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19/11/18

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Chris Daw QC

Please spread the word about this event, that I am pleased to be a part of. We are looking to encourage school pupils and students from all backgrounds to consider a career at the bar. 5th December @ 6:30pm. Streamed live via Twitter - tweet questions live or email in advance. https://t.co/N766nUOX9t

19/11/18

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Teaching School

Thinking about trying ? ‘A Taste of Teaching’ is a series of open school events to inform and advise potential trainees https://t.co/gD8jLnlZSR

19/11/18

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ESJPE

So our u14s have made it through to the last 16 of the Great performance from the team winning 4-2! They kept their cool and composure in a difficult game. Well done to the team!

19/11/18

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Ms Horner

We'd like as many of you as possible to get involved. What an achievement to be able to say you are a published author! https://t.co/kUXqewrzo4

19/11/18

A £10,000 piece of equipment used for drug-testing athletes helped students with their studies. Year 12 and 13 students at Epping St John’s School were given access to the spectroscopy machine by representatives from who visited the school. Full story https://t.co/dCkDCZb9JL https://t.co/rUvoq7oQ9Y

17/11/18

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ESJ - CPI Faculty

Another day, another CPI trip! are here at Twickenham and excited for some live international rugby. Come on, England! 🌹 https://t.co/wQ5EBLyfBF

17/11/18

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ESJPE

Our seats are in front of the box... Look out for the students of during the game Nice to see the legend doing pre game analysis https://t.co/Feq9RCf29J

17/11/18

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ESJ - CPI Faculty

“There’s no show like an ESJ show!” Tickets now available on Parentpay. Showcase of Dance, Drama and Music in a show of broadway classics and a second half dedicated entirely to the students’ favourite - The Greatest Showman! https://t.co/jzjhoP9oaf

17/11/18

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ESJPE

Who is excited for the school trip today?! Don’t forget to be at school for 10:30. https://t.co/soB7hRyB2r

16/11/18

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EverythingEppingForest

At tonight's Epping Forest Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition held by Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing, a prize for Most Promising Newcomer was presented to student Lewis Martin https://t.co/bsgZvcV8TK

16/11/18

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Mr Y

Most promising newcomer in Epping Forest... Well done Lewis Matin! https://t.co/zChkHscbGc

16/11/18

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Ben Murphy CC

Wishing Lewis and Oliver of the very best of luck in the School’s Parliamentary Debating Competition hosted by this evening. They will be debating the subject of global warming 🌎

16/11/18

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BMAT

Teenagers from Harlow and Epping went head to head with a Lego challenge. Year 9 students from and and Year 10 students form took on the task of designing and programming a robot to carry out a specific task. https://t.co/VRzDINXb9W https://t.co/pjl7BcR2d2

16/11/18

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BMAT

BMAT Battle Of The Bards! Presented by . Othello by takes on Henry IV Part 1 by . 29th November at in the main theatre. Contact (email in poster) for details and tickets. https://t.co/iRKJ3gqLUe

16/11/18

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Miss K Driver

We have had over 40 entries to the Christmas card competition for ESJ! Some of these entries are the most brilliant and adorable things I have ever seen. Our students really are amazing! Brace yourself for Xmas card spam.... 🤣🤩😆

16/11/18

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Miss K Driver

Some of the finalists for this years competition!!! https://t.co/Wvj5afsF8x

15/11/18

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ESJPE

Fantastic performance from our year 9 football team in the National Competition today. After an hours drive to Kent we left with a 6-0 victory. That takes us into the last 108 teams in the entire country. Really of the boys

15/11/18

Teenagers are looking forward to making a difference to lives in Cambodia. A group of Year 11 students have signed up to spend 28 days in Cambodia next summer. Between now and then, they each must raise £3,500 towards the trip https://t.co/AL5AvWplUK https://t.co/BVwsad6yxs

15/11/18

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Epping Forest DC

Nominate candidates for Citizen or Team of the Year 2019 before 30 November 2018 https://t.co/SaruneiMt4 https://t.co/BYkGqc2r7l

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Standards and Expectations

Epping St. John’s is committed to high standards and sets high expectations for its students.
 


Learning and Progress

 
The core purpose of Epping St. John’s is for students to be able to learn, make progress and achieve their full potential in a stimulating and safe environment.
 
We expect students to engage fully in the learning process to maximise their performance and to improve their life chances when they leave school.
 
We will work closely with parents and carers to provide information on progress and attitudes to learning and achievement to ensure that every child can make the most of the learning opportunities provided by the school
 

Behaviour

At Epping St. John’s we emphasise behaviour fit for learning in classrooms and promote the following

Classroom Learning Rules:
 
  1. 1 Arrive on time to lessons, properly prepared for the lesson (e.g. calculator for Maths).
  2. 2 Settle quickly to your work and do as much as you can, to the best of your ability, in the time given.
  3. 3 Have respect for yourself, respect other people and your environment.
  4. 4 Take responsibility for your own actions and be honest.
  5. 5 Do not distract others: keep your focus on the lesson.
  6. 6 Put up your hand if you want to make a contribution to the lesson or ask a question.
  7. 7 Listen to the teacher and to other students' contributions in class. Respect other people’s opinions.
  8. 8 Switch off your mobile phone and iPod and keep them in your bag, not your pocket, from 8.30am to 3pm.
  9. 9 Always write Home Learning in your Planner, complete it to the best of your ability and hand it in on time.
  10. 10 If things aren't going your way: talk to someone. Don't take it out on others.
  11. 11 If you have permission, you may drink water only in class: no other drink and no food are allowed; this includes chewing gum.
As a Church School, we promote the Christian values of respect and tolerance and have high expectations of how children and adults should engage with one another in and around school. This also includes demonstrating respect within the local community, when students wearing the Epping St. John’s uniform are making their way to or going home from school.
 
