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23/10/20

SJL's Sixth Form Prefects are organising a whole school Harvest Festival Food Collection for King's Pantry Food Bank. Donations can be made Monday 2 - Friday 6 November in school reception. For more information on King's Pantry https://t.co/YWYkRMtHv0 Thank you for your support. https://t.co/wRUsxGDr82

23/10/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

As a trust we are immensely proud of our students and staff for the dedication they have shown over the start of this new academic year. We wish you all a safe and restful half term https://t.co/vRIk6JLn1O

23/10/20

Retweeted From SJL English

Another great entry for the Twelve Before You’re Twelve Reading competition - from James W in 7LEn3 https://t.co/BuKHUR8L83

23/10/20

Thank you to our students, staff and families for their tremendous support in this first half term of the 2020 academic year, we are proud of the commitment and dedication shown. Enjoy a safe and relaxing half term https://t.co/YzCNPhvWvM

23/10/20

This week's newsletter is out now... https://t.co/geu17m3ulg https://t.co/A3KMtrPlzH

23/10/20

Students time to get creative with the launch of the 2020 SJL Christmas Card Competition https://t.co/RHIAldtF9Z

22/10/20

The newly formed JLT for 2020-2021 had their first meeting today, a chance for students to engage and talk about their school to the Heads of School https://t.co/633PY9laxB

22/10/20

Vacancy alert: Linguist seeking a new opportunity? SJL are seeking a talented and effective Teacher of German, with French and/or Spanish to join our successful team https://t.co/ozXppQpYlm . . https://t.co/PTRyIoD1tw

21/10/20

Retweeted From Hertfordshire County Council

As half term approaches, please remember to Play Your Part and stick to the rule of 6. Read our tips on how to have a fun and safe half term https://t.co/H77nLyZdHM https://t.co/ToXvjELrLd

21/10/20

We are aware of issues with EduLink absence reporting, please see email regarding any absences reported between 10pm last night (Tuesday 20 October) and 10am today (Wednesday 21 October) https://t.co/uoKq5LeiRQ

21/10/20

Year 11 notice: mock examination timetable has been sent out to students and parents via EduLink, timetable and vital examination information can be found on the school website https://t.co/WKHbuofymx https://t.co/R5WzyjdNUe

21/10/20

A bright moment on a wet autumnal day, the issuing of Headteacher Commendations. Congratulations to all the Year 10 students receiving their 'lockdown' Head's Commendations, especially those receiving multiple awards https://t.co/FhfBUXdKnv

21/10/20

This evening Year 8 musicians should have been presenting their Music Showcase. We are delighted to announce they have been busy behind the scenes recording a showcase for you... keep an eye out for the final production later this week https://t.co/r4cl4mX2HI

20/10/20

Year 10 notice: resources for the Year 10 GCSE Information Evening have been emailed via EduLink. They can also be found on the school website https://t.co/3oLlHLxRUk https://t.co/RYywoNRF3V

20/10/20

Over 100 Head Teacher's Commendations awarded to the Year 9 bubble for achievements from summer term 2020. Well done Britten receiving the highest number of commendations https://t.co/R56CU2F4Yr

20/10/20

Reminder for those applying for 2021 secondary school, the application deadline is 31 October 2020. Look at our virtual open event page for Headteacher's address, hear from our amazing students, take virtual tour and view our impressive faculties. https://t.co/xc5uEuHIvA https://t.co/XhSWxpNqwA

20/10/20

Notice: Poppies will be on sale in school on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 October. If students wish to make a donation to the Poppy Appeal and purchase a poppy, please remember to send cash with them on these days https://t.co/KyxFiCkXT2

20/10/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Remember to join us live on Facebook at 17:30 (UK time) today 📅 , , and will all be on hand to answer any questions that you may have about university admissions for 2021. https://t.co/itT940ZXbF

20/10/20

As we all spend more time in our own households, a new online safety course from is available to book now. https://t.co/H4wsPlXgfp

20/10/20

Term dates: reminder next week is half term. We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday, 2 November 2020 https://t.co/RfSP6IfZjd

19/10/20

Calling 👋 and present Generation-COVID a webinar for 15-17 year olds exploring what Covid-19 means for the future of the economy https://t.co/wiQz9cef1R 'They are waiting to hear from you! SJL let's get involved!!!' Miss Dunne

19/10/20

As we head towards the end of the first half term, here are the house standings. Well done to 7K for a tremendous tally and to Miss Bigden with Ryder House taking overall top spot. After half term will be running the annual Christmas Card Competition https://t.co/L4llyBCWyC

19/10/20

Retweeted From UCAS

Join us live on Facebook at 17:30 (UK time) on Tuesday 20 October. , , and will all be on hand to answer any questions that you may have about university admissions for 2021. See you on Tuesday 👋 https://t.co/hwqBcFVAmY

19/10/20

Thought for the Week: Individual liberty https://t.co/hbXxzzyBoN

16/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Year 13: An interesting geopolitical perspective on renewables. Resource Security. https://t.co/VYoaCilw3z

16/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Year 11: This is a great video explaining processes. https://t.co/eHpu0taVgC

16/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Year 12 and 13: Thinking of studying Geography at university: your 24-page guide to studying geography at university https://t.co/ClKJZqFGP3

16/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Have you got a moment to put your feet up and watch something good this weekend? Pick one of these themed films/documentaries on Netflix. My Octopus Teacher is great! https://t.co/p92sMzIQp0

16/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

The Salads are in! The first (this term) of many successfully planted veggies in the thanks to some very green fingered guru's in year 10. Great work team! Have a HAPPY WEEKEND! https://t.co/7hCg4TzZJ2

16/10/20

Retweeted From SJL History

A fun fact for our Sixth Form students: today is the anniversary of Marie-Antoinette’s execution during the Reign of Terror in the French Revolution in 1793. https://t.co/VmSQ4eGNMI

16/10/20

Thank you to all parents for your feedback and support over the temporary changes to timings of the school day. New timings begin from this Monday - 19th October. See the newsletter for more details.

16/10/20

Have you been following the inter house netball competition? All the updates can be seen on our PE Dept Instagram account https://t.co/jBMUFSRAsb https://t.co/WFIedVoyYV

16/10/20

This week's newsletter is out now... https://t.co/WYn5r4PlP6 https://t.co/knPVTFpkm4

15/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Geography

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15/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Geography

It may not be the trip we planned but it is good to be out completing some fieldwork with year 13! https://t.co/bi85zpe6ZB

15/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Our is coming along well, it has taken a little longer than expected but we are now ready for our winter vegetable plug plants which we won from the and are arriving tomorrow! All thanks to some extremely dedicated pupils https://t.co/l4KcvIOsVT

14/10/20

Retweeted From SJL Psych and Soc

Play dough brains demonstrating where the three types of LTM reside based on Tulving’s research#creativepsychology https://t.co/M8cbrpDOfC

14/10/20

Retweeted From Met Contact Centre

Social media and mental health are interlinked in the lives of young people. This team have some useful info, looking at the positive and negative impacts of social media that trusted adults need to be aware of. https://t.co/oQnXmPWHbS https://t.co/BYo09AxKsP

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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