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Lilian Baylis Technology School News

Spring 2014

Presentation Evening On Thursday 28th November LBTS held its annual Presentation Evening in the gym. Almost 200 students received prizes from one of our two guests of honour, Paul Reid and Allan Kennedy. Paul Reid is an ex student of LBTS who is now the Director of the Black Cultural Archives which is building a brand new national centre in Brixton overlooking Windrush Square. Paul spoke to parents and students about the need to be brave when embarking on the next step of their lives and compared it to a caterpillar becoming a butterfly and flying for the first time. Our second guest of honour was Alan Kennedy who has been a governor at LBTS for almost 40 years, whilst lecturing in English at London South Bank University. Alan spoke about his experiences as a teacher and the need to embrace all that school does to support young people become adults. Prizes were awarded in each subject and in each year group for the best grade and best effort. In addition prizes were awarded for:  Contribution to the year group  House Captains  Reading

The event ended with our new school song ‘You can get it if you really want it’ being played through the speakers. A timely reminder that hard work is required for success.

Year 7 News Student of the Month





Student Action Group (STAG)

Year 7 Noticeboard

The new Year 7 STAG (Student Action Group), pictured below, have wasted no time in setting out their ambitions for their time in post. At the top of their agenda is improving literacy across the year group by working with the library assistants to create book reviews and make reading across the year fun!

A group of Year 7 students have been hard at work putting together the Year 7 Noticeboard. Year 7 students were asked to write down what they liked about LBTS and the Year 7 group collated all the information and displayed it on the board.

Into University A group of Year 7 students were recently selected to attend workshops to help improve success and home learning. IntoUniversity runs various schemes in partnership with local schools, aiming to inspire and support young people in realising their full potential. Current schemes include academic support, academic activity days and weeks, as well as mentoring schemes. The students not only enjoyed themselves, but also gained a lot from the experience – some of the feedback from the students is shown below: „The best thing about this programme was when we were competing, we used teamwork.‟ Deqa „Two things I learnt by attending this programme were…what type of skills and qualities you need to become a lawyer and I also learnt about the different types of ways you can do your homework‟ Armani „The best things about this programme were improving my confidence because I communicated with other people and talking about our career goals because it makes me now want to achieve them‟ Henri ‘I learnt how to turn ‘have to’s’ into ‘want to’s’ – now I can be more positive’ Emmanuella ‘Two things I improved through attending this programme are confidence and thinking’ Jake ‘I like learning about university because it’s exciting’ Patrick

Year 8 News Student of the Month



Peer Mediation A group of Year 8 and 9 students have set up a Peer Mediation service which is available to all students in KS3 during lunch times every day of the week. The skilled Mediators have been trained to facilitate mediation between students who are experiencing difficulties or arguments with their peers. Their ambition is that all students are able to resolve any minor issues which may be affecting their time in school without the need to immediately involve a member of staff, so that everyone feels valued and respected at all times. Mediators believe that students would often prefer to settle any differences without having to involve adults. However, if the students are unable to resolve a dispute, it is referred to the Pastoral team who will take over. Each Peer Mediator is on duty once a week, giving up their own time so that Peer Mediation can contribute to the positive experience of all our students.



Student Action Group (STAG) The Year 8 STAG (Student Action Group) have been focusing on literacy across all areas of the curriculum, as well as monitoring lessons for consistency. They are promoting literacy within their tutor groups and looking at ways to develop a culture of personal and collective responsibility across the year group. By the end of the year, they will also have organised academic competitions against other schools, to test our students against the rest and prove that our students are just as outstanding as our school!

Student Achievement Every student who is nominated for Work of the Week (WOTW) receives House Points and a letter home recognising this achievement. Nominations can be made by any member of staff or by other students. The Year 8 students who have won WOTW this term are Joshua , Lolita , Dehjon and Destini in 8A, Dany , Shayniah and Cleo in 8C and Serena in 8D. A particular mention goes to Shayniah who has already been nominated for WOTW on six separate occasions this term – an amazing accolade.

