JELLY in the Park
Friday 1st July, 11am – 12pm Howard Davis Park FREE entry for all!
Join us for Singing, Games and Fun! Bring a picnic and blanket (optional) Jersey Early Learning Literacy Years ( J.E.L.L.Y ) Clubs have been developed by Parenting Support Services at the Education Department in partnership with Jersey Library Service. J.E.L.L.Y Clubs welcome pre-school children with their mums, dads, grandparents or carers.
I am currently in the UK at a Headteachers' Conference which is inspiring me to have even greater aspirations for Le Rocquier on my return. In talking with UK colleagues, it is also reminds me how lucky we are at Le Rocquier and in Jersey. UK Headteachers are busy complaining about politics, OFSTED, the lack of respect from parents and the media and the state of their school buildings. Not everything is perfect in our sunny garden, but it does make me think we should be very thankful for what we have.
On that note, I'd like to mention our visit on Monday and Tuesday from the author Peter J Murray. He met all of the current Year 6 students coming to us in September, all of Year 7 some of Year 8. The students were really enthused and he was very well received. This has been our most popular author visit yet with a large number of students buying his Mokee Joe series! Peter fed back to us and said: 'In 12 years of making school visits as an author, I don't think I have experienced such enthusiasm or excellent organisation.' I would like to personally thank our superb librarian, Mrs Mabbs for working tirelessly to make this a success.
We have a very busy week next week: Year 8 will be at Fort Regent for most of Tuesday for the Jersey Sings event, Sports Day is on Wednesday (please remember sun cream!), the Prom is on Thursday (with an early school closure at 12:30) and there is a joint retirement event for Mr King and Mrs Willing on Friday evening.?
Student of the week is Jacob Gosselin. Although Jacob is in Year 11 and about to leave us, he has been awarded an all-expenses-paid (by Jersey Tourism) scholarship/training experience in the leading Switzerland university for catering. He will spend 2 weeks of his summer holidays there and is the only student in Jersey to be given the place. This is a very prestigious university for top chefs!?
Team of the week is the Drama BTEC students who put on a brilliant performance of their work to their family and friends on Thursday evening. Even with a few technical difficulties they acquitted themselves like professionals and Mrs Morlidge was very proud of them indeed!
- 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.