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Lilian Baylis Technology School News

Summer 2013

‘Outstanding in all aspects’ OfSTED 2013 Last month LBTS was inspected and was found to be ‘outstanding in all aspects’. This is an amazing achievement for all our students, staff, parents and governors. Since OfSTED was formed in 1992 LBTS is the only secondary school in Lambeth ever to be graded ‘outstanding in all aspects’. The full inspection report and a BBC clip about the inspection can be found on our website. Some of the highlights of the report include:

Teaching “Teaching is outstanding. Teachers are highly skilled in their planning and in the way they ask questions” Behaviour “Students display excellent attitudes to learning and behave very well around the school. Students thrive because the school is a very caring and inclusive community and excellent support systems are in place” LBTS 6th form “The sixth form is outstanding. Students make great strides in their learning in the newly established sixth form because they benefit from excellent teaching, individualised support and a very relevant and meaningful curriculum” LBTS “A passionate belief that all students, irrespective of their circumstances, are entitled to the best possible education” As Headteacher I am determined, as are all staff, students, parents and governors, that LBTS continues to improve and continues to serve the local community. After all LBTS is our school. Our outstanding school.

BBC School Report Thursday 21st March was a special day as students across the country got to take over the BBC! Students from each Year 7 class at LBTS put together a fantastic BBC School report. Our report included all the important news from LBTS including our outstanding grading from Ofsted, how LBTS helped to raise money for Red Nose Day and the importance of after school clubs and PE to all our students. Go to our website to see the report.

The Old Operating Theatre Last half term Year 7 were taught how medicine has changed throughout history as part of Humanities. To help the Year 7 students really understand what things were like they had the opportunity to visit the Old Operating Theatre at Guy’s Hospital. Students found it amazing to see what patients would have experienced in Victorian hospitals and one lucky student even got the chance to help show everyone what it really would have been like to have their leg amputated at the hospital!

London Docklands Museum In Humanities Year 8 have been learning about the importance of trade. This included learning about slavery and how people were traded between countries in the past. To help the students see the role London played in the slave trade, the students recently visited the London Docklands Museum. Students were able to see first hand what it was like to be a slave at this time and learnt about all the amazing people who worked hard to stop it.

Children’s University LBTS are delighted to announce that we have recently joined the national Children’s University scheme (CU). The aim of the CU is to recognise and accredit students’ extracurricular activities in subjects they can go on to study at university. All students in Years 7 and 8 have been given CU Student Passports which are stamped every half term to record any extra-curricular activities in which they participate. The hours the students put into these activities lead to Children’s University Degrees, as demonstrated by our volunteers during an introductory assembly. Children’s University Passports can also be taken home if students are visiting clubs or museums after school, on weekends or during holidays so that students can get their passports stamped and gain further points towards their Children’s University Degree.

South Side Story ‘South Side Story’, an adaption of ‘West Side Story’, was performed by the Year 11 BTEC Performing Arts students on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th March. The show was a great success and all the performers worked really hard to put on an enthusiastic show that included singing and dancing. There were some dramatic performances from Faysal, Kory and Henry and some comedy moments created by Sharon, Eugene and Adam. A film of the production will now be sent off to the examiner for BTEC Performing Arts to grade. Regardless of the outcome all students involved should be very proud of their achievements.


Last term Year 9 students visited Boulogne-Sur-Mer in France in two separate day trips. Students had an early meet time at 6am outside LBTS and returned to LBTS at 9pm the same day. After a long journey by coach and Eurotunnel students were greeted by magnificent views over the English Channel and undulating green farmland. On our way to Boulogne our helpful coach driver gave us insightful information about the recent history of the Opal coast including the events that happened during the Second World War. On our arrival in Boulogne our first stop was the famous Nausicaa aquarium to learn about the variety of sea life on the Northern France coast. Information was in French but there were helpful English translations too! Students then practised their French and ordered a delicious French lunch. Students were also allowed to order a variety of flavoured ice-cream for dessert, but only if they could ask in French! The town of Becasuc and the famous sweet factory were the next stop and the students had a guided visit in French. Students were keen to ask questions in French and everyone was very keen to sample the sweets at the end of the visit - many students even bought delicious souvenirs for friends and family! A visit to Boulogne-Sur-Mer old town and Auchan hypermarket were last on the itinerary. Students were able to practise their French in the local shops and complete the Auchan supermarket worksheet. Lastly students sampled a variety of French cheeses and baguettes on the return journey back to LBTS!

