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French Reading Race + Guided Reading based on festivals!🇫🇷 https://t.co/wKcZFrsC4v

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05/12/21

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What a wonderful tree festival and a lovely contribution from the Art department 🎄 https://t.co/5i9GC6SkAt

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04/12/21

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We really enjoyed going to see all the amazing trees especially beautiful tree❤️🌲🎄 https://t.co/WNi2XIQDrQ

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03/12/21

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Another month, another book recommendation! Has to be one of my favourite reads so far- thoroughly recommend!📚 https://t.co/y5IXijIdZy

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03/12/21

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Dee Boydell-Brown

Such a pleasure to provide the teachers with a well deserved breakfast this morning 🥰 the PTA hoped that you enjoyed it 🥰 https://t.co/pk0xQsY30M

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03/12/21

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A gorgeous spread put on by our PTA for staff. We breakfasted like royalty! Thank you 💚 https://t.co/pWtKceAmdY

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02/12/21

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Brilliant discussions and collaborative revision happening in Y10 Geography today. https://t.co/h0MqVFZFWf

01/12/21

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It is gorgeous! I think we are definitely in with a shot! ❄️🎄 https://t.co/i4II4ME8XD

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A beautiful tree!! There is always stiff competition in the school’s section, the young people of Epping are so creative!! I’m so looking forward to the tree festival 🎄 🌟🎄

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01/12/21

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Lee Batson

Good to see the tree festival coming together. Here is the entry from at . But will they win? Looking forward to seeing others come together during the course of today. https://t.co/3vCVUTKZmu

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30/11/21

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We were delighted by the warmth of welcome. Thank you to everyone involved. https://t.co/uqVqvDeUFr

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30/11/21

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The Revd Lynne Cullens - has this morning been announced as the next Bishop of Barking. Find our more here – https://t.co/8W3kKrtFYv Share your own welcome message with Lynne using the hashtag https://t.co/NBifmle5Zp

30/11/21

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A partnership that is going from strength to strength. A real honour for our school and students today.

30/11/21

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Cannot WAIT !! 🥳😃

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Woohoo! Really looking forward to this!

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30/11/21

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Epping St John's school reconnects with faith

Epping St John's school reconnects with faith

Posted: 9th October 2019

Epping St John’s Church of England School is reconnecting with its faith and urging students, staff and parents to get on board.

Eposi Ewome, senior acting assistant headteacher, said: “We want the community, parents and students to know who we are and what we are about. One of our drivers is to live well together as a family and so we want to emphasise the importance of building on those relationships. We are here for our students and for their families.

“We are practising some of the things that are linked to Christian beliefs, including reflection and prayer. We want students to understand that Christians accept when things go wrong and ask for forgiveness through prayer. We want them to understand that if they do something wrong, they have to acknowledge it, ask for forgiveness and accept the consequences. That is our way of supporting their growth.”

Local clergy are now spending time in the school every week to give an opportunity for students, staff and parents to ask questions or to simply be there if needed.

A chaplaincy room has been set up to provide a dedicated area for reflection for those of all faiths, not just Christians.

Rev John Fry, vicar of Theydon parish, and Rev Lee Batson, rector of Epping and Area Dean, represent the church in school twice a week.

Rev Fry said: “We are providing a presence in school and acting as a spiritual resource for students and staff. We feel quite honoured to be trusted by the school and we value that.

“We hope the young people will realise vicars are normal people and that we provide a safe space to complement the existing pastoral support they receive in school. It’s recognising there is a spiritual dimension to every human being and enabling people to access that. It’s about having a positive encounter with Christianity and seeing there is something in the value of religion.

“It is not for everyone. But, for young people exploring themselves and growing their spiritual identity, this is an opportunity for them to discover what might provide fulfilment for them.”

Assemblies will be held to celebrate all religious festivals, with students asked to bow their heads in respect when it is the turn of a faith they do not follow.

The school has also introduced a new moto – Aspirational, Courageous, Exceptional (ACE) – with a rewards system to further encourage students to behave in a positive way.

Students can collect ACE points to swap for trips, vouchers, sports equipment and stationery.

Mrs Ewome said: “We want to take the focus away from negative behaviour and instead acknowledge when students do something positive. They can be small acts of kindness, opening a door for someone, saying good morning, making someone smile or helping a peer who does not know where they are going.

“We are looking to boost children’s confidence and show them by doing nice things they will be rewarded. We are trying to get away from detentions and to focus on reward, reward, reward. That creates an environment of wanting to do more.”

The new focus was outlined to parents during expectations evenings.

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