Year 9 Options
Year 9 Options Evening will be held on Thursday 19th January at 7pm. Options booklets will be given out on the evening. This is a very important moment in your child’s education. The courses they choose now will map out the route that they are likely to follow post 16 and beyond. Their future destinations; whether in work, training, vocation, further or higher education will depend on the results they achieve over the next two years.
A windy and wet week this week has not dampened the new resolutions and the challenges set by me and many others this week. As mentioned last week we are having a push on punctuality this term and it is good to see virtually all the students in school and on time, even if some were busy running to get here on time!
Extremely good news this week regarding attendance, 25% of our students have excellent attendance (99%+) with the school average just below 95% which is very pleasing indeed.
Student of the Week this week goes to Donovan Bacon in Year 7 for being so helpful at all times and Team of the Week goes to the Year 9 and Year 11 helpers involved in the Year 11 Parents' Evening last night.
It was extremely encouraging to speak with many of the Year 11 parents at the Parents' Evening last night. I was overwhelmed by the many generous comments made by the parents regarding how supportive the school has been over the last five years. I have subsequently passed on the compliments to the staff during the morning Staff Briefing.
Next week the spotlight turns to Year 9 who have their Options Evening on Thursday night at 7pm. It’s vital that all students in Year 9 attend to pick up their options booklet and visit the stands for each of the subjects they are interested in taking. It’s a really important date in our diary so please remind friends in case they haven’t seen the reminders on social media and Parentmail.
- Category: School Admin
LE ROCQUIER SCHOOL
Head teacher: Mr. Philip Slater
Address: St Clement, Jersey JE2 6QP
Telephone: (01534) 855876
Fax: (01534) 857100
Le Rocquier School - Our School, Our Education, Our Future.
The new Le Rocquier school building opened in February 2006; a modern, spacious and innovative building that is a focus for our dynamic learning community. In the following profile I have highlighted some of the areas that will be of interest to prospective parents and students.
We place a high priority on the pastoral care of students. Each year group in the school is divided into a number of form groups looked after by a tutor, supported by a Head of Year, both of whom will normally stay with the year group as students move through the school. An intensive Induction Programme for Year 6 students exists to help make their transition to Le Rocquier School a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Key staff visit each primary school, and students enjoy a two day induction programme where they follow a special timetable and meet other students and staff. Some students are invited to our extended induction programme which culminates in a Summer Learning Festival during the summer holiday.
In order to make the transition to secondary school as smooth as possible, year 7 have their own school within the main school called ‘Little Rocq’. This means that they have their own team of staff and can enjoy all the facilities without having to share them with the older students. This has been highly successful and this arrangement is popular with students and parents/carers. In the majority of subjects where student numbers allow, setting occurs so that teaching can support student ability. We use academic data to set challenging targets and feedback progress to parents three times a year.
Students follow the Jersey Curriculum through Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) and will enjoy a very wide range of options at Key Stage 4. Careers and Personal guidance is an important part of the curriculum. Over 90% of students stay on in full-time education.
We offer a full programme of extra-curricular activities. These include a full PE programme, homework club, Science Club, drama productions, sign-language classes, charity work, art club and First Aid training. Our Library and ICT suites are open to all year groups at all break times and after school for learning activities. Activities Week in the Summer Term offers students a wide range of interesting on and off island activities.
There is a strong commitment to Special Educational Needs. We have a team of Special Needs teachers and Teaching Assistants. Links with external agencies are strong. Le Rocquier has strong partnerships with a variety of outside agencies who contribute to the school’s Multi Agency Support Team (MAST). The Island’s provision for students with impaired hearing is located at Le Rocquier.
A leadership development programme is in place for students to follow from year 7 to year 11. These opportunities include helping to receive visitors, library volunteers, peer readers, sports leaders, student mentors, both Senior and Junior head boys / head girls and prefect roles. A successful School Council, which manages its own budget, is run by students for students.
All students are assigned a House when they arrive. The Houses are based on five of the continents to support the school’s international dimension. Le Rocquier is the first school in the Channel Islands to win the British Council’s International School Award. All aspects of the curriculum have an international content so that students can learn about global issues and their place in a rapidly changing world. Close links have been developed with schools in France and Kenya.
Investors in People
The school has been awarded ‘Investors in People’ at Gold Level and is designated as an Investor in People ‘Champion’, which demonstrates the commitment and dedication of a strong and well-qualified staff team that works together to improve the quality of teaching and learning at Le Rocquier.
Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA)
In 2013, Le Rocquier was again awarded the LPPA which recognizes the extensive work undertaken with parents and carers including our Parenting courses and support groups.
Students at Le Rocquier School are well-motivated. National examination results are very good and show extremely good Value Added in many subjects.