‘Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much’ – Helen Keller
St John Evangelist School works collaboratively with other networks of schools in order to develop staff expertise and improve opportunities and life chances for our children.
The Islington Catholic Network of schools engage in many activities which build a sense of belonging and provide support for one another in order to offer a high quality Catholic education for children across the borough. We take part in joint celebrations of Mass for staff and pupils, conferences, INSET days, sporting activities and social events over the year.
Schools in Islington benefit greatly from being part of the Islington Community of Schools. Islington is a borough of great contrasts. Not all children and young people have access to the same opportunities and resources. The Islington Community of Schools aims to redress some of these inequalities by working differently with existing partners and engaging new ones. Led by headteachers and governors representing all types of schools and education settings with support from Islington Council, the Islington Community of Schools builds on the strong sense of collaboration and goodwill that exists in the borough.
As a school we feel these networks are of the utmost importance in allowing us to look outwardly for new inspiration and best practices and avoid being an isolated institution that cannot move forward.