'To educate each and every unique child in our care
to hear and respond to what God calls them to be'
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From Tuesday 15 September 2020 Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull will have increased covid 19 restrictions. This means that:
‘where pupils in Year 7 and above are educated, face coverings should be worn by adults and pupils when moving around the premises, outside of classrooms, such as in corridors and communal areas where social distancing cannot easily be maintained’.
At Saint John Wall we have staggered year group lesson changeovers, lunchtimes and finishing times so that social distancing can be maintained for most of the day. There are a small number of occasions where some pupils may be in the corridor with pupils from another year group. This is when the face coverings should be worn.
Please see the attached documents which show the face coverings that are permitted in school and when pupils should wear them. They also explain the extra hygiene measures needed for pupils when they touch and store face coverings. Please note that no child will be prevented from learning if they do not wear a face covering. We know that many pupils may be exempt due to medical reasons, and we also know that for some it will cause anxiety. We will do our best to retain a friendly, welcoming feel at the school despite these measures. Teachers will be wearing clear face visors so that they can still communicate with and teach your child effectively.
Face Coverings Permitted
Year 7 to Year 9 School day timings with face covering details
Year 10 and Year 11 School day timings with face covering details
As the Headteacher at Saint John Wall Catholic School, it is a great privilege to lead a committed team of staff dedicated to 'educating each and every unique child in our care to hear and respond to what God calls them to be'. This means that we aspire to give every child the opportunity to explore their vocation in life and achieve their best both academically and personally, within a framework of spiritual and moral guidance. Our broad curriculum enables pupils to gain a range of qualifications whilst also developing their values, gifts and talents through taking part in extra-curricular activities, House competitions, leadership, community and fund-raising events. We are proud of our cohesive multi-faith and multi-cultural community which gives rich opportunities for pupils to experience and understand people of all different backgrounds. We aim to prepare pupils for being active, generous and compassionate citizens who will make a valuable contribution and have a faith-filled and happy life in Modern Britain.
Here are some of the things that are on offer to pupils at Saint John Wall Catholic School:
- A distinctive Catholic ethos that supports deep personal faith but also welcomes diversity and differences in beliefs and culture.
- A strong commitment to developing a sense of values and vocation in all members of the school community.
- A dedicated teaching and support staff that monitor, support and challenge pupils to achieve their maximum potential.
- A learning environment which is well-equipped, resourceful and regularly updated. Pupil safety is paramount to our existence.
- Academic achievement levels that provide young people with the opportunity to experience higher education at well regarded institutions as well as allowing legitimate pathways into training, apprenticeships and other further education providers.
- Opportunities to travel, observe different lifestyles and cultures, take up new activities and sports, participate in local and national competitions, learn new skills, and undertake leadership roles while embracing faith and spirituality.
I hope that I have provided you with a brief outline of life at Saint John Wall Catholic School. By accessing the various pages of this website, you will learn more and fully understand the uniqueness of our school.
Miss K Marston BSc (Hons) LLE