With Jesus and St John the Baptist as our role models, we do our best to be:
Welcome, Faithful, Generous and in Service to Others
The Catholic faith is central to everything that we do. It inspires our curriculum design, is the basis for policy decisions and underpins our whole school culture and ethos; something which we are extremely proud of. As the children develop and mature they are encouraged to put faith into action in their own lives, through their interactions with others and kindness and generosity to those less fortunate, both within our local community and further afield.
Catholic School Inspectorate Report
Please see below our RE inspection report from the Catholic Schools Inspectorate which took place on 22nd and 29th March 2019.
The school has been judged to be outstanding in all areas.
"St. John the Baptist is an example of an outstanding Catholic community, where the mission to ‘pray together, work together and always do our best’ is truly lived out and celebrated and woven through all aspects of school life. The Catholic ethos is evident within the welcome and support given to those pupils with additional needs. The school provides rich and varied opportunities to encourage the children to strengthen their relationship with God, for example, the Mini Vinnies have been instrumental in organising initiatives in response to local issues, such as the sleep-in for the homeless that incorporated opportunities for prayer and worship."
Catholic Social Teaching forms the roots of our school—nourishing and supporting each individual on their journey to finding their vocation in life. Each one of us has been blessed with a gift and a purpose, a vocation. St. Teresa of Avila said, “Christ has no body now but yours; no hands, no feet on earth but yours.” Through our Mission Statement—to pray together, work together, and always do our best, through the guidance and example of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit - we support the children to discover their gift and ignite their passion for this world that we live in so that they are ready to become confident global citizens, ready to make a positive difference.
Throughout each unit of learning, the children will be encouraged and guided to identify Catholic Social Teaching principles in action in our world. They will learn to apply their academic skills to the world they live in - identifying injustice, inequality and the need to show care and concern to all.