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02/04/20

Retweeted From UK Mathematics Trust

Problem Of The Day. Have fun with it! https://t.co/Wk2UXuyIYL

02/04/20

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Our daffodil Christmas gifts still bringing sunshine in these strange times thanks to https://t.co/pIfhD70w6I

02/04/20

A great resource from the Government about supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing during this period, including preteens and teenagers https://t.co/ovnKZqnHdE https://t.co/JaOz2hUHRC

02/04/20

The James Marshall Foundation do a tremendous job supporting young people in Harpenden and Wheathampsted - see below for details of how they can help. https://t.co/TtgTSrN9ao

02/04/20

Well done Mr Carey! https://t.co/QZ63wxjr7M

01/04/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Something for all KS 4 and 5 Drama students to enjoy and year 11 have a special theatre review challenge!#theatrematters https://t.co/4dob7hqzFD

01/04/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

What a fantastic opportunity! The SJL Drama department will be making the most of this! https://t.co/sFgOAqTyxf

01/04/20

Thank you to all our St Albans & Harpenden Secondary Head teacher colleagues for coming together virtually today, to discuss how schools are approaching the current difficult situation. It's great to have such a supportive local educational community!

01/04/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: do more of what you enjoy https://t.co/5SN4a1jUKT

01/04/20

Retweeted From National Autistic Society

We know for many autistic people and their families it is difficult to cope with coronavirus and the impacts that is having on our daily life. To help, we’ve created some handy tips to help you during this time of uncertainty: https://t.co/uwIjhdsWt4 https://t.co/vCITozu7ru

01/04/20

Retweeted From UK Mathematics Trust

Happy Wednesday day, everyone. Here is today's Problem Of The Day... https://t.co/gQLVJ8K3RZ

01/04/20

Thank you to our D&T Faculty https://t.co/QG0oV5SXdj

01/04/20

Retweeted From SJL History

Year 11, a competition to keep you focused https://t.co/6uDjisLiKM

01/04/20

Retweeted From SRA - English

Reading lists for all key stages. Might be helpful for anyone in need of reading inspiration! 📚 https://t.co/LOVtIFTlkx

01/04/20

Delighted that SJL’s minibuses (along with many of their drivers) are now signed up to volunteer for the NHS! https://t.co/IBk28hN6ZR

01/04/20

Retweeted From SJL Geography

An interesting article on the positive effect of the lockdown on the environment - could help us consider air pollution targets in the future 🌍 https://t.co/UtW1mW1MH4

01/04/20

Retweeted From CENTURY

We're currently offering families FREE English, maths and science courses during school closure. Our COVID-19 School Closure Support courses are perfect for and available for free. https://t.co/pCgz7tXGpf https://t.co/R6tf5GF9m1

31/03/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

A costume designer in the making? We love how Betsy Way has included material swatches with her design 🧚‍♀️ https://t.co/FA0waztGQg

31/03/20

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Art

Mass Observation Use the hashtag on our Instagram stream(https://t.co/yoSRlVIRHN) to look at a collective snapshot of 2020 Hertfordshire homes drawn by Y7 https://t.co/yZXPaLmyPt

31/03/20

Retweeted From SJL English

FAO our current, and prospective, A Level students: don’t forget to watch or rewatch these. They are really useful for the NEA! https://t.co/Drnuus3PrB

31/03/20

From Friday, 3 April 2020, all school emails will only be sent via EduLink therefore it is vital parents/carers set up their Edulink account. If your initial password link has expired please contact technicalassistance.herts.sch.uk for a new link to be issued https://t.co/Stp792fJLA

31/03/20

Retweeted From UK Mathematics Trust

Problem Of The Day. Good luck, everyone! https://t.co/OmTIKq2kQ6

30/03/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Another fantastic costume design, this time for the King of the Fairies! Well done, Oliver Newell 🧚‍♂️👑 https://t.co/E8NLcjkuLs

30/03/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Come on! Tell us a silly story! 📖 https://t.co/EFhY9rIEjV

30/03/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Could do with a laugh ? Here you go then Thursday sorted!! https://t.co/yA61crxFmM

30/03/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Another fantastic example of Year 7’s creativity in Emily Murray’s design of Queen Titania’s costume 🧚‍♀️👑 https://t.co/8uGhDna6xD

