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Miss Viccars

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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ShoeSu

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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Sybs✊🏾🇬🇭

So grateful for this opportunity! Thank you😊

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Harperr

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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Tracy Ward

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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Students attend first online lessons

Students attend first online lessons

Posted: 9th June 2020

Students are regaining a sense of normality by attending virtual lessons with their teachers.

Since the partial school shutdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, schools have been working to find new ways to communicate with and inspire their children.

Teachers at Epping St John’s Church of England School have been setting work tasks online and keeping in touch via email and phone.

But, the school is now taking its virtual teaching a step further to give both students and teachers even greater access to each other.

Students are now able to attend actual lessons carried out by their teachers via Microsoft Teams online.

Lessons are being taught online in French, computer science, English, Spanish, history, science, art, philosophy and ethics, business, media, geography, PE, maths and psychology.

Students are sent an invite to log in to a class where they can watch PowerPoints, view resources and upload their work.

There is an opportunity for students to ask their teachers questions at the end of each session, giving them instant access to support and guidance.

Flora Christofi, head of sixth form, is leading the trial with 30-minute lessons with Year 12 students.

She said: “Our students are missing direct contact with their teachers. They were previously being set work online and then emailing their teachers with any questions, but they want a bit more. So, we are now delivering lessons online and continuing to teach the curriculum.

“We miss having contact with our students as much as they are missing their lessons. They just want us to be in contact and to reassure them they are doing everything right.

“It has been really nice.”

Sixth formers have been able to discuss the UCAS university application process with their teachers, as well as look into university open days.

It is hoped once the trial is complete, the system will be rolled out to other year groups at the school, starting with Year 10 who are heading into their exam year.

Head of school Michael Yerosimou said: “Nothing replaces having a teacher in a classroom, but this is 2020. If you consider what the next few months or year might look like, we might not have all children in school. This is something that adds another string to our bow and will help with the restrictions moving forward.

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