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17/01/22

Reminder to Y11 parents that booking for online Parents’ Evening closes tomorrow, 18 January, at 1pm https://t.co/i5zHpFmnVx

16/01/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

The from 5-1 down to 7-5 up in 30mins. Goals from Greg x2, Ali x2, Jack, Harry, Theo https://t.co/kPgN4Xf5R1

16/01/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Saturday football results: Yr9 lost 5-3; Yr10 won 12-2; Yr11 won 7-5 after trailing 4-0 and 5-1 either side of half time! Thanks to SAS for hosting us today.

14/01/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Saturday Football: Yr9/10/11 all play St Albans School at Woolams 9.30am KOs. Meet Woolams at 9am.

14/01/22

This week’s newsletter is out today... https://t.co/OLho6MagLi https://t.co/PreyhTxuhl

13/01/22

This is amazing, what a fantastic number of new authors tried! https://t.co/QYa50gJHIA

13/01/22

If for any reason your child missed the opportunity to receive their vaccination at school, or were declined their vaccination because they tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 12 weeks, you can book an appointment here, or visit a walk-in site. https://t.co/cwDeWIjKVa

13/01/22

Our virtual resources from yesterday's Post-16 Information Evening are now available online. Applications to join SJL Sixth Form are now open. The closing date for applications is Friday 4 February 2022. Please click below to complete an application form: https://t.co/1t3PwocNsu https://t.co/gDaQdWz2I1

12/01/22

We are delighted to announce the SJL Careers Day will be held on Thursday 24 March 2022. With an audience of 700+ students from across the county it is an amazing setting to reach out to the future generation, do not miss the opportunity to take part. https://t.co/cDYMdrTSU4

12/01/22

Parents’ Evening for Year 9 will take place on Thursday 3 February online via SchoolCloud. Further information about SchoolCloud and how to book your appointments will be sent home this week by email. https://t.co/GnM5e7EOEm

11/01/22

Congratulations to all the young people who took part in the Harpenden this evening. You were amazing!

11/01/22

Retweeted From The Smallpeice Trust

⏰ Only one week to go until applications for our 2022 Arkwright Engineering Scholarships close! Know a 16-year-old with a passion for engineering? If so, let them know to make sure they don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity. Learn more below ⬇️ https://t.co/7msLfNpnuY

11/01/22

Retweeted From Oaklands College

Registration for our next 𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 is now open! 📅 Saturday 29 Jan and Tuesday 8 Feb, St Albans Campus 📅 Wednesday 2 Feb and Saturday 5 Feb, Welwyn Garden City Campus Check out our website for more info and book onto an event: https://t.co/MMKJKA4ai6 https://t.co/nPd1nXBl59

11/01/22

Look for a new opportunity for the new year? SJL are seeking a History Teacher (MAT) and Teaching Assistant to join their excellent teaching and support teams. Apply now https://t.co/2HH4p81Eks https://t.co/Gg6kdiH1Ss

11/01/22

2/2 Thanks to for their guidance and support, allowing the students to bring their project to life. We cannot wait to see the football planters and boot bird feeders going up around the site. https://t.co/zlzAa2Dhpf

11/01/22

1/2 A group of enthused Y9 students are undertaking the Premier League Inspire Challenge 2021/22 "Playing our part in protecting our planet". Students have created their own sustainability project linking sport and the environment https://t.co/0AmVnpOdJ4

11/01/22

Reminder to Y11 parents that booking for online Parents’ Evening opens today at 1pm https://t.co/Dwlw1ZFueR

10/01/22

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

It's today! has an ongoing project to ensure all classrooms have at least one houseplant in all form rooms, which are to be looked after by the students in that form room. Here is a photo of mine in the department. https://t.co/TXyGDVFsW9 https://t.co/2NbBmr7djg

10/01/22

Year 13 have begun their mock examinations. Students are reminded their exam timetable can be found on EduLink under the Exams tab. Good luck. https://t.co/6gEPXocuOl

10/01/22

Thought for the week: careers. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” Steve Jobs https://t.co/wIpBzgb4dY

09/01/22

It is Sunday! Remember to do your lateral flow test before coming to school tomorrow. https://t.co/E2XhLFhKie

08/01/22

Wow! Congratulations Jamie! (And ) https://t.co/n5FBGYLqbn

07/01/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Saturday Football returns tomorrow: All games v 9am KO. Yr7 & Yr9 AWAY meet 8.15am at SJL OR 8.45am at SRA. Yr8 & Yr10 HOME meet 8.30am SJL.

07/01/22

No newsletter this week, however we wanted to say a tremendous thank you to our students and staff for such an efficient testing programme this week, ensuring a safe return to the classroom https://t.co/0XuQ4T8luc

07/01/22

Want to be part of the renowned SJL Chamber Choir? Auditions are taking place next Tuesday 11 January for Year 11, 12 and 13 students. https://t.co/3vQNFWk4tE

07/01/22

Would you like to apply for Sir John Lawes School Sixth Form for September 2022? Our Post 16 Information Evening will take place virtually on Wednesday 12 January 2022. For further information please see our website https://t.co/SqLuw7BNlN https://t.co/bzzaL4oQhm

05/01/22

We are hiring! SJL are seeking an engaging teacher to join their Mathematics department. Excellent CPD. ECTs welcome to apply. Apply now https://t.co/LBeC570h36 https://t.co/jclXHIjJQ1

05/01/22

Parents’ Evening for Year 11 will take place on Tuesday 25 January online via SchoolCloud. Further information about SchoolCloud and how to book your appointments will be sent home this week by email. https://t.co/EcBTcrcqOt

