“LJS is a joyful place, full of exciting new opportunities. Everyone succeeds in their search for excellence; LJS improves life chances and unleashes potential” Head Girl
“LJS is a hardworking and enjoyable school that offers a vast selection of opportunities for every student, giving them the building blocks for a successful life” Head Boy

The new school emerges, 3 months and counting




LJS – Headlines/Briefing Notes

Monday 23 May 2016 – Week 1

Whole school priorities 2015/16

1    Consistent application of Gold Standards

2    Improving outcomes for DAC & SEN (& closing gaps)

3    PSBP – successful implementation and transition

Focus for half term 5 – High Quality Marking and Feedback

Olympic Ring No 4: RESPECTfor Y11 during their exam ‘season’  Whether we like it or not exams and qualifications are key elements for aspirational students and a successful school and it is vital that we support our current Y11s as they move into the most intensive exam period.  We can all contribute towards a positive learning climate by being quiet around exam locations and calm, orderly and positive around the school building and wider local community – as highlighted by Mrs Wheatman in her assemblies last week.

Good luck to every member of Y11 – all we can ask is that you try your hardest, take advantage of the many revision workshops available and try to adopt a sensible, balanced lifestyle.

Thought for the Week

The capacity to learn is a gift;  the ability to learn is a skill;

the willingness to learn is a choice 

Brian Herbert

TG’s Blog

A clear, simple message this week and a single focus – ‘All systems go for Y11’.  Please continue to go the extra mile to provide that quality learning environment, calm reassurance and delicate balance of support and challenge.  Let’s make sure we help our Y11 cohort overcome the natural stress and nervousness of exams and support them to achieve their full potential.  Working together we can help to improve their life chances by maximising personalised exam performance.


Mrs Dodds, our amazing School Games Organiser, has recently submitted her participation data at the end of the spring term.  We have just received the report back from the Youth Sports Trust, which identified Mrs Dodd’s data alongside the country and national averages.

We are delighted to see that once again Mrs Dodd’s data puts her in the top 10% of high performing School Games Organisers in the Country. This is an outstanding achievement and the result of a lot of hard work throughout the year, especially in the face of severe government cuts and political barriers.


Make a New Tomorrow

Please be aware that tickets are selling fast!

The Friday show is now sold out, we still have tickets available for the Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd.


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