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24/03/19

Thank you for all your hard work! https://t.co/yaLp97EDso

23/03/19

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Yr11 Football Result: St Columba’s 0-1 SJL J.Jones the scorer. Boys through to the Semi-Final

22/03/19

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So lovely to welcome the German students from Alzey to SJL - rekindling friendships https://t.co/zcbS02EOdm

22/03/19

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Setting up the 'Seeds of Hope' exhibition for our Sustainable Development Goals Week next week... Come along to the library to check it out! https://t.co/X6MVVIk2yU

22/03/19

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On the coach back home. Our estimated arrival time is 7.30

22/03/19

This week's newsletter out now... https://t.co/bAq2cNkkNo https://t.co/LSmjTM4ZJB

21/03/19

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Planting today with our expert allotment holder (Mr Dunning) sewing carrots, leeks, spring onions and peas. Also a big thanks to Franks Forestry for moving 60 bags of soil ready for our new raised beds donated by Rowena Young. https://t.co/efb7kQXenG

21/03/19

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It has been fantastic welcoming students from Collège Sainte-Véronique to SJL. Lots of Fench spoken as well as finding out about Belgium and their school. https://t.co/LkjOFcrxte

21/03/19

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The Senior 1st XV play in the County Trophy Final on Wednesday 27th March against Beaumont School. The game is being played at Cheshunt RFC at 7:30pm. Will be great to see lots of you there supporting the boys

21/03/19

Diary reminder: Y9 Drama Showcase Wednesday, 27 March 2019. Students participating will have invites https://t.co/buZ2weTgdC

21/03/19

As we celebrated Spring Equinox this week it was lovely to see so many of the team out planting seeds in their vegetable garden. Cannot wait to see the harvest later in the year. https://t.co/FbtajHcWDv

21/03/19

Diary reminder: GCSE Geography Southend fieldwork trip Tuesday, 26 March 2019. Students to remember wet weather clothes and packed lunch, clipboard if they have one https://t.co/b2MXiXLsIv

21/03/19

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The lovely lunch cooked by our group ... absolument délicieux! https://t.co/90Z1LL24Nz

21/03/19

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Cooking our lunch at “L’école de cuisine chez Armand” ... it smells delicious! https://t.co/pgy9GZhQdr

21/03/19

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Working on our French booklets in the sunshine ... lovely hot chocolate too! https://t.co/ssV6E3s5Oo

20/03/19

Congratulations to and all the Harpenden schools who took part in tonight’s HASMA Spring Festival - fantastic performances all round!

20/03/19

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We had a great day at Oxfam's Lobby today! Met so many incredible people trying to make a difference to this devastating humanitarian crisis. https://t.co/U00TWpVtIr

20/03/19

A brilliant result - well done! https://t.co/InC0f8Z6tE

20/03/19

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Our walk in the tropical rain forest https://t.co/wWBpRrd60d

20/03/19

Find a mantra that works for you like ‘I can do this’ https://t.co/9AsbBQIPPm

20/03/19

Immense thanks to all the companies who supported our High Apprenticeship Evening and of course from who delivered the keynote. https://t.co/1kVuZOpJF2

20/03/19

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This morning’s topic was shopping for clothes in real life - loads of fun and ideas for GCSE role plays https://t.co/znnsS56QzN

20/03/19

Good luck to our musicians performing in this evening's Harpenden Schools' Music Spring Festival. Performers are required to be at for 6.30pm, concert dress required (all black) https://t.co/uTrUm5YVdu

19/03/19

Well done to our Senor Girls Basketball Team, outstanding achievement. https://t.co/C48r5E77XW

19/03/19

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Learning about the history of Montpellier 🌞 https://t.co/w2VF3bqiLF

19/03/19

Diary Reminder: Spring Concert, Monday 1 April 2019. Tickets are out now, available to buy via ParentPay https://t.co/ogvVXBJWKh

19/03/19

Looking for a new PE Club to take part in? Want to join a PE Club that offers a fun, relaxed, semi competitive environment? Monday Club could be the answer https://t.co/noK12b7A7O

19/03/19

Diary reminder: Duke of Edinburgh's Award Information Evening for Year 9, 7pm in the school hall, Wednesday 21 March 2019. More information about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, please visit https://t.co/bEj47xkZVW https://t.co/ID6SKUyHeB

19/03/19

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Yr10 students tackling in PE https://t.co/jJJkqbKieR

19/03/19

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Back at work https://t.co/Q4FfGiCXsG

19/03/19

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After the hard work, a croissant and some some sun https://t.co/0GKtZ5Hquj

19/03/19

Diary reminder: Higher Apprenticeship Evening, this evening from 6.30pm. We are delighted to welcome back as keynote speaker. The evening provides students with choices in the changing landscape of Post 18 education https://t.co/FaxGfuCUS6

18/03/19

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All students are settled in their host families. Bonne soirée!

18/03/19

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Tickets are now on sale for the Spring Concert on 1st April!

18/03/19

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U14 girls futsal team reach 3rd/4th place play off after narrow 1-0 defeat in final pool game. https://t.co/imAVXLOmxg

18/03/19

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Thank you for providing SafeTALK training for the Young Health Champions! They have been training to learn how to talk to people who has suicidal ideation. https://t.co/FtRa2kNIJo

18/03/19

Retweeted From SJLmfl

We landed in Montpellier safely. More update late on

18/03/19

Join our this weekend for their Spring Gardening Day. They are on a mission and need your help! Sunday, 24 March 10am-12pm. https://t.co/S8etZu2hPh

18/03/19

Introducing a new way to connect with SJL! Download our new App - read more at https://t.co/0h0yueps8O https://t.co/HpESHFz16I

18/03/19

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Girls u13 Futsal County Finals underway. Wins against Greneway 5-1 and Joan of Arc 2-1 so far!

Pastoral Care

Successful learning thrives when students feel safe, confident, respected, valued and intrigued.

From the moment a child obtains a place at Sir John Lawes, the process of supporting them to become a successful learner within a nurturing environment begins.

On entering the school, all students become members of a form group comprising of students of the same age who are all experiencing the same stage of their education. This marks the beginning of a strong bond with their form tutor who will maintain an overview of each child’s academic and personal development.

The form tutor is responsible for the pastoral care of each student and is supported in this role by a Head of Year and Student Services Manager with the aid of the Careers Coordinator. The services of the School Nurse are also available to further ensure that every child is happy and well looked after. We have a dedicated School Counsellor and Attendance Officer.

At the heart of productive learning is the need for creativity and questioning. Risk-taking is essential to achieving originality and flair and mistakes should be allowed to evolve into improvement and refinement. This can only truly flourish within a setting where it is fine to be wrong as long as you have applied yourself and tried your best. This philosophy is made very clear to all students as we support them in their learning.

Whilst some secondary schools can be extremely frenetic, the ambience at Sir John Lawes is very calm and purposeful and there is a real sense of community. There are no loud bells to be heard and the staff and students get on with one another in a very positive and meaningful way. Our school cat provides an additional ‘homely’ feel and can often be found wandering the corridors.

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