St John’s News 1: September 2021


So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you. Matthew 7:12

A message from the Head

A very warm welcome to all of our families at the beginning of this academic year, and particularly those who are new to our St John’s community. We trust you all had a very enjoyable summer and are now refreshed and ready for a busy and inspiring year ahead. Our Christian value for this half term is ‘Respect’. Respect means treating each other with politeness and courtesy. Respect does not mean that we always agree with the other person but that we are prepared to listen and share our views without rudeness or impatience. We will be exploring a range of concepts including how to recognise each other as fellow human beings with equal rights to ourselves.

Meet the Teacher

We are holding online Class Curriculum Meetings for Y1 to 6. Thank you to those parents who attended these this week.

These meetings are valuable as the class teacher will be going over school and class expectations, and it will also give you an opportunity to clarify any issue you may have.


The links for these meeting have been sent. The meetings next week are:

Tuesday 14th Sept

Yr 1 Curriculum Meeting – 4pm

Yr 2 Curriculum Meeting – 4pm

Welcome to new staff

We are delighted to welcome some new members of staff to St John's:

Ms Kiss (HLTA), Mrs Baker (LSA), Miss Barter (Nursery Teacher), Ms Panajotovic (HLTA), Ms Quartey-Papafio (Class 5 Teacher).

OWL & Forest School News


During the summer our garden has produced lots of exciting vegetables and fruit and we have all being trying them out this week. A particular favourite has been the Courgette Tromboncino which were huge and the very colourful runner beans!


Our garden has also been shortlisted for a £200 cash prize please vote for us at Cultivation Street

Mufti Day in honour of Mrs Sue Elford

Many parents past and present may know Mrs Sue Elford, a teaching assistant at St John’s who retired in 2018 after 28 years of great service to the school. Sadly we were informed that Sue passed away in August. We have been in contact with her husband Chris, and sent flowers and a card on behalf of St John’s. We would like to hold a mufti day on Monday 20th September. Sue’s favourite colour was blue and she consistently raised funds for a number of charities. We will be donating the funds raised to her favourite charity and we ask our children to wear something blue if they chose to join the mufti day.