Year 9 News Student of the Month

Student Action Group (STAG) This term, the Year 9 STAG will be working on revision skills. The aim of the work is to ensure Year 9 students are better prepared for their assessments. To help students achieve, they organised 3 activities which all of the Year 9 students completed during morning tutor time. The themes of these activities were on:





 preparing mind maps  identifying and using the most successful revision techniques  effectively using the school‟s recommended revision internet sites Next term, the Year 9 STAG will continue with their work on revision skills. They will also work with the school‟s careers advisor to prepare their year group for choosing the option subjects they will study in Year 10. They plan to meet with Year 10 and 11 students who are taking some of the options subjects to find out more about the courses on offer and the requirements needed to do well in these courses.

Achievement Last term saw an increase in the number of students being awarded a level 7 certificate. In English and Maths 28 students gained a level 7 or better and in Science 27 students are working at GCSE grade B or above. Also last term more than 40 students were nominated for Work of the Week from a variety of different subject areas.

Lastly a new reward was launched by the Year 9 Student Action Group (STAG). This certificate is awarded to students who make excellent progress in a subject, but who have not yet achieved a level 7. The certificate recognises the excellent attitude these students have towards their work.

Preparing their campaign on revision skills at the Leadership Conference

Anti Bullying Coordinators (ABCs)

Year 9 ABCs at the Dina Award’s Anti-Bullying Ambassadors training day In November, the ABCs launched anti-bullying week with an assembly on preventing cyber bullying. They focused on how students can protect themselves from being victims of cyber bullying and what to do if they are being bullied. On 3rd December the ABC s attended a special training course organised by the Diana Award Charity. The course allowed students from different schools to share their experiences on how to prevent bullying. Our students also attended workshops on developing effective anti –bullying campaigns. They then developed an action plan for what they want to achieve. This included extending their work into our local primary schools and having more special awareness days on issues such as homophobic bullying.

Year 10 News Behaviour Council This leadership group will mentor students in Year 8 with the highest behaviour points. In their first meeting they sorted out their roles. Antonia will be monitoring behaviour points; Barakat will be responsible for graduation certificates and rewards; Mide will be visiting some lessons to see how some of these students behave and reporting back to the committee. Finally Omar will be looking at the impact of good behaviour on grades. They are very excited to do this work and looking forward to it.

Student Action Group (STAG) This year the Year 10 STAG remit is volunteering. Their first assignment is to help the homeless. They ran assemblies last half-term to raise awareness of the plight of people that are homeless. The Year 10 STAG also ran a campaign to collect non-perishable items and donate to a shelter in the area for Christmas.

Student of the Month





Achievement We celebrated our top mathematicians in assembly last term. Congratulations to Imran, Feysel and August for achieving the highest grade in maths in their last assessment. We are looking forward to a longer line-up in the next round of mock exams!

Year 11 News Student of the Month



Student Action Group (STAG) The Year 11 STAGâ€&#x;s focus for this term has been on revision techniques. The STAG have prepared revision activities for the year group to participate in during AM registration twice a week. They have also designed a Year 11 Progress certificate to help encourage students in the year group to achieve in class. This will be issued to one student per tutor group every week in assembly by the STAG team.



Bite the Ballot (BtB) BtB have been working on an exciting campaign project to encourage young people aged 16 and above to register on the electoral roll to increase the number of young people registered to vote and educating them about the importance of having their say about issues that affect them across the capital.

University Mentoring Year 11 recently attended a visit to School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University where they were given the opportunity to gain an insight into higher education opportunities as they progress through school. Students were able to discover what being a university student is really like and really enjoyed the trip.

WCIT Visit A group of LBTS6 students recently spent the evening with a number of members of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT). The evening included a three course meal and a series of presentations, all led by the students of LBTS6, based around the topic of „The use of social media in the workplaceâ€&#x;

LBTS Careers Fair Professionals and representatives from a series of colleges, universities and companies came along to support this event, not only to inspire our students, but to provide a hands on approach to course choices as well as apprenticeships.

Adopt a Student Every student in the 6th form is carefully matched with a professional who is currently in the career they would like to pursue. Ms. Deniran oversees this program, ensuring mentors and students are trained and well prepared for the academic year with clear expectations and outcomes. Students have the responsibility of setting up and attending meetings with their mentors outside of lesson time. So far this scheme has been very successful, with excellent feedback from mentors and students.