Library News... Last half term our students were particularly busy preparing for two reading events, the Phoenix Book Award and World Book Day. Our Phoenix Book Club along with that in other schools, committed to reading three books in order to choose the best book for the Phoenix prize. After much work writing book reviews and creating art works based on the books, our students attended the finale event at the new Clapham Library where they met the Youth Mayor of Lambeth and winning author Lyn Gardner. In order to reward all Year 8 students who are currently making progress in their reading skills the library recently organised a visit to Waterstone’s Piccadilly for World Book Day. Students had the opportunity to meet popular authors Chris Riddel and Paul Stewart and received a free book. Lastly we are very pleased to announce our School Reading Challenge in which our students will join other schools nationally to decide the winner of the Carnegie Children’s Book Award for 2013 by reading six books in the next two months. This has already started and will involve all Year 7-9 students reading a ‘book in a day’ in early May.

Science The Year 11 GCSE Double Science students recently exceeded all previous GCSE Science results at LBTS with 88% achieving an A*-C grade in their first Science GCSE. These students are eager to achieve a second GCSE in Science and recently attend a weekend residential in Surrey to go through the exam in further detail. The Year 10 GCSE scientists are keen to do even better than Year 11! So far 86% of pupils are on track to achieve at least 2 Cs and at least half to get 2 Bs, 2 As or 2 A*s. Some Year 7, 8 and 9 students went to Guy’s Hospital to take part in ‘Hands up for Health’. This included learning life skills such as suturing, first aid and taking blood. Other students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have also been to the Big Bang Fair and Engineering and Design Trust events across London. Science recently welcomed some new arrivals. Eleven baby chicks! This is the ‘Living Eggs’ project in which Year 7 students attend after school sessions to learn about the life cycle of a chicken and to feed and nurture baby chickens. The chicks are also weighed daily and their heights are measured.

Penathlon On Wednesday 6th March at Westway Arena Lambeth competed in the London Penathlon final. LBTS finished 3rd overall with LBTS picking up 6 gold medals. Congratulations to: Mohammed , Jeremy , Caitlin and Jannell.

SaIL On Tuesday 5th March a group of Year 9 students went to the SaIL (Simulation and Interactive Learning) Centre at St Thomas' Hospital to find out what it is like to work as a doctor. This was the second of a two day course where students were taught the importance of communication skills, basic life support and how to perform some basic medical procedures, such as taking blood, putting in a drip and suturing wounds.

National Theatre On Tuesday 5th March all of Year 7 went to the National Theatre to take part in a workshop based on the upcoming production of Emile and the Detectives. After a warm up in the rehearsal room, where the students learned about stage directions, they were taken to the Olivier Theatre where they were involved in a workshop with the play’s writer. Working on the stage at the Olivier Theatre gave the students a real taste of the demands of working in a professional theatre.

Poets visit LBTS The well known poet John Hegley recently came in to work with two English classes in Years 9 and 7. The students enjoyed meeting a professional poet and asked him many questions about his life and poems. He also used a guitar when performing and did a very funny poem about a farting dog! Elmi Ali is a young Somali poet from Manchester. He came into school and taught students how to write poetry and read some of his own poetry too. The Year 7 and 8 students particularly enjoyed his beatboxing and freestyling and were inspired to read out some of their own poetry for him to comment on.

Humanities Students who are gifted and talented in Humanities subjects are constantly challenged to improve their performance and deepen their understanding. In November the History Gifted and Talented students led a whole school assembly to mark Remembrance Day. In January they attended a speech and presentation by a Holocaust survivor for Holocaust Memorial Day. The Geography Gifted and Talented students have just set up a Fair Trade Committee and will be organising some Fair Trade Events in school later this year.

