Bosco and Pankhurst

Saint John Bosco

Roman Catholic Priest and the patron saint of youth and teachers
Born in 1815, St. John Bosco became a priest in 1841 and provided an education for young boys. He also led young people to study the study of the faith. He opened the Oratory of St. Francis de Sales for boys. Several wealthy and powerful patrons contributed money, enabling him to provide two workshops for the boys, shoemaking and tailoring. He published religious pamphlets and concentrated on mission work. He died in 1888 and was canonised in 1934, being given the title of the ‘Father and Teacher of Youth.’

Emmeline Pankhurst

Pioneered for female rights in Britain
Born in 1858, Pankhurst was instrumental in securing the vote for women and championing women’s rights. In 1903, Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women’s Social and Political Union, which used militant tactics to agitate for women’s suffrage. Pankhurst was imprisoned many times, but supported the war effort after World War I broke out. Parliament granted British women limited suffrage in 1918. Pankhurst died in 1928, shortly before women were given full voting rights.

Careers Education & Guidance

We want our students to fully understand the huge range of possibilities out there and make the most of their talents. We aim to help develop students’ knowledge, understanding, confidence, and skills so that they can make well-informed choices and plans.

We are committed to providing a well-structured Careers Education and Guidance Programme for all students in Year 7 to 13. We strive to ensure students experience a full, varied and interesting careers journey, having the opportunity to explore their own interests, skills, and passions; understanding the wealth of jobs and education available to them once they leave school. It is integrated into our students’ experience across the whole curriculum and is based on a partnership between students and their parents. We have a rich partnership with local businesses, colleges and universities along with a strong alumni and wider school community to support our Careers Education.

We also work in partnership with Careers Professional, who works as an impartial adviser on a one-to-one basis with our students. She works alongside SJB Careers staff to deliver a comprehensive programme of impartial support and guidance to all the students.

Our programme is a valued area of the curriculum and is underpinned by our Careers Policy and the eight Gatsby benchmarks identifying the elements of good practice in career guidance. We regularly review our provision and are continually striving to improve what we offer our students.

Key Stage 3 Careers information

Key Stage 4 Careers information

Key Stage 5 Careers information

Links

We work closely with our designated local Enterprise Coordinator from the Careers and Enterprise Company, to ensure that our careers curriculum is rigorous and comprehensive and meets the needs of every child in our care. The Careers and Enterprise Company would like to engage more with parents too so, if you are interested in accessing information about career pathways, apprenticeships and employers in the Hampshire and Surrey area, please visit their Parents FB page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/careersforparents to join their facebook group, where new information well be regularly added and can be found by searching posts/topics.

For further information, or if you are business that would like to engage with us in delivering our Careers, Education and Guidance programme, please contact Mrs Nicola Risman by email n.risman@sjb.surrey.sch.uk

Career News

Success at School Parents Guide: Employability Skills

NHS careers student and parent newsletter

SJB Career News Xmas 2019

Previous Events

Romero and Curie

Oscar Romero

Influential Archbishop of El Salvador who advocated for the rights of the poor
Born in 1917, Oscar Romero was a Roman Catholic Archbishop who stood up for the freedom and justice of his people. He was a vocal critic of the violent actions of the government armed forces and defended the poor who were powerless victims of widespread violence. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, and was sadly assassinated a year later whilst saying mass.

Marie Curie

Influential scientist, who developed use of radiation in medicine
Born in 1867 and died in 1934, Marie Curie was a Polish-born French physicist, famous for her work on radioactivity and twice a winner of the Nobel Prize. With Henri Becquerel and her husband, Pierre Curie, she was awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics. She was the sole winner of the 1911 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and she is the only woman to win the award in two different fields. Throughout her life she championed the use of radiation in medicine and fundamentally changed our understanding of radioactivity.

Kolbe and Seacole

Saint Maximilian Kolbe

Catholic priest who sacrificed his own life for another’s in Auschwitz during WW2
Born in 1894, Saint Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Franciscan Friar. He was arrested by the Nazis for hiding Jewish people and was sent to the concentration camp of Auschwitz. When the Nazi guards selected 10 people to be starved to death in punishment, Kolbe volunteered to die in place of a stranger. He was later canonised as a martyr.

Mary Seacole

Inspirational Jamaican nurse, who gave selflessly, and overcame obstacles, to help the wounded
Born in 1805 and died in 1881, Mary Seacole was a Jamaican healer who faced unfairness and discrimination as a black woman when she tried to volunteer as a nurse during the Crimean War (1854-56). When the British turned down her offer of help, she decided to go to the Crimea independently. She set up a British Hotel near the frontline to provide comfort and supplies to the army. She rode nearly every day to the battle front to give out medicines and nurse the injured and dying. She was very well known when she returned to England but was largely forgotten after her death. Mary received four medals from a grateful British Government and in 1857 eighty thousand people turned up to honour Mary in a four-day gala held to raise money for her. In 2004 she was voted number one in a poll of Great Black Britons.

