St John's C of E Primary School

"Use your God-given gifts to serve others." 1 Peter 4: 10


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St John's is a Church of England primary school where every child is welcomed, valued and loved.


The school's purpose is to serve the community of Sparkhill by providing each child with the education they need to flourish and each family the support they need to thrive.


We aim to teach children to look beyond themselves and to serve others with love.


"Use your God-given gifts to serve others" 1 Peter:10


At our school, every child is part of our school family. Each child is unique, and has unique needs. Our aim is to meet every child's needs by giving them what they need in order to thrive- not survive- in school.


SEND and Inclusion at St John’s C of E Primary School

At St John’s we are proud to have a positive ethos of inclusion for all our children that have additional or special educational needs. All staff, in liaison with parents, work hard to ensure the needs of all children with any additional need are supported and challenged.  


All teaching staff endeavour to ensure that all children make progress and achieve to the best of their ability regardless of their starting point, this includes progress socially, personally, morally and spiritually; regardless of their gender, ethnicity, religion, social background, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs. We recognise that sometimes children may need extra support to achieve to their full potential. This may sometimes mean that they have access to members of the Inclusion team.  


We recognise that some children find mainstream provision a challenge and need a smaller class size with specific teaching methods and differentiated resources and learning opportunities. Through our Learning Hub provision, we are able to provide this style of teaching for children with more complex needs.


For further information, you may find it useful to view the Birmingham Local Offer, our SEND Policy and our School Local Offer (links are found at the bottom of this page). 


If you are unable to find the answer to any of your questions or if you are worried about your child’s progress, please contact our SENCO,


Kimm Atkins

0121 6751469

Our Hub Provisions

Our hub based provisions are well researched, in house interventions, which provide an individualised approach to the learning needs of each child who attends. The timetable is fully flexible in order to ensure that each child has time in class with their peers (if suitable), but also time for intervention from highly trained staff who can deliver supported curriculum with the children at the heart.  All of the children have support from outside agencies both privately paid for by the school and supported by the Local Authority. The aim is to provide each child with the next steps they need to be as independent in their learning and life as possible. 

Theory behind the SEND provision at St John's

The Graduated Response and Waves of Provision at St John's