Headteacher’s welcome

 

Welcome to our school. St John Vianney is a single-form entry Catholic primary school, situated in Tottenham, in the North London Borough of Haringey.

Our mission encapsulates all that we wish for our children:

In our school children, staff, parents and carers, governors and parish will work together to create a caring, learning environment with Our Lord as the focal point in which each child is valued as an individual, nurtured and encouraged to fulfil his/her potential.”

We have high expectations for all the children that pass through our care and that extends to, indeed centres on, the expectation we have of them as people – “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”, as Aristotle put it.

Our children’s take on our mission is equally succinct: “Everything we can be, with Christ in our hearts”. Beautifully put, I’m sure you will agree.

We strive to live out these principles each day, and take great pride and satisfaction in doing so.

Our school is a bustling and vibrant environment for our children, parents and staff, and we are always working to strengthen our partnership and unity. Our sense of community is incredibly strong, and that is a both a blessing and a sturdy foundation for our endeavours.

We are a forward-thinking, innovative school, and are actively seeking out the best educational experiences for our children. This year have seen two major initiatives at the heart of our provision: “Cornerstones Topic Curriculum” provides the children with exciting, project based, cross-curricular learning, while “Maths No Problem” is giving our children the opportunity to secure maths concepts in a hands-on, visual environment, all based on the research-led principles of Singapore maths teaching.

An introduction, by definition, does not do us justice. Please have a look at our website, the window into our community, and I am sure that you will see a school going about its business in the best possible way. If you cannot find what you need, or if you require additional information, please contact us or pay us a visit.

 

Stephen McNicholas

Headteacher