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09/08/20

You kept those safe! https://t.co/gDxws6xy6M

06/08/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

: Visit the Large Hadeon Collider in CERN and complete a range of activities to enthuse you all about particle physics! https://t.co/b1gkNMOzIQ & https://t.co/r9J7iKLpVT

04/08/20

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

A great day clearing the raised beds to prepare for the new school year! Socially distanced horticulture at its finest! https://t.co/lHB2WUDoRS

29/07/20

Well done! https://t.co/QM2jdusPNl

28/07/20

Retweeted From Ofqual

Getting your results this summer? Have a look at our new Student Guide available on our website - https://t.co/yutdDsMKPG https://t.co/Kc7DyJlWFH

27/07/20

Retweeted From Send My Friend

What a great way to start the week! - We've had some more wonderful letters from our Campaign Champions to their MP's and some very promising responses - special shout out to Anjali and Anneka! 💫👏 💚🌍

27/07/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

Science in summer week 2 - remember to anything you get up to! https://t.co/uQTJ1QlcS0 have loads of experiments you can do at home!

23/07/20

Thank you! https://t.co/y2whK4Lu5A

21/07/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

- Discovering Take a journey through this site and begin discovering Antarctica for yourself. Each section features activities, images, video clips and fact sheets, to help you learn about this distant, frozen wilderness. https://t.co/5u3ijFp1yL

21/07/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

Students interested in Medicine or Dentistry should visit this website: : https://t.co/ru7utMZQXG

17/07/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are immensely proud of all our students and staff for their dedication, adapting to these extraordinary times. Thank you to all members of the SET community for their support, commitment and hard work over this last term. We look forward to busy schools, full of students soon! https://t.co/g5cCr74lrK

17/07/20

Retweeted From SJL 6th Form

Perrin Myddelton Essay Competition After careful consideration from Year 12 Form Tutors , Ms Robins and a representative from Perrin Myddelton, the winners are: 1st Charlotte Sweeney 2nd Jay Colston- Patel 3rd Justine Jing Many congratulations to all

17/07/20

Thank you to all members of the SJL community for their support over this last term. We are immensely proud of all our students and staff for their dedication, adapting to these extraordinary times. We look forward to having a school full of students and staff once again. https://t.co/GFMAHo5Tms

17/07/20

Our bumper end of year newsletter is out now... https://t.co/ejjebQfvcr https://t.co/wmCrXfbP6I

16/07/20

Thank you! https://t.co/2iOxudsE4I

16/07/20

Important communication has now been issued to all parents/carers via EduLink regarding September 2020 return to school. Please read and retain. https://t.co/pUWt06sQTf

16/07/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

On SMHW we have launched the "Science over the Summer" project to all year groups - if you do anything involving science over the break then tag us here! () Awards will be given out in September to those who complete some scientific activities! Enjoy the break!

15/07/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

The final cut has been made and what an entertaining and thought provoking record of lockdown it is! Well done to all the KS 3 contributors and to Miss Woolrych and Mr Fletcher who produced and edited it! The link is in the end of term newsletter!#dramamatters https://t.co/dHjL5WW8tF

15/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: talk https://t.co/9BpTdb4JW7

15/07/20

We want to give students coming back into Yrs 10 & 12 advance notice of work experience dates for next year, so they can begin to source a placement over the summer break, should they wish to. Private placement forms can be found on school website https://t.co/4nI9D9qtzV https://t.co/24Zm78gCK7

15/07/20

As thoughts turn to the 2020/21 academic year, we are delighted to announce the new Heads of School https://t.co/Cyz4U82nso

14/07/20

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s virtual event. Well done Hepworth House on their victory. https://t.co/hwnmFHZo1b

13/07/20

Retweeted From Arv Kaushal

9am today on we have Claire Robins OBE of discussing how research can be used to drive innovation & improvement. Follow to join the discussion Register in advance for this webinar: https://t.co/ydAH53JoJr https://t.co/RJW29vN1yL

13/07/20

Thought for the Week: Listening to and learning from others https://t.co/IdHrW96cyN

10/07/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Final day for Virtual Sports Day entries! They’ve been flooding in all day, don’t be the one to miss out and represent your house with pride 🔴🟡🟢🟠⚪️🔵🟣

10/07/20

No newsletter today, look out for bumper end of term newsletter next week. We will also bring you the Summer Concert before the end of term, lots to look forward to.

09/07/20

This may be of interest to students in years 11 & 13 https://t.co/lmlYF5Z2H9

08/07/20

For Year 11 and 13 students: On Friday 10 July at 10am, the Prime Minister will be giving an address to all school leavers which will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube. A recording of the address will be available to view on both platforms. https://t.co/d03EahBhMV

08/07/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Today we would have performed our Lower School Production to local primary schools. Although it’s sad that we were unable to stand on the stage, Mr Fletcher is working tirelessly to edit your ‘Together Alone’ footage and we’re excited to share it with you all next week 🎭

08/07/20

Rotary in Harpenden are pleased to announce the local heat of the Rotary National Photography Competition, a fantastic photography activity for students in the summer break .. https://t.co/JamCUX9kJa

08/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: focus https://t.co/5Xffnbr7Sc

08/07/20

Joining us in September 2020? Staff are busy preparing equipment packs ready for collection in September. https://t.co/SLzb333hNW

07/07/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

The Staff aren’t shy either! Check out our Instagram account to see their efforts, big shoutout to Mrs Brookes the multi-eventer https://t.co/uSm3K5sHgT

07/07/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Virtual Sports Day is happening all this week and the students have already been trying all the different events. If you haven’t... GET INVOLVED https://t.co/dRY76cHCrp

07/07/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Don’t let the SJL Virtual Sports Day pass you by! It only takes a few minutes to try some of the events and represent your House. Deadline for entries Friday 10th https://t.co/TGJnAjMQL4

07/07/20

Joining us in September 2020? Keep alert for emails coming out this week with important updates. https://t.co/zgnvtZ3lUI

06/07/20

Retweeted From Crabtree Junior School

Our fabulous ex-Crabtree pupils are here to talk to the year 6 children about life in secondary school Lovely to see ex pupils talk so confidently & a great boost for our year 6 before their transition to their new schools https://t.co/PBgKRuz1Uz

06/07/20

Dates for September 2020 return* are now available on school website https://t.co/nCY6jzqOec (*subject to Government guidelines) https://t.co/liQhN5SGUR

06/07/20

This week's assembly with the theme Control and Influence was delivered to students by Mr Walton "we can decide how we respond to the challenges we face." https://t.co/8WERBv0zG8

06/07/20

Thought for the Week: Trusting each other Word of the Week: Fac https://t.co/EW1avk0oCV

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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