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14/12/18

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Saturday Rugby 15/12/18: please check Twitter at 7.45am to confirm pitches are fit for play. We will tweet if we need to cancel.

14/12/18

Diary reminder: Annual Awards Ceremony will be held Monday, 17 December 2018. Please arrive by 6.45pm for 7pm prompt start. We are delighted this year to welcome Professor Michael Proctor FRS to present prizes and certificates https://t.co/xzxpEu7wYt

14/12/18

Term dates reminder: End of term Friday, 21 December when school will close at 12.30pm. Students return to school Tuesday, 8 January 2019 https://t.co/nCY6jzqOec https://t.co/DXjLhD7CgW

14/12/18

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A level Drama gathering around the Christmas tree in Covent Garden before Summer and Smoke at the duke of York’s#theatretrip https://t.co/8bvw7BKkx9

13/12/18

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Vacancy alert: a number of opportunities across our expanding MAT, including English Teacher. Looking for a new start in the new year, our trust provides an innovative induction programme https://t.co/MBsEZx4B4b https://t.co/UJkoxypbO9

13/12/18

Thanks to Mrs Buckoke and the Team for yesterday's Christmas Lunch. Over 400 Christmas dinners served and a selection of festive treats for dessert https://t.co/VAGg86xVOw

12/12/18

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Excellent afternoon of indoor rowing for all the SJL rowing squads. County Champions at U16 Boys and U16 Girls and a whole host of individual champions as well. See the newsletter for full details. https://t.co/HxoeklyRUI

12/12/18

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Our A level drama students are looking forward to visiting the Deep South tomorrow night for their theatre review part of the course#lovetheatre https://t.co/pfyk1YZRMG

12/12/18

Diary reminder: Post 16 Information Evening will be held Wednesday, 16 January 2019. Presentation booking form must be returned tomorrow Thursday, 13 December 2018. See school website for further information https://t.co/yx5FYckPZP https://t.co/7WLWrkcgfw

12/12/18

Pay attention to the world around you https://t.co/6i5r3kJATe

12/12/18

Christmas Jumper Day: students & staff are invited to wear something festive to raise funds for Fikiwama School, Zambia. Donations will be collected in form... we look forward to seeing all the festive outfits Thanks to Jorja & Sophie for this year's poster https://t.co/YDh1tQxLt8

12/12/18

Vacancy alert: exciting opportunity for professional individual to join our friendly support team, part-time Receptionist vacancy. Closing date Monday, 17 December 2018 https://t.co/OkHn6fdLj1 https://t.co/HuVw9IZI9G

11/12/18

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Staff Strictly 2018 Blog Post https://t.co/GCFD0z32rj via

11/12/18

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Our annual Christmas Ecoschools fun, recycled Christmas cards to make “how to have a green Christmas” cards for staff! https://t.co/ARMDGnDo0S

11/12/18

Thank you for the tremendous interest in this year's Christmas Concert. Just a reminder all tickets have now been allocated, we apologise for any disappointment to those who were unsuccessful this year https://t.co/Xjfvafin3J

11/12/18

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C Chowdhury Y12 11/12/18 Here is another of our favourites from the shortlist. We will be sharing some of the excellent entries in our Christmas Card Competition through December. Counting down through the final placed entries in the final week of term. https://t.co/hQC7aPCyFZ

11/12/18

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Young people from young health champions course made a great start planning their peer message for January!! https://t.co/FLjZpqBUzE

10/12/18

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J Ryall Y7 School goat themed entry 10/12/18 Here is another of our favourites from the shortlist. We will be sharing some of the excellent entries in our Christmas Card Competition through December. Counting down through the final placed entries in the final week of term. https://t.co/R3mBuCX92l

10/12/18

Diary reminder: We look forward to welcoming Year 13 parents/guardians to their final Parents' Evening Tuesday, 11 December https://t.co/LlNcRdRZSw

09/12/18

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Brilliant performances - laugh-out-loud moments - well done everyone! https://t.co/0NcuwVrLy9

08/12/18

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L White Y10 08/12/18 Here is another of our favourites from the shortlist. We will be sharing some of the excellent entries in our Christmas Card Competition through December. Counting down through the final placed entries in the final week of term https://t.co/z4H7XMBP4O

