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16/04/21

This week’s newsletter is out now... https://t.co/Qh6Dn31xJk https://t.co/nwDEXduQgP

15/04/21

The books of the week are Extra Time by Morris Gleitzman and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Read the first chapter of Extra Time: https://t.co/h774DG7zAc Watch Khaled Hosseini, author of A Thousand Splendid Suns, discuss the book: https://t.co/GH0MP90Xr2 https://t.co/fWDFHdQtuv

15/04/21

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Our amazing Year 7 team achieved so much today! We picked daffodils for the school reception desk. We watered the potatoes, broad beans, carrots and peas and and we also manged to sow melon, runner beans and baby corn! Thanks all! https://t.co/FWrdoYdRsF

14/04/21

We apologise, the links are now live on the website for our UCAS event. https://t.co/B2DVSaILVK

14/04/21

Year 12 virtual UCAS Information Evening will be live on school website from 4pm today, including presentation from University of East Anglia on student finances. https://t.co/ASPbPO3bx2 https://t.co/ecoxRgbZnp

14/04/21

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Lower School Play auditions for an open air production of The Grimm Tales in July begin next week! Check which night your year group is in action!#theatreinschools https://t.co/U4d2qKawDa

14/04/21

Wonderful to see a return to lunchtime clubs, with year groups returning to activities in year groups. Delightful to hear and see the return of the Chamber Choir. PE Clubs https://t.co/22Kdz2usvd Music Clubs full timetable to follow shortly https://t.co/Giuj6mbUyE

14/04/21

As restrictions begin to lift, remember to go offline and enjoy the present https://t.co/UxuLSSrHi5

14/04/21

Year 9 reminder: the deadline for the Year 9 Vaccinations consent form is THIS Friday 16 April 2021. Also, please make sure your child is wearing a vest or T-shirt under their uniform on Wednesday 21 April 2021. https://t.co/UmoSClL0qS

13/04/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

Chamber choir and Year 7 choir rehearsals back on tomorrow lunchtime! 🎶

13/04/21

PE lunchtime clubs are back! We are thrilled to be able to offer lunchtime clubs to students again, in their year groups. Find all the details on the SJL PE Instagram page or via school website. https://t.co/22Kdz2usvd https://t.co/NhhBbjPELw https://t.co/9My39v5pMe

13/04/21

Happy Vaisakhi to all our Sikh families. https://t.co/c98EV3ulfL

13/04/21

Ramadan Mubarak! (Blessed Ramadan/ Happy Ramadan!) from the Library. See below some of the books we have related to Muslim people and culture, these are in the library so come and borrow them. https://t.co/C08I2DVlHK

13/04/21

Ramadan Mubarak! https://t.co/wU0b6lqmbm

12/04/21

Year 10: online booking for Year 10 parents’ evening opens tomorrow Tuesday 13 April 2021 at 1pm. See letter’s home for parents’ guide to booking appointments https://t.co/ufgNeDuzpl https://t.co/M6Nr3yVgNf

12/04/21

Retweeted From Hertfordshire County Council

From the 12th April some of Arriva’s school bus duplicate services will be operated by coach companies. The coaches will not be able to accept any cash fare payments and will only accept pre – paid Arriva tickets. https://t.co/MXXpTJZ1Nf https://t.co/Ij2ygCIPk4

12/04/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are excited to have opportunities across the Trust for the new academic year. To join Scholars' in September 2021, apply now https://t.co/MBt1xAqTTg https://t.co/sqUFv3XthB

12/04/21

Thought for the week: our global future https://t.co/tpl83TT7at

11/04/21

We look forward to welcoming students back to school tomorrow. Remember face masks are still mandatory, don’t forget to put one out when getting your bag ready. https://t.co/83YC7Obuof

11/04/21

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

SJL music ensembles are back!! (in year group bubbles) Concert Band for Yr12&13 after school tomorrow. 🎶 🎺 Tuesday lunchtime Year 10 choir.

