ETHOS AND VALUES

Mission Statement

More than anything else, St. John’s is about transforming lives – making a real and practical difference to the young people who access our services and embracing the unique diversity they present. Our core mission is to enable them to achieve their goals and aspirations; to reach out and achieve the possible; to live their lives to the full; to feel valued and respected and with self worth………..and we would apply that mission and aspiration for those people who work or volunteer at St. John’s.

Vision Statement

To be a national leader in transforming the lives of young people with complex learning needs through an innovative, rigorous, and compassionate approach to education. This means:

  • We continually strive to strengthen and improve the positive impact we have on our learners, transforming their lives, as well as our own, through our work
  • We aspire to become known nationally as an organisation that “makes a difference”
  • We continually strive to innovate – finding new and more effective ways to educate, enable and serve our learners
  • We sustain rigour in our work – holding high standards and expectations for both our learners and for ourselves
  • We approach our work with compassion – acknowledging the whole person, working with integrity and caring; accepting young people where they are, and moving them forward, without sacrificing standards or expectations; bringing joy, honesty, and understanding to our work

Fundamental Values

St. John’s School and College provides a waking day curriculum which prepares all learners well for their successful life in modern Britain and to take part in the wider society. Fundamental values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different backgrounds, faiths and beliefs are promoted throughout the provision. There are a full range of teaching and learning activities that encourage the students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and where appropriate, learners are supported to explore personal, social and ethical issues within safe and supportive environments.