Bosco and Pankhurst

Saint John Bosco

Roman Catholic Priest and the patron saint of youth and teachers
Born in 1815, St. John Bosco became a priest in 1841 and provided an education for young boys. He also led young people to study the study of the faith. He opened the Oratory of St. Francis de Sales for boys. Several wealthy and powerful patrons contributed money, enabling him to provide two workshops for the boys, shoemaking and tailoring. He published religious pamphlets and concentrated on mission work. He died in 1888 and was canonised in 1934, being given the title of the ‘Father and Teacher of Youth.’

Emmeline Pankhurst

Pioneered for female rights in Britain
Born in 1858, Pankhurst was instrumental in securing the vote for women and championing women’s rights. In 1903, Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women’s Social and Political Union, which used militant tactics to agitate for women’s suffrage. Pankhurst was imprisoned many times, but supported the war effort after World War I broke out. Parliament granted British women limited suffrage in 1918. Pankhurst died in 1928, shortly before women were given full voting rights.

King and Stang

Martin Luther King

Visible spokesman and leader of the American Civil Rights Movement
Born in 1929 in Atlanta, Martin Luther King became a Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s. His leadership was fundamental to that movement’s success in ending the legal segregation of African Americans in the South and other parts of the United States. King rose to national prominence as head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which promoted nonviolent tactics, such as the March on Washington (1963), to achieve civil rights. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated in 1968.

Sister Dorothy Stang

Sister, devoting her life to saving the land in the Amazon Rainforest. She lost her life as a martyr during her missionary work in Brazil
Born in Dayton in 1931, Dorothy was one of nine in a lively and devout Catholic family. In 1966 she moved to Brazil as a missionary. She learnt the languages and set up remote parishes. She walked the forest and met with the poorest farmers. She set up dozens of base communities and taught them the Gospel. She launched 23 schools and created a structure for the poor to claim their land. Dorothy dedicated her life to serving the people of the Amazon and saving the land. In 2005, whilst travelling to meet some poor farmer, she was approached by two assassins. “Do you have a weapon?” they asked. Yes, she answered, showing them the Bible she carried for decades. She opened it and began to read aloud: “Blessed are the poor in spirit. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice. Blessed are the peacemakers …” Then, she said, “God bless you, my sons.” She was shot 6 times, with her body left on the dirt road for days as the locals feared moving it for the threat of being shot. Dorothy devoted her life to serving people through God and to helping save the Amazon environment, and eventually losing it as the ‘Martyr of the Amazon’.

Extra Curricular

Here at SJB, we don’t just value what happens inside the classroom, but also what happens out of it. We believe that a well-balanced, broad education, and certainly one that gets the best out of the children, should combine curricular and extracurricular activities. The activities we run, as well as day trips, residential and international trips and reflection days help to shape our students and give them experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Running activities is also a fantastic way for students to discover their hidden talents and build long-lasting relationships with their peers.

Where possible, our Year 7 and 8 students are expected to take up two activities per week, one of which should be a sporting or outdoor activity, but they can always do more! The schedule of activities is published termly, and students must sign up through Edulink. For any further information, please speak to Mr McKenna, our Assistant Head, and Miss Handford, our House & Extra-curricular Coordinator.

Extracurricular Information Booklet Term 2 2021-22

Music

Music plays an important part in the life of the school and all pupils are actively encouraged to take part in the many and varied musical activities on offer. We provide individual tuition on most orchestral instruments (brass, woodwind etc.) as well as guitar, bass guitar, drum kit, piano and voice. Individual music theory lessons are also available. Please complete the Enrolment Form below to request individual music lessons for your son/daughter.

Enrolment form for music lessons

There are many other activities and clubs to participate in. A full list with enrolment details can be found on Edulink.

SJB Charter

In order to provide all our children with the very best education we need the full support of all our parents and students. We ask that you to work in partnership with us. When we work as a team, we can truly work in the very best interests of your child. A positive partnership underpins a child’s success and we value the relationship we have with our parents and place a huge amount of importance upon it. Our partnership is richest when we nurture the growth of the individual, providing a setting where a child can learn, feel happy and secure and where the lines of communication between us are open. Growing up in today’s world is a challenge for our children. Our partnership will provide them with the boundaries, guidance and support that will enable them to flourish in a caring and safe environment.

The aim of our School Charter is to demonstrate how we can be most effective in this relationship as the children journey through seven years of education at SJB. It outlines what you can expect from us and in return what we expect from parents, students, staff, Governors and visitors.

All parents and students are expected to subscribe to this charter.

Click here to view the SJB Charter