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13/06/24

Notice: Please be aware that our Year 7 French trip departs from school tomorrow at 8.30am, please keep the bus bay on Sauncey Avenue clear so the coach can arrive and park from 8am. Many thanks.

13/06/24

Students from our Oxfam group have been busy giving assemblies to Year 7, Year 8 and Year 12 - talking about the difference between equality and equity, the incredible work of Oxfam and the fundraising and awareness activities of the SJL Oxfam group. pic.twitter.com/lnqlNdoQ2m

12/06/24

This week Austen House are hosting Austen's Got Talent at lunchtime - a chance for students to showcase their talents in a bid to win coveted house points. We've seen some incredible talent from singing to comedy, dancing to musical renditions and so much more! pic.twitter.com/mZq14PdhSH

12/06/24

Last week we were proud to be a part of the Student Climate Change & Sustainability Conference day at . Students listened to a variety of speakers and took part in engaging activities. It was a truly inspiring day! pic.twitter.com/jjnU6EQUn7

11/06/24

Today we welcomed Year 5 students from High Beeches Primary School who took part in a debating workshop learning the art of discussion and persuasion. The children were really enthusiastic and came up with some fantastic ideas! Thank you for coming to visit. pic.twitter.com/1LZxOB3fas

11/06/24

Lots of investigating happening in Year 7 science class using universal indicator to find out the pH balance of different household substances - matching the colour change to their pH balance colour scale. pic.twitter.com/Lj6F24BqZJ

11/06/24

Fabulous to see the incredible success of ex SJL students - helping to inspire current students. https://t.co/66qtFJlrAG

10/06/24

Year 8 were tasked with choosing a famous building to master their drawing and painting skills using biro and watercolour - so many amazing pieces of art being created! pic.twitter.com/ZyTFcigjto

07/06/24

Leadership opportunities play a vital role in the development of our students and we are delighted to introduce our new student leadership team - Aryan and Ria as Head Students, ably assisted by Madeleine, James, Lily and Emma. pic.twitter.com/Ba4ybIIrvy

07/06/24

A fantastic day taking place at our Sustainability Conference! https://t.co/6dKnuagZFn

07/06/24

With a nod to Cadbury's 200 year anniversary, some of our Year 8 students have been tasked with designing their own chocolate bar in D&T graphics class . This week they have been working on creating their own fonts. pic.twitter.com/IqkCWiljHm

07/06/24

Fantastic talk by from the Ministry of Eco Education and the Green Britain Foundation engaging our pupils on issues of Change and pic.twitter.com/9nqLlMO57j

07/06/24

We are very privileged to have a variety of great presenters leading our workshops this morning at our Change and Conference pic.twitter.com/yRsJjF0qDy

07/06/24

We are looking forward to a great day discussing how we can safeguard the future of our planet at the Annual Sustainability Conference. The day was introduced by our CEO, Claire Robins. pic.twitter.com/fCag7bGQUq

06/06/24

We are really excited to collaborate withSt Albans Greener Together who chose to showcase SJL as an example of a sustainable school - take a look at their fabulous video. #SJLproudhttps://t.co/fR5MMTTuY0 pic.twitter.com/exJzluGzqg

06/06/24

Preparations are underway for some Year 7 and Year 8 students taking part in our next 'Have you met...?' event on Tuesday 18 June from 3.30pm-4.30pm in the School Hall. They spent time with student leaders to discuss ideas for their individual displays. pic.twitter.com/QgZuisbGrL

06/06/24

Annual Sports Team Photos will be taken today. All students that have represented SJL teams should come to school in PE kit today (no uniform required) P1 Year 7; P2 Year 8; P3 Year 9; P4 Year 10

05/06/24

On World Environment Day our Eco Garden Club have been making use of an old butler sink to create an 'alpine trough' - with gorgeous plants found naturally below the snow and above the tree line.#GenerationRestoration pic.twitter.com/xMKZXpoY2Q

05/06/24

Reminder to Year 12 parents that online Parents’ Evening is taking place this evening. pic.twitter.com/kdfM53ImhM

05/06/24

Year 8 students in Food Technology were transported to Italy with the aroma of their incredible ragu and pasta dishes - brilliant cooking skills! pic.twitter.com/BrTxFQuAs9

05/06/24

Amazing results, well done, great teamwork! https://t.co/LHIyiedWcp

04/06/24

Yesterday some of our students enjoyed a workshop run by a team of software engineers from - the students undertook a project which focused on the creative and planning aspects of designing software solutions for modern world challenges. pic.twitter.com/mS5TOGIfnR

04/06/24

DigiTech Live - for anyone in a teaching profession this is such a great opportunity to find out more about educational technology. https://t.co/jC6JdRRxyj

03/06/24

Year 8 students were experimenting with different lighting and sound effects to create audience suspense in the gothic horror pieces they were creating. pic.twitter.com/030Q4FyPVB

02/06/24

Reminder - Year 8 ImmunisationsYear 8 students please wear a short sleeved school shirt or a vest underneath a long sleeved school shirt in preparation for immunisations tomorrow.

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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