Vision & Values
St John & St James Primary Prospectus 2022
VISION & VALUES OF THE SCHOOL
Our vision is to create an inclusive community of aspirational learners, children, families and colleagues, working collaboratively and respectfully within a happy, nurturing environment where all flourish and achieve. Pupils are given extensive opportunities through an exciting and engaging curriculum, through which our Christian values are woven.
‘I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness.
John 10 verse 10
St John and St James Church of England Primary School is a two form entry primary school, voluntary aided, Religious Foundation of over 155 years standing. We value greatly the school’s unique Christian identity and character and its historic and contemporary contribution to the parish and local community. The school lies at the southern tip of the London Borough of Enfield and borders the London Borough of Haringey.
The overall majority of pupils entitled to (and claiming for) free school meals is well above the borough and national average.
The school holds the following awards: Investors in People , Leading Parent Partnership Award , Healthy Schools and other significant sporting participation awards.
The school has links with two churches – St John the Evangelist, Dyson’s Road, Edmonton and St John the Baptist and St James, Tottenham. The school is situated in the Enfield Deanery.
The education provided is based on Christian principles with many of pupils from practicing Christian families and homes.
OUR CHRISTIAN VALUES
- Encourage all pupils to respect everyone equally and celebrate the cultural diversity of the community.
- To encourage our pupils to become wise trustees of the earth’s resources.
- Ensure all pupils have equal opportunities to succeed.
- Enable pupils to work effectively and cooperatively as part of a team.
- Develop a clear sense of right and wrong in all pupils, firmly based on Christian principles, ensuring pupils are able to take responsibility for their actions.
- Provide pupils with opportunities to develop a sense of social responsibility whilst reflecting on their own lives and be thankful.
- Provide a secure, happy and caring environment in which all pupils feel valued and are able to develop a sense of well-being in surroundings safe from the threats of bullying, racial abuse and discrimination.
- To develop pupils with high levels of confidence, self-esteem and a resilience towards learning.
Leaders and staff have created a culture in which pupils and families feel a strong sense of belonging to their school. As one pupil put it, ‘I feel part of a community, because we always help each other”
“Pupils behave well. They are ready to learn, respectful and responsible”. Ofsted, November 2021