April 2020

A short video sent by Kooth that explains their service, it might be useful for Parents/Carers
Here is a link to a free book for all children and their families. It’s an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures and has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon, Jacqueline Wilson – and Katherine Rundell, who edited it.
To support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, ThinkUKnow.co.uk will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.
Well done to Jessica Dailey, one of our students, who was a finalist in a competiton to follow a recipe in french to make a 'cake in a mug'.
Eight other students from different year groups at St John's also entered, so well done to them too!
Here is a photo of Jessica’s entry as well as the recipe if anyone would like to try the recipe themselves.

Easter is the time to remind us that hope should not be lost. Like the resurrection of Jesus, there is light at the end of this dark journey. We are especially thankful to those who are working hard to keep us safe and well, and we remember them in our daily prayers. We should also take this time to remember the vulnerable in our society and pray that together, we can provide them with the help

Please find below a statement from Ofqual and a more detailed student letter. As a school we will be following the guidance given to ensure that our assessment procedures are fair, accurate and do not disadvantage our students. 

As Year 8 students move into Year 9, the curriculum structure changes a little. We ensure that every student continues to follow a broad and balanced curriculum, which will provide them with the skills and knowledge to equip them for the future path in education, training and employment. Each student has an opportunity to either specialise in subjects that they already know and love or to try something new.