March 2020

SAM Learning
Students login using the following:

Centre ID: DL14SJ3

User ID: DOB + 2 initials e.g. 020505TT

Password: same as above unless student has changed it

For password reset, please email Gavin McIntyre (



Please check out the links below to fantastic resources for young people, parents and carers and advice for schools and colleges to support young people’s mental health during periods of disruption.

Anna Freud: Self-Care and Coping Strategies

Please find below a summary of the update from the government in regards to exams and grades. Full announcement  from the  Department of Education.

Please find below some useful websites for parents/carers to support your child’s emotional well-being during these uncertain times:

We feel it is timely to update you on how we are dealing with the on-going situation concerning the coronavirus. ​Schools have been asked to remain open unless specifically instructed to close from Public Health England. We will of course continue to review our risk assessment and follow Government guidance as it is published. On this note sport fixtures, extra-curricular activities and day trip/events will be cancelled/postponed until further notice.

We take the health and safety of our pupils and staff very seriously, so we are sharing guidance from Public Health England on steps everyone should take to avoid the spread of the virus.

Could parents/carers refrain from using the Bishop Auckland College site for parking, dropping off and picking up St John's students. The college has asked us to make it very clear that these actions are not permitted at any time, on their site.

Currently we are having technical difficulties with voicemail in school. If you are unable to leave a message please contact school via My Ed.

The My Ed app can be downloaded on to your phone by visiting

To view the current school performance figures of St John’s School & Sixth Form College on the Department for Education website click here.

For #WorldBookDay2020 all staff and students shared Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl for 10 minutes every lesson. Fantastic feedback from staff and students! Let's all #BeKind and #ShareAStory with someone this weekend!