JTFS Values & Ethos

We want all our students to succeed and thrive at JTFS.

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  • Positive
  • Civilised
  • Inclusive
  • Self-disciplines
  • Proud of our school, our students and our achievements
  • Generous of spirit and supportive of each other
  • Self critical yet dynamic and forward thinking
  • Inclusive and accessible
  • A centre of excellence for teaching and learning
  • An exciting place in which to learn 
  • Confident, mature, respectful
  • Creative, enquiring, independent learners
  • Happy, kind and caring, supportive of others and ready to help
  • Enjoy learning and participating in the enriched curiculum
  • Proud to fulfil their potential
  • Innovative, creative and passionate about teaching
  • Respect and care for the students they teach and the colleagues they work with
  • Have high expectations and set positive examples to students and colleagues
  • See themselves as life long learners
  • Trained to use the best approaches and resources
  • Committed to research led practice within a coaching for excellence culture 
  • A welcoming community that respect different cultures, races, genders, abilities and disabilities
  • A listening school that engages students in improving the school life
  • A sustainable school that involves itself in the community at a local, regional, national and international level
  • A civilised school that produces mature, well balanced young people.

We are Recruiting!

We are recruiting a variety of leadership and teaching roles across all subjects.

To find out more, click here!

Leadership for 2022

13 Dec 2021

Over the last couple of weeks, we have been advertising and then interviewing for the Student Leadership Team at JTFS.  We are looking for dedicated and hard working young people who can demonstr...

Our wonderful JTFS Community

30 Mar 2021

"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." I have received some lovely emails in the last week from members of our local community com...

Exploring the importance of "R"

05 Feb 2021

Our STRIPE approach to the curriculum is very important to us and as Children's Mental Health week draws to a close, I thought it was a good time to explore the R; reflective and resilient learner. Ju...

That thing that can't be done

08 Jan 2021

As I was preparing for the start of the new term, I thought very carefully about what messages I wanted to give to staff on the first day back. Over the Christmas holidays, it felt like the expectatio...

The JTFS Community Spirit

01 Dec 2020

"It takes a village to raise a child" This quote is usually attributed to an African proverb and suggests that an entire community of people must interact with a child in order for them to grow up in...

Back to School – in a whole new way this year!

04 Sep 2020

The start of term is always exciting. New equipment, uniforms, shiny shoes, and a sense of new beginnings. This week has been a challenging start to term but a great one too. It felt like such a long...

Let's reset the sail

09 Jul 2020

After 4 months of working remotely, we are now preparing to welcome our students back into school.  It feels like a long time coming.  When we first went into lockdown, we thought it might b...

Leading By Laptop

20 May 2020

Leading by Laptop Is definitely not my style. I am a people person. I like to see people, talk to them face to face. Until last month, I only sent emails when absolutely necessary, held meetings whe...

Let's just take the next step

20 Mar 2020

As a headteacher, there are times when you are faced with challenges.  Sometimes it is about a lesson that hasn’t worked out, a set of examination results that weren’t as expected or...

We have saved you a seat...

07 Feb 2020

We have started our new recruitment round at JTFS and as I have written before, I always find it an interesting and exciting part of being a Head. The privilege of talking about the school, the commu...