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03/08/21

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Congratulations to who has just been awarded the Spine-Chillers Spring Term student winner. Fantastic! Well done from . We are all so proud! https://t.co/EVEAcAvHgm

31/07/21

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HARLOW ROCK SCHOOL

Exciting new music for young people aged 11-18 Come on in and join the band Opportunities to write and record - sing and play guitar - drum and bass

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27/07/21

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Epping Forest Foodbank

and are running a free summer club for primary aged children who have mild to moderate Special Educational Needs. Sign up by visiting https://t.co/WXjKBJudoP Find eligibility details below https://t.co/GnMLr4M3Ic

21/07/21

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victoria sear

Well that’s it! Massive thank you to all G’s amazing teachers You’ve created so many wonderful memories finishing with their virtual assembly which was made so special by you all❤️I know you have given her the best start for her future ahead

20/07/21

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Miss Viccars

Thank you so much. It’s been an absolute pleasure and a part of me will always be 💚 https://t.co/efMkOiUGmZ

18/07/21

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victoria sear

Thank you despite the pandemic Ruby has had another brilliant year down to fantastic teachers & friends & finished on such a high with sports day coming home full of it! You have all been amazing & so supportive hope you all have a lovely,restful summer

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18/07/21

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victoria sear

👀If you’ve not seen it it’s arrived!👀 Remember to ask for the blue coins at the counter & self service checkout in Tesco & help support to get more benches & make the the best outside space at school for all the kids to enjoy https://t.co/xnQcZeNBUN

17/07/21

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Tooze 🌍

Well. Today marked my final day (cough:again) It’s been emotional. Ended the day with a glorious leg in the staff relay; pushing the team from last to 2nd. Now, I’ll be gracing the corridors of for the foreseeable future.

17/07/21

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mary burges

Farewell and thank you for your tremendous legacy you leave at You have been an absolute dynamo of energy & creativity. Your new school is blessed to have you. Please stay in touch 😊

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16/07/21

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Mr M A Yerosimou

and Year 10… the last 6 years have been an absolute pleasure. Thank you for being my first year group and one I will never forget. ESJ is an incredible school and a place that is truly special to me. Thank you for everything 💚 https://t.co/SAWymbM6o2

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16/07/21

Aaaand they’re off. ESJ Sports Day ‘21 Athletics Events are underway… great fun but not quite the same with so many of our students off self-isolating. We miss them all! https://t.co/Pzf3Y7WxgB

16/07/21

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ESJ PE

We’re all super excited for our sports day!! Remember sun cream and water! ☀️⚽️🏀🏉🏐🥅🏆🥇🥈🥉🏅

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16/07/21

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Mr Latchford@ESJGeographyRE

I've been very quiet but I wanted to wish the community all the best for the future on the eve of my last day at the school. Proudly associated with the school since 2000. https://t.co/A7IpOlEWlH

16/07/21

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C Hines

Really chuffed with Charlie’s progress at and his latest report. Covid might have been a major disruptor during Year 8 & 9 but he’s going on to Year 10 in a strong position to start his GCSEs. 💪🏼💚

16/07/21

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sarah kingsland yeoland 💙

just wanted to say a huge thanks to all the staff who have made Imys 1st year at ESJ such a positive experience, you have all been amazing.She has absolutely loved every minute. Have a wonderful summer😊

15/07/21

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Epping Playground Association

Are you an based budding social media content creator that could help out a local charity? We need help to spread the word about our redevelopment project at ! If you’re looking for experience in this area, do get in touch.

15/07/21

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innerpeace27

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT THIS TERM .

14/07/21

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St Clare Hospice

Hope the trainings going well and good luck for the big walk!

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14/07/21

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Now the turn of Year 12’s to test their cookery skills. Some impressive dishes created by . Thanks to Mrs Marshall and Mrs Stock for all your patience! https://t.co/IVKk1hO5ig

14/07/21

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MrFitten

2 weeks today I will be walking 45 miles for a great cause in memory of a great man. Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated 🏏🐯 https://t.co/cbRoCigBEW

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Standards and Expectations

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.
  • 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
  • Each term pupils receive their current level of achievement, effort and behaviour which allows parents and pupils alike to track and monitor progress. Student progress report is usually sent to parents prior to parents evening. This gives parents an opportunity to set targets with their child with teacher support.

 

BEHAVIOUR

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

  • Be on time
  • Respect your environment – litter in bin, no graffiti, no chewing gum.
  • Be fully equipped for learning
  • Be focussed on learning in the classroom
  • Respect others and the school environment
  • Wear the correct school uniform

Electronic devices switched off and out of sight for the duration of the school day.

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.

We want students to understand that Christians acknowledge when things go wrong, ask for forgiveness and accept the consequences. That is our way of supporting their growth.

 

ATTENDANCE

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

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

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

If the higher penalty is not paid within 28 days, the Local Authority will then institute legal proceedings against you in the magistrate’s court under Section 444 of the Education Act 1996 for failing to ensure your child attends school regularly. 

 

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 uniform rules must be adhered to in school, on the way to and from school and when out on school extra-curricular activities if stipulated: 

  • Regulation black blazer with school badge: this is to be worn at all times within the building of ESJ unless permission is given from ESJ senior staff. 
  • Regulation plain black trousers with a plain black belt or regulation school black and white checked skirt.
  • All newly purchased skirts will have the ESJ logo on the waist and hemline,  which will need to be visible at all, times. 
  • Mid calf length skirt.
  • Plain white shirt or blouse always tucked in buttoned to the top. 
  • School tie worn correctly.
  • Plain coloured socks (ankle length) and tights- no patterns or bold colours.
  • Optional black V-necked jumper/sleeveless jumper or cardigan with school badge. 
  • Regulation plain black bag with ESJ logo and child's initials (compulsory for incoming year 7 September 2020)

Shoes  

Only plain black leather or leather/look shoes are acceptable. Trainers of any colour (including black) are unacceptable.  Students wearing incorrect footwear are provided a pair of black ESJ shoes to wear instead. We only accept signed medical notes as dispensation. 

Other points to note 

  • Extreme haircuts -less than a number 2- are deemed unsuitable. Likewise, unnatural hair colours are unacceptable. 
  •  One small stud per ear to maintain pierced ears and one watch may be worn. Rings, bracelets and body piercings are unacceptable. Necklaces/chains with religious symbols are permitted but must not be visible.
  • Make-up is not permitted.
  • Nails: varnish, acrylic or false nails are unacceptable. 
  • 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.

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

  • Fitted black polo shirt from our uniform provider
  • PE shorts from our uniform provider
  • Optional plain black jumper / plain black jogging bottoms
  • Optional black tracksuit / leggings from our uniform provider
  • Rugby shirt from our uniform provider
  • Training shoes
  • Football boots

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.

 

School uniform supplier:

Fosters Schoolwear Ltd,

12 Birchanger Industrial Estate,

Stansted Road,

Bishops Stortford,

Herts, CM23 2TH

 

Telephone number: 01279 653865

Fax:  01279 501019

E-Mail:  info@fostersschoolwear.co.uk

Website:  www.fostergroup.co.uk

Fosters also regularly visit the school and hold uniform sales; you will be notified of the dates in advance.

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