16+ Information Evening
16+ Information Evening Thursday September 28th 7- 8.10 pm. pdf Further information here (42 KB)
As you may or may not be aware, your son/daughter will be undertaking as part of their curriculum, Work Experience (Trident) between the 8th and 25th May 2018. This gives students the opportunity to work at a vocation in ‘the real world’.
As part of the selection process, you are invited to attend a presentation given by Careers Jersey, on Thursday 5th October at Le Rocquier School, commencing at 6pm. This will give students and parents/guardians a solid insight into the Trident process and members of Career Jersey and Le Rocquier staff will be available to answer any questions you may have. pdf Download the attendance notification slip here. (114 KB)
Reminder - Staff Training Afternoon – Friday 20th October 2017
Please be reminded that, as part of our continued staff training programme, Friday 20th October 2017 has been allocated as an extra training afternoon for all staff at Le Rocquier.
To enable this training to proceed school will close at 12:20pm, with the school buses leaving at 12:30pm.
For any student who cannot safely go home, supervised activities will be available at school. Please inform your son or daughter’s tutor, in writing or by email, (email contact forms here) if you would like them to stay at school until 3:00pm. Please note that no buses will be available at 3:00pm.
Good to see all staff and students are very well settled into the new term. Talking of settling in, we have a Year 10 Parents' Meeting next Tuesday 19th September at 6:30pm. This will be approximately an hour long and it is important for as many Year 10 students and their parents to attend as possible. The presentation will be led by Mrs Baglin but will have contributions from other faculties who have important information to share. The focus will be on Key Stage Four, the new examinations and how parents can support their children during this time.
Year 11 parents should have received an invitation from our new communication system (In Touch) to book appointments for Monday 25th September with subject teachers. You will also find a link to the booking system on our school website. Please make sure you have booked your appointments by the end of Friday 22nd September with as many subject teachers as possible. They will be able to let you know how your child has settled in to Year 11 and what they can expect over the coming vital months.
Student of the Week is Millie Bates and Gracie-May Davison for presenting an assembly with The Air Cadets to the whole year group on Wednesday 13th September - they were amazing!
Team of the week is Miss Kearney's Year 10 Geography Class - for making an amazing start to their GCSE Geography course.
Just a quick reminder, given the inclement weather at the moment it is slightly worrying to see so many students without coats. I would encourage all students to bring a waterproof with them every day and keep in safe and secure during the day in their locker.
- 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.