30/03/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Take a look at James Austen’s marvellous drawing of the Globe Theatre 🎭 Can any of our Y7s remember what groundlings are? https://t.co/1ytyaHzdoD

30/03/20

Retweeted From David Carter

Let’s all take a moment to thank our wonderful who are dealing with more than we can imagine. Show we appreciate the wonderful job they are doing & the vital role they continue to play in our society by sending a FREE card here https://t.co/r30e9MyxHw

30/03/20

Retweeted From Jonathan Mountstevens

One more day until application deadline for with and working with . Great opportunity for teachers in Herts and surrounding area to gain recognition, accreditation and to improve. More info here: https://t.co/a7XMhfhAEy https://t.co/ig3o4JnRaW

30/03/20

Students have access to a variety of resources for their distance learning. Here is one which is accessible to the whole family, Duolingo is a fun language learning website and mobile app. Why not learn a new language or refresh existing language skills? https://t.co/03exbaOAYK https://t.co/rFWH3m6ScF

30/03/20

Retweeted From SJL Geography

Some more ideas for extra geography themed things you can do at home. Have a good week! 🌍 https://t.co/QiwlpNI1vN

30/03/20

Retweeted From UK Mathematics Trust

Good Morning, everyone. Hope you all managed a nice weekend. Here's the first Problem Of The Day of this week. Best of luck! https://t.co/A0p9p21AVJ

30/03/20

Retweeted From SJL History

What a great idea! Year 12, Ted Vallance’s talk is on until 3rd April. Focuses on Radicalism in the English Civil War https://t.co/kF1AxjCg8D

30/03/20

Thought for the Week: Being sensitive and empathetic Word of the Week: Tech https://t.co/J5Fuz4N3bS

29/03/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Wonderful physical theatre full of humour and banging tunes! Let us know what you're streaming and enjoying!#theatrelockdown https://t.co/GF1lKTQxIr

29/03/20

Retweeted From SJL 6th Form

This is a great idea! https://t.co/Wo0P51tcxA

28/03/20

Retweeted From Challney Girls

Luton & Dunstable hospital are looking for children to create posters of appreciation and thanks to all of the NHS staff. Please email entries to sabine.hazell.nhs.uk ❤🧡💛💚💙💜

28/03/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Hope all our students have remained healthy through the first week in Remember to keep your body and mind active by accessing all the various resources online!

27/03/20

Helpful guidance from on the new app Houseparty. https://t.co/mk1xxtuEB9

27/03/20

A number of celebrities are providing support to the global community, including Jamie Oliver with his new “Keep Cooking and Carry On” programmes. Food Technology students, the programme gives helpful suggestions for replacement ingredients when cooking https://t.co/jAz5soG0lS https://t.co/2f9LPkX2yd

Uniform

A very high standard of uniform is expected at all times. Please check with the Headteacher before making any unusual purchase or uniform decisions.

The SJL school uniform may be obtained from:

STEVENSONS, 133-155 Victoria Street, St. Albans, Herts AL1 3XS
 

Girls uniform

We have given product codes for all items from Stevensons.  Items not specific to Sir John Lawes School are available at many other retailers but must fit the requirements below.

  • Navy blazer with school badge.
  • Year 7 - Navy blue pleated school skirt.  The skirt must be obtained from school suppliers Stevensons.   Skirts must be worn properly fastened at the back at all times.  They must not be rolled over or down at the waistband.
  • Navy trousers - available exclusively from Stevensons and must have the school crest.
  • Plain long sleeved white blouse (which must remain tucked in at all times).
  • An alternative short-sleeved blouse for wearing in the summer term only, is available with the school crest.  This must be worn un-tucked and without a tie.  The summer blouse is available from Stevensons only.
  • Plain navy v-neck pullover (optional) to be worn under blazer in winter.
  • School tie.
  • Navy/neutral tights
  • Short white socks/neutral tights (not knee high or trainer socks).
  • Raincoat or topcoat (not denim or leather, no hoodies, bomber jackets or logos).
  • Sensible, black shoes. Heels should be no higher than 2 inches. Higher heels and stilettos are not allowed in school.  Boots, trainers, canvas or ballet type shoes should not be worn. No backless, open-toe or flip-flop shoes are permitted.

