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06/12/22

Reminder to Y13 parents that online Parents’ Evening is taking place this evening. https://t.co/97WBK3caKs

06/12/22

Day 6 in our advent countdown https://t.co/unmSdSwVgk

06/12/22

Christmas is coming to Food Technology lessons next week, with the SJL Christmas Biscuit Competition for all years currently doing food rotation. Students look out for more information heading your way. https://t.co/FrM6NQ67H8

06/12/22

Retweeted From SJL Library

Many SJL students have already grabbed a Christmas read for the holidays from our display. We also have some new cosy festive romance fiction from , and as well as Whiteout - a collection of stories celebrating black teen love in winter. https://t.co/kLb637aQfQ

05/12/22

Retweeted From Oxfam

Amazing! A huge well done and thank you to all involved! 💚✨ - Soph

05/12/22

You are warmly invited to attend our Post 16 Information Evening which takes place on Thursday 19 January 2023.  The information evening registration form should be completed by Monday 12 December 2022. https://t.co/iuGPBwMktH https://t.co/RsuqAQFXt7

05/12/22

Tremendous thanks to the Oxfam Group and their fundraising with a bake sale and providing refreshments during the school play intervals last week. Well done to all the students involved. https://t.co/OWAeIsN3qo

05/12/22

Day 5 in our advent countdown https://t.co/DpZKZekKVL

04/12/22

Day 4 in our advent countdown https://t.co/r0mbRlxhsC

03/12/22

Day 3 in our advent countdown https://t.co/w6iQ5oukXe

02/12/22

The second half did not disappoint. Fantastic performances throughout. Huge congratulations to all the students and staff who made it possible. https://t.co/2XXyFV3H20

02/12/22

Superb 1st half performance of Romeo and Juliet. https://t.co/BY8N1DkHdS

02/12/22

Year 11: good luck to our Year 11 as they head off on study leave for their mock exams. "Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. " Og Mandino https://t.co/UZM70dAd2k

02/12/22

This week's newsletter is out today... https://t.co/Qh6Dn3j8AS https://t.co/gcwuNr6ubB

02/12/22

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Friar Lawrence leads the chorus in Like A Prayer before marrying Romeo and Juliet on our second night https://t.co/Rn0lYPkgO8

02/12/22

Day 2 in our advent countdown https://t.co/Bu0Vkt7pW0

01/12/22

Have You Met…? Immensely proud of the students who took part in today’s event, sharing their interests with staff and friends https://t.co/6NSctbfAxq

01/12/22

Retweeted From RHS Campaign for School Gardening

Love these colourful decorations, what a great idea 💐

01/12/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Absolutely amazing show! Congratulations to and all the students involved.

01/12/22

Well done to all entrants to this year's Christmas Card competition, there were stunning pieces of work with over 230 entries this year. We'll be sharing some of the excellent designs as go through our Christmas Advent countdown https://t.co/93GTgci1TW

30/11/22

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Christmas decorations 🎄in progress! https://t.co/nT6FQVVjq3

30/11/22

Last remaining tickets available... tickets available on ParentPay https://t.co/p2qEfCjwZt

30/11/22

The stage is set, we cannot wait for this evening’s opening night of Romeo and Juliet https://t.co/yCm6TVVg0O

30/11/22

Parents’ Evening for Year 12 will take place on Thursday 12 January online via SchoolCloud. Further information about SchoolCloud and how to book your appointments will be sent home next week. https://t.co/SmO3oYliGg

30/11/22

We are hiring! Join our caring and experienced teaching and support staff, apply now https://t.co/3jXhFV7xTw https://t.co/rhPo8RjxTN

30/11/22

Retweeted From Send My Friend

Campaign Champions from brought 222 dreams made my their fellow students to Parliament representing the of their friends across the🌏 asking to pledge £170 million to Education Cannot Wait 👉Read on to hear their message📚✨ 🧵1/5 https://t.co/wl1pVVtzKh

29/11/22

Retweeted From John McLaverty

Young people at wrote 222 calls to action representing the 222 million children out of school because of conflict & emergencies. Today Evie & Anneka represent & are presenting them in Parliament & calling on UK Govt to pledge £170m for https://t.co/MfFmVoi1yt

29/11/22

Retweeted From John McLaverty

Anneka & Evie present 222 education dreams from Y8s to MPs & CSOs in Parliament and call for to pledge £170m to This was a massively impressive presentation which put all the cards on the table, as only youth can do https://t.co/O28Tbjt7Oi

29/11/22

Despite the chillier weather, it is great to see so many students taking part in co-curricular activities in their lunch time https://t.co/ANYyEB6tRk

29/11/22

Proud of our students sharing their voice for others who can’t https://t.co/eUVdxVKGlF

29/11/22

Retweeted From SJL Library

Since we all loved sharing our favourite Pokémon last week, we've got some book suggestions for you, based on your starter! https://t.co/MZCQWkmemh

28/11/22

Reminder to Y13 parents that booking for online Parents’ Evening closes tomorrow, 29 Nov at 6pm https://t.co/VSOChomCSK

26/11/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Thanks for for an enjoyable morning of rugby 🏉 https://t.co/bqfAx2DlXE

25/11/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Friday Night preparations for Gym and Dance display well underway. https://t.co/2pOcNXQj2M

25/11/22

❄️ World Challenge Winter Fair ❄️ The World Challenge inspires our students to be global citizens, please do come along to support them and also purchase some Christmas gifts. https://t.co/uPrXCI2oSE

25/11/22

A warm welcome to Sophie & Ellie from Oxfam who are at SJL today to talk about the impact of global warming, adaptation & climate justice. https://t.co/gw6YFK22cz

25/11/22

This week's newsletter is out today... https://t.co/Qh6Dn3j8AS https://t.co/vfnmccTgKn