The History Gifted and Talented Group at Lambeth Town Hall

Resistant Materials In Design Technology Resistant Materials students have been making MP3 speakers representing their houses. Students were set the following design situation: Every teenager seems to own an MP3 Player or mobile phone that has the ability to play music. Although these items usually come with headphones, sometimes you want to listen to the latest tune with your friends and need a speaker. At Lilian Baylis Technology School we follow the house system. Your speaker must be based on your house. Below are a few examples of student work.

Maths The last term has been a very busy term for all year groups in Maths. Years 7 and 8 took part in a Maths and Literacy event where they read an entire book in two days. The book was ‘Oranges In No Man’s Land’ by Elizabeth Laird. The book is about a girl from the Lebanon who needs to travel across Beirut during the civil war to get medicine for her grandmother. Students undertook problem solving activities and learnt map reading and sign language to better understand the book.

Top mathematicians from Year 11 recently took part in the UK Maths Challenge. This is a national challenge which is known for its difficulty. Our Year 11 students achieved Silver and Bronze certificates which can be seen below. In addition Year 9 and 10 recently completed the Intermediate Maths Challenge and we are hoping for some excellent results from them. Students from Years 7 and 8 took part in the Junior Challenge on April 25th and their results will come out soon.

With exam season fast approaching for Years 7 to 12, please do not forget to log on to (login: lilian, password: square1213) for the latest revision materials and past papers. This is a vital resource which is essential to your exam success.

Cookery Club Year 7 Cookery Club continues to be very popular and runs every Wednesday after school. Last term students made sweet treats for spring including blondies (white chocolate brownies), chocolate shortbread, donut muffins and jam tarts.

Year 12 students, who are keen to be able to feed themselves once at university, have also formed a cooking club. They are following a course on making quick meals. They have learnt how to cook pasta cheese, Thai green curry, pesto pasta and lasagne.

Year 7 Celebration Evening On Wednesday 27th March Year 7 students had their annual Celebration Evening. Throughout the night students gave presentations on their work and parents were also treated to an outstanding performance from the Year 7 band.

Kodu Programming Kodu is a game design program from Microsoft that allows users to create exciting and visually stimulating games using programming blocks to carry out particular logic functions.

LBTS students recently led a workshop in using Kodu at Wyvil School for Year 6. The workshop covered the basic elements of the programming in Kodu, the logic required to make events happen and an introduction to game design.

Our students ensured that the workshop was successful by conveying the key concepts in a clear and understandable way to the Wyvil pupils who were then able to try out their own ideas during the session.

Music A new woodwind teacher has just started at LBTS. Mr Marsh is teaching clarinet, flute and saxophone lessons every Friday. If you would like to sign up to play any instrument please see Mr. Burns. Instrumental lessons are free and are a great chance to learn an instrument in a supportive atmosphere. We also have a number of clubs. There is a new choir on Mondays, Jam club Tuesdays, the brand new Wednesday String club, Thursday Music technology club and recording club on Fridays. This term has also seen the start of ‘Early Risers’. This group of Year 7 students, who have shown incredible commitment to their learning by arriving to school at 7.45 on a Monday morning, take part in extra music workshops. The progress this group have made has been excellent and they showed this at the Year 7 Celebration Evening.

Art Year 10 GCSE Art students recently visited Tate Britain and spent an afternoon viewing and drawing a variety of paintings and photography for their sketch books.

Last term Year 9 students designed art cards for charity and samples can be seen below. The students raised £50.00 for our House charities.








During Year 7 Celebration Evening Year 7 students showcased their class work which included ‘Still Life’ drawings and paintings based on Yinka Shonibare’s work. In addition Year 7 recent home learning has been particularly outstanding and some of this is shown below.


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Picasso once said ‘… I picked up my sketchbooks daily saying to myself, “ What will I learn of myself that I didn’t know?’”


LBTS Notices Toast Club LBTS runs a free toast club every morning for students between 8.00am-8.15am. Students get toast with a choice of spreads and milk whilst listening to the radio or reading a newspaper.

School Uniform Old style joggers are currently being sold for ÂŁ5.00 so we can make room for the newer style joggers. If you would like to purchase a pair for your child please ask at reception. Students can wear the new or old style joggers. Please note that uniform is only sold to students after school from 3pm. If your child wishes to purchase PE Kit they must do this the day before they have PE.