08/12/18

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Congratulations to our U14 girls who have finished the day as undefeated County Badminton 🏸 Champions. Lucy Savage, Katie Savage, Kaaviya Suresh Vidhya and Kate Webster-Smith https://t.co/jLpuum7oB2

07/12/18

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Well done to the cast and crew of Twelfth Night. Everyone was absolutely incredible! Was lovely to see some familiar faces🎭

07/12/18

What an amazing last night of ‘Twelfth Night’ this evening! Standing ovations and terrific performances all round. Special thanks to the year 13 students giving their final official performances, but plenty of alumni in the audience so we hope you’ll come back too!

07/12/18

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S Jones Y8 07/12/18 Here is another of our favourites from the shortlist. We will be sharing some of the excellent entries in our Christmas Card Competition through December. Counting down through the final placed entries in the final week of term https://t.co/X4fmYfPpei

07/12/18

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New job: Receptionist in Harpenden, Herts - https://t.co/hWBoibbQRT

07/12/18

Good luck to our Year 11 students as they begin their mock examinations. Study leave commences Monday, 10 December 2018. Remember get yourself ready the night before and to rest between back-to-back exams https://t.co/rqL4ImuOrj

07/12/18

Latest vacancies: exciting opportunity to join a fast paced Reception team. Ideal opportunity for a professional, welcoming and highly organised person. Part-time and term-time only https://t.co/NJxWUMtTyJ https://t.co/tqV1q8iOE8

07/12/18

This week's newsletter... https://t.co/RHkZ9qO0Sc https://t.co/tET5PTTvKE

06/12/18

Our gratitude to Carl Cheevers, Town Clerk for his support and listening to our Y11 Life Skills quartet on their proposal to improve their community with their sheltered bench idea https://t.co/qrJCTe2YNL

06/12/18

Latest vacancy: looking for change for New Year? Vacancy to join dynamic & award winning Faculty - seeking enthusiastic candidate looking to make a difference to engaging young minds https://t.co/J43aeP0yQE https://t.co/Cfg7qP5IjW

06/12/18

Exam Reminder: candidate information ahead of the Year 11 Mock Exams can be found on the school website, including Guidance Booklet and Timetable https://t.co/adokAzIHie https://t.co/HgtqaYUv0K

06/12/18

Huge congratulations to the whole production team and our amazing actors, an outstanding first night https://t.co/swG7iBzOey

06/12/18

Good luck to our Badminton Team as they take part in the County Badminton Championships this afternoon, having won the district round

06/12/18

Please note that the deadline to purchase Christmas lunch is today, Thursday 6th December – no payments will be taken after today. Christmas Lunch must be purchased in advance on Parent Pay. Don’t leave it too late!!! https://t.co/qYwYzeIHjW

05/12/18

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Yr10 County Cup Football: Wednesday 5th Dec 2.30pm KO v Hertswood. Any parents wishing to spectate please report to reception by 2.20pm and you will be collected and taken to the field. No entrance will be permitted after this time until end of school at 3.30pm.

05/12/18

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We are hiring!#jobhunt https://t.co/RPMbJjSo3J

05/12/18

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Year 10 Football team make it to the County Cup Quarter Finals with a convincing 4-1 win against Hertswood School. Goals from Carberry⚽️⚽️Gardner ⚽️ and Poulter ⚽️

05/12/18

Make time today to do something you really enjoy https://t.co/RkhDBGSyxh

05/12/18

Thank you to everyone that requested tickets for this year's Christmas Concert. The concert has now SOLD OUT. Our apologies to those who were unsuccessful this year for this popular event

Partnerships

At SJL we value the benefits of collaborative working and have consequently forged a number of partnerships with other groups, organisations and institutions.  Below are some of the examples of well-established partnerships and how SJL students have benefited directly.

For some students an applied or vocational curriculum is appropriate and therefore we have strong links with Oaklands College in St Albans. These links have enabled SJL students to access courses most suited to their individual needs and use some of the best specialist facilities in the area.

At Post 16, SJL students are able to access A-level courses at Roundwood Park and St Georges which enables us to offer the broadest curriculum possible. Courses available at other schools include Sociology, Government & Politics and Accounts.