05/01/22

Thought for the week: hopes and aspirations. What does it take to turn an aspiration into reality? https://t.co/7xZHaJtrp0

05/01/22

Reminder to Y12 parents that online Parents’ Evening is taking place this evening from 4.30pm-7.30pm. https://t.co/83pbwkVIfE

04/01/22

Remember coats and masks for the return to school, help keep everyone safe. https://t.co/q743nC0agV

04/01/22

Please refer to letters home for reminder of return to school schedules and on-site COVID-19 testing. Thank you for your support, let's keep our community safe this new year. https://t.co/vHcgsVVIQ7

04/01/22

Wishing our students and staff a happy and healthy new year. We cannot wait to welcome students back to face to face learning https://t.co/1esuTKaHqB

01/01/22

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

A happy and healthy New Year to the Scholars' Education Trust community, wishing you a prosperous 2022 https://t.co/CUafk2jIQ6

29/12/21

Retweeted From Unsteady Barker

Incredible listen - thanks so much - and yes, let’s hear it for the textile teachers - my personal experience shows they are an amazingly creative, caring and empathetic group of people! Meaning you textiles!

17/12/21

Retweeted From Teach in Herts

What a fantastic idea - well done Y8!

17/12/21

Thank you Y8 and our staff who donated to in lieu of Secret Santa this year! Dropped off this lunchtime… https://t.co/lDrXMEzD75

17/12/21

Retweeted From Ben Bardsley

To do the Christmas quiz, email worldcf3141.com, or transfer £2.50 using PayPal (under ’Pay and Get Paid’ using email address worldcf3141.com and add a note providing your email address. Select sending to a ‘friend or family’) and you’ll receive an email copy. 👍

17/12/21

THANK YOU! Thank you to everyone who donated to the end of term Christmas Jumper Day... raising over £1600 for https://t.co/V56VIRYZgy

17/12/21

Merry Quizmas! Looking for some family fun, don’t miss this week’s newsletter for the opportunity of a festive quiz challenge🎄 https://t.co/upZM1GQaeY

Teacher Training

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Initial Teacher Training - School Direct

School Direct is an initial teacher training programme based in schools as opposed to university. Although trainees are released one day a week most of the training is in school. The idea of School Direct is to give trainee teachers a more ‘hands-on’ teaching experience than traditional university based routes into teaching. There are two School Direct programmes offered; these are fee paying and salaried. Both routes award QTS at the end of the programme.

If you do not see Sir John Lawes School listed under the Alban Federation for your subject please apply using Sandringham School and email Sir John Lawes to make us aware of your application. Please email: admin@sjl.herts.sch.uk marked for the attention of Maria Santos Richmond.

Why Train With Us?

At Sir John Lawes we have a long history of working with trainee teachers.  Within the Scholars’ Education Trust our schools are fantastic places to train, work and learn. They provide a unique school-based learning opportunity in partnership with the Alban Federation. Our partnership’s vision is simple but powerful; to ensure the delivery of high quality initial teacher training that meets the needs of the local area.

Also, all partnership schools endeavour to create an environment in which staff, pupils and trainee teachers alike feel valued and supported. We have all worked with trainee teachers for many years and we fully recognise how much vibrancy, enthusiasm and drive they can offer our respective school communities.

Importantly, the partnership sees its staff as its most valuable resource and its schools have a proven track record in training and professional development. Our teachers are excellent practitioners and are eager to share their skills, knowledge and practice with the next generation of teachers.

School Direct - Fee Paying

On the School Direct (fee-paying) route you will need to pay tuition fees, which have been frozen by the Alban Federation at £6900, but vary from provider to provider. UK and EU students are eligible for a student loan to cover 100% of the fees. However, although you will have to pay fees, there are generous bursaries available for a number of subjects.  All trainees with the Alban Federation will receive expert tuition on learning and teaching and will gain invaluable experience from colleagues at school.

Course Requirements

  • GCSE English (or equivalent) at Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure).
  • GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure).
  • An honours degree (2.2 or above), awarded by a UK University or an overseas award recognised as equivalent by NARIC.
  • Usually we would expect the degree to have a minimum 50% content of the subject in which the applicant is applying.

Advantages

As a fee-paying trainee you will:

  • Work alongside expert and experienced practitioners
  • Get a real feel for the profession by being immediately immersed in school life
  • Receive qualified teacher status (QTS) at the end of the course
  • Could get your fees covered by a student loan

Could be eligible for a bursary (limited to certain subjects)

School Direct - Salaried

The School Direct (salaried) means you will be employed by the school and receive a salary while you train. These places are usually offered to candidates who are already working in schools and are starting the course with some classroom experience. This route is only available for the subjects that the DfE designate as high or other priority. Currently the Alban Federation offers:

Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Design Technology, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, MFL, Music, Physics and RE

Course Requirements

  • GCSE English (or equivalent) at Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure).
  • GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) Grade 4 or above (Grade C or above under the old grading structure).
  • An honours degree (2.2 or above), awarded by a UK University or an overseas award recognised as equivalent by NARIC.
  • Usually we would expect the degree to have a minimum 50% content of the subject in which the applicant is applying.

Advantages

As a salaried trainee you will:

  • Receive a salary as an unqualified teacher while you train (You’ll be paid and taxed as an unqualified teacher).
  • Work alongside experienced and expert practitioners
  • Get a real feel for the profession by being immediately immersed in school life
  • Receive qualified teacher status (QTS) at the end of the course
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