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22/05/20

Retweeted From SJL RE Department

The girl with the Earth balloon - incredible art and explanation from yr 7! https://t.co/qXb09NrdNJ

22/05/20

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Art

Professional artist and ex SJL A Level Artist Ashton Attz's print Superheroes & Superstars for the NHS. Proceeds from this ltd print went to staff who fighting COVID-19. Download a line drawn version here to add colour to & personalise yourself here https://t.co/m7d8gal2OL https://t.co/awocMaQztk

22/05/20

Retweeted From SJL English

Some ideas for English-related activities to do over half-term! 📚📽️🎭 https://t.co/tZRTCHJbzM

22/05/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Some innovative responses to the Victorian theatre’s well made play structure!#creativelockdown https://t.co/XRJbQyXZMT

22/05/20

Wishing our students, staff and families a relaxing half term. Take a break, recharge and we will be back ‘at home’ 1 June 2020. https://t.co/XPBVuCVhoN

22/05/20

May half term, have lots of ideas for screen free time for teenagers https://t.co/SMaaOBazg9 https://t.co/k3gTIICLmA

22/05/20

Retweeted From BBC Bitesize

Friday is CHALLENGE DAY on Bitesize Daily! 👊 We've partnered with to create a series of challenges to test your problem-solving skills. 🤔 Each one gets a bit more difficult, let us know how many you and your family can do! 👉 https://t.co/4hY4bBQzi7 https://t.co/9F37y7jw2l

22/05/20

This week’s newsletter out now... https://t.co/Bc7dnlqUN0 https://t.co/Ts2cfS0jQi

21/05/20

Retweeted From SJLScience

Ted C in year 8 has created the “Sconar System” as a part of the Physics in the Universe topic. Amazing work! Now don’t forget, it is jam first then cream! https://t.co/8eM6x1EJo2

21/05/20

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire STA

to Conference. These amazing young people supported by YC Hertfordshire helped their peers to understand what services are available in the area! https://t.co/mS8CAsTMcE

21/05/20

May half term, bask in the sun and take a tour of the Egyptian Pyramids https://t.co/FD5qPfHEpf

20/05/20

Retweeted From National Online Safety

It's cool to be kind 😊💖 In support of the theme for , we're sharing 14 ways you can show kindness online this . Be positive, be caring, be kind. >> https://t.co/QLwwJMHlEH https://t.co/baFtVBICOF

20/05/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: control https://t.co/qfIIv5huAz

20/05/20

Retweeted From BBC Bitesize

Studying at home away from friends and teachers isn't easy (and neither is balancing work and home life!) so try to be kind to your mind and encourage others to do the same 💛 Illustration by https://t.co/zSmrGlQ9SL

20/05/20

Our website has been updated with useful careers information, from Mrs Power - Head of Careers. Useful links on virtual work experience opportunities; careers and apprenticeship guidance along with useful parental guides to support next steps https://t.co/WjYPheGBsF https://t.co/mNIAGFVREx

20/05/20

May half term, journey through 800 years of history at The Louvre, Paris https://t.co/DVvLpQQTpR https://t.co/qE0bsRkAum

20/05/20

On , thank you to all our staff - not just our teachers. We appreciate all the amazing work you do to support our students!

20/05/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

On we’d like to pay tribute to all our teachers who do a great job day in & day out - even more so in the current challenging circumstances. We hope you’re staying safe & well. You’re wonderful - thank you all!

20/05/20

Retweeted From Thank A Teacher UK

Breaking News! Its finally here and what a great thank you to launch National Day. Share your video of thanks, sing a song, draw a picture. Get involved. Lets see how many teachers and support staff we can thank https://t.co/eAovkt6g4N https://t.co/8oyNIFvuVD

19/05/20

Retweeted From Jonathan Mountstevens

Application window closes tomorrow for programme delivered by and in association with . Superb opportunity for teachers in Herts and surrounding area to learn and gain recognition. More details here: https://t.co/a7XMhfhAEy https://t.co/Tz5TZsqluM

19/05/20

Reminder: Year 13 students the deadline for applications to Student Finance is Friday, 22 May 2020 https://t.co/I2Rp1WOzC8

19/05/20

May half term 2020, missing concerts by your favourite artists then why not check out the Grammy Museum https://t.co/PhOCYUEDii with concerts, interviews and much more about past and present Grammy award-winning musicians. https://t.co/FWzkPFfjts

19/05/20

Retweeted From Friends of SJL

In support of the excellent work done by the D&T department last month to create face shields for the L&D and GOSH we have covered the cost of the materials used from the generous donations we receive from our parent supporters and our events. Stay safe everyone.

19/05/20

Do you want to be a record beaker? this Thursday. https://t.co/dtzYl6eoH9

18/05/20

We are beginning the process of planning face-to-face support for students in Yrs 10 and 12 to supplement their remote learning. Important survey has been sent out via EduLink. Parents please complete our survey by 3pm on Wednesday 20 May. https://t.co/KWQJq3btfP

18/05/20

Students have this week’s assembly where Mr Newbery looks at the lessons from lockdown, overcoming adversity and emotional response to change. Mr Newbery has also set students a “3 in a row” challenge, something for them to maybe complete next week when no lessons will be set. https://t.co/KAEToQGF15

18/05/20

Ms Richardson set and D&T Faculties a challenge “recreating a colleague as a piece of art”. Head over to the Art Instagram page to see more fantastic creations https://t.co/LmDmkUMuDi

18/05/20

With one week until half term and May holidays cancelled, how about trying a virtual tour... why not try a visit to Machu Picchu, Peru https://t.co/NgSRjW9wet

18/05/20

Thought for the Week: Rights and responsibilities, having a social conscience Word of the Week: Aud https://t.co/a8bb5hswS7

17/05/20

Retweeted From BBC Bitesize

Tomorrow is the start of 2020 and this year it's all about 🧡 Here is your 7 day challenge, get involved and tweet us your pictures! https://t.co/0xrNLjBQHr

16/05/20

Retweeted From Herts for Learning

Less than a week to go until, day! Who will you be thanking and ? We'd love to hear. In the mean time, have a lovely weekend resting up! ☀️ https://t.co/SFAFhgfTvy

15/05/20

This week’s newsletter is out now... https://t.co/aqBvPPg2Vp https://t.co/ncTEcSr5T9

14/05/20

Retweeted From Department for Education

We’re celebrating National Day on Wednesday 20 May. ? 🙏👇https://t.co/SUi8SK44Q4 https://t.co/HFYfVN6U6W

14/05/20

Retweeted From HertsAdSchool

Nominate Free Today! https://t.co/biNULjyi9Y https://t.co/eXAMVEPizx

14/05/20

Yr12 students, the deadline has been extended on the survey regarding universities and courses. Survey will close 18 May 2020. The survey will help tutors and Team support you through the application process. https://t.co/rhYFTcS5zF https://t.co/BJjj6B9p2K

14/05/20

Year 12 ‘virtual’ UCAS and Oxbridge Information Evening presentations are now available to view on the school website https://t.co/FsSyP97xdW https://t.co/zPychSMynA

14/05/20

A letter has gone out to incoming Y7 parents via the school’s communication tool, EduLink. Please ensure EduLink accounts are set up and activated to receive school comms. https://t.co/ZsfBO3WolP

13/05/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Wonderful Ibsen cartoons and Memes providing valuable A level Drama context for Hedda Gabler! https://t.co/wTLob7yvTS

13/05/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: set goals https://t.co/icfiwK9FVc

13/05/20

Still lots to look at on National Numeracy Day... https://t.co/LZcvKcI1Aa

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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