MEND LBTS runs the MEND programme on Mondays and Thursdays. This programme empowers children and adults to become fitter, healthier and happier and to reach or maintain a healthier weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you or your child would like to take part in this programme please contact programme leader Cheryl Duncan through email or phone 020 7926 0619 / 07944 691 679.

Parent Governors


A vacancy has arisen for a parent governor at LBTS. The person who is elected will be a governor for four years. You can nominate yourself to stand by filling in the reply slip at the back of the newsletter.

Attendance Officer:

Parent governors are extremely important in the life of the school. We hope that you will consider getting involved so that you can help us further improve the school.

Aliyha John Tel: 020 7091 9501 Please call the attendance line if you are reporting your child absent from school.

House News Sapphire Sharks Win the Best House Trophy! The LBTS House year is from April to March. Students collect house points by winning in class competitions and by taking part in inter house activities. This year the Sapphire Sharks gained the most house points and therefore won the Best House Trophy. In addition on House Reward Day they went to Thorpe Park.

2nd, 3rd & 4th Place Ruby Bears were this year’s runners up and went to Brixton Ritzy Cinema as their prize. In third place were Emerald Crocs who won a pizza party for their house. Amber Lions were fourth and stayed in school!

Cashing in House Points Last term students were given a deadline of Thursday 28th March to cash in their house points. From April all house point totals went back to zero for the new House Year. All students who have gained 50 HPs or more will receive a voucher for their house points which they can save and cash in later when they have reached 400.

Summer House Events and Competitions Inter House Sports Competition: Cricket 

Wednesday 1st May - Year 9 & 10 

Wednesday 8th May - Year 8


Wednesday 15th May - Year 7

Short Story Writing Competition This term’s house competition is a writing competition based on the word ‘Charity’. Students who wish to take part should write a short story, no longer than a side of A4, based around the word ‘Charity’ and submit this to reception or your Head of House by Friday 17th May. All students who submit a story will win 20HPs. Semi-finalists will win 50HPs, 4 finalists will win 100HPs. In addition an overall winner will be selected to win an additional 200HPs and a trophy for their house.

Sapphire Sharks News & Achievement Sapphire Sharks win the Best House Trophy The Sapphire Sharks came top again and won the Best House Trophy and a reward trip to Thorpe Park! Sapphire Sharks won the Best House Trophy by raising the most house points over the house year which runs from April to March. The Sharks had a great start to the year by winning Sports Day and then going on to win the Literacy Day trophy as well as a number of inter house sports competitions.

Most House Points Winners

Sapphire Sharks

Spring Term

Attendance Years 8, 10 and 11 Sapphire Sharks had the best attendance rates last term and won the Best Attendance trophies for their year groups. Well done!

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Sapphire Sharks News & Achievement Inter House Ping Pong Awards Congratulations to students who took part in the Inter House Ping Pong competition.  Year 7 - Courtney 7B, David 7B (4th Place), Abdullahi 7B, Telmo 7A, Meshach 7A (1st Place)  Year 8 - Mohamed 8B, Ishmael 8B, Aman 8R (3rd Place)  Year 9 - Ibrahim 9J, Jordan 9K, Mahdi 9J  Year 10 - Ebuka 10F (1st Place), Bahar 10F (2nd Place), Ashim 10G (3rd Place)

Charity Day On Tuesday 26th February the Sapphire Sharks took part in a Charity Day to raise money for their house charity Save the Children. The Sharks raised £175.00.

LBTS Dragons’ Den Well done to our Year 9 Dragons’ Den group Adeyemi, Feysel, Monique and Yaren who raised £21.50 for our House Charity Save the Children. The Sharks Year 9 group ran a raffle to win one of two prizes. The 1st prize was being Headteacher for a day and 2nd prize was being Head of House for a Day.

Ruby Bears News & Achievement Ruby Bears are Runners Up! The Ruby Bears were runners up for the Best House Trophy and won a trip to Brixton Ritzy Cinema on Reward Day.


Ruby Bears win Literacy Day On Tuesday 26th February the Ruby Bears and Amber Lions competed against each other for the Literacy Day trophy. Students competed in a spelling bee, poetry slam, story writing competition, quiz and a newsletter competition for their house.

