrs Madden for getting us brand new tennis equipment. Finally we can teach Tennis at Cannot wait to get the students on the courts. https://t.co/FDQltIFH64

23/04/19

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Mrs RS

Newly released GCSE RE Bitesize revision materials https://t.co/DEX1DNr31k We do AQA Buddhism and Christianity

23/04/19

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BMAT

The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities - is now available to view online. It can be found under the news menu on each of our school websites or you can view directly from this link - https://t.co/YuynITeqtu https://t.co/Dr9ywOBZkz

23/04/19

Determined students have put in more than 100 hours of extra work to improve their chances of securing a university place. Year 13 students at Epping St John’s have submitted Extended Project Qualification coursework in addition to their 3 or 4 A-levels. https://t.co/UgEoXsnU7Q https://t.co/IH1qlpOqtO

22/04/19

Looking forward to seeing all year groups bright & early at 8:30 tomorrow! Don’t forget it’s Week 2... ‘til then, have a wonderful Easter Monday!

18/04/19

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Mr Omilli

Looking forward to seeing the Year 13 this morning 9-12 and any year 11s, 12-3pm for some extra revisions ahead of the French exams! https://t.co/A5UZxbxLBl

14/04/19

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Cambridge Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Cambridge watch our new video which provides you with key information on the application process. https://t.co/z8j1F8lNz0 https://t.co/HIr7bwltrq

14/04/19

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Mrs RS

As we enter Holy Week it's a perfect way to revise for paper 1 Christian practices - the celebration of festivals. Today is PALM SUNDAY. Read about it here https://t.co/ZEDxcdT0Ga

12/04/19

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mary burges

Thank you to each staff team member of who has run/helped with one (or more) aspiration sessions this week 😊

11/04/19

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Mr. P Cooper

Closing gaps on numeracy skills today with . Thanks for the wonderful resources! Tomorrow Science 12-3. Required Practicals! https://t.co/atw9oFyAdC

11/04/19

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Mrs RS

and I are ready for a full day of Y13 Epq presentations. It'll be a long slog but an interesting one. https://t.co/45eYl1uKT6

10/04/19

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Mr. P Cooper

this is exactly what we shall be working on. Science Thursday 9-12. Friday 12-3! https://t.co/nH5XeKcZPa

09/04/19

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Mrs RS

Thoroughly joyful experience marking the final drafts of EPQs. Only managed three today but what a trio! Hours of hard work by our amazing 6th formers is paying off. https://t.co/uqB0mN3IQa

08/04/19

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ESJ Maths

Delighted to see students in for Easter revision at school amazing dedication for GCSE maths revision on first day of Easter break. Reminder Maths is also on tomorrow from 9-12 🤩 thanks to teachers and Mrs Franklin https://t.co/KY83Eku1eg

08/04/19

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Mr. P Cooper

Year 8 . Have you started your space project 🥳 https://t.co/QfQT0Uttlk

06/04/19

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Jes

LS with 2 of her fav teachers. I think she’s spent more time with you than me these last few months 😅 https://t.co/Ie5LEfvkeQ

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Standards and Expectations

Epping St. John’s is committed to high standards and sets high expectations for its students.
 


Learning and Progress

 
The core purpose of Epping St. John’s is for students to be able to learn, make progress and achieve their full potential in a stimulating and safe environment.
 
We expect students to engage fully in the learning process to maximise their performance and to improve their life chances when they leave school.
 
We will work closely with parents and carers to provide information on progress and attitudes to learning and achievement to ensure that every child can make the most of the learning opportunities provided by the school
 

Behaviour

At Epping St. John’s we emphasise behaviour fit for learning in classrooms and promote the following

Classroom Learning Rules:
 
  1. 1 Arrive on time to lessons, properly prepared for the lesson (e.g. calculator for Maths).
  2. 2 Settle quickly to your work and do as much as you can, to the best of your ability, in the time given.
  3. 3 Have respect for yourself, respect other people and your environment.
  4. 4 Take responsibility for your own actions and be honest.
  5. 5 Do not distract others: keep your focus on the lesson.
  6. 6 Put up your hand if you want to make a contribution to the lesson or ask a question.
  7. 7 Listen to the teacher and to other students' contributions in class. Respect other people’s opinions.
  8. 8 Switch off your mobile phone and iPod and keep them in your bag, not your pocket, from 8.30am to 3pm.
  9. 9 Always write Home Learning in your Planner, complete it to the best of your ability and hand it in on time.
  10. 10 If things aren't going your way: talk to someone. Don't take it out on others.
  11. 11 If you have permission, you may drink water only in class: no other drink and no food are allowed; this includes chewing gum.
As a Church School, we promote the Christian values of respect and tolerance and have high expectations of how children and adults should engage with one another in and around school. This also includes demonstrating respect within the local community, when students wearing the Epping St. John’s uniform are making their way to or going home from school.
 
