St John’s was inspected by Ofsted in June 2017. We are very proud that so many fantastic strengths were recognised such as our 6th Form, GCSE results, school leadership at all levels and our extra-curricular activities. We will work tirelessly to continue to improve; to be the best that we can be.
“Leaders and the school governance committee have maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You [the Principal], senior leaders and governors are passionate about the school and deeply committed to its continued improvement.”
“Leaders’ work continues to improve the quality of teaching and learning at the school…”
“Since the time of the last inspection the links between St John’s School and King Richard’s School have been further enhanced. You lead both schools as executive principal well, and a single senior leadership team supports you effectively. There is no doubt that the changes made have strengthened the quality of leadership and provision at St John’s.”
“Parents and pupils appreciate the unique, extra-curricular activities which the school provides for pupils, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award.”
“In 2016, overall pupils made significantly more progress than other pupils nationally by the end of key stage 4.”
“The school’s chosen approach focuses on examination preparation and success, and this is reflected in the school’s published examination results. As a result, pupils become successful in passing examinations but gaps remain in their knowledge, skills and understanding.”
“An extended safeguarding team works collaboratively under the leadership of a highly knowledgeable and well-informed senior leader and rightly makes pupils’ safety its highest priority.”
“Leaders maintain a close focus on teaching and learning to reflect the school’s commitment to continuous improvement.”
“…determination to remain outward-facing, so that you can learn from best practice, is supporting further improvements to pupils’ progress and the quality of teaching and learning across the school.”
You can read the full report here
Students develop into mature, delightful and rounded individuals, well prepared for their future lives
Student’s behaviour is superb. They have a clear sense of aiming high as shown by a strong commitment to their learning and exemplary attitudes
Students really appreciate that staff understand their personal circumstances. A significant strength is the quality of school support for those who arrive with gaps in their learning and those facing difficult times in their lives
The most recent report highlights the strong leadership of the Principal and his ability to ‘bring out the best’ in others. Teachers create a lively, vibrant atmosphere for learning and transmit an energy and passion for their subjects.
The report also notes that students’ behaviour is superb. They clearly enjoy school and appreciate the opportunities that St John’s offers. They have a clear sense of aiming high as shown by a strong commitment to their learning and exemplary attitudes.
A significant strength is the quality of school support for those who arrive with gaps in their learning and those facing difficult times in their lives. When talking to the students about St John’s, and what it means to them, the friendliness of everyone at the school is mentioned time and time again.
These are all qualities of which the school is justly proud.
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