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JTFS Values & Ethos

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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.


Open Evening 

Monday 22nd October 6.00 - 8.00pm

Presentations are at 6.30pm, 7.00pm and 7.30pm
Seats must be booked in advance for the presentation
Click here to book


07 Oct 2018

It has been an incredible week.  We have hosted a Royal visit and the National WomenEd Unconference in the same week – quite a lot to pack in but I have never felt so proud of my job and pleased that...

John Taylor Free School is Officially Open!

06 Oct 2018

Staffordshire’s first brand new high school for nearly 30 years has held its official opening. His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO was present to cut the ribbon on the new £30million Jo...

The Opening Week of John Taylor Free School

07 Sep 2018

“Success has always been easy to measure, it is the distance between one’s origins and one’s final achievement”   The team of staff and students at John Taylor Free School are feeling justly pro...

2 weeks to go!

23 Aug 2018

A year ago this week, I saw an advert for Head of School, John Taylor Free School. The role it described was my dream job. A forward thinking Multi-Academy Trust with a Teaching School, a brand new...

New Beginnings

17 Jul 2018

The last week of term is finally upon us. For myself and my 11-year-old daughter it is a week full of mixed emotions.Back in April, I wrote about transition but now that it is finally here, it seems m...

Coaching for Excellence

19 Jun 2018

Coaching has been a valid tool for improving performance in sport, business and industry for many years and on Friday I attended a National Coaching Conference where 200 repr...

Have you earned your Stripes?

06 Jun 2018

We have had a very exciting week with the new staff induction and a “getting to know you evening” for students and parents. Throughout these events, I have been explaining to the new community at John...

The Challenge and Opportunity of Recruiting Staff to a Brand New School

06 Jun 2018

John Taylor Free School is in the unusual position of being able to recruit a team from scratch. This presents some challenges, in terms of getting the right “fit” for the team from the outset and not...