Vision & Aims
St. James & St. John aims to be an excellent school providing both academic and personal development for every child, inspired by Christian values.
This will be ensured through:
A determined focus on teaching and learning.
A firm belief that children here can and will achieve as well as and better than children anywhere.
A commitment to a living Christian faith that unites us in this purpose, recognising and affirming the full diversity of our school community.
We will provide a secure, well-ordered and stimulating environment where pupils can learn self- discipline and good behaviour and so achieve their maximum potential in all they do.
We will recognise and celebrate the achievement of every individual in our school, so that each will grow in self-esteem and have respect for others as part of a dynamic learning community.
We will inspire our pupils to enjoy their learning through a broad and balanced curriculum and by ensuring they are proficient in the core skills of reading, writing and umeracy.
We will promote the highest standards of learning through clear teaching objectives.
We will equip our pupils to become self motivated, independent learners, by recognising that each child learns in different ways and by actively involving them in their own learning.
We will continually develop and improve every area of school life, reviewing and evaluating our methods and practices in the best interests of our children.
We will develop a close, supportive working relationship between home and school by maintaining good channels of communication and by constantly seeking and responding to the priorities and aspirations of all sections of the parental community.
We will build our school and curriculum on Christian principles and practices promoting moral and social responsibility, concern for the environment and respect for other faiths & cultures.
We will ensure each child has equal opportunity to access all aspects of school life. We will actively work towards a curriculum and ethos which recognises the contribution all children make to the life of the school and the wider community.
We will recognise and value our distinctive identity and inheritance as a Church of England school.