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27/01/20

Retweeted From St Albans Museums

Have you encountered this fantastic bear at the St Albans Secondary School Art Show? It's only on until Sunday so make sure you don't miss the incredible talent on show. https://t.co/g96hNL45bq https://t.co/lNYJfLQltG

25/01/20

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

Trustees and governors now working together on the strategy and vision for the next three to five years. https://t.co/zvl0ZTbseL

25/01/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Yr9 football team take the honours in with 5-3 win against RPS. Goals from Z. Marsh (🎩trick), T. Sanzo-Garcia & J.Caffery enough to secure victory despite strong second half comeback from RPS.

25/01/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

A good morning’s work by the SJL football teams. Wins for Yr7, Yr8, Yr9 & Yr10 and a narrow defeat for Yr7B against local rivals Roundwood Park.

24/01/20

Diary reminder: Saas Fee ski trip information evening - Tuesday 28 January 2020. Items to be handed in on the evening:  Passport  European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)  Pocket Money (small denominations in an envelope clearly marked your son/daughter’s name) https://t.co/eD76CT8Sak

24/01/20

It is always a real privilege to be a part of the annual School’s Art Exhibition, providing an opportunity to view a diverse range of artwork created by young talented people in Hertfordshire schools https://t.co/KUgjbzXg13

24/01/20

SJL Sports Tour Hoodie 2020 is available to order via https://t.co/bP7MoQ8O22 Available to order online now. Order deadline Friday, 14 February 2020 https://t.co/RV3re3DzcN

24/01/20

This week's newsletter out today... https://t.co/yl7UhSJMuO https://t.co/DVDpcH04Jn

23/01/20

Immense pride throughout SJL and as Headteacher and Trust CEO, Claire Robins OBE, has been recognised for her significant contribution to teaching and as such has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching https://t.co/3v0iY48x0X

23/01/20

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

Today we tasted our winter produce, giant red mustard, corn salad and mizuna https://t.co/zltl1Q4OY0

23/01/20

Nice to see our garden getting a mention! https://t.co/Tq2iCg2YXm

22/01/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: do something kind just because https://t.co/1io4djLSUI

22/01/20

Iceland Trip hoodies are available to order via Available to order online now. Order deadline Friday, 14 February 2020 https://t.co/D5iJqaj4jQ

22/01/20

Year 11 Parents' Evening schedules will be given to students today, ahead of next weeks Parents' Evening. https://t.co/QHudvYal2j

22/01/20

Retweeted From BeatSchoolUniforms

Get ready for the cold weather with the lovely Saas Fee Ski Trip Hoodie ❄️ Available to order now for a short time only at: https://t.co/wvzPlfKg43 https://t.co/JJTuhXGA07

21/01/20

Well played boys! https://t.co/3v4ePGm72O

20/01/20

Diary reminder: we look forward to welcoming Year 9 parents/pupils to tomorrow's Options Information Evening. https://t.co/uxxidPfqS5

20/01/20

Retweeted From Hertfordshire County Council

Are you a parent or carer of a young person with SEND (special educational needs or disabilities)? Then come along to our free SEND Local Offer website launch where you can chat to professionals, attend workshops and meet community groups. To find out more https://t.co/syJX2Qt7rx https://t.co/UZlHWKAHwk

20/01/20

Thought for the Week: Keeping the peace Word of the Week: Morph https://t.co/d4iHItngH5

19/01/20

Retweeted From Elizabeth Mountstevens

A fantastic opportunity for teachers in and around Hertfordshire. has opened my eyes to a world of new ideas and transformed my teaching. Keep an eye out for more information from and soon! https://t.co/SWrCgM7UUG

19/01/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Congratulations to the girls U16 table tennis 🏓 team. A long and tiring day saw them compete to an amazing standard but not quite able to progress to the National Finals.

17/01/20

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Saturday Football: unfortunately ALL of tomorrow’s football fixtures are OFF due to waterlogged pitches both at SJL and Woolams

17/01/20

Diary reminder: Year 9 Options Evening Tuesday 21 January 6.30-8.15pm. Main presentations will be held in school hall. https://t.co/uuWQzVhHBo

17/01/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Although we’re not working on a production this term we have plenty going on as our noticeboard demonstrates#theatreinschools https://t.co/04NlDm1HQO

17/01/20

This week's newsletter out today... https://t.co/yl7UhT1nmm https://t.co/VPeOeRCy6m

16/01/20

Very excited to be embarking on this new project with our friends from ! https://t.co/FuTagQEn9Q

16/01/20

Vacancy: looking for a new opportunity in the next academic year? Join a thriving faculty with impressive results, SJL are seeking a motivated Teacher of History https://t.co/3CFf6spVLJ . . https://t.co/KPs4Ekb3Bg

16/01/20

At SJL we are committed to supporting students’ wellbeing to enable students to achieve their personal best. Friday lunchtime students have the opportunity to visit The Wellbeing Room, for a variety of relaxing activities https://t.co/66QnjTWQ1X

16/01/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Essential reading for A level Drama Students! https://t.co/vnkVv1VjLh

15/01/20

Retweeted From SJL Careers

Post 16 Information Evening tomorrow - Oaklands College & Luton 6 Form College have confirmed they will be in the library from 6-7pm, before the A Level talks begin. Mrs Power and Hilary Stephens from YC Herts will also be in the library at this time for general careers advice.

15/01/20

Wellbeing Wednesday: small progress is still progress https://t.co/3iVPDyjw4N

15/01/20

Looking forward to this celebration of music from across the Trust Tickets available now, see link below. https://t.co/DJTX1whA1s

15/01/20

Vacancy: due to expansion within the faculty SJL are seeking a Teacher of RE to join their highly skilled teaching team https://t.co/ITgK9aeP2E . . https://t.co/mGo73fMdSu

15/01/20

Good luck to our Year 9 students performing in this evening's showcase. All are warmly invited, with proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. https://t.co/aMz5HeYW3N

14/01/20

Sending all best wishes to our colleagues ! https://t.co/i4KRM6XZdX

14/01/20

Congratulations to Lucas in Yr 11 who received his 10th Headteacher's Commendation for exceptional performance in GCSE History. Well done. https://t.co/iSuNHIfV5Z

14/01/20

Parents are reminded to bring student’s passport and EHIC card, and hand it in to a member of staff. https://t.co/jEFQwL8SyD

14/01/20

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Art

As part of their portrait project Y7 Students have been looking at and analysing work by other artists. Here are two drawings of Freda Kahlo and Rembrandt by Charlotte, Alice and Lotte. https://t.co/QvhtlmFst3

13/01/20

Retweeted From SJL Careers

Post 16 Information Evening - Thursday 16th Jan. Please note that local colleges will be available in the library from 6-7pm before the A Level talks begin.

13/01/20

Retweeted From SJLdrama

A level trip arranged for weds 27th Feb about to be launched on parent pay!#theatrematters https://t.co/jLtZ2HUpSy

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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