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Ms F Clarke

Today Y8 mapped their attachment to place and learnt why it is important to hear and understand why people perceive the same places differently. https://t.co/QTaxTJs6Bu

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The Johnson Family

Huge thank you to Eloise for helping Jasmine to complete her Step into Dance Bronze Award today at HQ! It's been a welcome distraction throughout lockdown & we're grateful for your support!

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13/06/21

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Holly Whitbread

𝗛𝗘𝗟𝗟𝗢 𝗘𝗣𝗣𝗜𝗡𝗚! 👋 Love Epping is now on Facebook! 🌳💚💙 A public page, linked to https://t.co/nsYxbJ0nWZ to promote in/ around and share local news, events & info. 𝗟𝗶𝗸𝗲, 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄, 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲… https://t.co/n7bqiaeQ0q https://t.co/PakX7LuwXt

13/06/21

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creative career suggestions... https://t.co/JeTQY6ffJt

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11/06/21

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HARLOW ROCK SCHOOL

RT. Calling all budding rockstars. Open auditions Friday 7-9pm come on in -Katherines Hatch join a band and build confidence and friendships https://t.co/71EZ9L8GRZ

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BMAT

BMAT recently appointed a director of to help children to reach their full potential. The former headteacher has started his work by bringing together experts from across the Trust to share best practise. https://t.co/dXL7gGTkgX https://t.co/btrvCXMwsv

10/06/21

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ESJMFL

Allez les bleus! 🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷

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ESJ-SENCo

Fantastic train the trainer session today: element 7 of Trauma Perceptive Practice focusing on the importance of regulation and co-regulation during times of stress. and I can't wait to deliver to our colleagues! https://t.co/7I2eZnUOM7

10/06/21

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Mr M A Yerosimou

9Adams 🇩🇪 9Barker 🇩🇰 9Hurley 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 9Joyce 🇭🇷 9Sparks 🇵🇹 9Wright 🇸🇰 10Adams 🇭🇺 10Barker 🇧🇪 10 Hurley 🇸🇪 10Joyce 🇫🇷 10Sparks 🇺🇦 10Wright 🇷🇺

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EURO 2021 FORM DRAW RESULTS: 7Adams 🇪🇸 7Barker 🇨🇿 7Hurley 🇹🇷 7Joyce 🇮🇹 7Sparks 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 7Wright 🇲🇰 8Adams 🇫🇮 8Barker 🇳🇱 8Hurley 🇨🇭 8Joyce 🇦🇹 8Sparks 🇵🇱 8Wright 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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10 Joyce are happy 😃 https://t.co/kQcnDDpi2Q

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Ms F Clarke

Emails like this make it all worthwhile. Is there a better compliment than inspiring your students to read around their subject? https://t.co/xrRVEbAm9f

10/06/21

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There seems to have been a clear favorite for the competition 😀 ⚽ 🏆.

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Full details of the Euro 2020 draw and House competition. https://t.co/9CX662CDfW

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10/06/21

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BMAT

WE'RE HIRING! Epping St John's Church of England School in Epping, Essex, have a vacancy for a Receptionist on a 6 month maternity cover contract. For more information visit: https://t.co/qXtpB0tiNH https://t.co/Iw7BVbBxp2

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10/06/21

Great fun this morning as each form was given a country to follow & learn about in our live Euros Draw on https://t.co/DPyj23tWAL

10/06/21

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Miss Viccars

My favourite day of the academic calendar… interviews! A jam-packed day of Year 10 and 12 interviews to decide the StLT 2021-2022. Good luck to all of those involved!

10/06/21

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Mr M A Yerosimou

Good luck today, Year 10. Looking forward to speaking to all of you! https://t.co/gOM0xocmVv

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09/06/21

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Mr M A Yerosimou

The Staff Euro 2021 Sweepstake Draw was a resounding success… for some ( 🇫🇷) Stay tuned for ESJ Euro 2021 Form Draw taking place tomorrow during Form Time! https://t.co/3qseHY4ng1

08/06/21

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Ms F Clarke

Love this, this is what it’s all about! Getting the whole community reading and learning! Enjoy! https://t.co/zaT5TGmjkl

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Parents praise school for settling new students

Parents praise school for settling new students

Posted: 23rd October 2020

Parents of the newest cohort of children to join our school are praising the way they have been settled in during the pandemic.

Students joining Year 7 of Epping St John’s Church of England School in September made the transition during a unique time, with restrictions in place and the virtual world used as a new communication tool.

As parents of Year 6 pupils prepare to make their final selection of secondary schools before the November 1 deadline, Year 7 parents have spoken of their happiness at their school choice.

Jodie Newman’s son Ellis joined Year 7 this year. She said about the transition during the pandemic: “The school sent regular transition newsletters, introducing staff, showing photos of areas of the school along with other news, to give a flavour of life at Epping St John’s, along with a virtual form class meeting. I thought they did a great job in a challenging set of circumstances.

“We both felt pretty confident as there was such clear and regular communication. Previously visiting the school on the open evenings last year, and hearing positive stories about students already at the school, set us in good stead.

“From a parent’s perspective, it’s been great. Again, the communication from school has been excellent and in terms of the learning, there is an understandable focus on PSHE alongside the other subjects. Having participated in the parent forum this term and seen how open the school is to the parent and student voice, I was particularly impressed with the speed with which ideas that will benefit the children are thought through and introduced.

“My son has settled well and I think he has been made to feel really welcome and given time to get to know his form mates. What could have been a challenging time has been a smooth transition.

“I think the familiarity that we already felt with the school helped, with several online opportunities to hear from the senior staff, the parent forum and a real sense of welcome from all the staff to Year 7 has contributed positively to the settling in period.”

Kelly Goldie’s son Callum is another new Year 7 student. She said: “Epping St John’s prepared Callum well for joining Year 7. We had a couple of virtual calls with updates and he had a chance to meet his form teacher. We received weekly newsletters full of information and the teachers introduced themselves which was great and very useful for Callum to get familiar with teachers’ faces. Having a transition booklet to complete and tasks to do during the summer, made him feel he was part of Epping St John’s already.

“We feel we were kept well informed on Callum starting school, especially as they were not able to experience the usual transition process. Receiving weekly updates and being able to contact the school at any point with questions made us, as parents, feel reassured.

“Callum was nervous when he started, however after just his first day he came home with a smile on his face as he was made to feel comfortable and happy. After the first week, he said how lovely and friendly all of the teachers were.

“Having the first two days in school for Year 7 only, it was great for them to start and it gave him confidence.

“Callum is enjoying his timetable and new subjects and has embraced his learning. From the point of arriving in school to leaving school, we know that despite the set-up being different and not ideal, everything is in place to keep our son safe and happy going forward.”

Michael Yerosimou, head of school, said: “While school selection for next year’s Year 7 is having to be done in these unique and less than ideal circumstances, it is pleasing to hear our newest cohort of Year 7 students – who have joined the school in the same uncertain time – are thriving.”

The deadline for applying for a place at Epping St John’s Church of England School is November 1.

All Virtual Open Evening activities and videos, including the brand new Minecraft tour of the school, can be viewed here.

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