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24/05/19

This week's newsletter will be available on school website... https://t.co/J6RGUIVGV5 https://t.co/HVIH6Jceu3

24/05/19

Revision tip: half term means a brief break from exams, don't forget to take short breaks during revision too - 15 minutes every hour will help you to take in more https://t.co/Nb3XFASc94

24/05/19

Year 6 Joiners: gentle reminder you can still purchase the Equipment Starter Packs via ParentPay. Closing date is Monday, 3 June 2019. https://t.co/vCjtZnK4w9

24/05/19

New Heads of School announced https://t.co/gw9QoBHUWe

24/05/19

The latest newscast is out now with highlights from the first half of this Summer Term https://t.co/Yy3BBFyBM6

23/05/19

Diary reminder: Half term 27-31 May 2019. Those taking exams, remember to make it count https://t.co/UGRZPS8MtA

23/05/19

Retweeted From HDAH

Big thanks go to the 6th form school, Harpenden who raised £419 for our charity. If you would like to make a donation you can textdonate £20, £15, £10, £5, £3 or £1 Eg to donate £15 text HDAH 15 to 70085. Cost: £15 plus a standard network rate message fee. https://t.co/AK8nnAzK5h

22/05/19

Well done to our Eco-school team on their Open Garden. https://t.co/MoiWcivxWk

22/05/19

Share your feelings. Ask for help. You are not alone https://t.co/QJ7A1BwgCA

22/05/19

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Geography themed cupcakes made by History’s Miss Bigden to celebrate the last week of half term! 🌏🏔 https://t.co/F2wfUVXZ4v

21/05/19

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Our Geraniums are coming into flower in the garden thank you https://t.co/NUrRivbDhU

21/05/19

With underway, we have our own show garden open to parents for one day only. Don't forget to come along this afternoon 3.30-4.30pm, with various plants also for sale https://t.co/hkogZkamXe

21/05/19

Reminder: deadline for Y8 into Y9 D&T options are required to be submitted by tomorrow, Wednesday 22 May 2019. https://t.co/87lqeJqhOc

21/05/19

Retweeted From HarpendenAcademy

EYFS went on a trip to today to our ducks that we hatched in their forever home. https://t.co/jwZajoA4Tu

20/05/19

Ahead of this week's GCSE mathematics exams, here are some tips from https://t.co/rNbED5ATAN

20/05/19

Thought for the Week: How can we learn through our mistakes? https://t.co/aLYMu5qp94

18/05/19

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Planting Olivia’s giant pumpkin plant, watch this space to see it grow https://t.co/r6L2NIyRE7

18/05/19

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Lots of action in the garden even though it’s exam week, planting our geraniums from ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦ https://t.co/dvkWUm8hEX

17/05/19

Retweeted From SJL 6th Form

Goodbye to our lovely Year 13 boys - we will miss you! https://t.co/LT6WHpPkmT

17/05/19

Retweeted From SJL History

Trip update for year 9 into 10: History Year 10 Berlin trip, 2020 only has a few places left! Deposits close Friday 24th May.

17/05/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Looking for an exciting new opportunity, or to take the next step in your career? Scholars' has a number of vacancies across the Trust including teaching and non teaching roles https://t.co/mvSMjOe9dW . . . https://t.co/ek3SCqtdOE

17/05/19

Today we bid farewell to our senior students as the Year 13 Leavers’ Ceremony gets underway https://t.co/Tuj6j9VnxT

17/05/19

This week's newsletter out now... https://t.co/MzX1fCQAfv https://t.co/5AVx5CObD7

17/05/19

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

2019 Sports Awards Evening: Monday 17th June at the Public Halls 6pm start. Invitations will be out next week.

16/05/19

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Art

M Lucas Y13 A Level Photography Exam. Having set up the exhibitions the Art Faculty test out 3-D aspect of the photos https://t.co/uzUr6KqOlw

16/05/19

Diary reminder: do not forget to come along to this evening's GCSE and A Level Art, Graphics, Photography & Textiles Exhibitions . Some truly outstanding pieces on display. Exhibition is open 5-8pm https://t.co/MbDsphgu6N

16/05/19

Letters Home: Year 8 Design & Technology Options - response required. Responses can be submitted online https://t.co/G3mqqoOvX3 See letter for further details https://t.co/pvsVFB8hEr https://t.co/koF3sGfbyw

