St Mary's and St John's CE School
Barnet, United Kingdom
About St Mary's and St John's CE School
Do you want to join a team who believe that ‘Everything is possible’?
SMSJ is the first all-through school in Barnet, opened in September 2014. We are an exciting and vibrant Church of England school. ‘Everything is possible’ is our vision for the whole school community. If you have a can-do attitude then SMSJ is the place for you.
In September 2017 we will have 1,140 pupils from Nursery, Reception, and Years 1 to 10. As we are growing every year (1800 pupils at full capacity including a Sixth Form), there will be a lot of opportunities for promotion and development. You could play a part in leading and shaping the vision and future of our school.
Our children join us when they are 3 years old and can stay and take their A Levels with us. This gives us a close bond with our families and makes for a very strong partnership. Families choose SMSJ because of our unique Christian ethos and our multi faith intake. Respecting each other’s faiths is important to us and builds a strong community.
We have 3 sites: lower, middle and upper which each feel like mini schools. Each is a community and part of the bigger team. We have a continuing professional development programme tailored to your career path, with extra support for newly qualified and experienced teachers new to SMSJ. We don’t grade lessons and have an open door policy. We learn from each other and reflect on our own strengths and areas for development.
We teach a broad and academic curriculum which is enriched through the Performing Arts and Business and Enterprise. It is our vision that children become confident, capable citizens who know how to succeed in life.
Our school has excellent behaviour. Children know what the rules are and parents support the school to achieve them. Staff work as part of a supportive and caring team to ensure the highest expectations in all aspects of school life. In October, we offer pupils and staff a longer half term.
Our Christian ethos strengthens our community. It shapes our policies and the way that we work. Everyone is valued as an individual and for their contribution to the whole community. We believe that through nurture and inspiration our children will be able to excel in all that they do.
Mr M Glenn
Values and vision
St Mary’s and St John’s CE School’s motto is “Everything is Possible” (Matthew 19:26). All of the school's work is founded on the belief that with God all things are possible. Its ethos is rooted in Christian values, which it aims to both live and teach.
"Pupils agree that behaviour is good and that bullying and racist and homophobic behaviour is rare. They say they feel safe at school; as one Year 3 pupil said, ‘The gates keep us safe and strangers cannot get into our school.’ They say they can post any concerns they have in the ‘worry box’ and adults will follow these up. They are able to approach members of staff if they have any concerns about behaviour and safety and trust them fully to deal with these matters quickly."