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15/05/22

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Best of luck to all our Year 11 and 13 students. You’ve got this! https://t.co/ZrB6qMKA2C

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13/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

There were lots more activities… but well done to our team who came 2nd overall 😄🥈 Super super proud of every one of them for trying so hard and participating, you’re all superstars⭐️🥰🤩 And thank you, C for stepping up and being our team captain!🔥 https://t.co/8jiNNILhVq

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13/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Some of our KS3 students are at a Penathlon event at Debden Park! Here they are doing some target throwing! 🎯 https://t.co/2FtPwVWlFS

13/05/22

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Epping Primary

And as ever we enjoyed seeing our former pupils as sports leaders too. Very proud!

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12/05/22

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Ms F Clarke

Year 10 recapping their Year 7 coastal landforms. Making learning memorable 🌊 https://t.co/LbrWq5mxK3

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11/05/22

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Ms Horner

Such brilliant and rich discussion generated in our seminar style lesson. Year 12s really impressed me with the depth and multiplicity of their interpretations of unseen poetry! https://t.co/Hjec0JJrZ5

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Thanks for the demo, R!😄 https://t.co/hqUIxCY3qO

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Listen to the cheers 😍 https://t.co/atUbTPuAAQ

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Some field events happening! Sports leaders and children alike doing very well 🤩 https://t.co/mVZ3AUnyse

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Time for a mixed y3/4 and sports leaders race now! https://t.co/j6GhH398Rd

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11/05/22

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Carrie

Super visit to yesterday morning. Great to a chat with the newly launched ‘Guardian Angels’ https://t.co/4zspDwox98

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11/05/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

Our sports leaders are helping to kick off the Year 3/4 Sportshall Athletics with an obstacle course! https://t.co/7fp8gwFJby

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10/05/22

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Mrs Kingsbury

A fantastic evening at the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge. Well done Isabella we are so proud of you! https://t.co/PuKlyPLCdP

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10/05/22

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Mrs O’Boyle

Y12 Philosophy & Ethics class have been busy creating this display on Plato 🔥 https://t.co/nYMENsYefg

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08/05/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Reviews and Ratings of the books I read during April! 📚 https://t.co/xldOdM4wOX

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05/05/22

It's been an amazing trip to Cornwall for our students and their Science teachers. https://t.co/7CtG4rZ6bT

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05/05/22

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Mrs O’Boyle

Heartening to see Y11’s reading their prayer card and tucking them into blazer front pockets for safe keeping 🙏 https://t.co/JbOiRhbsQ9

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05/05/22

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Mrs Javed

What an amazing science trip to Eden project, weather- amazing, students - superb, teachers - warm caring and super helpful! Thank you everyone involved in making this happen https://t.co/zdjMxnlpTP

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05/05/22

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victoria sear

Girls came home so happy last night!Grace with her short story publication & Ruby attended the motivation conference which she really enjoyed! Thank you for such great opportunities❤️ https://t.co/VFsdaojkgf

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05/05/22

With full bellies, students are now in Padstow for an exploration of the local area. https://t.co/2RFEqhDsB0

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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 97% attendance each year (the national average). Students with attendance below will be required to meet with their Head of Year to discuss ways of improving their attendance.

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 SLT

Regulation plain black trousers with an optional plain black belt or regulation calf-length ESJ skirt

Plain white shirt or blouse always tucked in and buttoned to the top

School tie worn correctly with top button done up

Black or white socks (ankle length) or black tights- no patterns.

Optional black V-necked jumper/sleeveless jumper or cardigan with school badge

Plain face covering / mask (exceptions for students with medical exemption cards)

Years 7 & 8 should have the ESJ regulation backpack (available at our uniform suppliers)

Years 9 to 11 should have a black backpack that is large enough to hold an A4 size book

No tote bags or handbags.

Shoes  

Only plain black leather or leather/look shoes are acceptable. Trainers of any colour (including black) are unacceptable. Students wearing incorrect footwear will be provided a pair of black ESJ shoes to wear instead. We will only accept signed medical notes as dispensation. Failure to put on ESJ shoes will result in further sanctions in line with school policy.

Other points to note 

  • Hair colour must be natural.
  • One small stud per ear to maintain pierced ears and one watch (no smart watches) 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 or false nails are unacceptable (this includes but is not limited to gels, acrylic, white tip, shellac and chemical treatments).
  • Treated eyebrows and eyelashes (including chemically treated/tinted).
  • Outdoor coats should be plain and principally dark in colour (black or blue) without extreme or excessive logos. Outdoor coats must not be worn within the school building without prior permission from ESJ SLT.
  • Scarves are not permitted in the school building.
  • Full school uniform must be worn at all times, including to and from school. Permission must be given by a teacher/leader for students to remove blazer (e.g. extreme weather conditions)

 

PE KIT REQUIREMENTS

  • Fitted black polo shirt from our uniform provider (compulsory)
  • PE shorts from our uniform provider (compulsory)
  • Optional plain black jogging bottoms or leggings
  • Optional black tracksuit/sweatshirt from our uniform provider
  • Rugby shirt from our uniform provider
  • White/black sports socks
  • Trainers
  • Football/Rugby boots
  • 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 they can take on an appropriate role
  • Students are encouraged to wear black base layers under their P.E. kit during the cold weather for warmth
  • No hoodies allowed

 

Points to Note

Students are permitted to wear their school blazer over their P.E. kit during other lessons. As the weather turns colder, we would encourage you to purchase the ESJ PE Jumper as this can be worn both inside and outside of the school building. Only the ESJ PE Jumper or School Blazer can be worn over PE Kit. Any other item of non-ESJ PE kit clothing is not permitted, and any student wearing it will be sanctioned in line with school policy.

School uniform suppliers:

Fosters Schoolwear

12 Birchanger Industrial Estate

Bishops Stortford

Hertfordshire

CM23 2TH

Telephone number: 01279 653865

E-Mail:  info@fosterschoolwear.co.uk

Website:  www.fosterschoolwear.co.uk

 

Forest Casual and Schoolwear

144 Loughton High Road

Essex

IG10 4BE

Telephone number: 020 8508 2848

E-Mail:  info@forestcasualwear.co.uk

Website:  www.forestcasualwear.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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