Partnership with Canterbury Christchurch University

St John’s is proud to have a strong and rich partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University. This partnership allows us to enhance the learning experiences for our children, as well as support future teachers whilst training.

As a school we are committed to training the next generation of outstanding teachers and strive to ensure the provision we provide is always of the highest possible quality. Over the past two years we have welcomed over 40 student teachers into our school and they have become valued members of our school community. Our partnership also encourages us to reflect on our school and continue to develop, explore and improve our own practice. As a school we are committed to constant improvement and growth. We see this whole setting approach to promote engagement with ITE as an opportunity for CPD and a direct factor in school improvement.

We have many staff who are trained mentors and all are passionate about supporting students within the school. We have two lead mentors who provide opportunities for professional development sessions throughout placement. This includes meetings with the leadership team, subject leaders and governors.