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Headteacher's Welcome


We would like to welcome you to Ditton CE Junior School’s website

Richard Sutton-Smith and Debbie Johnson have been interim leaders here since November 2020. Debbie will lead the school from May onwards. They say:

We came to DJS to cover the maternity leave of the Headteacher and have used our experience and knowledge to build a dynamic and aspirational  vision and ambition for the school. We have been challenged and supported by a new governing board since January 2021. All of us have worked hard to ensure that the school is building on its strengths and delivering a vibrant, united and caring ethos for the children. This is promoting rapid improvements and the reasons for that are a very capable and dedicated staff team, wonderfully enthusiastic children and huge positivity from parents.

We have found a warm and welcoming place of education and our new vision reflects that. We draw strength from a simple bible verse, John 10:10. Jesus said

“I have come that they may have life and live it to the full”

For us this has meant ensuring that we offer the fullest of lives and learning to our children and our team members. With no hand left unheld, no-one left behind. To do this we focus on four key values, each underpinned by a bible story that the children learn. Our values are Perseverance, Respect, Empathy and Responsibility. 

Our ambition is not just to be a good school but a great one. We hope you can see that as you learn more about us from the website.