Joining JHN


Transition for New Intake
& the Class of 2023

Below is the timeline of events and activities that will lead up to you joining The Saint John Henry Newman School in September of 2023. We are already in the process of contacting your Primary School teachers in order to find out all about you and to make your transition to your new school as happy and successful as possible. We will be in touch again before each major milestone so you do not have to do anything just yet but we hope you have already received a postcard from us welcoming you into the school. 

The Journey Begins -timelinE

A Message from the Chair of Governors

On behalf of my fellow Governors I offer your child and your family a very warm welcome to the Saint John Henry Newman community. We believe that the partnership we look forward to developing with your family will be rewarding as together we prepare your child for adult life.

Mr K Halpenny
Chair of Governors

Head of Lower School
Unknown 2 My name is Mr Hewitson and I am really looking forward to you joining us at the Saint John Henry Newman School next year. I look after all of the children from Year 7 through to Year 9 and help to make sure that they are happy, safe and successful in school. When you join the school, I will be looking after you too. I am a Religious Education teacher and I have been working here for 15 years and so there are not many school-based problems that we, between us, cannot solve together. I look forward to meeting you all soon and learning all about you.
Mr Medina
Year 8 Learning Coordinator

Hello! My name is Mr Medina and I will be your Learning Coordinator (Head of Year 7).

I am currently the Learning Coordinator for Year 8. I have been a teacher at The Saint John Henry Newman School for ten years, and have worked as a Pastoral leader with Years 7-11 for over five years! My job will be to support you in your transition from primary to secondary school, to guide you through Year 7, and to make sure you that we provide you with the ethos and personal development opportunities to shape you into the JHN student; a confident, caring and hardworking young adult who is proud to be part of the JHN community. I am really looking forward to working with you!

Miss Downing
SEND Coordinator
Dervla Downing

I would like to introduce myself, I am Miss Downing and my job is the school SENDCo. My job means I am in charge of those students who may need support to access their learning due to a very wide variety of reasons. This means that they are able to thrive in our school community like everybody else. I work closely with all the staff in the school and with the families and student to ensure this is happening. I have been working at SJHN for 8 years and I love it.

Welcome to our school; I look forward to meeting you and working with you.

Mrs Shephard
Transition Coordinator
JS I am delighted and very excited that you have chosen the Saint John Henry Newman School for your child. I also appreciate the enormous responsibility you will entrust to us, and I would like to reassure you that we will work together to ensure that the transition to secondary school is enjoyable and as straightforward as possible. I am really looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you all.




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