Year 10 information for Parents To outline expectations of KS4. To help with revision strategies. To give practical advice about how you can help your child. To give practical advice about how students can help themselves. To give links to the resources you may need.
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Year 10 information for Parents
To outline our expectations of Year 11.To help with revision strategies.To give practical advice about how you can help your child.To give practical advice about how students can help themselves
pdf View or download the information here (1.68 MB)
Extremely proud this week to commend the new Year 7 students as they finish the long 15 mile walk from School to the St Ouen's Scout Hut. How they have the energy to run around when they finished, I don't know! They will remember their first few weeks at Le Rocquier School! Thank you also to those Year 10 and 11 students, who along with their parents, attended the special 'Revision Evening' last night. The attendance for the Year 10 evening was very promising, information from the evening can be found on the School's Web Site.
As mentioned in the past we are about to roll out a new ICT initiative whereby we will be encouraging students to bring their devices in to school, ideally IPads or Chrome devices, to support their learning. As you can imagine this is not without its issues and we are progressing cautiously to ensure a smooth start. As of the 3rd of October Year 11 students will be able to register their devices and use the school wifi to support their learning. This will be under staff supervision and students have been, and will be, reminded that using devices inappropriately will lead to sanctions. Hopefully if all goes well, we will repeat this process with other year groups over the next few weeks. Please see the school web site for a very good offer from the JEC regarding the purchasing of devices for less than £12/month.
The Student of the Week award this week goes to two students - Dominic Holley in Year 10 for being part of the Charity Round the Island Swim and to Veronica Da Costa in Year 11 for supporting the Year 10 and 11 Revision Evening.
Team of the Week goes to the Year 7, both students and staff, for walking 15 miles and for supporting each other so well.
Have a great weekend
- 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.