The key priority for the school is that students can feel happy and safe within the school environment and every member of the school community respects these basic principles.
 

Attendance

Students should aim to achieve at least 95% attendance each year (the national average). Students with attendance below 90% will be required to meet with their House Leader to discuss ways of improving their attendance.

In order to encourage students to attend school as much as possible, students receive Housepoints for good attendance and punctuality and awards for sustained attendance of 100% at termly House.

The current law does not give any entitlement to parents to take their child out of school during term time.  The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 prohibits Headteachers granting leave of absence to a pupil except where an application has been made in advance and the Headteacher considers that there are exceptional circumstances relating to the application. If you do take your child out of school and the leave has not been authorised or a leave of absence application not been completed, the Education Welfare Service may issue a penalty notice to each parent of £60 for each child to be paid within 21 days.  If the penalty is not paid within the time scale the penalty will increase to £120

Celebration Assemblies
 
Epping St. John’s values the importance of high attendance at its school. It recognises that high attendance maximises student achievement and contributes significantly to student progress and overall attainment at school.
 

Uniform

School uniform is one way in which we can display the school’s identity and values to the community. All students are therefore expected to wear the correct uniform at all times. The following rules apply throughout the school:

Boys

Regulation black blazer with  school badge *

Regulation plain black trousers with a plain black belt
Plain white shirt worn with school tie
Plain navy or black socks (no bright colours)
Optional black v-necked jumper / sleeveless jumper with school badge*
Girls

Regulation black blazer with school badge*

Regulation school black and white checked skirt* (worn at knee length) or plain black trousers
Plain white blouse
Optional black v-necked jumper or black cardigan with  school badge*
Plain white ankle socks or plain black or skin coloured tights.

Items marked with an * can be purchased from the school uniform supplier:
Fosters Schoolwear Ltd,
12 Birchanger Industrial Estate,
Stansted Road,
Bishops Stortford,
Herts,
CM23 2TH.
Telephone number: 01279 653865
Fax:  01279 501019
 
Fosters also regularly visit the school and hold uniform sales; you will be notified of the dates in advance.
 
Shoes
 
Only plain black leather or leather-look shoes are acceptable.  Any branded footwear, such as 'Kickers' should have visible labels removed or coloured black.  'Pradas' are not acceptable school shoes and will not be allowed in any circumstances.  Trainers of any colour (including black) are unacceptable.  This includes 'Nikes' and 'Converse'.
 
Students wearing incorrect footwear will be given a pair of black plimsolls to wear instead (unless they bring a signed medical note to their Director of Learning before 8.30 am).
 

Points to Notes:

  • Outdoor coats should be plain and principally dark in colour (black or blue) without extreme or excessive logos.  Outdoor coats should not be worn within the school building.
  • Any garment worn under the shirt for warmth should not be visible.
  • Extreme haircuts and hair styles or colours are not considered suitable for school.
  • One small stud per ear to maintain pierced ears and a watch may be worn.  No other jewellery is permitted.
  • School uniform must be worn correctly.
  • Nail varnish/acrylic nails/excessive make-up are not to be worn for school.

To help maintain our high standards, all staff conduct regular checks of uniform.  If students are not in the correct uniform, parents/carers will be contacted and students will be expected to be in full uniform the following day.

PE Kit Requirements

Compulsory PE Kit

Fitted black polo shirt from our uniform provider*
PE shorts for our uniform provider*
Optional plain black jumper / plain black jogging bottoms
Optional black tracksuit*
Rugby shirt from our uniform provider*

Black sports socks
Training shoes (white)
Football boots
Towel
Items marked with an * can be purchased from the school uniform supplier (see above).


Points to Note

  • Absolutely NO jewellery is to be worn in PE lessons
  • All students are required to wear PE kit during PE lessons - even if injured or unwell, so that they can take on an appropriate role
  • Students are encouraged to wear black base layers during cold weather for warmth.
 
The PTA sell items of previously owned uniform
 
 

Equipment

All students are expected to arrive at lessons with the following basic equipment: Student Planner, black or blue pen, spare pen, pencil, pencil eraser, pencil sharpener, ruler, calculator. Tippex /correction fluid is NOT allowed in school. It may be useful for students to have a dictionary and coloured pencils. Students should have a suitable large, robust bag to carry their school books and equipment. It is also useful for students to have a USB pen drive to save their work from the abundant PCs around the school.
 

Home Learning

Home learning will not always require a written task to consolidate what has been taught in lesson time. It may require reading over notes or learning new vocabulary (often the case in Languages). Students may be required to undertake independent research or investigation. Some home learning tasks may take the form of a project, coursework or a longer assignment which will require sustained effort over a longer period; this is particularly relevant to KS4.
 
There is a member of staff on duty in the Learning Resource Area every lunchtime and after school. Students can undertake research on the computers to complete home learning in a quiet, focussed environment.
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