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16/06/24

Eid Mubarak to those in our ESJ community and all around the world celebrating today. pic.twitter.com/W12hvvRccm

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25/05/24

Our annual staff vs sixth form football match and which went to penalties. Staff won on penalties this year. A wonderful end of term pic.twitter.com/nzYLFua5vl

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16/05/24

We've had a large delivery of brand new novel books. Come in and borrow some!! pic.twitter.com/t71AGtM24u

29/03/24

To our ESJ community, please take time to rest and enjoy each others' company over the Easter break. Have a well-deserved cuppa and browse our wonderful Spring Term newsletter:https://t.co/FcsgoiYbFO

29/03/24

Round #1 Masterchef Competition. Our first 16 started yesterday creating delicious dishes! Here’s to round #2 pic.twitter.com/ZBZIJaPnok

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21/03/24

Round #1 Masterchef Competition. Our first 16 started yesterday creating delicious dishes! Here’s to round #2 pic.twitter.com/ZBZIJaPnok

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11/03/24

A fascinating insight into the world of politics and debate for our A-Level Politics students today. . Thank you, Mr Bitis, for organising it. pic.twitter.com/kA4IznCEkc

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09/03/24

Berlin Day 1: Part 1: Berlin Wall pic.twitter.com/P96Goul4Ds

09/03/24

Berlin Part 2 Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate. Sun is shining and our students are wonderful stopped for lunch after visiting The Soviet Memorial & The Topography of Terror. Next The Jewish Museum pic.twitter.com/QBVIOdyvHv

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09/03/24

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09/03/24

Great to see the support for Muslim students observing Ramadan ❤️

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09/03/24

A great group of Year 10 students , in-fact, we had 2 extra join us! pic.twitter.com/CvQf4FXI9M

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08/03/24

A great group of Year 10 students , in-fact, we had 2 extra join us! pic.twitter.com/CvQf4FXI9M

08/03/24

On we’re celebrating Miss Zare 🙌 Head of RE, Christian Ethos Lead and Staff Wellbeing at Epping St John's School 💚#IWD2024 pic.twitter.com/qYkp64bGjU

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08/03/24

On we’re celebrating Miss Zare 🙌 Head of RE, Christian Ethos Lead and Staff Wellbeing at Epping St John's School 💚#IWD2024 pic.twitter.com/qYkp64bGjU

08/03/24

Great to see the support for Muslim students observing Ramadan ❤️

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08/03/24

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08/03/24

Just left Berlin for Krakow. A great whistle stop tour of Berlin. pic.twitter.com/tE12rGpYhI

08/03/24

Just left Berlin for Krakow. A great whistle stop tour of Berlin. pic.twitter.com/tE12rGpYhI

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GCSE Case Studies 2022

GCSE Case Studies 2022

Posted: 26th August 2022

A diagnosis of dyslexia has not held Ruby Castle back – picking up high grades today in her GCSEs.

When Ruby was struggling with all aspects of English lessons in Year 8, her teachers worked with her family to get her a diagnosis.

Since then, she has learnt how to navigate her learning disability – and achieved two grade 6s in her English.

She also collected one grade 8, three grade 5 and one grade 4.

She said: “I was actually really shocked at my results. I did not expect them, especially the grade 8 and grade 6s. I was expecting to get grade 4s and grade 5s.

“I really do not know how I have done it – hard work, I suppose. I went to all of the after-school sessions which helped a lot. It was an opportunity to clear up anything I had not understood in lessons and gave me one-to-one time with my teachers.

“My dyslexia made me work hard to prove the point that I could actually do the same as people who do not have it. I just have a different way of learning, a different way of processing things. Before I was diagnosed, nothing was making sense to me in English, so I couldn’t concentrate as it was so difficult. My teachers helped me by breaking down sentences to make them easier for me to understand and gave me extra time. They helped me to understand dyslexia and how to work around my problems.

“The school put on extra sessions for me specifically to help me to get through my English. I was given extra time to do my exams, as well as a laptop to help me.

“I would not have passed without all of that support.”

Ruby is staying on at Epping St John’s Sixth Form to study business, applied law and history.

She said: “I am staying on at sixth form as it’s an environment I am used to, so it won’t be as daunting. My teachers all get me, so I do not need to build those relationships up again from scratch.”

 

 

ESJ GCSE Philip BarkerCommunication between school and home helped Phillip Barker to overcome his barriers and achieve his potential.

Having been diagnosed with ADD (attention deficit disorder), Phillip struggled to maintain concentration in his lessons.

Thanks to a partnership between his family and his teachers, he was able to achieve one grade 9, three grade 6, four grade 5 and one grade 4 in his GCSEs.

Proud mum Aloma said: “The SENDCo department was always in contact with us and Phillip’s teachers were always available for me to talk to them. They asked us what worked for Phillip at home, so there was a really strong home / school relationship which helped to push him on.

“He is a clever boy. But, without the attention of his teachers and without that communication, he would not have got through it.

“Hats off to the school. The teachers really went above and beyond, even speaking to us over email at the weekend. They knew he was capable of achieving highly.

“We are really, really proud of him.”

Phillip is now looking forward to studying double engineering and 3D design at fellow BMAT school BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow.

He said: “I am really, really happy. I did better in my exams than I thought I would.

“The school supported me and pushed me to do the best I could do.”

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