Executive Head Teacher
St John’s is in partnership with St Mary’s Primary school in Lewisham. Mr Goodey is now the Executive Head Teacher for both St Mary’s and St John’s. As Executive Head he has overall responsibility for leading the two schools.
The Head of School
The Head of School, Mrs Phillips, has responsibility for the day-to-day management of the school. The school has an open door policy, which means she is happy to see parents/carers at any time if she is available – although it helps to arrange an appointment first.
The Class Teacher
This is the adult with whom each child will have most contact in school. It is important that parents/carers should get to know their child’s class teacher; they will usually be the first point of contact in the school. The class teacher has responsibility for the day-to-day teaching of each child and the implementation of the school’s policies.
All support staff have a vital role to play in the school. With their total commitment to making the school run effectively, each child can thrive and reap the benefits of school life. Whether dealing with administrative matters, first aid, repairs and maintenance, playground supervision, meals or assisting in the classrooms, the non-teaching staff are there to help ensure that the school experience is the very best we can make it for the children.
Centrally Funded Support Staff
From time to time Lewisham Education Authority and/or the DfE provide funding for special projects or initiatives. This school makes full use of such funding; occasionally we are able to provide additional staff to work alongside the class teachers to enable better access to the school curriculum for targeted groups of children.
Occasionally the school identifies children who need special help to make the most of their time at school (learning/emotional/behaviour difficulties). We try to provide this help; sometimes the school (or parent/carer) needs to seek advice from professionals outside the school to help us meet the needs of the children in our care. Parents/carers are always consulted and kept informed when external support is sought.