The Extended Learning and Achievement Visit (ELAV) Report is now available. The ELAV took place on 27-28 March 2018, led by Quality Improvement Officers Donald MacLeod and Jennifer Sorrie.
On receiving the report Mr Hagney, Headteacher of St John’s RC Academy, commented, “I am delighted that this report is so positive. I want to express my thanks to the ELAV team, and to pupils, parents, staff and school partners who engaged so positively with them. The team praised the school for many areas of our work, and I’m particularly pleased that they saw our young people as a key strength. They described them as polite, engaged in learning, interacting positively in a respectful and positive way. Read more
On the 20th and 21st of June, St John’s RC Academy celebrated our junior and senior award ceremonies, hosted by Depute Headteacher, Mr Hugh McAninch. This year, we were honoured to welcome our guest and keynote speaker Jackie Brierton, who was awarded an MBE award by the Queen for ‘services to enterprise’. Read more
We are delighted to announce that St John’s RC Academy’s Pennies for the Playgrounds Tesco Bags of Help appeal has been awarded the top donation of £5000 for Tayside during March-April 2017. Read more
On the 21st and 22nd of June, St John’s RC Academy celebrated our S1-2 and S3-6 award ceremonies, hosted by Depute Headteacher, Mr Hugh McAninch. This year, we were honoured to have distinguished guest Mr John Swinney MSP. John Swinney is our local MSP, Depute First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills. He spoke of his learning journey and the importance of education on individuals, on families and on our country. Mr Swinney also spoke highly of our school, praising our ethos and achievements, and celebrating the individual achievements of our young people. We were also blessed with the return of Mrs Audrey May who came to receive a deserved Papal award for her contribution to Catholic Education. The award, Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, is a high honour given by the Vatican at the petition of Bishop Stephen Robson. Mrs May, dressed as always for the occasion, said that she felt very unworthy to receive this, but accepted it as a gift and a grace.
Our Nursery was visited by the Care Inspectorate on 5th February 2016. The Inspection Report has now been published and highlights a number of areas of very good and excellent practice.
It was identified that the Nursery makes excellent use of the environment both within the nursery and around the rest of the school providing opportunities for stimulating play using areas such as the gym, drama studio, sensory room, noisy quiet, wee room, outdoor classroom and library. They also highlighted that staff are experienced, skilled, enthusiastic and motivated and ensure that our children are provided with a variety of experiences which interest and challenge them. Read more
We are pleased to announce that Mr Seán Hagney, who has been Acting Headteacher and Campus Leader since July 2014, has been appointed to the permanent position of Headteacher of St John’s RC Academy and Campus Leader of North Inch Community Campus with immediate effect.
In her letter to parents, Quality Improvement Officer, Kathleen Robertson, said, “I am sure you will wish to join me in congratulating Mr Hagney and you can be confident the school will continue to grow and develop under his leadership.” Read more
Acting Headteacher, Seán Hagney, recently visited Ethiopia as part of a SCIAF study trip for Scottish teachers. His story recently featured in the Scottish Catholic Observer and can be downloaded here. Mr Hagney will be talking about his journey to Ethiopia and the people he met there over the coming months, as well as helping SCIAF to produce resources for Scottish schools. Read more