Ruby Bears News & Achievement Inter House Ping Pong Awards Congratulations to all students who took part in the Inter House Ping Pong competition during the Autumn term to gain house points for the Ruby Bears! 

Year 7 - Josue 7D, Jason 7D, Leam 7A (2nd Place), Honey Perrot 7C, Oleg Bruger 7A (3rd Place), Mohamed 7C, Ahmed 7D


Year 8 - Ali 8R (2nd Place), Shanghai 8R (1st Place), Omotayo 8G, Alex 8B


Year 9 - Yahya 9K, Kayden 9J, Liban 9K, Joshua 9K (1st Place)

Dragons’ Den The Year 9 Ruby Bears Dragons’ Den group recently held a school disco to raise money for their house charity, ACLT. The group sold tickets for students to attend in the disco. The Year 9 group consisted of Sweeney, Blaine, Ariana, Christiana, Shawana and Danielle.

Spring Term - Most House Points Winners


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Emerald Crocs News & Achievement Crocs Win Charity Day On Tuesday 26th February Emerald Crocs took part in Charity Day. The purpose of this event was for students to gain a better understanding of what their house charity is about, what it does and to raise as much money as possible to support their house charity, Help for Heroes. In order to do this students took part in a number of projects throughout the day. These included making flyers and posters and putting activities together for students to ‘pay to play’. These included retro board games, designing and selling key rings which had the house logo on, wheelchair races, a beauty salon and taking photos of students with their house mascots and putting them into frames. The day was very successful with the Crocs raising £177.00 for ‘Hope and Homes for Children’ and winning the Fundraising for Charity trophy.

Inter House Ping Pong Awards Congratulations to all students who took part in the Inter House Ping Pong competition during the Autumn term to gain house points for the Emerald Crocs!  Year 7 - Brandon 7B, Bruno 7D, Jake 7D, Pedro 7C  Year 8 - Ali 8R  Year 9 - Ademola 9K, Mide 9J, Abubaker 9O, Ezekiel 9K, Georgie 9J

Emerald Crocs Attendance Year 9 Emerald Crocs had the best attendance rates last term and won the Best Attendance trophy. Well done!

Emerald Crocs News & Achievement Spring Term - Most House Points Winners


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Crocs Talent Show - Dragons’ Den On 13th March the Year 8 Dragons’ Den group ran the LBTS Got Talent event to raise money for the Crocs House Charity, Hope and Homes for Children. The Year 8 group consisted of Reahanna, Mebrat, Kaltun, Mandy, Hugo, Marcia, Jeremy, Carolina, Spencer and Kevin. The contestants for the show were from Year 7 - Gacintha, Destini, Lamar, David, Dehjon and Courtney and from Year 8 - David and Jeremy. The judging panel were Ms Rusling for the Lions, Mr Owen for the Crocs and Ms Boateng for the Bears. The winners were: 

1st Place - Courtney 7B


2nd Place - Dehjon 7A


3rd Place - Jeremy 8R

Amber Lions News & Achievement

Spring Term

Lions win the Dragons’ Den

Most House Points



Last term the Year 11 Dragons’ Den group, Jakub, James, Dannie and Joshua ran their Dragons’ Den event, Punch Count. The group raised £24.35 and won the Dragons’ Den trophy for their house.

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Amber Lions Attendance Year 7 Amber Lions had the best attendance last term and won the Best Attendance trophy. Well done!

Amber Lions News & Achievement Literacy Day On Tuesday 26th February the Ruby Bears and Amber Lions competed against each other for the Literacy Day trophy. Students competed in a spelling bee, poetry slam, story writing competition, quiz and producing a newsletter for their house.


Inter House Ping Pong Awards Congratulations to all students who took part in the Inter House Ping Pong competition during the Spring term to gain house points for the Amber Lions! Year 7 - Hanad 7A, Abdel 7C, Mohamed 7D, Christopher 7A Year 8 - Kwadwo 8W (4th Place) Year 9 - Omar 9O (3rd Place), Imran 9O, Ishmael 9R, Nathan 9J (2nd Place), Airron 9R (4th Place)

YEAR 7 NEWS Student Action Group

Student of the Month

(STAG) Last term the Year 7 STAG visited Pimlico Library to find out about strategies that would help improve literacy at LBTS. The STAG are now helping Ms Ferramosca the librarian implement these strategies.


