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Great effort! https://t.co/aSKCAOVoCe

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Miss Viccars

You thoroughly deserve it! A great presentation backed up by great ideas of how you’ll support and lead our students when they return. You’re going to be an amazing leader!

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Miss Petrou

Unbelievably proud of these two incredible young ladies!

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Richard Wain

On Saturday 18th July my son Barney will cycle 39miles from Epping to Southend raising money for an expedition to Kenya in 2021 that he and other Epping St John’s pupils will undertake. Please help & donate if you can https://t.co/lLaSAmeoIH

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molly

My artwork from today’s leson https://t.co/l377bJ5uAJ

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Ms Horner

Some incredible poetry readings sent in by Year 6 students who will be joining us in September for their ACE challenge! What lovely intonation of voice you have, Ellis. I loved your readings of 'Parting Thought' and 'Lunch Line' by Steven Camden. https://t.co/6g0PQnE86c

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Ruby hasn’t seen her email yet! She will be thrilled. Thank you for supporting her

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ESJ Art, Textiles & Photography

So proud! Well done!!

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Ms Horner

Congrats girls! You will be fantastic ambassadors for your peers and the school! 👏

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Miss Viccars

Very much deserved. An incredible interview with so many strategies to help the school move forward. Your passion is infectious!

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So grateful for this opportunity! Thank you😊

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Thank you so much! Looking forwards to next year x

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Here it is! Introducing our Head Students - Harper and Sybil! One for the ESJ history books... our first students in charge and two Head Girls representing You will both be an asset to our school A big well done to everyone who applied! https://t.co/DWeGsPcqKJ

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Miss Viccars

Well done also to our StLT Year Leaders who were appointed this week by their Head of Year: Y8 - Thomas and Kara , Y9 - Ruby and Sawyer , Y10 - Max and Sonny . Welcome to !

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Tooze 🌍

Two amazing young women. Both survivors of the infamous Thorpe Park bus incident. Both fantastic role models for their peers.

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Nicola Tait

Charlie's Food and nutrition homework was to create foccacia bread and turn it into a piece of art. We had to improvise as we have no yeast but our cheese on toast lunch was very tasty. https://t.co/H8sbSxteJg

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Miss Viccars

Introducing our Head Students - Harper and Sybil! One for the ESJ history books... our first students in charge and two Head Girls representing . Can't wait to complete interviews in September for other roles! https://t.co/lfv54xwmRI

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All of you! 🤩🤩🤩

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MrFitten

Always a pleasure, its nice to be able to teach again even if it is into a computer!

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Heather Fisher

Thank You for making maths fun for Isabella even with a blank Teams screen She is enjoying learning maths for the first time ever please can we nominate him for one of your awards

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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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