Our Partnership with Parents & the Community


Parents and carers are very important to us and we’ve got lots of ways for you to get involved while your children are at St John’s. Having your support means that your child will do the best they can at school.


We have two rooms in our new building which are for the use of parents and the community. One is an IT Training Room and the other is a multi-purpose room with toys, refreshments and adult tables and chairs.

Some of our activities are listed below. If you have any queries about activities for parents or the wider community, please contact Denise Foster on email dfoster43.211@lgflmail.org or Rashina Begum on email rbegum562.211@lgflmail.org.

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Courses and Workshops for Parents and the Local Community

Each term we run several courses for adults at St John’s, many of which are offered to local people as well as to our parents. In addition, you can take part in Family Learning activities and courses to help you to support your children’s learning at home and at school. We also hold one-off health or education sessions with outside speakers on topics of interest to parents.

Regular courses and activities in the Autumn Term 2018 include:

Childcare Course L2 - WEA Parent/Community Every Monday 9.15 - 3.30
Math Course - WEA Parent/Community Every Thursday 9.30 - 12.00
Middle Eastern Dance Open to all (Fee) Every Thursday 9:15-10:30
Creative Sewing Open to all (Fee) Every Friday 9:00-11:00


Volunteering Scheme

We have a volunteer scheme, which gives parents an opportunity to come into school and help, either in class or in other ways. The scheme is also available to local people. Our volunteers make a great difference to the school and are very much appreciated; in turn we offer support and training.


Home Visits

We aim to visit all children at home before they start at St John's, whatever year group they are in. This helps us to welcome children to the school and give them confidence when they start.


The Friend's of St Johns

The St John's Community Action Team is a parent-led voluntary organisation aimed at benefiting families and the local community. Any parent can become a member and get involved in planning activities. The Management Committee meets once a month. If you would like to join please speak to Kelly Darby regarding details.


WEA Branch Tower Hamlets (Workers' Educational Association)

The Tower Hamlets WEA branch meets at St John's School to organise courses for the local community. It is run by community members, including parents from St John's School and Globe School.