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06/12/22

Reminder to Y13 parents that online Parents’ Evening is taking place this evening. https://t.co/97WBK3caKs

06/12/22

Day 6 in our advent countdown https://t.co/unmSdSwVgk

06/12/22

Christmas is coming to Food Technology lessons next week, with the SJL Christmas Biscuit Competition for all years currently doing food rotation. Students look out for more information heading your way. https://t.co/FrM6NQ67H8

06/12/22

Retweeted From SJL Library

Many SJL students have already grabbed a Christmas read for the holidays from our display. We also have some new cosy festive romance fiction from , and as well as Whiteout - a collection of stories celebrating black teen love in winter. https://t.co/kLb637aQfQ

05/12/22

Retweeted From Oxfam

Amazing! A huge well done and thank you to all involved! 💚✨ - Soph

05/12/22

You are warmly invited to attend our Post 16 Information Evening which takes place on Thursday 19 January 2023.  The information evening registration form should be completed by Monday 12 December 2022. https://t.co/iuGPBwMktH https://t.co/RsuqAQFXt7

05/12/22

Tremendous thanks to the Oxfam Group and their fundraising with a bake sale and providing refreshments during the school play intervals last week. Well done to all the students involved. https://t.co/OWAeIsN3qo

05/12/22

Day 5 in our advent countdown https://t.co/DpZKZekKVL

04/12/22

Day 4 in our advent countdown https://t.co/r0mbRlxhsC

03/12/22

Day 3 in our advent countdown https://t.co/w6iQ5oukXe

02/12/22

The second half did not disappoint. Fantastic performances throughout. Huge congratulations to all the students and staff who made it possible. https://t.co/2XXyFV3H20

02/12/22

Superb 1st half performance of Romeo and Juliet. https://t.co/BY8N1DkHdS

02/12/22

Year 11: good luck to our Year 11 as they head off on study leave for their mock exams. "Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. " Og Mandino https://t.co/UZM70dAd2k

02/12/22

This week's newsletter is out today... https://t.co/Qh6Dn3j8AS https://t.co/gcwuNr6ubB

02/12/22

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Friar Lawrence leads the chorus in Like A Prayer before marrying Romeo and Juliet on our second night https://t.co/Rn0lYPkgO8

02/12/22

Day 2 in our advent countdown https://t.co/Bu0Vkt7pW0

01/12/22

Have You Met…? Immensely proud of the students who took part in today’s event, sharing their interests with staff and friends https://t.co/6NSctbfAxq

01/12/22

Retweeted From RHS Campaign for School Gardening

Love these colourful decorations, what a great idea 💐

01/12/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Absolutely amazing show! Congratulations to and all the students involved.

01/12/22

Well done to all entrants to this year's Christmas Card competition, there were stunning pieces of work with over 230 entries this year. We'll be sharing some of the excellent designs as go through our Christmas Advent countdown https://t.co/93GTgci1TW

30/11/22

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Christmas decorations 🎄in progress! https://t.co/nT6FQVVjq3

30/11/22

Last remaining tickets available... tickets available on ParentPay https://t.co/p2qEfCjwZt

30/11/22

The stage is set, we cannot wait for this evening’s opening night of Romeo and Juliet https://t.co/yCm6TVVg0O

30/11/22

Parents’ Evening for Year 12 will take place on Thursday 12 January online via SchoolCloud. Further information about SchoolCloud and how to book your appointments will be sent home next week. https://t.co/SmO3oYliGg

30/11/22

We are hiring! Join our caring and experienced teaching and support staff, apply now https://t.co/3jXhFV7xTw https://t.co/rhPo8RjxTN

30/11/22

Retweeted From Send My Friend

Campaign Champions from brought 222 dreams made my their fellow students to Parliament representing the of their friends across the🌏 asking to pledge £170 million to Education Cannot Wait 👉Read on to hear their message📚✨ 🧵1/5 https://t.co/wl1pVVtzKh

29/11/22

Retweeted From John McLaverty

Young people at wrote 222 calls to action representing the 222 million children out of school because of conflict & emergencies. Today Evie & Anneka represent & are presenting them in Parliament & calling on UK Govt to pledge £170m for https://t.co/MfFmVoi1yt

29/11/22

Retweeted From John McLaverty

Anneka & Evie present 222 education dreams from Y8s to MPs & CSOs in Parliament and call for to pledge £170m to This was a massively impressive presentation which put all the cards on the table, as only youth can do https://t.co/O28Tbjt7Oi

29/11/22

Despite the chillier weather, it is great to see so many students taking part in co-curricular activities in their lunch time https://t.co/ANYyEB6tRk

29/11/22

Proud of our students sharing their voice for others who can’t https://t.co/eUVdxVKGlF

29/11/22

Retweeted From SJL Library

Since we all loved sharing our favourite Pokémon last week, we've got some book suggestions for you, based on your starter! https://t.co/MZCQWkmemh

28/11/22

Reminder to Y13 parents that booking for online Parents’ Evening closes tomorrow, 29 Nov at 6pm https://t.co/VSOChomCSK

26/11/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Thanks for for an enjoyable morning of rugby 🏉 https://t.co/bqfAx2DlXE

25/11/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Friday Night preparations for Gym and Dance display well underway. https://t.co/2pOcNXQj2M

25/11/22

❄️ World Challenge Winter Fair ❄️ The World Challenge inspires our students to be global citizens, please do come along to support them and also purchase some Christmas gifts. https://t.co/uPrXCI2oSE

25/11/22

A warm welcome to Sophie & Ellie from Oxfam who are at SJL today to talk about the impact of global warming, adaptation & climate justice. https://t.co/gw6YFK22cz

25/11/22

This week's newsletter is out today... https://t.co/Qh6Dn3j8AS https://t.co/vfnmccTgKn

24/11/22

Retweeted From SJL 6th Form

Some of our year 12 students attended the St Albans Cathedral ‘Speak Your Mind’ Debate yesterday on the topic of ‘No Platforming & Freedom of Speech’. Speakers included Bim Afolami, Daisy Cooper and Claire Fox. https://t.co/vxDvy1RdyA

24/11/22

Year 7 reminder: absolute deadline for Year 7 photographs orders is tomorrow morning - all orders must be received by 8.40am Friday 25 November. https://t.co/PufIemXxje

23/11/22

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Exciting times ahead as we start our botanical art project, making eco friendly decorations. Our dried flowers were sorted ready for next weeks session when we’ll start decorating our Christmas templates. https://t.co/mXiCGRa1ml

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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