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22/01/21

Here are a couple of at home self care ideas to try this weekend https://t.co/XChD9ZWCTT

22/01/21

What an incredible week, at SJL we are reminded daily by how incredible you all are. “The greatest gift is the ability to forget - to forget the bad things and focus on the good” Joe Biden. Enjoy the weekend and please follow the rules https://t.co/L93Sfr9Bfa

22/01/21

Sixth Form: what makes a successful independent learner? Ms Ollerenshaw has produced an informative promotional video to help you in these important sixth form years https://t.co/8ys9KnGGsU Video can be found under the independent study section https://t.co/RX1Kh2rNx7

22/01/21

This week’s newsletter is out now... https://t.co/Fkg5XXIRMP https://t.co/9DTet5xpqQ

21/01/21

Today’s teaser answer: envelope Well done to everyone who guessed it https://t.co/bYckMAsWPK

21/01/21

The Library’s books of the week are Clean Getaway by Nic Stone and Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Watch an interview with Nic Stone on Clean Getaway https://t.co/GN0AIboRId Read the first 25 pages of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi here: https://t.co/jpgrWcswVF https://t.co/R9Rp9LEkIK

21/01/21

*edit What begins... https://t.co/DS7jkONJrA

21/01/21

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Great news for global climate change action- US is the 2nd largest emitter of greenhouse gases and has rejoined Paris Climate Accord. Update for mitigation strategies for GCSE and A-Level. https://t.co/MU6cNxG2Hk

21/01/21

Just for fun, can you answer the riddle? Thank you to the Admin Office for our first teaser. We will post the answer later today https://t.co/Kqj788hNNT

20/01/21

Year 9: online booking for Year 9 parents’ evening opens tomorrow Thursday, 21 January 2021 at 1pm. See letter’s home for parents’ guide to booking appointments https://t.co/ufgNeDuzpl https://t.co/kd6SxOjFkn

20/01/21

Careers News - STEM and Medical Sciences Virtual Work Experience Opportunities (Ages 12-18) https://t.co/29nSEomLV6

20/01/21

Address fault thinking, try to look for the positive if you are feeling stressed or worried https://t.co/BVTaI6RYFy

20/01/21

Retweeted From NewmanSRO

Looking forward to seeing lots of you at the event. If you have any questions about the world of university, applications, student finance, courses then please drop by our virtual booth and ask. We are here to help😃

20/01/21

Retweeted From SJL History

One for our A-Level students - although the current weather might not be pleasant, it's revealing some Parliamentarian forts from during the civil war! https://t.co/CP8aR13Ron

20/01/21

Did you know our D&T faculty are on Instagram, showcasing student work. This week there some delicious bakes, creative calligraphy and do we have designers of the future as Year 7 present their mobile phone holders? Head over to see more inspiring work https://t.co/GIPgxg2eBM https://t.co/xoZQTUrqCl

19/01/21

Calling Sixth Formers, online sessions looking at apprenticeships - Post 18 Options https://t.co/nuRMcLb6E0

19/01/21

Year 11 reminder: bookings for online parents’ evening appointments will close Wednesday, 20 January at 1pm https://t.co/2WKZjttRhr

18/01/21

Designed for students in Yrs 11-13 the UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair is on Wednesday 27th January 2021, taking place from 12:00 to 18:00 (GMT/UTC). For more information and to register for the online event, please visit https://t.co/Tgjd09lasH

18/01/21

Year 9 Options Information Evening presentations will be available from 4pm https://t.co/OMSV0IOp2T It is important for you and your child to gain as much information as possible before completing options choices, please review all subject presentations. https://t.co/7lLMVxU9lq

18/01/21

Retweeted From JustTalkHerts

Today is known as Blue Monday. We're here to help, with guidance, support and signposting to services around the county - find the help you need to get you through not just today, but 2021. https://t.co/hkduw3aHEq https://t.co/LPT2VMmbqR

18/01/21

Thought for the Week: Balance Technology is vital to remote learning, but remember to take scheduled breaks away from screens. https://t.co/2jBf8rjm6h

18/01/21

Dear All, we are having some technical issues this morning. Please bear with us if there are difficulties logging on to your Teams first thing - normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!

17/01/21

Have you seen the new Art Club for years 7 and 8? If not head over to Instagram now for more details... https://t.co/xxQj2RGyY1 https://t.co/fxRQqLjCnM

15/01/21

Year 9: parents' evening will be going ahead as a virtual event on Thursday, 4 February, with consultations taking place online. Full details will be coming out next week via EduLink. https://t.co/tqgVoJ8ehK

15/01/21

Head of English, Mr Herbert is championing the "Tell Me a Story" competition https://t.co/qxdEnjbaMX Entries should be submitted to you child's English teacher by Friday, 5 February https://t.co/ajhxAoNLSp

15/01/21

Many thanks to all our students for their unwavering dedication to remote learning. “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela. Enjoy the weekend and please follow the rules https://t.co/oY232RorMB

15/01/21

This week's newsletter is out now... https://t.co/xYvrww2AH7 https://t.co/B1m9cMAhcY

14/01/21

Retweeted From UCAS

If your application is ready to submit then there is no need to wait for the January 29 deadline. and get your application in early! https://t.co/dScvVYIgNM

14/01/21

We are loving seeing the students' artwork being submitted through Seesaw. Year 7 are drawing views from their homes as part of their remote learning. Wonderful creativity. See this Instagram photo by https://t.co/Deh8wso6pv

13/01/21

Be kind to yourself; think of mistakes as lessons https://t.co/YfAdpO50GW

13/01/21

Congratulations, Sophie! https://t.co/0mqw3LhfOF

13/01/21

Great work, India! https://t.co/K2Tf4Fr6Ec

13/01/21

Year 11, keep an eye on EduLink for application forms to Sixth Form. Coming out later today.

13/01/21

Something for Harpenden based keen photographers to have a go at during your daily exercise https://t.co/vifLwtX8F1

13/01/21

Applications are now open for Sixth Form! All the presentations from yesterday’s virtual open evening are now available on the school website including webinar from Head of Sixth Form, Ms Rickard https://t.co/ZYMtEFTxHZ Closing date for applications Friday, 5 February 2021 https://t.co/eE22P1KbuJ

12/01/21

Students have you seen the Weekly Fitness Challenge? Students check out SMHW for more details and do not forget to follow PE on their Instagram account for updates 💪 https://t.co/YWUTGeGzf9

12/01/21

Ahead of this evening's Sixth Form Open Evening webinar from Head of Sixth Form, Ms Rickard, we welcome students/parents to review the subject presentations which are now available on the school website https://t.co/jHnH18CLcJ https://t.co/sg9LpNEc7l

12/01/21

Today's virtual Post-16 Open Event, is also an opportunity to find out more information about local colleges and apprenticeships. Mrs Power, Head of Careers, has put together some information for those looking at all post-16 options https://t.co/1HJvtdXs0P https://t.co/iaCNPyzr9D

12/01/21

Year 11: online booking for Year 11 parents’ evening opens tomorrow Wednesday, 13 January 2021 at 1pm. See letter’s home for parents’ guide to booking appointments https://t.co/ufgNeDuzpl https://t.co/FvA6DRBzSJ

11/01/21

Retweeted From John McLaverty

A massive thank you to the always amazing school group at who fundraised for by selling Xmas cards and face masks. Here's their easy step tutorial to how to make a face mask. Give it a go! https://t.co/Er6NqC86yl

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 2019-20

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