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27/02/20

Retweeted From SJL Psych and Soc

A pair of play dough representations of the free will v determinism debate today with year 13#creativepsychology https://t.co/YkoVK7uAtM

27/02/20

Diary reminder: Yr 8 Options Evening Tuesday, 3 March. Talks begin at 6.30pm and the evening will run until 8.30pm https://t.co/PzzVtQkfUa

26/02/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Great hockey match for the Yr7 today. They beat Royal Masonic School 4-2. Well played all. https://t.co/NZdQdH78M9

26/02/20

Retweeted From SJLmfl

A few photos from our Y9 and Y8 students learning about Karneval and food! https://t.co/qk997H8mr0

26/02/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: invest in yourself https://t.co/EgiTNnWdHO

26/02/20

Retweeted From YC Hertfordshire STA

Come and see Joanna and Katie at lunchtime today in the library to find our about our fantastic projects based in St Albans and https://t.co/xLEhIJIzaF

26/02/20

Statement for parents and carers from - 26 February 2020 https://t.co/Jj8yXEUSB1

26/02/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Senior Football: County semi-final v Freman College has had to be postponed today. New date to be published later!

25/02/20

Thanks to helping SJL's Climate Action Group to get their voices heard with the "A Climate of Change" article in this month's Discover Hertfordshire supplement. https://t.co/3MAam0GlKG

24/02/20

With the exam season fast approaching our Supporting Students Through Exams information evening provides an invaluable toolkit for parents. Wednesday 26 February 2020. https://t.co/RkfbD89lMI

24/02/20

Thought for the Week: Being curious and asking questions Word of the Week: Phon https://t.co/IWfpZzHrEN

23/02/20

Retweeted From Jonathan Mountstevens

Are you a teacher in Herts, Beds, London, Bucks or Essex looking for challenging CPD which recognises your excellence in the classroom? Check out with and in collaboration with . Further information here: https://t.co/a7XMhfhAEy https://t.co/zKxasFbbpu

22/02/20

Retweeted From Jane Dixon

thank you very much SJL for yet another fantastic ski trip! Enormous gratitude to the teachers...relax..

22/02/20

Ski Trip update: We are now making our way back to school. All being well, we should be back at SJL at 3.20pm. Can you please be ready to collect your child by the gate on Sauncey Avenue. Please do not park in the bus bays as that is where the coach will park, thanks

22/02/20

Ski Trip update: We are currently on the ferry. Crossing is a little choppy. We are disappointed by a lack of blue skies and sunshine! Will update you in timings when we get across

21/02/20

Ski Trip update: Saas Fee has been an excellent resort and the conditions have been superb. The views have been spectacular. Sadly we are now on our way home having skied every piste. We will update you as we go and let you know timings later. https://t.co/qrDQ9AMbj0

21/02/20

Ski Trip update: Last day on the slopes, lovely blue sky however winds have picked up so lifts closed at the top for now. So groups skiing on the lower slopes or having a hot chocolate. https://t.co/Wk7gNerNoH

20/02/20

Ski Trip update: You’ll be pleased to know we are back to normal and yesterday was a blip! Beautiful sunshine and perfect snow conditions. It’s all about carving technique today https://t.co/RwLk0rZm4h

19/02/20

Ski Trip update: OMG no blue skies! Currently snowing and the lack of visibility is making everyone control their speed. Hot Chocolates are in high demand! https://t.co/Sf8qAMDF24

18/02/20

Retweeted From The OLLIE Foundation

Did you know about this fantastic service available to young people in the district? If your tweens, teens and young adults don't know - print this out and give it to them! https://t.co/l7d8NLksTA

18/02/20

Ski Trip update: Group 4 practising skiing backwards https://t.co/E4QOdlBCRI

18/02/20

Ski Trp update: Fresh snow and blue skies, great conditions although a little colder today. https://t.co/lg0BcdbiFI

17/02/20

Ski Trip update: The ski team are now the 10 pin bowling team. https://t.co/uTwhFd5IcZ

17/02/20

Retweeted From SJL History

And that’s a wrap! Heading to the airport now, our flight is currently on time, a reminder our flight number is EZY2146. Scheduled to land at 10.30 - please park and come to collect the students from arrivals. https://t.co/SQ3tTJbNVT