Debate Club The LBTS6 debate team took part in the Lambeth 2013/14 debating competition and won. We will now be representing Lambeth in the regional final.

Baroness Hollins’ visit LBTS6 was pleased to welcome Baroness Hollins to the school as part of the LBTS6 speaker programme. Baroness Hollins interrupted her work in the House of Lords to give a fascinating insight into the work of the House of Lords in questioning and challenging the work of the government. She focused particular attention on her work to promote issues around mental health and ensuring equality for people with disabilities. This was of interest and relevance to all students, particularly those studying law, health and social care and considering a career in medicine.

House News Dragons’ Den Last term all students took part in the LBTS Dragonsâ€&#x; Den competition. Students came up with some excellent ideas which they then pitched to our School Governors who were our Dragons. The winning teams will go on to start working on their ideas this term in order to fundraise money for the House Charities.

House Captain Leadership Training In November House Captains attended their termly House Captain Leadership Training at Herne Hill Velodrome. House Captains started off very nervously, but by the end of the session were racing around the tracks like true professionals! In this training session House Captains focused on skills such as listening, following instructions, courage and endurance.

Festive Card Competition Last term students took part in a Festive Card Competition in which students could design a card based on a festive event which they would then go on to sell to raise money for the House Charities. Students put in a lot of effort and some of the designs can be seen below.

House News Christmas Carol Singing In December a group of students from Years 7-10 attended St Anselm‟s Church Christmas Market to sing Christmas Carols, to provide entertainment for those who attended the market and fundraise money for their House Charities. The students, led by Ms Phelps, put on a great performance and were praised for their talent by the market goers. Students received 50 House Points each and a certificate in their House Assembly. Students were: 

Year 7 - Serena, Nakaira, Ana, Emmanuella, Keyci, Thomas, Kalijah, James, Joshua

Year 8 - Keren, Shyanne, Jennifer, Tamara, Kniah, Gacintha, Martina, Cleo

Year 9 - Reahana

Year 10 - Meg

Upcoming Events Dodgeball - January House Cook Off - January/February Charity and Literacy Day (Y7-9 only) - February Dance - February/March Trampolining - February/March Countdown Competition - March See the House Captain for your tutor group or your Head of House to sign up to event and competitions. Remember all students must have a minimum of 100 House Points to attend the House Reward Trip if they are in the winning House.

Sapphire Sharks News & Achievement Year 7 Sponsored Run

House Point Winners - Autumn 2013

Last term all Year 7 students took part in a sponsored run. The Sapphire Sharks raised ÂŁ228.13 for Save the Children. Our top fundraiser was Keiran who raised over ÂŁ70!





Inter House Sports Competitions Well done to the following students who participated in the Inter House Sports Competitions last term:

Football Year 7 - Henri, Jeremy, Dennis, Sergio, Ibrahim, Nakaira, Marni and Christopher Year 8 - David, Courtney, Calvin, Ethan, CJ, Mohamed and Joshua Year 9 - Darnel, Marcio, Mohamed, Lorenzo, Liban and Edy Year 10 - Terry, Imran, Mahdi, Alessandro and Ibrahim Extra congratulations to the Year 8 and Year 10 Football teams for achieving 1st place!

Ping Pong Year 7 - Keiran, Dennis, Marni and Jeremy Year 8 - Meshach and Mohammed Year 9 - Aman, Jubril and Liban Year 11 - Ashim and Ebuka Extra congratulations to Dennis, Meshach and Aman for achieving 1st place!

Basketball Year 7 - Henri, Ibrahim and Marni Year 8 - Telmo Year 10 - Feysel

Attendance The Sapphire Sharks attendance rates have improved outstandingly! The Sapphire Sharks had the best attendance rates last term for Years 7,8,9 and 11! Well done for the improvement! That makes another 4 trophies for our ever growing trophy cabinet!

