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25/01/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

A MASSIVE thank you to the sports leaders today during a rather chilly KS2 cross-country event😍 you’re all superstars!! ⭐️ https://t.co/JgcDb5Ch9A

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25/01/22

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Ms Aktor

An exciting day packed with practical lessons today! Starting with Year 10 (triple science) students practicing aseptic techniques on bacteria culture this morning - check out the skills! https://t.co/cXigvmxVSx

25/01/22

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Jenny Pugh

Thank you your buses are amazing and are so much more comfortable. I’ll contact to see if there are any plans to provide a service for the school children.

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25/01/22

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Ms Aktor

Second practical today - our super excited Year 8 students are learning about reactivity of metals. In today's lesson they were reacting metals with acids and water! https://t.co/AE8objUL7A

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25/01/22

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Ms Aktor

Third practical of the day - it's been busy day today ! Here the Year 9s have tested a variety of samples to find out what groups of biological molecules are present in their foods! https://t.co/v0Pjd3G1Hn

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25/01/22

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Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, all students had an assembly this morning about the Holocaust and why it is that we have a memorial day. This afternoon, Year 11 attended a special virtual event led by Freddy Naftel whose family survived the events of the Holocaust. https://t.co/H0uKUwTISH

25/01/22

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Vectare Essex

please pass on to any of your pupils who use the service, we recommend they instead the bus from Epping, Church.

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25/01/22

Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, all students had an assembly this morning about the Holocaust and why it is that we have a memorial day. This afternoon, Year 11 attended a special virtual event led by Freddy Naftel whose family survived the events of the Holocaust. https://t.co/H0uKUwTISH

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24/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

A piece of work based on the book ‘They Took The Lead’!📚 https://t.co/3y37CTyMR3

24/01/22

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MrFitten

AFCON moves onto the knockout rounds and 8 Sparks have knocked out 7 Sparks on pens, and a big game for and 8 Barker as take on 10 Barker in tonight's other game.

23/01/22

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ESJ PE

Amazing work Alex, proud of you!😍 https://t.co/muXuXQLZHL

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21/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Another book recommendation! Read this back in July and loved it. Very insightful read and definitely recommend!📚 https://t.co/GQTvWLrQFF

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20/01/22

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Mrs Ahmed

There was such a great atmosphere at the chess club today. Picked up some tricks from Mr Joyan. I'm still not sure I'm good enough to beat our students though https://t.co/SlVeCybQFu

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20/01/22

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Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Education

Today we are praying for Epping St John’s CE Academy, including Head of School Mike Yerosimou, all the teachers, support staff, governors and pupils. https://t.co/OU2CT6Houn https://t.co/c3ADPyPRNJ

19/01/22

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Benjamin Murphy CC

Mrs Benjamin was a real community stalwart. When she retired as Town Clerk, she served as Chair of Governors at School for many years and enjoyed working with young people immensely. She was such a joy to listen to and learn from.

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19/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

A Reading Race based around the book ‘The Human Tide”! 🌍 https://t.co/q4G198IomZ https://t.co/5HcwTZvkyL

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19/01/22

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Thank you to Essex and Herts Air ambulance for coming in today and talking to our students. Such an informative talk for our students. We will be starting fund raising this term for this incredible charity. Please support https://t.co/KEA8Udn1cv

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18/01/22

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Mrs Mascherin

Thank you Education Department at the British Film Institute and Royal Holloway Uni for organising such a brilliant event! Our Sixth formers really enjoyed a full immersion in Almodovar’s cinema! 🔴🇪🇸📽 https://t.co/wm6zrCq83t

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18/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Is there a better way to start of your day than with an audiobook? Thoroughly recommend reading Invisible Women! 📖 https://t.co/h1JffFLKrh

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17/01/22

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MrFitten

As the AFCON moves into the final round of group games, form groups are busy supporting their chosen nations. Some great displays here from 7 Sparks and 7 Joyce . https://t.co/DseLXAEEcy

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Time-out space for anxious students

Time-out space for anxious students

Posted: 29th October 2018

Children needing some time out during the school day now have their own peaceful space.

Epping St John’s School has revamped an area where vulnerable students can go to relax and step away from the hustle and bustle of school life.

The Hive has been in operation for some time, but it has been relaunched with students outlining how they would like to utilise the area.

Ian Jose, SENDCo, said: “We spoke to students about what they would like to do when they get their social time at school. They said they wanted to read, listen to music and do some mindfulness colouring to help them to relax. We have filled the room with books and students will be encouraged to write book reviews to go on display on the wall. We are also getting some pet fish to make it a really welcoming area which they make their own and take responsibility for.”

A noticeboard in the Hive features leaflets and information to help students to cope with exam stress and how to stay safe and happy on the internet and with social media.

A homework club will be held in the Hive four days a week after school and a student of the week will be celebrated.

Mr Jose said: “Before now, students with special educational needs might have wandered around the school feeling frustrated during breaktimes. Some do not like to eat in front of others or struggle to cope with the noise.

“Now, they can spend their time in the Hive. Within about five minutes of opening, students had been in and taken leaflets, asked for advice and dropped notes in the Worry Box.

“One student who has been a school refuser started to come into the Hive for one hour a day and now comes in for three hours a day. He looks after the fish and is making use of the Hive. He now knows he has a responsibility in school to look after those fish and it is encouraging him to come into school every day.

“We are looking to develop the area further and to add a reflection room, so students of faith have somewhere to worship.”

Executive head Stephen Hehir said: “The Hive area is a wonderful space for all students at Epping St John’s to find out more information on how to manage their time, how to cope with exam stress, how to cope with friendship issues, or simply a place to talk to a dedicated member of staff who will listen to them.

“Well done to all students and staff who make the Hive a safe and happy area for all!”

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