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Values and Ethos

A Happy School

  ‘For students and staff to be happy during their time at Lawrence Sheriff School’ I wonder how many schools have this statement at the top of their Headteacher’s job description and as the primary aim of the school. I think it is brave of our governors to make this their aim and the first point on my job description. However, I ...

Rewards and Recognition

School culture is sometimes difficult to measure and each day we work hard to maintain the culture of high expectation, happiness and success. Our Ofsted report recognises the school as ‘a truly special place’ where ‘there is a clear culture of mutual respect’. There are many, many factors that enable us to work together to foster this culture a...

Student Voice

To quote the former President of the United States, Barack Obama, “One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change a city, it can change a nation and if it can change a nation, it can change the world.” These words certainly ring true at Lawrence Sheriff. Student groups such as the...

Science of Learning

Science of Learning was born from our vision that as teachers and students we should understand about how our brains work, how we build knowledge from day to day to week to year and how together we can make learning stick so that students can master their learning and appropriate concepts for themselves. The implication here is that we teach to ...

Lawrence Sheriff Learners

There are five attributes which are integral to the school community, and these are fundamental to our aim that our students leave school with great attitudes to learning as well as a good set of results. Established now for a large number of years these characteristics were born from the desire for our students to develop into independent lear...