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13/11/19

Retweeted From Hertfordshire RTC

Join us for our first webinar on Saving Time and Reducing Teacher Workload on Monday 18th November. Webinar goes live at 4:20 for a 4:30 start. To join follow the link: https://t.co/IfazfffWwE https://t.co/jvulY0iz0Z

13/11/19

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

U13 Girls Rugby 🏉 tournament about to get underway https://t.co/CI2VVSkAan

13/11/19

Wellbeing Wednesday: Don't try so hard to fit in https://t.co/leidTvqtrf

13/11/19

Reading Week 2019: time to relax https://t.co/i2liTeeSJu

12/11/19

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Year 10 Hockey: Excellent victory against the Royal Masonic School 2-0 reflective of strong attacking performance.

12/11/19

Final presentation rehearsals are underway... Huge thanks to for their supporting in running today's workshop https://t.co/RlRK2pahPe

12/11/19

Retweeted From Netcel

Allyn Thomas, Lead Front End Developer, is spending an action packed day at School in Harpenden, exploring the variety of career opportunities on offer within digital https://t.co/hpfICIrNi7

12/11/19

Students are busy working through discovery challenges and moving into designing their new piece of tech that will help save our oceans https://t.co/tcauRgMu2c

12/11/19

Notice: Year 7 photo proofs will be coming home with students this week. https://t.co/HhP56qrZRB

12/11/19

Vacancy alert: do you possess excellent communication and admin skills? We want you! We are seeking an Administration/Data Assistant to join our friendly support team https://t.co/FUrVHs93UN . . . https://t.co/fUwCFa8Xsz

12/11/19

It is , some Yr 9 students are engaging in a day of digital challenges thanks to https://t.co/BDVVBDBZ8V

12/11/19

Reading Week 2019: this week teachers will be predominantly setting reading tasks as homework, allowing students time to revisit work so far https://t.co/QpyuNAoPuk

11/11/19

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Year 7 Football: National Cup thriller! 3-0 up to 3-3 before Z.White scores his 4th goal of the game to grab a 4-3 win vs Joyce Franklin Academy

11/11/19

Retweeted From Hertfordshire RTC

Really excited to announce the release of our iBook. Take a look to see what we are up to ⁦⁩ with iPads in the primary and secondary classroom https://t.co/vYWLWu8lFB

11/11/19

Diary reminder: Reading Week, staff and students will be reflecting on their learning as well as sharing the joy of reading https://t.co/DY6QGGPYi6

11/11/19

Thought for the Week: Remembrance Word of the Week: Graph https://t.co/SeWcZD952r

08/11/19

Year 7 ETA 4pm

08/11/19

All coaches making good progress. Year 7 ETA 4.15 pm https://t.co/JcZLSptG0w

08/11/19

We are off. ETA to be posted soon. If collecting remember to keep away from Sauncey Ave. we need space to unload 5 coaches. Also remember to pick up medical stuff from Mrs Woolrych. Students in Austen, Britten, Hepworth going to Z block. Lawes, King, Newton, Ryder to canteen.

08/11/19

A powerful assembly and a fantastic £100 raised through the sale of charity wristbands for by Yr 11 students https://t.co/kxL9p8AkKl

08/11/19

Survival skills fully brushed up on https://t.co/vLx9l8qe6f

08/11/19

Sharing success: a core theme this week for Year 7 https://t.co/AcsNHgpWeT

08/11/19

Smiling all the way https://t.co/ETKlUdVTLM

08/11/19

Flying high in the blue sky https://t.co/Eo1bldKF1j

08/11/19

This week's newsletter out today... https://t.co/8V2yeIkEGn https://t.co/2lJ9FlKzbL

08/11/19

First activity about to start. Who knew Year 7 could tidy their rooms so quickly? https://t.co/2u28AhcXNA

08/11/19

Last morning getting ready for a great morning of activities https://t.co/2II3R5hYta

07/11/19

Last night disco, celebrating the end of a fun packed week https://t.co/sXMANFXhO9

07/11/19

Crazy rainbows before dinner https://t.co/kGPB0Add5W

07/11/19

Shelter almost weatherproof https://t.co/7EpUApPgl7

07/11/19

Just some of the items currently in lost property. Please send students to Reception to collect any identified items. To ensure misplaced items can be returned to their rightful owner, please ensure all belongings are labelled with student's name. https://t.co/Eam9cEi5bG

07/11/19

No obstacle too big for our Year 7s https://t.co/4XoyCEZPns

07/11/19

Good luck to students taking the Senior Maths Challenge this morning https://t.co/CbG7CIHyqw

06/11/19

Evening by the camp fire. Everyone singing before bedtime. https://t.co/0HT4sKvWfr

06/11/19

Congratulations! https://t.co/MGO8juK5Om

06/11/19

Reaching for the sky with frisbee golf https://t.co/xY5Ls11BoH

06/11/19

The first Senior Reading Group meeting of the year was really well attended with some great discussions about The Handmaid’s Tale and its sequel, The Testaments. The Senior Reading Group is open to ​Year 11 and Sixth Form. https://t.co/zvbaHpTjvx

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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