16/05/19

Retweeted From SJL English

Calling all Year 7, Year 8, and Year 9 students interested in debating and public speaking! The English faculty is running a public speaking competition next half-term - there is a meeting on Tuesday 21st May at 1pm in M4 if you are interested and would like more information! https://t.co/CVlKgf4r2z

15/05/19

Diary reminder: Year 13 Leavers' Ceremony, parents please be seated by 10.50am for prompt start at 11am. Refreshments available following ceremony https://t.co/gyWhdGNudd

15/05/19

Stress and anxiety are normal emotional responses. And like all emotions they will pass https://t.co/NmynxEdsAN

15/05/19

Retweeted From HertsAdSchool

⭐️We are looking for your star pupils⭐️- Help us to celebrate your star pupils in this year's awards by nominating them today into the Pupil of the Year Award ➡️ https://t.co/eRXuFKer5N https://t.co/NzYwAFEaYA

15/05/19

Vacancy alert: do you have excellent production skills? Looking to join a Media Faculty with excellent facilities including film studio and a suite of Macs? SJL seeking Media Teacher for maternity cover https://t.co/lZp2UJMFpb . . . https://t.co/5FCZIwZus4

14/05/19

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Great come back in 2nd innings for Yr 10 girls tounders team today. Beat RPS by half a rounder. Good start to the season. Well done all. https://t.co/SB5peYsc2S

14/05/19

Revision tip: stay hydrated! Do not forget to take a break to have a drink during revision sessions https://t.co/J0awrTShCM

13/05/19

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Please come and join us - tomato, butternut squash and pumpkin plants for sale https://t.co/UtjFcvSX6X

13/05/19

Latest vacancy: looking for an opportunity to join a vibrant and key part of the school community? SJL are seeking a Librarian to oversee its wonderful School Library https://t.co/nTBVIJqfqR . . . https://t.co/6sofYr68cV

13/05/19

Thought for the Week: Creativity https://t.co/4EfHmyuU07

10/05/19

As our Year 11 students begin their study leave, here are some tips for independent revision as suggested by SJL students https://t.co/zFTMfbQAv4

10/05/19

This week's newsletter is out now... https://t.co/vYmgqqj7Ze https://t.co/LSMGriFR9A

10/05/19

Today's Year 11 Leavers' Ceremony was one of immense pride, as students leave to begin their study leave in this important GCSE year. All the very best to you all and do yourselves proud https://t.co/G1hMYoA74u

News

Claire Robins awarded OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Posted on 09/06/2018

Claire Robins, Headteacher of Sir John Lawes School and CEO of Scholars’ Education Trust has been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Claire Robins has been head of Sir John Lawes since 2006, having previously taught at number of Hertfordshire Secondary Schools.  In 2009, she was made a National Leader of Education with a remit for supporting other school leaders, particularly those working in schools in challenging circumstances.  In 2012, she led the establishment of the Scholars’ Education Trust, when Sir John Lawes was asked to support Francis Bacon (now the Samuel Ryder Academy) in St Albans.  The trust now consists of Sir John Lawes School, Samuel Ryder Academy, Robert Barclay Academy and the Harpenden Primary Academy.  With the Department of Education, Claire has visited China and Singapore to look at their school systems and she has also been a member of the local Regional School’s Commissioner’s Headteacher Board for the last 4 years.   She sits on the executive committee of the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers and is also part of the group working to open the new Katherine Warington School in Harpenden.

Claire said, ‘I’m overwhelmed to receive such an honour although I do feel a bit of a fraud as I know that anything I have achieved in my career has been down to the magnificent support I have always received from my colleagues, family and friends and, perhaps most importantly, the wonderful young people I have had the pleasure to work with at all my different schools.  Teaching often gets a bad press, but I can honestly say I have thoroughly enjoyed the last 25 years, particularly my time at Sir John Lawes School where I have been able to work with truly amazing colleagues.  To know you are doing a job where you can actually make a difference to people’s lives is a responsibility I don’t take lightly, but it’s also a massive privilege and to receive this recognition is humbling.’

Simon Mundy, Chair of Sir John Lawes Governing Body, conveyed the absolute delight of all of Claire’s colleagues, the governors and the students on hearing she has received this richly deserved honour.

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