Headteacher’s Welcome

Thank you for visiting our website which will give you an insight into the life, management and organisation of our school.

St John’s has almost been completely refurbished and extensive improvements have taken place both within and outside of the school. The external grounds have won a prestigious national award and include a beautiful prayer garden, a magnificent amphitheatre, trim trail and sports area. We also have excellent nursery provision for children from two years old in our brand new nursery building.

The school’s motto is: “Journeying together with Jesus Christ, we learn to love and love to learn.”

Our curriculum is designed to ensure that children achieve their full potential academically, spiritually and personally. We aim to develop good global citizens in a modern and world class system – children that are prepared for success in life. The school aims to ignite children’s love of learning through opportunities to excite, enrich and explore!

At Ss John Fisher & Thomas More, we work within a Catholic ethos to create an inclusive learning culture, where children are challenged in their thinking, strive for continuous improvement and are committed to lifelong learning.

We follow the English National Curriculum which aims to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum allowing access to all pupils at their appropriate level. Every effort is made to make learning enjoyable, worthwhile and ensure the school provides stimulating experiences that employ a variety of teaching strategies. English (Reading; Writing; Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling) & Maths are taught discretely in small sized teaching groups which carefully match pupils’ learning needs. The other core subject of RE is also taught discretely using the Shrewsbury diocese approved scheme ‘The Way, the Truth & the Life’. There will also be a daily act of collective worship in accordance with statutory requirements.

Where-ever possible, the knowledge and skills in other subjects are taught thematically across a two year cycle. Each topic / theme links closely to core texts for each year group. This is because we believe that reading and the development of language needs to be at the heart of our curriculum design.

The curriculum is then enriched through a range of external visitors (including artists and sports coaches), trips and visits and other ‘wow’ moments which help to bring each topic alive for the children.

St John’s is a vibrant school, which has been acclaimed for its award winning choir and its achievements in gardening, drama, sport and inclusion. A warm welcome always awaits you!

SS John Fisher & Thomas More Catholic Primary School is part of the Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust. More details about the Trust can be found by following the link to the website below:

https://www.wcatrust.info/

 

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SS John Fisher & Thomas MoreCatholic Primary SchoolA Voluntary Academy
WYTHENSHAWE CATHOLIC ACADEMY TRUST