At JRCS we are committed to providing a safe, supportive and happy learning environment for our students. We will support all students in the pursuit of and progress towards their chosen goals by providing the highest standard of teaching and pastoral support. Whilst at JRCS we guarantee to offer all our students access to the following opportunities:
In accordance with the Government’s requirement for all governing bodies, the three core strategic functions of the JRCS Governing Body are:
1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils;
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
The Local Authority (LA) is required by law to co-ordinate admissions for all secondary schools within the borough. This LA is part of the Pan-London Coordinated Admissions System. The Admissions Executive Board is responsible for the scheme that co-ordinates admissions to schools across all boroughs. The co-ordinated system is in place to ensure parents receive only one offer of a school place for their child.
In 2013 JRCS was judged by OFSTED to be ‘Good’, with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and management. The report highlighted the good progress students make at JRCS, that our attendance is well above average and that behaviour is good and sometimes outstanding. The report also identified our excellent sixth form, which has seen further improvements in results in each of the years since 2013.
Our school is involved in a variety of different International projects. Throughout the years JRCS has been involved in the Comenius Project on sustainability with partner schools in Spain, Germany, Denmark and Belgium.
Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural Development (SMSC) is part of everything we do at Jo Richardson. British Values are integral to SMSC and underpin our school’s ACHIEVE values. We take a thoughtful and deliberate approach.