17/02/20

Retweeted From Chartered College

The next CTeach application window closes today! Want to be celebrated for excellent practice? Become Chartered! Finish your application and join our next cohort: https://t.co/RCmyo0qqFx https://t.co/o5QsONngNQ

17/02/20

Retweeted From SJL History

After spending the morning learning about German Resistance in Nazi Germany, we’ve now got some light retail therapy at the Berlin Mall 🇩🇪🙌🏼 https://t.co/qks8rYhJZ1

17/02/20

Ski Trip update: Day 2 on the slopes, beautiful conditions. At the top, not even the wind could slow this group down. https://t.co/cZjGeZBP7F

17/02/20

Just a reminder that school will be open from 10 till 1pm today for those who would like to come in and spend some time in quiet reflection. We will be based in the dining room.

17/02/20

Retweeted From Join the Resolution

WOW we absolutely love this We are standing with you https://t.co/Rv57ZzozTV

16/02/20

Retweeted From SJL History

Final evening exploring Berlin. Visited the Reichstag Dome and Brandenburg Gate - saved the best til last! https://t.co/X1Gy06LXlj

16/02/20

Retweeted From SJL History

Despite the wind and rain, nothing is getting our spirits down! Visited the Berlin Wall memorial this morning for an excellent guided tour and quick stop for lunch and to see The Berlin Cathedral! https://t.co/x2xluJcVT6

16/02/20

Ski Trip update: The beginners are up and skiing. https://t.co/D5tDZoYd1C

16/02/20

Ski Trip update: Blue Sky Bill in the first morning appears to be better than Storm Dennis 😄 https://t.co/z22zkgPIWP

15/02/20

Ski Trip update: We have arrived and the weather is gorgeous. Ready to unpack and then sort out the ski gear. https://t.co/d0NTiVmBfB

15/02/20

Retweeted From Tom Mowbray

Awesome U18s girls festival yesterday . Thanks to for entering. We started off with 7/10 a side then combined the schools to play 15 a side. You’ve got to love rugby!! https://t.co/IluR5R7z0j

15/02/20

Retweeted From SJL History

Visiting the Olympic Stadium this morning, learning about where Jesse Owens won gold in 1936. https://t.co/0lRfIMAdRa

15/02/20

Ski Trip Update: The famous Autogrill for breakfast in Basle, Switzerland. Not too far to go now to Saas Fee https://t.co/HerKK5zENR

14/02/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Fantastic rugby played by Senior Girls today. Played 4 won 2 drew 2 https://t.co/iu2yc7FiQK

14/02/20

Retweeted From SJL History

The end of day 1 - an interesting day learning about the divisions during the Cold War (even seeing the original Berlin Wall!). 🇩🇪 https://t.co/4SCbYm7YVa

14/02/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

U18 Girls rugby festival getting underway at

Local Governing Body

How we work

We aim for as few formal meetings as possible, preferring to support the school through active involvement rather than through sitting in committee rooms.

Under the Governance Model agreed by Scholars' Education Trust, the local governing body meets six times a year - generally for no more than two hours.  Certain key tasks provide the focus for our discussions and as a minimum each meeting focuses on a core topic as follows:-

  • Analysis of results in external examinations
  • Setting targets for the year
  • Approving the School Development Plan
  • Submitting the Annual Budget for recommendation to the Trust

A wide variety of other subjects are considered at each meeting, including the Senior Leadership Team report and updates on school governance.

The School Development Plan sets SJL’s priorities for the academic year.  Governors receive reports on progress linked to the plan and monitor its impact.

Most Governors, as well as sitting on the main Governing Body, are linked to a particular priority within the School Development plan to ensure that each objective has the necessary strategic oversight.  We also try to attend public events such as secondary transfer evening, school play performances, music concerts, the annual prize-giving ceremony and sports events.

In addition, Governors take a special interest in specific areas of school activity such as Child Protection, Special Educational Needs, GDPR, Pupil Premium and Health and Safety. In each case, one member of the governing body leads on the issue and works with the relevant SJL senior staff member to monitor developments and compliance with statutory requirements.

Queries about the school and the progress of any individual child should be directed in the first instance to the school itself but the Chair of Governors/Clerk to the Governors will be happy to answer any more general questions, particularly in relation to the role of the Governing Body.  Letters for the attention of the Chair of the Governing Body should be sent via the school.

Full Governing Body Membership

Full Governing Body Attendance Details for 2018-19

Full Governing Body Attendance Details for 2017-18

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