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24/01/20

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

is a great opportunity Year 12’s . Fantastic way to experience university. See the sixth form team if you need more details https://t.co/tF5gzWMUfk

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24/01/20

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West Essex SSP

Kurling finals today. Some very close games! Well done to Leverton who go on to the County Finals Fab leaders from Thanks. https://t.co/DzCAenAHBl

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24/01/20

A-Level Computer Science students visiting the google stand at BETT 2020. Thank you to our wonderful Deputy Headteacher Mr Benzid for taking them https://t.co/AQlmLiaNg2

24/01/20

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ESJ Aspirations

A busy evening ahead with all of our options subjects running sessions today from 3-4pm in a variety of locations across the school site! Looking forward to seeing all of our 146 year 11’s in a variety of locations!

23/01/20

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

This is featuring in our Newsletter tomorrow Great opportunity, lots of courses on offer https://t.co/zjYG88MxtP

23/01/20

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ESJ_Music

Vocals rehearsals started today for our upcoming production of WWRY. If you are interested in playing in the live rock band, playing classic , see Mrs Casey asap!

23/01/20

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ESJ Aspirations

Science Aspiration sessions this evening with Mrs Khan and her team. Looking forward to seeing our year 11s there making the most of the extra support

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22/01/20

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

On our way back from Paris. What a day, what an incredible group of students we have 🇫🇷 https://t.co/CLlhl6wkW1

22/01/20

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ESJ Aspirations

Fantastic attendance by our students yesterday at English and today in maths. Targeted sessions for those students working towards their grade 5,7 and 9’s! Looking forward to seeing everyone at science sessions tomorrow in the East Wing and Street

22/01/20

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ESJ Aspirations

Our February half term aspiration programme was extremely well received by students today but it wouldn’t be possible without our fantastic team of staff giving up time to run the sessions. Our Easter programme will be launched this Friday!

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22/01/20

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Wonderful day with our amazing students on our Sixth Form day trip to Paris! Montmartre✅ Eiffel Tower ✅ River Seine Cruise✅ https://t.co/RXgVYYuPkL

21/01/20

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ESJ Aspirations

CALLING ALL ESJ YEAR 11’s.........The west wing is the place to be these next two evenings with English aspiration sessions this evening on the 1st first floor and Maths tomorrow evening on the ground floor. Look forward to seeing everyone there!

21/01/20

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ESJ Aspirations

Good afternoon. Students will be receiving the February Half Term schedule tomorrow morning during form time. We have lots of sessions taking place with morning sessions from 10-12 and afternoon sessions from 1-3! Have a great day 👍🏻

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21/01/20

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Ms Horner

Reminder to year 13 Literature students that we have an aspiration session tomorrow in WF1. Chapter 2 The Great Gatsby😀 https://t.co/bh8AtJ8WJf

20/01/20

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ESJ Aspirations

English Aspirations sessions tomorrow after school in the West Wing! 3-4pm with the fantastic English department at ESJ. Last week we had 53 students making the most of the intervention, I think we can get 70 tomorrow.......😃

20/01/20

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Julie Dreeling

Thanks for all the positive comments/feedback at Yr 9 parents evening.

20/01/20

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mary burges

Excellent ideas for GCSE; A level option choices and potential career pathways https://t.co/1vpcrsB0dK

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20/01/20

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Miss Petrou

Sensational castles today from Year 7! Such a great effort from our great students 🏰 https://t.co/1xbh9vlFPd

19/01/20

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Ms Horner

Year 13 English Literature students, have a read of this to inform your contextual reading of The Handmaid's Tale https://t.co/yO52NZ0WA3

18/01/20

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ESJ Aspirations

Our After school Aspiration Programme continues this week with the following subjects: Tuesday: English, Wednesday: Maths, Thursday: Science, Friday: Option subjects. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Chaplaincy

Church School

Epping St. John’s School is a Church of England school that offers a caring community underpinned by the Christian values of acceptance and respect to encourage personal excellence and resilience. We have strong links with our local parish church, St. John’s Church, with regular visits to school by the Clergies and regular visits to the local church.

Our belief that Christ values everyone means that there is an absolute openness and acceptance of those who do not share this faith.

Our vision is to create an environment where students embody the Christian values of the school and represent not only our ethos but also that of the community we live in.

Our Vision:

“To belong to the Christian family of ESJ is to strive for the exceptional. ESJ is a place where all are freed to succeed within an environment of hope, dignity, respect and the very highest expectations. ESJ strives to be the heartbeat of our local community where students are not only given the opportunity to succeed but also the courage to develop into exceptional members of society; equipped with the tools that they need to smash through any barriers and fulfil their life-long potential”.