Sir John Lawes School holds joint Trust status with Roundwood Park School. This brings the two schools into formal partnership with the aim of raising the standards of education for the young people they serve.  

As well as our partner schools in Harpenden we have close links with schools outside our local community. For example, we are part of the St Albans and Harpenden Strategic Area Partnership which enables SJL students to access a range of courses. We also have close links with The Bushey Academy and our students have benefited from a number of opportunities that have arisen as a consequence.

As part of our work as a Training School we have well-developed and formal links with a number of Higher Education establishments including the universities of Cambridge, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. We have also used the links to enable students to access university facilities. One example of this is Year 11 students studying the Extended Project Qualification where they are able to use the library facilities at the University of Hertfordshire to aid their research.

The fantastic work that SJL students have done in the area of Globalisation and Sustainable Development has also helped to forge relationships with some established and global charities. This has helped SJL students to benefit from a wide range of opportunities for example they have had the chance to visit Zambia; Comic Relief have filmed in SJL and shown the results on the BBC; and four students met and discussed global issues with Gordon Brown.

Harpenden Secondary Schools Trust

The HSST was originally formed in 2011 by Roundwood Park and Sir John Lawes Schools in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire and Rothamsted Research. The organisations linked by the Trust work together to share facilities,  provide additional opportunities for students,  combine their expertise and consult each other about how best to keep improving.  A report from the first Trust event, a mini-charette held with students from both schools at the University of Hertfordshire, can be found here.

In 2013 St George’s School joined the Trust so that all three Harpenden secondary schools are now represented within the organisation, ensuring it has the widest possible impact for Harpenden students.

There have been many exciting activities organised by the Trust partners since its inception, these include; The Life of Plants (Rothamsted and Science), cross faculty INSET and training (MFL), Students from UH teaching Harpenden students (RE), Rothamsted Year 8 Ecology Day (Geography), ECO-Schools joint meetings (SJL & RPS), The Peace Day, and student exchanges.

As the Trust matures, there will be many more opportunities for joint working.  Currently the Trust Board are also working with the Local Authority on the education vision for a new Harpenden Secondary Free School, to address the local need for school places.

Rothamsted Research

In the next 15-30 years, the world will face serious shortages of food, energy and water, as well as having to cope with climate change. Global food production will need to increase by over 40% by 2030, and 70% by 2050. In addition, global demand for energy and water could double by 2050. Even now in the second decade of the 21st century nearly one billion people are undernourished and food prices are at an all-time high.

We need to grow more food on not much more land, using less water, fertiliser and pesticides. Science and engineering will help us do this.

As the longest running agricultural research station in the world, Rothamsted Research is leading the way in providing the scientific knowledge, innovation and new practices to improve agriculture and develop environmentally friendly solutions for agriculture through our world-leading scientific research in plant and soil science.

Since 2011, Rothamsted Research has been a partner of the Trust.

Our aim in working with the Trust is to:

  • discuss with students and teachers the issues affecting their future (e.g. food security and climate change) and the role scientists play in finding solutions to these global challenges.
  • support the students and teachers in understanding current scientific and technological challenges so they can better participate in informed democratic societal debates;
  • engage young people with cutting edge research, stimulating their curiosity in science;
  • inspire and raise students' aspirations to take up careers in science;
  • provide opportunities for our researchers to engage with different audiences to improve their own professional development; and to give Rothamsted Research the opportunity to hear the voice and understand the desires of the younger generation to help Rothamsted shape its future scientific strategy.

www.rothamsted.ac.uk

University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire offers over 800 undergraduate, postgraduate, CPD and short courses and is the UK’s leading business-facing University. With a student community of over 24,500 including more than 2,000 international students from over eighty five different countries, the University has a global network of over 165,000 alumni.

The University of Hertfordshire is one of the region’s largest employers with over 2,700 staff and a turnover of more than £235 million.

The University's Outreach & Widening Participation team aims to provide information, advice, support and encouragement to prospective University students working closely with schools across the region and further afield.

Working in partnership with the Trust, the University is enthusiastic about supporting Sir John Lawes’ staff and students whether this be through campus visits, taster days, talks from academics or just by allowing staff and students access to some of the best equipped Learning Resources Centres in the UK.

www.herts.ac.uk

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