MESSAGE FROM HEAD THE TEACHER
Welcome to St John’s Walworth Primary School.
The purpose of our website is to inform parents, pupils and visitors about the school’s policies, activities, events and of the standards that we endeavour to achieve in our teaching and learning.
All of the staff and governors are united in our commitment to the continuous improvement of the quality of teaching and learning through collaborative professional development. We recognise every child as an individual, and we endeavour to support the academic and personal development of all children who attend St John’s. We encourage children to have a sense of purpose and responsibility, and to take pride in their achievements and in the achievements of others.
Our vision is rooted in Christian values: faith, hope, care, responsibility and respect. We promote tolerance and acceptance for all, love, forgiveness and excellent behaviour for learning.
At St John’s we welcome parents and carers to take as wide an interest and involvement as possible, because we know that children make faster progress when we work in partnership. Seeing ourselves as part of a wider community we work in partnership with local schools such as Crampton Primary School and we endeavour to develop existing and new opportunities to work with people and institutions across London and internationally.
We hope that you enjoy exploring our website and perhaps return occasionally to see our record of St John’s as we continue to develop and evolve. Thank you for taking an interest in our school.
Mr Matthew Velada-Billson
Comments from Ofsted
Pupils show positive attitudes across a range of contexts, especially when engaged in lessons. They are supportive of each other and interact well when learning together. The school is a calm, happy and orderly environment. Pupils are polite and treat visitors with respect and consideration, for example by holding open a door or asking if they can be of help. They are friendly and gregarious, reflecting the schools’ four core values extremely well.
AGREED CORE VALUES
These are the things we want for our pupils
These are the things we want from our Parents, Carers and Families:
To share the school’s vision and ethos, working together towards a common goal
To have high aspirations for children and high expectations of the school
To form strong partnerships with the school by taking an active interest in, and supporting children’s learning
To be well informed and supportive
To share in children’s achievements and successes
To challenge and support school leaders through effective school governance
These are the things we want from our School:
To be a centre of excellence
To have high expectations and aspirations for all our children
To provide a safe and secure environment in which children thrive and feel valued
To have a friendly and welcoming atmosphere
To be innovative, progressive, forward thinking and outward looking
To be fully inclusive
To have a strong community ethos
At St John’s, we provide a welcoming, friendly, safe and supportive environment in which Christian family values are central to the ethos of the school and its teaching and learning. The school believes in effective partnerships with parents, staff, governors and the wider community. We especially value the partnership we have built up with our parents / carers and the community over the years.
Our children learn within a safe, caring and disciplined environment. We believe that every child should enjoy their education and be happy, healthy and safe at school. We will continue to value our children for their individuality, culture and heritage. We are committed to providing a place of excellence and high standards.
We are fully committed to ensure that our children are given opportunities to achieve their full potential in their academic, creative, emotional, social, physical, moral and spiritual development.
Staff focus upon providing the highest possible standards of education and upon enthusing pupils with a love of learning. Through creative, broad and balanced experiences we inspire confidence and celebrate the uniqueness and successes of all our pupils in the school.
Our Recent Results
To apply for a vacancy when listed, please complete the relevant application form (download from the link below), which may then be filled in electronically or by hand and can be either emailed or posted to the school: