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A very warm welcome

Welcome to the Sir John Lawes website. For over 70 years Sir John Lawes School has been delivering an outstanding education for all students in our care and I hope within these pages you will discover something of how we combine the best of traditional values with the very latest in teaching methods and technologies.

Our National Teaching School status reflects the importance we place on recruiting and developing the very highest-quality staff in all areas of the organisation. Our 4th consecutive Artsmark Gold award demonstrates the emphasis we place on creativity for all students and our position as a National Support School, shows how strongly we believe in sharing good practice to bring about school improvement.

We are also very aware of our responsibilities to the wider community and awards such as our Oxfam Lead School status are evidence of our students’ awareness of the role they play as global citizens.

Claire Robins, Headteacher

Latest News

30 September 2015

Key Dates 2015/2016

See below the key dates for this academic year. Please note the Occasional Day has been changed to Friday 27 November (as detailed in the end of term newsletter) also note the 4-day return following Easter Monday.

23 September 2015

Diana Award

Sir John Lawes is a school that tackles so many different issues that affect young people,and this week we turned our attention to body image and self-esteem . On Wednesday, Mrs Honour-Jones and I were invited as panellists to ASOS HQ to take part in an event set up by the Diana Award launching the '#MySenseOfSelf' campaign. As part of the panel (which also included Sinitta, Rebecca Craven (actress) and Tessy Ojo, CEO of The Diana Award.) we were asked various questions about Self Esteem and body image- do body confidence issues just affect girls? Can anything be done to tackle these issues? What impact do you think the celebrity industry has had on young people and their body confidence?

23 September 2015

Election of Staff Governor (Teaching)

I am pleased to announce that Andrew Battersby has been duly elected unopposed as Staff Governor (Teaching) for a further term of 4 years. Claire Robins - Returning Officer

09 July 2015

The Alban TSA Inaugural Conference

Saturday 26 September 2015 from 9.30 am - 3.00 pm.

20 May 2015

Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2015

Our excellent careers provision and Careers Fair at Sir John Lawes was recognised by Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce last Thursday 14 May. Mrs Power, Head of Careers and Mrs Honour-Jones, Student Services Manager KS5, attended the formal Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards on behalf of the school as finalists in The Schools Award for Education in Employment.

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