The Year 7 STAG are really excited about the next project that they will be involved in. They will become reading volunteers for primary school students and in doing so will become literacy role models for the younger generation.




Year 7 Noticeboard Last term Year 7 students were asked to write things they like about LBTS. A selected group of Year 7 students were then chosen to put together a noticeboard to display all the comments.

Our Year 7 students continue to achieve and succeed at LBTS. All students are putting learning first and this is shown in their half termly assessment results. Pictured below are the students who achieved a Level 7 in their last Science half termly assessment.

Ambassadors The Year 7 Ambassadors have been working really hard promoting our school in different ways. They have attended our Year 6 Open Evening and various Open Days at other local primary schools. This term they will help teach Year 5 Science lessons when they visit LBTS.

YEAR 8 NEWS Student of

Into University Law Buddy Days

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A number of Year 8 students recently attended two Law Buddy Days at King’s College University, facilitated by Into University, with whom LBTS work regularly. The Law Buddy Days included a preparation day at Into University’s offices followed by a visit to King’s College. Throughout the two days our students impressed their hosts with their excellent effort and attitudes. The Into University staff told Mr Gladman that this was “the most successful Buddy Day that we have had”, which is great recognition as Into University work with many other schools. Into University also offer free homework and academic support on Mondays and Thursdays from 4-5.30pm at their Lambeth branch at Cenetenary Hall, SE11 4RZ.


Work of the Week Winners Well done to students who were winners of Work of the Week (WOTW) last term. WOTW winners receive a £5 voucher, a certificate and their parents are informed. In addition all students who are nominated for WOTW receive a letter home to recognise their effort. Antonio, Ibrahim, Darnel, Kelly and Mebrat were last term’s winners.


Peer Mentors The role of Peer Mentors, which started as support for Year 7 students, has now developed into that of Peer Mediators. A select group of Peer Mentors, along with STAG students, will receive further training from Lambeth’s Healthy Minds Peer Mediation team. They will then have the tools and training they need to engage in resolving disputes which may occur between students.


Student Action Group (STAG) The Year 8 Student Action Group (STAG) have been busy continuing to raise awareness of the importance of education. They recently made recommendations to teachers at a recent staff briefing and several STAG students also met the OfSTED inspectors to provide student views during the recent inspection. The STAG students have also been looking the Home Learning booklets which are given out every half term. They recognised that parents value these booklets as a way of being able to support their children in their education. The Year 8 STAG students are now checking that the tasks are set when they should be by staff. By ensuring that home learning is set on the day it is scheduled, parents will know that every student at LBTS has at least one home learning task to do each night!

YEAR 9 NEWS University visits


On 27th March Year 9 students visited London South Bank University for a day. 25 of our students found out about how having a degree can make all the difference to developing your career. Our Year 9 students discussed the opportunities a university education can provide with students at London South Bank who were studying a range of subjects from engineering to computer science. A Year 9 student said “I knew having a degree would be important for me but now I realise it’s vital if I’m going to achieve my dream job”.

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Year 9 Achievement The Year 9 motto ‘Dream Believe Achieve’ is becoming a reality as the number of students achieving top grades has continued to grow. We have seen an increased number of students being awarded a level 7 certificate in our Year 9 assemblies. This term Year 9 achieved the following results:


 In English 31 students gained a level 7 or above with 12 students gaining a level 8  In Maths 43 students achieved a level 7 or above with 11 achieving a level 8  In Science 49 students are working at GCSE grade C with 6 students working at grade A and B. Work of the Week winners have continued to impress with outstanding work. This term’s winners are: Kayden, Sweeny, Carissa, Josh, Ademola, Harry and Prasad.