Boys uniform

We have given product codes for all compulsory uniform items available from Stevensons.  Items not specific to Sir John Lawes School are available at many other retailers but must fit the requirements below.

  • Navy blazer with school badge. 
  • Black or charcoal grey trousers (flannel, not cord). They must fit correctly at the waist so that underwear is covered at all times.  Trousers must not be oversized, sagging, or baggy underneath.  Trousers that are tight at the ankle or drainpipe style (i.e., fashion trousers) are not permitted.
  • Belts may be worn but should be dark and plain with only a small plain buckle.
  • White shirt.  Shirts must remain tucked in at all times. 
  • An alternative short-sleeved shirt for wearing in the summer term only is available with the school crest.  This must be worn un-tucked and without a tie.  The summer shirt is available from Stevensons only.
  • Plain navy v-neck pullover (optional) to be worn under blazer in winter.
  • School tie.
  • Grey socks (not trainer socks)
  • Sensible black shoes (no trainers or ‘trainer style’ shoes).  Canvas shoes or boots should not be worn.
  • Raincoat or topcoat (Not denim or leather, no hoodies, bomber jackets or logos.)

PE Kit

Girls

  • Royal blue/white girls’ games shirt (SJL crest)
  • Plain royal blue skort or shorts
  • Royal blue/white SJL hockey socks
  • White socks (ankle length)
  • White trainers
  • Plain black leotard and black cycling shorts
  • Navy SJL base layer (optional)
  • Navy blue SJL fleece (optional)
  • SJL tracksuit (optional but desirable)
  • Shin pads/mouth guard 

 

Boys

  • Royal blue/white boys’ games shirt (SJL crest)
  • Plain royal blue shorts
  • Royal blue/white SJL football socks
  • White socks (ankle length)
  • White trainers
  • Football boots
  • Royal blue/white reversible rugby shirt
  • Navy SJL base layer (optional)
  • Navy blue SJL fleece (optional)
  • SJL tracksuit (optional but desirable)
  • Shin pads/ mouth guard 

All propoerty including school uniform, PE kit and musical instruments etc. should be clearly labelled with student's name.

General rules about dress and appearance

Jewellery - The only jewellery permitted in school is a single plain gold/silver stud in the lower lobe, or a pair of plain gold/silver stud earrings in the lower lobes plus a watch. Facial piercings are not allowed (even if covered with a plaster)

Makeup should not be worn.  Nail varnish, false nails or nail extensions should not be worn

The only badges permitted are official school badges, such as House Representative badges

Hair - should be kept clean and tidy and should not be brightly coloured, worn in any extreme style or have an appearance inconsistent, in the Headteacher’s opinion, with traditional good standards of uniform. Hair extensions are not permitted and colouring is only allowed if it appears natural. No patterns or tramlines should be shaved into the hair or eyebrows. Hair should not be shaved below a grade 2. Long hair should be fastened or tied back with neutral or school colours. Hair ornaments should not be worn. Hair bands must be plain and either black, white or navy

Coats, hats and gloves - outdoor coats should be plain. They should not be extreme in colour such as pink, red, yellow etc. They must not be leather or bomber jacket style and should not have emblems or logos. None of the above items should be worn inside the school buildings and, if they are seen, will be confiscated for parental collection. All of these items should be stored in a locker rather than carried around the school

Shoes – canvas/fabric, backless, slipper/ballet-type, or open-toe shoes are not allowed.   High heels and stilettos are not allowed (and are dangerous around school).  Heels should be no more than two inches high.  Boots and trainers/trainer-types are not allowed

Skirts - must be WORN ON THE KNEE and should be properly fastened at the back at all times. Skirts must not be rolled over or down at the waistband.

Trousers - should fit correctly at the waist, not sagging or baggy underneath and with no underwear showing. Fashionable, ‘Skinny’ or ‘drainpipe’ styles are not permitted.  Belts may be worn but must be small, plain and dark in colour

Hoodies/tracksuit tops - must not be brought or worn to school and will be confiscated for parental collection.

Charity wrist bands - Only one wrist band is permitted to be worn at any one time. It must be for an appropriate good cause (at the Headteacher’s discretion) and must not be as a fashion item or, for instance, to support a pop group or football team.

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