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18/01/22

Thanks to Hugo, from Ballistic Moon and Matt, currently studying Cybersecurity with placement at for paying our Computer Science students a visit yesterday to talk about their experiences https://t.co/PCURAe31tS

18/01/22

With nearly 80 clubs on offer, there is always the opportunity to try something new 📅Lunch clubs https://t.co/EvzgF4DrSd 📅After school clubs https://t.co/K1DwDSkgUf https://t.co/PBZdGJY2de

18/01/22

A sprinkling of frost across the school on this gloriously sunny morning. https://t.co/Ghxt3dYLdP

18/01/22

We look forward to welcoming Year 9 parents to this evening's virtual options evening https://t.co/3buRy4iIQO https://t.co/CTSGNLTcet

18/01/22

Thank you for visiting us. https://t.co/Lz5J3nCqmT

18/01/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Congratulations to Yr8 netball team who beat NBS 13-7. And to the Yr7 netball teams who played St George’s winning one game 9-6 and losing the other 11-1

17/01/22

Retweeted From Discover Islam Luton

Another very generous donation of coats delivered to our centre by Parveen Akhtar, student services manager at We appreciate your support. Many will benefit. https://t.co/fTw8EGUepR

17/01/22

FAO 1-week London hospital work experience with https://t.co/rvVZGBw7ZC

17/01/22

Students, calling all creatives! Are you thinking about a career in Digital Marketing? Digital Marketing 101 by could be the answer. To register for the event please follow this link: https://t.co/rzbjgJX77g

17/01/22

InvestIn have a large number of exciting career opportunities, see their newsletter for more information https://t.co/03syMrVjjd

17/01/22

Something for to all our wonderful musicians from Mrs Brown https://t.co/YznWnkNQAM

17/01/22

Thought for the week: being an ally. Why should you speak out against discrimination? https://t.co/ZXqkbdbqEV

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

Covid-19 Catch Up Premium

The government announced £1 billion of funding to support children and young people to catch up lost time after school closure. This is especially important for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds. 

This funding includes:

  • a one-off universal £650 million catch up premium for the 2020 to 2021 academic year to ensure that schools have the support they need to help all pupils make up for lost teaching time
  • a £350 million National Tutoring Programme to provide additional, targeted support for those children and young people who need the most help

Funding allocations:

  • School allocations are calculated on a per pupil basis
  • Mainstream school will get £80 for each pupil in from reception to year 11 inclusive
  • Sir John Lawes School has received £79,760 

Schools will receive this funding in three tranches: 

  1. Autumn 2020 – this is based on the latest available data on pupils by a local authority.
  2. Early 2021 – based on updated pupil and place data. This payment will also take account of the initial part payment made in autumn 2020 so that schools will receive a total of £46.67 per pupil or £140 per place across the first 2 payment rounds.
  3. Summer 2021 term - a further £33.33 per pupil or £100 per place.

Schools are able to use this funding for specific activities that suit their cohort and circumstances to support their pupils to catch up for lost teaching over the previous months, in line with the curriculum expectations for the next academic year.

The table below summarises the plan for the expenditure of the Catch Up Premium:

Year Group/Key Stage

Nature of Support and How it will be Delivered

Cost

Key Performance Indicator

Y7 students identified by HOY / Data team for not fully engaging in remote learning. PP focus initially

1-2-1 support with ‘catch-up-tutor’ 8 week blocks, 1 hours a week. 8 hours total

£9,000

The students identified make improvements in the gaps in their knowledge that have been identified by the end of the 8 sessions. End of year assessment grades show improvements in the areas identified.

Y8 students identified by HOFs / HOY / Safeguarding team for not fully engaging in remote learning. PP focus initially

1-2-1 support with ‘catch-up-tutor’ 8 week blocks, 1 hours a week. 8 hours total

£9,000

The students identified make improvements in the gaps in their knowledge that have been identified by the end of the 8 sessions. End of year assessment grades show improvements in the areas identified.

Y9 students identified by HOFs / HOY / Safeguarding team for not fully engaging in remote learning. PP focus initially

1-2-1 support with ‘catch-up-tutor’ 8 week blocks, 1 hours a week. 8 hours total

£9,000

The students identified make improvements in the gaps in their knowledge that have been identified by the end of the 8 sessions. End of year assessment grades show improvements in the areas identified.

Y7, 8 and 9 students identified for numeracy gaps in knowledge by HOFs / HOYS

1-2-1 support with ‘catch-up-tutor’ 8 week blocks, 1 hours a week. 8 hours total

£16,000

The students identified make improvements in the gaps in their numeracy knowledge that have been identified by the end of the 8 sessions. End of year assessment grades show improvements in the areas identified.

Y11 students who lack understanding on certain topics covered in lockdown

Weekly revision sessions in core subjects  run at lunchtime / afterschool over a 10 week period

£4,700

Mock Grades / Full GCSE Grades

Y11 students who lack understanding on certain topics covered in lockdown

Weekly revision sessions in option subjects  run at lunchtime / afterschool over a 10 week period

£5,600

Mock Grades / Full GCSE Grades

IT equipment for faculties to ensure those who are isolating from school can access learning remotely

Webcams, visualisers, improved network

£10,460

Improving the critical knowledge


Support with revision and home learning

High quality online assessment packages to support with identification of gaps. All faculties all students

Pot available for faculties to bid from. Limit per faculty

£7,000

Improving the critical knowledge


Support with revision and home learning

Selected KS3 students -  Literacy and Numeracy catch up

Easter catch up school.  2/3 days

£3,000

The students identified make improvements in the gaps in their literacy and numeracy knowledge that have been identified. End of year assessment grades show improvements in the areas identified.

Y10 students who have developed learning gaps during remote learning

Easter school  - 4 Full days of core teaching. £200 a day for staff

£6,000

The students identified make improvements in the gaps in their knowledge that have been identified. End of year assessment grades show improvements in the areas identified.

 

With various initiatives being disrupted by the 2nd and 3rd national lockdowns some of the above interventions were delivered remotely, or temporarily postponed to the 2021-2022 academic year. 

2021-2022 COVID-19 Catch-Up Premium spend

Year Group/Key Stage

Nature of Support and How it will be Delivered

Cost

Key Performance Indicator

Y7, 8 and 9 students identified with literacy gaps in knowledge by HOYs / HOFs

1-2-1 support with ‘catch-up-tutor’ 8 week blocks, 1 hours a week. 8 hours total

£6,000

The students identified make improvements in the gaps in their knowledge that have been identified by the end of the 8 sessions. End of year assessment grades show improvements in the areas identified.

Y7, 8 and 9 students identified with numeracy gaps in knowledge by HOYs / HOFs

1-2-1 support with ‘catch-up-tutor’ 8 week blocks, 1 hours a week. 8 hours total

£5,000

The students identified make improvements in the gaps in their knowledge that have been identified by the end of the 8 sessions. End of year assessment grades show improvements in the areas identified.

Students identified with increased anxiety

Meet with Neuro-linguistic programming coach once a week

£12,000

The students identified make improvements. End of year assessment grades show improvements in the areas identified.

Intervention teachers salary part funded

Weekly interventions £2,886

The students identified make improvements in the gaps in their knowledge that have been identified. End of year assessment grades show improvements in the areas identified.

 

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