Student Action Group (STAG) Last term the Year 9 STAG attended a leadership course on what to do if you see a medical emergency. All the Year 9 STAGs passed the course organised by the St John’s Ambulance Brigade. The Year 9 STAG also devised and taught a lesson on team work to a Year 8 class. The lesson included several team activities and was a great success with the Year 8 students. Lastly the Year 9 STAG met with Mr Wilson, who is in charge of the Year 9 options, so that they could understand the process and explain it to their peers.


Year 9 Anti-Bullying Coordinators’ (ABCs) Campaign to stop cyber bullying One of the main concerns of all young people is the use of new technology to bully others. This term the Year 9 ABCs launched a campaign to prevent cyber bullying and to promote online safety. The ABCs prepared assemblies for all year groups to raise awareness about this. They also looked at the different types of cyber bullying and the impact it has on victims.

YEAR 10 NEWS Student of the Month




Student Action Group (STAG) The Year 10 STAG is focusing on work experience which takes place from 15th – 26th July 2013. In particular they have prepared workshops for Year 10 to participate in during Study Buddy AM registration every Tuesday morning. As part of these students have been supporting each other with different activities focused on CV writing, writing covering letters and presentation skills.

Bite the Ballot have been working on an exciting campaign with Year 10 to encourage young people aged 16 and above to register on the electoral roll. They have been organising campaign rallies with Year 10 to increase the number of young people registered to vote as well as educating Year 10 about the importance of having their say about issues that affect them across the capital.

Day of the Girl On Thursday 11th October a group of Year 10 Gifted and Talented students attended the world’s first ever International Day of the Girl. PLAN and the Southbank Centre teamed up to host the event which featured an all girl take-over of the London Eye. Some of the country’s most inspiring women then met with the girls and delivered ‘speed-mentoring’ sessions in one of the Eye’s capsules.

YEAR 11 NEWS Student of the Month




Year 11 Prom 65% of the Year 11 students are on track to arrive in style in chauffeur driven limousines as they have over 97% attendance. Some students are close to this so hopefully we will reach 75%.

Student Action Group (STAG) The Year 11 STAG have formed a Prom Committee and are currently working on designing and making a Yearbook for Year 11 as well as planning entertainment for the Prom. The pictures to the right show the design the students have been creating the Yearbook.


Individual photos in ‘LBTS  memories basket’  

Year 12 Attainment CONGRATULATIONS to our top achieving students who achieved grade As and Bs in their January AS Level exams. With only a few weeks to go until the final summer AS exams LBTS6 students are studying hard. To support them we have four Study Support Supervisors who are able to provide extra classes in a number of different subjects.

LBTS6 Welcome Event On Wednesday 17th April our 6th form students put on a special event to welcome the students who will be starting Year 12 in September. The events included a fashion show, music, dancing and a special raffle with a ÂŁ50 top prize! It was a fantastic show with a great ambiance. Prospective Year 12 students were shown the LBTS6 dress code in a very creative way which included the outfits that are not allowed to be worn! Our hosts Ardit and Hafsa did a great job and ensured all our prospective Year 12 students had a wonderful evening.

Cushman: Cushman, who are an international property company, launched their trainee surveyor program, which includes a university place and work experience. Nineteen of our 6th form students have applied to join this.

First Aid Training: Students recently had the opportunity to take a First Aid Course and twelve were awarded First Aid Certificates from the British Red Cross.

Mentoring: All Year 12 students have received mentoring through our Adopt-a-Student scheme and through various other schemes such as CV Workshop. Through this an international recruitment specialist came in and helped students with their CVs. During the session students were given advice on what employers look out for in CVs.

University Trips: All Year 12 students will soon be attending one of three universities for a day. During the course of the day students will attend lectures in courses that they might wish to study at university. These taster sessions will allow students to gain an insight into university life and hopefully help them in deciding whether to apply to university in the future.

Term Dates Summer Term 2013 Y7-11 start: Monday 15th April 2013 at 8.30am Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May 2013 Break up for half term: Friday 24th May 2013 at 3:00pm Half Term: Monday 27th May 2013 - Friday 31st May 2013 Y7-Y11 start: Monday 3rd June 2013 at 8:30am Term ends: Wednesday 24th July 2013 at 3:00pm Important Dates in Summer Term 2013 New Y8/9 Evening: Thursday 20th June 2013 Sports Day: Thursday 11th July 2013

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