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15/07/24

The recording of our amazing Year 7 drama club students performing A Jukebox Journey, organised by our A Level Drama students, is now available to view on the school website.https://t.co/YCAoHyaCKB pic.twitter.com/792Q3znHoX

15/07/24

With final house point and merit mark totals announced in our end-of-year assembly on Friday, here is a glimpse of the House Results Board since 2013.Will Hepworth maintain their House Cup winning streak and which house will be this year's Merit Mark Cup winner? pic.twitter.com/Enn0HVley3

13/07/24

🟡🔴🟢🏆SPORTS DAY 2024🏆⚪️🟠🔵🟣Another fantastic afternoon of SJL Sport gave us plenty of thrills and spills but in the end it finished with…🔴 Austen as our Champions 🔴Finally someone has knocked Hepworth off of top spot. Thank you to all of our competitors today ❤️ pic.twitter.com/HiPzgnWmdQ

13/07/24

Wishing our students a fantastic Music Tour to Salzburg, Austria - they will visit Salt Mines, Mirabell Gardens, a waterpark, take a cable car ride and boat trip - whilst also performing incredible concerts in amazing locations! Have a wonderful time! pic.twitter.com/y8hSWt9MhX

12/07/24

Preparations are underway for Sports Day! pic.twitter.com/XLQWtNXkCn

12/07/24

What a fantastic day we had yesterday as we welcomed Year 6 into Sir John Lawes for transition day. Their smiles and excitement were infectious as they explored the school, met their form teachers and made new friends. We can't wait to see you all again in September! pic.twitter.com/D0rVHQjlQy

12/07/24

Please note, there is no newsletter this week - look out for our end of term newsletter next week.

11/07/24

Sports Day - Friday 12 July.Students competing need to be in SJL PE kit. All other students can wear non uniform in house colours – please ensure shoulders and midriffs are covered.Sports Day will finish at 3.30pm at the end of the school day. pic.twitter.com/2ucjla3KkI

11/07/24

Year 6 students were welcomed by Mr Barry who will be the Head of Year 7 - before getting to know the school and teachers by participating in lots of fun taster lessons. pic.twitter.com/8Il3Jk6ciI

10/07/24

Thank you to our student librarians for all your support in the library this year - you are all amazing! https://t.co/zQCJEPnRXR

10/07/24

We are excited to welcome Year 6 into school tomorrow for Transition Day - please arrive via the front reception gates at 8.30am where our staff will guide you to the school hall. Please wear a white shirt with collar, smart trousers, shorts or skirt.See you tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/E3UJGeOceR

10/07/24

What a fabulous idea, good luck and have fun!! https://t.co/8ROLTGukBo

10/07/24

Year 7 students were investigating the microclimate around campus this morning as part of their geography lesson. pic.twitter.com/O7WihrRGdF

09/07/24

Guten Tag to our friends from Alzey - it’s a pleasure having you visit SJL! https://t.co/AEHbRUryPO

09/07/24

Year 12 A Level music students have been giving performances this week to Year 7 and Year 8 students, showcasing their incredible talent and sparking inspiration among the younger students. pic.twitter.com/Dz3FcgVnSE

09/07/24

Incorporating trionimoes has been effective for Year 9 students to help inbed their understanding of mathematical equations. pic.twitter.com/LYpELo791J

08/07/24

We are proud to celebrate Year 7 achieving their Bully Free Form status - students demonstrated their understanding of bullying through songs, raps, short plays, diaries, written pieces, artwork and even a newly constructed 'buddy bench'. Well done Year 7! pic.twitter.com/EeguPUxwiL

06/07/24

Well done everyone - especially in the challenging weather conditions! https://t.co/4a1aSvjBaJ

06/07/24

Our students taking part in the DofE expedition have coped incredibly well in wet conditions! https://t.co/WlkEfhWGbw

05/07/24

The latest SJL Newsletter is out now…https://t.co/qMR9tGzRuh pic.twitter.com/3vcHou8vLn

05/07/24

Year 7 have demonstrated remarkable culinary skills in Food Tech lessons this year, recently making a scrumptious batch of cheese scones to take home and enjoy. pic.twitter.com/SmnuUs3G3G

05/07/24

Wow! The Year 7 Drama Club put on a fantastic performance on Wednesday night, showcasing their incredible acting and singing talents. Huge thanks to our A Level Drama students for putting the whole show together! pic.twitter.com/I8yJona5es

05/07/24

House Points aren't just about competition, they're about celebrating every student's unique strengths, their contributions to our school community and demonstrating our ACE - Achievement, Care and Excellence. The House Points tally currently stands at… pic.twitter.com/TWIfvDbEJX

04/07/24

Rounders ⚾️Well done to the Year 7 Rounders team who finished second in the district tournament this evening. Fantastic performance all round, well done girls! pic.twitter.com/TQkWObfHLM

04/07/24

Our Year 8 French Lead Learners project has continued this week, with visits from primary schools. Our students have enjoyed sharing their knowledge of French vocabulary with younger peers. pic.twitter.com/vDq1pCEmTH

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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