St. John's Primary School
Welcome to St John's Primary School. We are proud to be the parish school of St John. We are a one form entry school with 211 pupils aged from 3-11. We aim to create a positive learning environment that nurtures, supports and inspires each of our pupils to develop into enthusiastic, caring and successful learners.
Our core values of "Thinking, Learning, Caring" are at the heart of everything we do. We believe the purpose of education is to provide our pupils with a rich, meaningful, aspirational and engaging learning experience, in order to inspire our learners to reach their full potential.
St John's School places a strong emphasis on working in partnership with parents and our local community. We pride ourselves in having an open door policy and warmly welcome parents and visitors to our school.
We look forward to developing this learning journey in partnership with you.
THINKING . LEARNING . CARING
St John’s School Vision Statement is –
“Thinking, Learning, Caring”
Our mission statement underpins everything we do at St John’s School and provides the vision for our school. It is revisited in assemblies, through daily interaction with staff, children and parents and is shared through letters and all forms of communication. It reflects our corporate belief.
Our vision supports our development as successful learners, responsible citizens and lifelong learners. We aim to create an environment where everyone is empowered to grow and develop so that we can all achieve our full potential.
We believe that our school provides the pupils with security, friendship, encouragement, motivation, stimulation, praise, respect, resilience and consideration for their individuality. We believe that the teaching and learning at St John’s School develops knowledge, confidence, self esteem, autonomy, independence, self discipline, individuality, responsibility, perseverance, cooperation, a positive attitude, valuing of others, environment and property, social awareness and encouragement for each child to achieve their personal best. Teaching and Learning at our school, promotes skills for life, embraces outdoor learning through the Forest School experience and innovative outdoor learning opportunities, develops high standards and expectations in all learning areas and encourages thinking skills, positive attitudes, creativity and enjoyment. Our curriculum is based on the requirements laid out in the Jersey Curriculum and a range of initiatives including assessment for learning, critical skills, S.O. approach (Solution Orientated – encouraging the child to find the solution) and successful learning strategies.
Our Philosophy of teaching for learning
At St John’s School, we believe that we are all born with distinctive abilities. We are all born creative. We believe that education should be a child-centred exploration of learning, interwoven with knowledge and skills. Education should start with curiosity and with experiences that awaken the interest of children themselves. St John’s School aims to educate the whole child – not just our pupils’ academic abilities, but also their engagement of feelings, physical development, moral education and creativity. We believe that a teacher’s role is to draw out the “individual in every child” – to provide an educational environment that allows each child to develop their own unique personality, build self esteem, confidence and personal autonomy. We believe in supporting our pupils in becoming creative. Creativity is not an isolated process. It is not just art, design and performing arts. Creative learning draws from a network of knowledge and ideas, achievements and influences from other people, an awareness of culture, an interaction of science, technology and the arts and their impact on cultural values. This philosophy is the structure through which we deliver our curriculum.
At St John’s School our approach to learning is embedded in the Jersey Curriculum and is supported by our agreed school values. We actively promote a creative curriculum as the vehicle for delivering much of our learning and this complements discrete skills teaching, rigorous monitoring and moderation of pupil attainment. Our curriculum includes:-
Mathematics and Numeracy
Religious and Moral Education
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education)
Health and Wellbeing
In our Foundation stage we aim to provide:
- a caring environment
- a place to 'have a go' without fear of failure
- a place where we are all thought of as special
- a place where we know what we say matters
- a place where we understand that what we say can affect others
- a place where self-esteem is given a high priority
- a place where creativity is encouraged
Mrs H Jones – Nursery Teacher and EYFS Co-ordinator
Our aim is to continue the Foundation Stage ethos throughout Reception and into Key Stage 1. We want all children to be happy and enjoy their early experiences in school. We aim to nurture children’s natural curiosity and zest for learning and channel it appropriately. We want to ensure learning is based on enjoyment and challenge and that children develop the confidence to explore, investigate and make sense of the world. Through a thoughtfully planned, well balanced, creative and well-structured approach to all aspects of the curriculum we enable children to develop a variety of skills both in the classroom and by taking part in outdoor learning.
Mrs K Loveless – KS1 Co-ordinator
Key Stage 2 (KS2) is the third phase in a child’s schooling. It is organised into four year groups: years 3 to 6 and comprises of children between the ages of 8 and 11. In St John’s School we have one class per year group. During this time the children build on the skills learnt in Foundation and Key Stage 1 (KS1) in a disciplined, industrious, exciting, happy and caring environment.
The Jersey Curriculum is interwoven into an exciting “Creative Curriculum.” Learning is embedded in a rigorous and challenging academic programme of study which enables all pupils to reach their full potential. Children in KS2 are encouraged to join specialist clubs where they can develop their musical and/or sporting abilities. Generally children are taught to become more independent as learners. They are given increasing levels of responsibility throughout the years so that their confidence grows, and their transition to secondary school becomes seamless.
Mrs O’Brien – KS2 Co-ordinator
For more information on each curriculum subject then please view our School handbook
Who to contact
Where to go
- St John's Primary School
La Rue de la Mare Ballam
- JE3 4RJ
Time / Date Details
- Time of day
- Age Ranges
- Children aged 3 - 11 years