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09/08/20

You kept those safe! https://t.co/gDxws6xy6M

06/08/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

: Visit the Large Hadeon Collider in CERN and complete a range of activities to enthuse you all about particle physics! https://t.co/b1gkNMOzIQ & https://t.co/r9J7iKLpVT

04/08/20

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

A great day clearing the raised beds to prepare for the new school year! Socially distanced horticulture at its finest! https://t.co/lHB2WUDoRS

29/07/20

Well done! https://t.co/QM2jdusPNl

28/07/20

Retweeted From Ofqual

Getting your results this summer? Have a look at our new Student Guide available on our website - https://t.co/yutdDsMKPG https://t.co/Kc7DyJlWFH

27/07/20

Retweeted From Send My Friend

What a great way to start the week! - We've had some more wonderful letters from our Campaign Champions to their MP's and some very promising responses - special shout out to Anjali and Anneka! 💫👏 💚🌍

27/07/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

Science in summer week 2 - remember to anything you get up to! https://t.co/uQTJ1QlcS0 have loads of experiments you can do at home!

23/07/20

Thank you! https://t.co/y2whK4Lu5A

21/07/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

- Discovering Take a journey through this site and begin discovering Antarctica for yourself. Each section features activities, images, video clips and fact sheets, to help you learn about this distant, frozen wilderness. https://t.co/5u3ijFp1yL

21/07/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

Students interested in Medicine or Dentistry should visit this website: : https://t.co/ru7utMZQXG

17/07/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are immensely proud of all our students and staff for their dedication, adapting to these extraordinary times. Thank you to all members of the SET community for their support, commitment and hard work over this last term. We look forward to busy schools, full of students soon! https://t.co/g5cCr74lrK

17/07/20

Retweeted From SJL 6th Form

Perrin Myddelton Essay Competition After careful consideration from Year 12 Form Tutors , Ms Robins and a representative from Perrin Myddelton, the winners are: 1st Charlotte Sweeney 2nd Jay Colston- Patel 3rd Justine Jing Many congratulations to all

17/07/20

Thank you to all members of the SJL community for their support over this last term. We are immensely proud of all our students and staff for their dedication, adapting to these extraordinary times. We look forward to having a school full of students and staff once again. https://t.co/GFMAHo5Tms

17/07/20

Our bumper end of year newsletter is out now... https://t.co/ejjebQfvcr https://t.co/wmCrXfbP6I

16/07/20

Thank you! https://t.co/2iOxudsE4I

16/07/20

Important communication has now been issued to all parents/carers via EduLink regarding September 2020 return to school. Please read and retain. https://t.co/pUWt06sQTf

16/07/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

On SMHW we have launched the "Science over the Summer" project to all year groups - if you do anything involving science over the break then tag us here! () Awards will be given out in September to those who complete some scientific activities! Enjoy the break!

15/07/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

The final cut has been made and what an entertaining and thought provoking record of lockdown it is! Well done to all the KS 3 contributors and to Miss Woolrych and Mr Fletcher who produced and edited it! The link is in the end of term newsletter!#dramamatters https://t.co/dHjL5WW8tF

15/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: talk https://t.co/9BpTdb4JW7

15/07/20

We want to give students coming back into Yrs 10 & 12 advance notice of work experience dates for next year, so they can begin to source a placement over the summer break, should they wish to. Private placement forms can be found on school website https://t.co/4nI9D9qtzV https://t.co/24Zm78gCK7

15/07/20

As thoughts turn to the 2020/21 academic year, we are delighted to announce the new Heads of School https://t.co/Cyz4U82nso

14/07/20

Congratulations to everyone who took part in this year’s virtual event. Well done Hepworth House on their victory. https://t.co/hwnmFHZo1b

13/07/20

Retweeted From Arv Kaushal

9am today on we have Claire Robins OBE of discussing how research can be used to drive innovation & improvement. Follow to join the discussion Register in advance for this webinar: https://t.co/ydAH53JoJr https://t.co/RJW29vN1yL

13/07/20

Thought for the Week: Listening to and learning from others https://t.co/IdHrW96cyN

10/07/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Final day for Virtual Sports Day entries! They’ve been flooding in all day, don’t be the one to miss out and represent your house with pride 🔴🟡🟢🟠⚪️🔵🟣

10/07/20

No newsletter today, look out for bumper end of term newsletter next week. We will also bring you the Summer Concert before the end of term, lots to look forward to.

09/07/20

This may be of interest to students in years 11 & 13 https://t.co/lmlYF5Z2H9

08/07/20

For Year 11 and 13 students: On Friday 10 July at 10am, the Prime Minister will be giving an address to all school leavers which will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube. A recording of the address will be available to view on both platforms. https://t.co/d03EahBhMV

08/07/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Today we would have performed our Lower School Production to local primary schools. Although it’s sad that we were unable to stand on the stage, Mr Fletcher is working tirelessly to edit your ‘Together Alone’ footage and we’re excited to share it with you all next week 🎭

08/07/20

Rotary in Harpenden are pleased to announce the local heat of the Rotary National Photography Competition, a fantastic photography activity for students in the summer break .. https://t.co/JamCUX9kJa

08/07/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: focus https://t.co/5Xffnbr7Sc

08/07/20

Joining us in September 2020? Staff are busy preparing equipment packs ready for collection in September. https://t.co/SLzb333hNW

07/07/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

The Staff aren’t shy either! Check out our Instagram account to see their efforts, big shoutout to Mrs Brookes the multi-eventer https://t.co/uSm3K5sHgT

07/07/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Virtual Sports Day is happening all this week and the students have already been trying all the different events. If you haven’t... GET INVOLVED https://t.co/dRY76cHCrp

07/07/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Don’t let the SJL Virtual Sports Day pass you by! It only takes a few minutes to try some of the events and represent your House. Deadline for entries Friday 10th https://t.co/TGJnAjMQL4

07/07/20

Joining us in September 2020? Keep alert for emails coming out this week with important updates. https://t.co/zgnvtZ3lUI

06/07/20

Retweeted From Crabtree Junior School

Our fabulous ex-Crabtree pupils are here to talk to the year 6 children about life in secondary school Lovely to see ex pupils talk so confidently & a great boost for our year 6 before their transition to their new schools https://t.co/PBgKRuz1Uz

06/07/20

Dates for September 2020 return* are now available on school website https://t.co/nCY6jzqOec (*subject to Government guidelines) https://t.co/liQhN5SGUR

06/07/20

This week's assembly with the theme Control and Influence was delivered to students by Mr Walton "we can decide how we respond to the challenges we face." https://t.co/8WERBv0zG8

06/07/20

Thought for the Week: Trusting each other Word of the Week: Fac https://t.co/EW1avk0oCV

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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