It has been a much warmer week now that the heating is working properly. Students no longer need to bring additional jumpers as the rooms are all toasty! We thank the students for their patience and the site staff for their efforts to keep the systems functioning.
Mrs Banks and the Heads of House have been working hard on a new points system for students across the school. This allows staff to easily allocate house points for positive behaviours shown in and out of lessons, as well as deduct points for negative behaviours. As teachers record these, we can very quickly build a picture of who is playing a positive role in the school community and who needs pointing in the right direction. The achievement points can be for something as simple as a positive contribution to a lesson, an excellent piece of work, a kind deed, any certificate received or being helpful. The number of points allocated depends on the level of achievement. We look forward to rewarding students for their efforts and it allows for some exciting rivalry between the Heads of House who are a competitive bunch!
I have received several nominations for both Student of the Week and Team of the week. All nominees will receive house point but the overall winner for Student of the Week is Paisley Bracken in Year 11 for her patience and maturity in a difficult situation, her commitment to learning in English and her helpfulness with Mrs Devereux before school. The Team of the Week goes to Mr Belkebir’s Year 11 Maths class who have been entered for an additional exam and studied hard for six weeks. 27 of these students even attended a Saturday class for extra revision. We look forward to seeing the results of their hard work.
The Visual Arts Faculty students in Year 11 have been handed their preparation tasks for their final exams. Miss O’Haire was very impressed with their strong and enthusiastic start to the exam period and looks forward to seeing the gradual completion of their exam sheets over the coming weeks.
A mention has to be made of the Year 7a netball team who beat JCG 14-10 this week. This is an excellent achievement and we are very proud of them.
Have a good weekend.
- Category: School Admin
Acting Head teacher: Mrs S Baglin.
Address: La Grande Route de St Clement.
St Clement, Jersey.
Telephone: (01534) 855876.
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 we 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 was awarded the ‘Investors in People’ at Gold Level in 2013 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. We are hoping in the future to secure sponsorship to allow us to reapply for this award.
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.