The key priority for the school is that students can feel happy and safe within the school environment and every member of the school community respects these basic principles.
 

Attendance

Students should aim to achieve at least 95% attendance each year (the national average). Students with attendance below 90% will be required to meet with their House Leader to discuss ways of improving their attendance.

In order to encourage students to attend school as much as possible, students receive Housepoints for good attendance and punctuality and awards for sustained attendance of 100% at termly House.

The current law does not give any entitlement to parents to take their child out of school during term time.  The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 prohibits Headteachers granting leave of absence to a pupil except where an application has been made in advance and the Headteacher considers that there are exceptional circumstances relating to the application. If you do take your child out of school and the leave has not been authorised or a leave of absence application not been completed, the Education Welfare Service may issue a penalty notice to each parent of £60 for each child to be paid within 21 days.  If the penalty is not paid within the time scale the penalty will increase to £120

Celebration Assemblies
 
Epping St. John’s values the importance of high attendance at its school. It recognises that high attendance maximises student achievement and contributes significantly to student progress and overall attainment at school.
 

Uniform

School uniform is one way in which we can display the school’s identity and values to the community. All students are therefore expected to wear the correct uniform at all times. The following rules apply throughout the school:

Boys

Regulation black blazer with  school badge *

Regulation plain black trousers with a plain black belt
Plain white shirt worn with school tie
Plain navy or black socks (no bright colours)
Optional black v-necked jumper / sleeveless jumper with school badge*
Girls

Regulation black blazer with school badge*

Regulation school black and white checked skirt* (worn at knee length) or plain black trousers
Plain white blouse
Optional black v-necked jumper or black cardigan with  school badge*
Plain white ankle socks or plain black or skin coloured tights.

Items marked with an * can be purchased from the school uniform supplier:
Fosters Schoolwear Ltd,
12 Birchanger Industrial Estate,
Stansted Road,
Bishops Stortford,
Herts,
CM23 2TH.
Telephone number: 01279 653865
Fax:  01279 501019
 
Fosters also regularly visit the school and hold uniform sales; you will be notified of the dates in advance.
 
Shoes
 
Only plain black leather or leather-look shoes are acceptable.  Any branded footwear, such as 'Kickers' should have visible labels removed or coloured black.  'Pradas' are not acceptable school shoes and will not be allowed in any circumstances.  Trainers of any colour (including black) are unacceptable.  This includes 'Nikes' and 'Converse'.
 
Students wearing incorrect footwear will be given a pair of black plimsolls to wear instead (unless they bring a signed medical note to their Director of Learning before 8.30 am).
 

Points to Notes:

  • Outdoor coats should be plain and principally dark in colour (black or blue) without extreme or excessive logos.  Outdoor coats should not be worn within the school building.
  • Any garment worn under the shirt for warmth should not be visible.
  • Extreme haircuts and hair styles or colours are not considered suitable for school.
  • One small stud per ear to maintain pierced ears and a watch may be worn.  No other jewellery is permitted.
  • School uniform must be worn correctly.
  • Nail varnish/acrylic nails/excessive make-up are not to be worn for school.

To help maintain our high standards, all staff conduct regular checks of uniform.  If students are not in the correct uniform, parents/carers will be contacted and students will be expected to be in full uniform the following day.

PE Kit Requirements

Compulsory PE Kit

Fitted black polo shirt from our uniform provider*
PE shorts for our uniform provider*
Optional plain black jumper / plain black jogging bottoms
Optional black tracksuit*
Rugby shirt from our uniform provider*

Black sports socks
Training shoes (white)
Football boots
Towel
Items marked with an * can be purchased from the school uniform supplier (see above).


Points to Note

  • Absolutely NO jewellery is to be worn in PE lessons
  • All students are required to wear PE kit during PE lessons - even if injured or unwell, so that they can take on an appropriate role
  • Students are encouraged to wear black base layers during cold weather for warmth.
 
The PTA sell items of previously owned uniform
 
 

Equipment

All students are expected to arrive at lessons with the following basic equipment: Student Planner, black or blue pen, spare pen, pencil, pencil eraser, pencil sharpener, ruler, calculator. Tippex /correction fluid is NOT allowed in school. It may be useful for students to have a dictionary and coloured pencils. Students should have a suitable large, robust bag to carry their school books and equipment. It is also useful for students to have a USB pen drive to save their work from the abundant PCs around the school.
 

Home Learning

Home learning will not always require a written task to consolidate what has been taught in lesson time. It may require reading over notes or learning new vocabulary (often the case in Languages). Students may be required to undertake independent research or investigation. Some home learning tasks may take the form of a project, coursework or a longer assignment which will require sustained effort over a longer period; this is particularly relevant to KS4.
 
There is a member of staff on duty in the Learning Resource Area every lunchtime and after school. Students can undertake research on the computers to complete home learning in a quiet, focussed environment.
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