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22/09/20

Vacancy: SJL are seeking a Religious Education teacher with possibility of management allowance for maternity absence. Ready to join a successful team with excellent facilities and impressive results? https://t.co/2Axp4CP14e . . https://t.co/4RZLJSKDyw

22/09/20

Sixth Form notice: students studying A-Level Economics, free online course covering quantitative skills. Enrol free here https://t.co/ub8T8z3WVH https://t.co/HWYb1zaqDC

22/09/20

Students are reminded to bring coats / umbrellas with them to school as the weather is forecast to change https://t.co/uaJ3K7v7NF

21/09/20

Thought for the Week: Routine https://t.co/KdERFOaZqS

18/09/20

Retweeted From Department for Education

If your child is displaying symptoms, book a test and keep them at home. Your household should self-isolate for 14 days. But neither you nor your family need to book a test unless you display symptoms. https://t.co/K7xo8nLVKe

18/09/20

Retweeted From Department for Education

If your child is unwell, but isn’t displaying any of the three coronavirus symptoms, there’s no need to book a test. After they’ve recovered, they can return straight back to school. https://t.co/DpeDn9kn6A

18/09/20

At SJL we are dedicated to ensuring teachers and students have access to the latest technology to enhance learning both in the school classroom and should the need arise, via remote learning. IT support is available via email technicalassistance.herts.sch.uk https://t.co/pjHSYsiR9B

18/09/20

This week's newsletter out now... https://t.co/t6riJi9QU4 https://t.co/UYjBIWmVFr

17/09/20

This year's Open Evening on 7 October 2020 will now take place virtually and we will be announcing further details shortly. Please check back for updates! https://t.co/KabWJVYnvq https://t.co/fg2TrdsVMb

17/09/20

Students looking to learn a new instrument/restart music lessons, we have availability in most instruments. Please contact the Music Faculty for more details? https://t.co/S1KkbwcTaL

17/09/20

Great to see and hear the return of music lessons within school, thanks to and https://t.co/YDraYhpLin

16/09/20

Retweeted From Send My Friend

Fantastic job both of you! Amazing youth advocates for global education and for

16/09/20

SJL's Y10 national campaign champions had the experience of a "virtual" parliament action day, with guest speaks from across parliamentary parties coming together with a single aim "the right climate to learn" https://t.co/zUyToubH83

16/09/20

Congratulations Mr Gauthier from all your colleagues at Sir John Lawes School https://t.co/aJA95jX8DC

15/09/20

Retweeted From Send My Friend

Thank you for speaking to our campaign champions today about . An amazing opportunity to ensure we can achieve and such encouragement for young people to champion the cause! and Lord German https://t.co/Mu8hQ3iuhL

15/09/20

We spy some familiar faces! Great work https://t.co/uIrmTwSaGC

15/09/20

Vacancy: Do you have the drive to delivery teaching of the highest standard at all key stages? SJL are seeking a Head of Design Technology to lead our creative team. See school website https://t.co/8OTXuzfBze . . https://t.co/OhDJvrZHh2

15/09/20

Did you know our are on Instagram? Give them a follow for all the latest information, including the new EXTRA CURRICULAR TIMETABLE. All clubs are in year group bubbles. https://t.co/cXwJaeAyW6 https://t.co/EGiStYrkAE

15/09/20

Music notice: All instrumental and vocal lesson times will be sent to parents directly by email from their instrumental teacher. Please also check your Junk! https://t.co/wSokdcGpWE

15/09/20

Music notice: Passed a grade 8 music exam in the academic year 2019-20? Please let the Music faculty know asap! https://t.co/zPnTrmjxhF

14/09/20

Proud to hear of an ex-student doing such important work. Well done James. https://t.co/7sHsie0lgC

14/09/20

Thought for the Week: Luck https://t.co/pkEMParwZM

13/09/20

Weather alert! It looks like it’s going to be hot for the next few days so don’t forget to fill your water bottles before heading to school, please!

11/09/20

Alviar was not a Sir John Lawes School boy, but he was a Harpenden schoolboy. Alviar, we wish you the very best. https://t.co/VDKpOb6mCO

11/09/20

Our latest newsletter is out now... https://t.co/Ge6LeB13HB https://t.co/nSV3szEaPz

10/09/20

Thought for the Week is an additional way in which students at SJL are encouraged to engage in thinking beyond the everyday matters to ideas of local, national or global concern, and often asks students to focus on issues relating to citizenship and relationships. https://t.co/kGxt6JK2en

09/09/20

Year 12: tomorrow's Information Evening has been cancelled and a Loom video containing all the relevant information will be issued shortly. Look out for details via EduLink. https://t.co/ZoAjj1Hw7H

09/09/20

Retweeted From SJL 6th Form

The Perrin Myddelton essay winners finally get their prizes. Well done again to Charlotte, Jay and Justine. https://t.co/jOwXIzKu99

08/09/20

As SJL's Year 7 bubble begin their first full day of timetabled lessons, here is a look back at their initial induction days https://t.co/HxaOgjEoox

07/09/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Vacancy alert: we are seeking an Admin Assistant to join our experienced HR and Payroll team. Part-time, term-time permanent post. See website for further information https://t.co/ZiG9hU6vtl . . . https://t.co/PNb9KFKvu1

03/09/20

Retweeted From SJLtandl

Year 7 are ending their second day discovering what it is to be a Lawes Learner https://t.co/03Cns0OI31

03/09/20

Vacancy alert: looking for a new opportunity with term time hours? SJL are seeking a library assistant to join their friendly library https://t.co/SV2bp0lIIk . . . https://t.co/sufRSN5scf

03/09/20

announcement: music lessons must be applied/reapplied for via HMS (apart from drums - direct to Music Faculty) by 11 Sept. Lessons will begin week commencing 14th Sept. More details on school website https://t.co/xucxXfHJun https://t.co/fhRnPT5G3R

03/09/20

House Induction for our Year 7 joiners, learning about the SJL house system. A passionate talk from current house champion Mr Evans, Head of Austen, for his newest recruits https://t.co/pErLtO8z1l

03/09/20

Year 7 have enjoyed tours of the school with tutors https://t.co/aCtCzztCY3

03/09/20

Retweeted From Carol Aylward

Good luck today to all the teachers, staff and pupils. Hope it goes well and to plan..!

02/09/20

Lunchtime, enjoying the sunshine with packed lunch picnics and making the most of having "The Kitchen" to themselves https://t.co/QQ0QbBDPu9

02/09/20

We were thrilled to welcome Year 7 joiners this morning, starting their day with a welcome address from Headteacher, Ms Robins https://t.co/keTISAsVI9

02/09/20

A return to school for Years 8 to 11 tomorrow, we cannot wait to see you all https://t.co/HU7tBZLIn1

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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