24/11/22

Retweeted From SJL 6th Form

Some of our year 12 students attended the St Albans Cathedral ‘Speak Your Mind’ Debate yesterday on the topic of ‘No Platforming & Freedom of Speech’. Speakers included Bim Afolami, Daisy Cooper and Claire Fox. https://t.co/vxDvy1RdyA

24/11/22

Year 7 reminder: absolute deadline for Year 7 photographs orders is tomorrow morning - all orders must be received by 8.40am Friday 25 November. https://t.co/PufIemXxje

23/11/22

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Exciting times ahead as we start our botanical art project, making eco friendly decorations. Our dried flowers were sorted ready for next weeks session when we’ll start decorating our Christmas templates. https://t.co/mXiCGRa1ml

Home Learning

We define homework as any task teachers set for students to complete outside of usual lessons. We believe that homework plays an important role in a student’s education. It gives students the opportunity to consolidate and practise the knowledge and skills that they have been taught in lessons, whilst allowing them to develop as independent learners.

Educational research suggests that homework is most effective when it is:

  1. Practice or rehearsal of subject matter that has already been taught
  2. Clearly communicated and relevant to the course of study
  3. Purposeful, planned for, and an integral part of the sequence of learning
  4. Efficient and achievable within a fair amount of time
  5. Accessible, so that all students can benefit from it

Student tutorial for EduLink Homework

Protocols for teachers

  1. Teachers will set homework on EduLink. This communication will be timely enough for students to be able to organise the completion of their work.
  2. Teachers will communicate homework tasks as clearly as possible so that students know what they are doing and why they are doing it. It may be necessary to insert links to websites or other apps, or to attach documents that give guidance and success criteria.
  3. Teachers will set homework that is accessible and appropriate for the students who are completing the task. Where necessary, some students will receive differentiated homework.
  4. There is no set homework timetable. Instead, the nature and timing of homework tasks will be indicated by each faculty’s curriculum plan, allowing some flexibility for the needs of each teacher and class.
  5. Teachers will leave an adequate time period for students to complete homework. There is flexibility for teachers to set deadlines that are appropriate, but it is good practice to set a deadline that includes a weekend and teachers will not set homework to be handed in the next school day.
  6. There is no set time limit for homework tasks, but teachers will be mindful of the quantity of homework students receive from other subjects and consider the time it takes students to read instructions and gather resources.
  7. Where project work or longer tasks are set for homework, it is good practice for teachers to chunk the homework into weekly steps so that students remain on track for their deadlines and do not leave the work to the last minute.
  8. In the weeks approaching internal and external exams, homework tasks will be designed to help students revise and prepare for exams. Students will also be given guidance on how to revise.
  9. All homework will be acknowledged and useful for the sequence of learning. Where appropriate, teachers will give feedback on the homework tasks that students complete.
  10. Heads of faculty and teachers will aim to ensure that the volume and quality of homework is as consistent as it can be for all the students studying their subject(s).
  11. All teachers understand the benefits of homework as part of a healthy work-life balance. Therefore, teachers appreciate that the quality of the work set is more important than the quantity and that homework set for homework’s sake is ineffective.

Protocols for students

  1. Students will check their EduLink every day so that they are clear about the homework they need to complete and do not miss any deadlines.
  2. Students will carefully read all the instructions and support materials for each homework task so that they fully understand what they need to do and can complete the work to the best of their ability.
  3. Students will organise their time so that all homework tasks set on EduLink are completed by the deadline. When homework is completed, students will indicate this on EduLink so that they can manage their own deadlines.
  4. Although teachers and faculties have the flexibility to decide on appropriate sanctions for students who do not complete homework on time or to an acceptable standard, students should accept that not submitting homework by the deadline may result in a detention in the first instance.
  5. If a student cannot complete the homework for a valid reason (e.g. cannot access the resources, too many evening commitments in a short deadline), then the student will take responsibility for this by contacting the teacher at least 24 hours before the deadline. An extension might be negotiated, but if a teacher deems an extension unnecessary or if the student does not contact the teacher ahead of the deadline, then the student should expect a sanction.
  6. If a student is struggling with a homework task and does not understand what to do, they should, first and foremost, try their best to complete the work in any case. Students understand that not all work comes easily and having the resilience to learn through mistakes is a necessary part of the learning process. If a student then feels that help is still needed, they should contact their teacher before the homework deadline.
  7. If a student is struggling with homework more widely, they will make use of the support available to them. This will involve opportunities such as: attending homework clubs, speaking to teachers or TAs, meeting with teachers or TAs outside of lessons, and using EduLink regularly to help organise their deadlines.
  8. Students understand that the homework set is the minimum work they are to complete outside of lessons. Students are also encouraged to go over the work they complete in lessons each week, do wider reading, and engage with the SJL Extension Materials. This is especially important for students in exam years, who need to do their own independent revision in addition to the homework set.
  9. Sixth form students should see ongoing revision as part of the course and take ownership of their studies outside of lessons. This means that there may be work to complete and further research to undertake, which is not necessarily communicated as formal homework.

Protocols for parents and carers

  1. Parents and carers will check their child’s EduLink several times a week so that they can support their child with their homework and help them meet deadlines.
  2. Parents and carers will provide their child with a suitable place and sufficient time to complete their homework in the family home. If this is not possible, parents and carers will contact the school to see if arrangements can be made for their child to complete homework at school.
  3. Where their child has spent the maximum amount of time and effort on a homework task but has not been able to complete it, parents and carers will inform the teacher so that the teacher can take this into account and support the student appropriately.
  4. Parents and carers will encourage their child to engage with wider reading and the SJL Extension Materials, and to go over prior learning.
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