The Chaplaincy team takes very seriously our commitment to ensuring that Christianity and the teachings of Christ are at the heart of every area of school life. Our main goals are to demonstrate the love that Jesus showed to all people and provide opportunities for students and staff to reflect on their own spirituality.

The driving force to being part of a Christian can be found in our Drivers:

Driver

Meaning

Link with Christian Church of England

Living well together

Students actively use Christian values that nurtures an inclusive, caring community where everyone lives well together and celebrates individuality.

Matthew 22:37-39

Jesus replied “Love the Lord with all your heart and all your soul. Love him with all your mind”

Dignity and Respect

A safe respectful environment where everyone can be themselves and thrive in all areas: academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

Galations 3: 29

“There is neither Jew nor Greek. There is neither slave nor free person. There is neither male nor female. Because you belong to the Christ Jesus, you are all one”

Develop Wisdom In All

An exceptional teaching and learning centre for the community where everyone develops a thirst for knowledge and everyone is prepared for future success/life-long learning – students, staff, leaders, parents/carers & governors.

God speaks to Joshua- “Be strong and brave. Do not be terrified”

The story of Moses, Exodus 9- “Let my people go”

Courageous Education with Character

ESJ has a broad, varied and balanced curriculum future focused that promotes hope, aspiration, resilience and courageous advocacy. This will give students the freedom to think and act more powerfully in their lives

Proverbs 8:11

“Wisdom is worth more than Rubies”

Highest Hopes and aspirations

ESJ is a place of high expectations & exceptional opportunities for all. Students strive to do better. Staff strive to create the leaders of the future

James 2:26

“If you have the faith that you want to go far in life but you don’t work towards it, you won’t be able to make it to that destination”

“Faith without works is dead”

 

We also believe in forgiveness as it reminds us that we all make mistakes and need an opportunity to learn from these and move on with our lives. It also reminds us that revenge and hatred cause more problems than solutions. If you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you. Mark 11:25

Our six core Drivers are the driving force behind our assembly programme with one session a half term specifically dedicated to a value and the others making links to the values where possible. The vast majority of assemblies are specifically Christian and an increasing number of these acts of Christian worship focus on our distinct Anglican background. We have a chaplaincy team consisting of our local Clergies Rev. L. Batson and Rev. J. Fry, student chaplains and other members of the school community. The Chaplaincy team is involved in delivering at least one assembly a term, more if available, and are consulted in the development of the programme itself.

As well as the weekly assembly the Chaplaincy Team have been instrumental in devising a thought for the week to allow students a daily weekly act of reflection. These nuggets are often verses from the Bible, Church teachings or are the words of inspirational Christian figures. Where this is not the case the thoughts for the week reflect the outlook of some of the other religious traditions found in our local and school communities. This allows students to learn about and from other viewpoints as well as making connections between all peoples of faith. Students are expected to say the Lord’s prayer once a week in form on reflection days. Non-Christians are asked to bow their heads as a sign of respect and they don’t have to say the Lord’s prayer.

 

Epping St. Johns has very close ties with our local Christian church, in particular St. John the Baptist Church in Epping. The Chaplaincy team are seeking new ways to develop the links between church and school so that the local community can be kept up to date with the fabulous opportunities being offered at the school so that the students at school can start to see the Church as more than a building that is just used for worship on a Sunday.

As a Chaplaincy team we run a variety of events throughout the year that are focussed primarily on what being a Christian in today’s world involves and how Christians share their faith. These events include:

-          Christmas Service at St. John’s Church (all years)

-          Year 8 Reflections on Faith day at St. John’s Church.

-         Year 9 Consequence

-        Year 10 Fair Trade Games

-         Delivery of Assemblies.

-         Involvement in the school's enrichment week programme.

All students at ESJ study Religious Education, table below shows topics studied across year groups:

     

Year 7

Christian key events assemblies:

Advent

Sacrifice

Ascension

Pentecost

Christianity teaching in lessons:

The Bible, Old Testament

Year 8

Christian key events assemblies:

Advent

Sacrifice

Ascension

Pentecost

Christianity teaching in lessons:

The Bible, New Testament

Year 9

Christian key events assemblies:

Advent

Sacrifice

Ascension

Pentecost

Christianity teaching in lessons:

Christian beliefs

Crime and punishment

Year 10

Christian key events assemblies:

Advent

Sacrifice

Ascension

Pentecost

Christianity teaching in lessons:

Christian Practices

Family and relationships

In addition member of the Chaplaincy team are involved in advising, reviewing and monitoring how the school honours it commitment to the core values of Church of England education. They support the school in preparing their DFEs Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) and on acting on the outcomes of the inspection.

The Chaplaincy team also come to the school twice a week to spend time with students and staff alike. People wishing to ask questions about faith/belief can drop in speak to the team.

 

 

 

 

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