End of School Academic Year

19th July 2021

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the St John’s community.

 

The staff at St John’s are a very dedicated team who have worked tirelessly during a national pandemic, not only to continue to improve the education that we are providing, but also putting in many different measures and adhering to different restrictions which have enabled us to keep our school community safe and well.

 

Thank you to our Governors who have given up their own time to support our school, working with staff to move St John's forward and continue to raise standards.

 

Thank you to our PTA who have continued to support the school and to our families for backing their fundraising activities. Through this support the children have benefitted from ‘Now Press Play’ which has enabled us to enhance our curriculum through immersive drama experiences, as well as providing many sweet treats throughout the year. This work is voluntary and I appreciate the relentless effort that you have all put in during this difficult time in order to benefit the children at St John’s at a time when school budgets are very tight.

 

The past 18 months have been extremely disrupted to our children. I am extremely proud of how positive and adaptable you have been with your learning during this time.

We say goodbye and goodluck to our Year 6 children who are leaving St John’s on Friday. I have every confidence that they can achieve whatever they put their mind to and wish them every success in the future. For those families leaving us I would like to say thank you for all of your support during the years that your children have attended St John’s C of E Academy.

 

A special mention to our St John’s families; thank you the support you give to your children, especially home-learning this year. This isn’t an easy thing to take on board whilst juggling your own commitments and you should feel very proud of what you have achieved during very difficult circumstances.

Well-being

Maintaining good wellbeing over the summer break will support your child to have a positive start to the new school year. We can do many things to support our own wellbeing and that of our family, here are a few suggestions we promote in school that can be easily incorporated into your summer plans:

Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables

Drink lots of water / fluids

Exercise dailt

Spend time outdoors daily

Make time to talk to friends and family

Think positively about every day

Smile

COVID Updates

Please continue to wear masks on the school site; our risk assessment has not changed and cases are worryingly still on the increase in our local community. We would like every family and every member of staff to enjoy the summer holiday in full without having to start with a 10 day isolation period.

There have been a number of announcements regarding changes to guidance that will happen during the summer break.

The government’s current isolation policy will apply to the 16th August, if an individual is identified as a close contact they should self-isolate and be advised to take a PCR test as soon as possible. From 16th August, close contacts of positive cases who are children will not be required to self-isolate but will be advised to take a PCR test. If the PCR test returns a positive result they must self-isolate and access remote education. Self-isolation is not required while awaiting the result of the PCR test. Those individuals who are symptomatic should self-isolate, not attend school and book a test.

As this may change, for the most up to date guidance, please visit the government website here.

Attendance

 

Rowan

Ash

Beech

Chestnut

Hazel

Elm

Oak

2020 - 2021

97%

97.1%

97%

96.2%

96.5%

96.2%

95%

End of Term Arrangements
On Friday 23rd July we will be saying farewell to our Year 6 pupils with the remaining pupils and staff forming a guard of honour to clap them out of school and mark their last day at St John's Church of England Academy.
This will take place at 1:15. We will then dismiss the remaining children starting with siblings of Y6 pupils at 1:20; non siblings at approx 1:25 and siblings at 1:30.

I wish you all a wonderful summer break and hope that you stay safe and well. Enjoy this time with your children.

We look forward to welcoming you all back in September for another successful year.