Head Teacher's Welcome
Welcome to St John’s CE (C) Infant School. We hope you find the information on our website useful and it enables you to build a good picture of our lovely, happy school situated on Dewsbury Moor and closely linked to St John’s Church, which is part of the Diocese of Leeds.
We are all really proud of our enthusiastic children who are passionate about learning and eager to achieve well. All aspects of school life are underpinned by our four Christian Values, which are: Respect, Hope, Friendship and Forgiveness. We believe these are key in helping us all along a successful path in life. Alongside these we promote many other values, as recognised in our latest SIAMS inspection that states we are an outstanding Church School.
I could not be happier to be part of such a committed, approachable and hard-working team who share my whole philosophy of education. Firstly, this means ensuring that at the heart of every decision made is increasing the enjoyment the children get out of their learning and the huge satisfaction gained from their achievements. We aim to build confidence and increase children's resilience. We teach them to be tolerant in a safe learning environment with a strong family feel where everyone is valued so that together we can all face the challenges in everyday life. We hold high expectations to encourage all children to strive to reach their full potential academically, socially, emotionally, morally and spiritually, which is one of many reasons why we are rated as 'Good' by OFSTED with many outstanding areas of our school too.
We want to create treasured memories that will last a lifetime.
Enjoy exploring our website and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any more information.
Mr Aidan Blackburn