Staff Training Day – Wednesday 3 January 2018
The current deputy head teacher, Sam Baglin, will be assuming the position of acting head teacher of Le Rocquier School from January 2018.
As a result of this appointment, it has been agreed with the Chief Education Officer, Justin Donovan, that the school will be closed on Wednesday 3 January 2018. The reasons for this closure are primarily twofold: First, to provide an opportunity for the staff to refocus and agree the school’s priorities for 2018. Second, to offer the staff quality time to meet and undertake professional development relevant to the school’s revised priorities.Unfortunately,the closure of the school will mean that you will need to make alternative arrangements for your child. Le Rocquier School will open on Thursday 4 January 2018 at the normal time.
My last Governors’ meeting last night was marked by the resignation of Jean and Simon Cross who have both given many valuable years’ service to the school and the introduction of Debbie Bertram (Parent Governor) and Nicky Northcott (Invited Governor). This is a good opportunity for me to get in an early 'Thank You' to the Chair of Governors, Richard Lane and all the rest of the Governors for all their support for both school and myself over many years, their efforts have been very much appreciated.
Student of the Week this week goes to Amme Howkins for designing this year’s school Christmas Card and Team of the Week goes to (at least) - the Duke of Edinburgh students who collected over £500 during a bag pack at the local branch of Marks and Spencer last weekend.
A busy week to finish the term next week, with reward events, Key Stage Assemblies and the Year 11 Christmas Meal. If you haven not noted already, please note that Wednesday 3rd January is a staff training day with students returning to school on Thursday 4th January.
Christmas Greetings from Mr S
- 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.