John Wycliffe Primary School Careers Site Eteach (17457)


I feel privileged to have the responsibility for the education and care of the children at John Wycliffe Primary School. We are a happy, inclusive school, where an enthusiastic and talented staff work very hard to meet the individual needs of the children, using a range of strategies to support their learning effectively.

At John Wycliffe, we are passionate about teaching and learning and believe in educating the whole child, both academically and pastorally . We celebrate success in a variety of ways, including :

  • Character Muscle Awards - children are selected for demonstrating the Character Muscle of the week;
  • ARKs - Acts of Random Kindness;
  • Phone-home Friday - one child is chosen each week for having an outstanding attitude to school life; and,
  • John Wycliffe Citizenship Award - by contributing to life at JWPS in a wide variety of ways.

We believe that learning should be relevant, fun, practical and memorable, therefore we provide learning experiences that meet the needs of all our children, giving them skills which develop their independence in preparation for life beyond the classroom in such a rich, diverse society.

We expect high standards of behaviour, mutual respect and attitude to learning from all our pupils and ask parents to support us through the home school agreement, signed upon joining the school, which illustrates how the school and parents can work together.

  Mrs V Njoroge (Headteacher) 

Ethos and Values

'We strive for the highest standards of behaviour and academic achievement of all children and provide appropriate degrees of support and challenge. We promote initiative and engender high self- esteem through building resilience and independence...'

About Us

We strive for the highest standards of behaviour and academic achievement of all children and provide appropriate degrees of support and challenge. We promote initiative and engender high self-esteem through building resilience and independence. We do this through celebrating their achievements and developing young people in school leadership roles so they are part of the school’s drive to create a learning culture. We aim to prepare our children for their important role in society as tenacious and enquiring individuals with the skills and the motivation to be life-long learners.

We believe that or children should have equal access to education in line with the Equality Act 2010 and we ensure that the school celebrates diversity and equal opportunities as part of its over-arching provision of the curriculum and school life. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which is matched to the different abilities and learning styles of individual children. In addition to the Foundation Stage and National Curriculum subjects we offer religious, multicultural, environmental, personal, social and health education.

We believe in developing a strong partnership between children, staff, parents and governors where children’s learning is at the heart of everything we do. We expect our staff and children to be reflective in the actions and relationships so that we continue to strive to be the best and improve our school.

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