09/04/21

Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family. https://t.co/ONMkgoqaAO

02/04/21

Brilliant performance James! https://t.co/SuCBo24qmn

31/03/21

Retweeted From National Online Safety

alert ⚠️ This we focus on Chatroulette; the platform that pairs random users via webcam. From X-rated content to stranger danger, parents need to take note. Desktop: https://t.co/m8JFmQ75wm Download app: https://t.co/lsD7YnhF9S https://t.co/ZeKcXvNPzZ

27/03/21

Retweeted From Department for Education

. has written an open letter to young people thanking them for the way they have responded to the huge challenges they have faced throughout the pandemic. Read it here: https://t.co/xYGhk93Dnr... https://t.co/UBWBxGecV3

27/03/21

Retweeted From SJLdrama

A level Text in Performance duologue assessment was a real pleasure to see some brilliant acting and be back under the lights#theatrematters https://t.co/O3dokeoFFz

26/03/21

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Immensely proud of the Scholars’ community, to our volunteers supporting student testing, staff for making the return to face to face lessons a smooth and supportive transition, and to our students for making us proud every day with their positive approach to learning. Thank you! https://t.co/6FAetCqrfh

26/03/21

Thank you to the SJL community for supporting the return to school for our students this term, for all the hard work and dedication that has gone into online learning and the enthusiasm that students have returned to school with, to engage in their face to face lessons https://t.co/i2ZjeHyC6K

26/03/21

Marking the end of term with the Lawes Lowdown https://t.co/rbkFkMGFek

26/03/21

Retweeted From Vibe 107.6 FM

An award-winning family festival in is going ahead after having to postpone from last year. The held at playing field, will take place on Saturday July 3. The mass karaoke phenomenon are headlining and a packed line up! 🎤 https://t.co/BW1QbP6Ztp

26/03/21

As we close the Spring Term, the house standings are very close with Mr Evans claiming the top spot with Austen House https://t.co/VP6uUhq3Hd

26/03/21

Year 10 Parents’ Evening will be going ahead as a virtual event on Tuesday 27 April 2021, with consultations taking place online. Full details will be coming out today via EduLink. https://t.co/NDwW8evyWs

26/03/21

End of term newsletter is out now... https://t.co/WDHimqlSLh https://t.co/kysoqKP6Qy

25/03/21

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

WOW! What a great afternoon in the today. We planted Pentland javelin first early potatoes in pots and raised beds, Purple haze carrots and Gladiator parsnips! Massive thanks to some superb Year 8 EcoGardeners! Proudly displaying our flag too https://t.co/Q6b8xly1pt

25/03/21

Would you like to get involved with supporting your local community? Then why not join the St Albans and Harpenden Youth Council every Monday https://t.co/4AEi343po3

25/03/21

Well done to our eco gardeners, what a tremendous effort. https://t.co/upsTQEUcFV

25/03/21

Vacancy: we are seeking a talented and effective Teacher of Spanish and French to join our successful MFL team for maternity cover. Apply now https://t.co/cYXZJEDHY2 https://t.co/j4Wdp6637a

25/03/21

The books of the week are Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth and The Lie by Helen Dunmore. Watch review of Running on the Roof of the World https://t.co/xEoskDICAo See Helen Dunmore introduce her book, The Lie https://t.co/p56wneoIXF https://t.co/WW7QIW7IAv

24/03/21

Outdoor clubs are on – sports hall clubs are not.

24/03/21

End of term reminder: School finishes at normal time this Friday 26 March 2021 https://t.co/cLraNnZZKz

24/03/21

We all have had to practice patience over this past year, remember things worth having are worth the wait https://t.co/oH2zhHs9Qn

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

Yr7 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.

Yr8 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.

Yr9 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.

Yr7,8 & 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.

Yr11 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

Yr11 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.

Yr10 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.

 

As schools are in second lock down at present, some of the above interventions are being delivered remotely, or have been temporarily postponed, with the view to resume as soon as possible.

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