Ruby Bears News & Achievement Inter House Sports Competitions Well done to the following students who participated in the Inter House Sports Competitions last term: Football Year 7 - Asher, Thomas, Kyle, Juliano, Osman and Morgan Year 8 - Leam, Oleg, Jason, Honey, Nachor and Josue Year 9 - Ali, Olalekan, Babatunde, Sharmarke and Omotayo Year 10 - Pedro, Yayha, Liban, Jake, Joshua, Mahad, Tyrell and Nah‟shon

Year 7 Sponsored Run Last term all Year 7 students took part in a sponsored run. The Ruby Bears raised an outstanding

£334.90 for the ACLT. Our top fundraiser was Muiz who raised:

£103.00 Ping Pong Year 7 - Imran, James, Kyle, Muiz, Rohaan and Asher

Charity Day

Year 8 - Sheng and Josue Basketball Year 7 - Asher, Osman, Muiz, Kyle, Thomas, Jaydan, and Rohaan Year 9 - Babatunde, Kamal, Omotayo, Sharmarke Extra congratulations to the Year 9 basketball team for achieving 1st place!

House Point Winners - Autumn 2013





In October the Bears took part in a charity day to raise money for our House Charity, the ACLT. Students spent the day working on activities to run at the fete in the afternoon. Ruby Bears raised £81.64!

Emerald Crocs News & Achievement Inter House Sports Competitions Well done to the following students who participated in the Inter House Sports Competitions last term: Football Year 7 - Ilhan, Maximus, Samuel, Kamar, Pauleta Year 8 - Pedro, Diogo and Liban Year 9 - David, Tariq, Charlie, Samuel and Kamal

Crocs Win Charity Day In October the Crocs took part in a charity day to raise money for our House Charity Hope & Homes for Children. Students spent the day working on activities to run at the fete in the afternoon. Emerald Crocs raised £123.14.

Year 10 - Mide, Ademola, Cliff, Ezekiel, Joel, Joe and Jevonni Extra congratulations to the Year 7 football team for achieving 1st place! Basketball Year 7 - Maximus, Kalijah, Samuel and Pedro Year 9 - Tariq, David and Reahana Extra congratulations to the Year 7 basketball team for achieving 1st place! Ping Pong Year 7 - Kalijah, Samuel.O, Pedro and Samuel.G Year 9 - David Year 11 - Abdul Extra congratulations to Abdul for achieving 1st place!

House Point Winners - Autumn 2013





Year 7 Sponsored Run Last term all Year 7 students took part in a sponsored run. The Emerald Crocs raised £60.60 for Hope & Homes for Children. Our top fundraiser was Daniel who raised over £25!

Amber Lions News & Achievement Inter House Sports Competitions Well done to the following students who participated in the Inter House Sports Competitions last term: Football

Ping Pong

Year 7 - Nathan, Bruno, Nay‟ven and Mourad

Year 7 - Joshua, Franklin, Byron, Keyci, Zaid and Tyreke

Year 8 - Ashaaf, Tiean, Ali and Hamza Year 9 - Jaedan, Diante, Israel, Lasine, Kwadwo, Jamal and Dani

Year 8 - Mohamed Year 10 - Matheus

Year 10 - Nathan, Pelumi, Shihab and Kearon

Year 11 - Omar

Extra congratulations to the Year 9 football team for achieving 1st place!

Extra congratulations to Matheus for achieving 1st place!

Basketball Year 9 - Arivaldo and Confidence

Year 7 Sponsored Run

Lions Win Literacy Day In October the Lions took part in a Democracy themed Literacy Day. Students made rosettes to represent their political parties and worked on their ideas for improving LBTS. The students held a debate in the afternoon against the Sapphire Sharks to express their views and ideas.

Last term all Year 7 students took part in a sponsored run. The Amber Lions raised £129.25 for Help for Heroes. Our top fundraiser was Jake Gayle who raised £40!

House Point Winners - Autumn 2013




Spanish Culture

For this amazing event, our students danced to Latin beats, presented interesting facts about Spanish speaking countries and performed an amusing short play inspired by the classical “Cervantes” novel “Don Quixote de La Mancha”. There were wonderful musical performances by Year 8 students Honey, David and Melanie who sang Christina Aguilera‟s “Beautiful, Year 7 students Melanie and Stephanie sang Bruno Mars “Just the way you are” and Azul Azul‟s “Bomba” was performed by Year 7 students Pedro, Thomas and Daniel. At the end of the evening, traditional food was prepared by Year 12 students with the help of Year 10 students Matheus, Ricardo and Joao. The feedback was very positive since most people said it was delicious and even asked for more! Congratulations to everyone who was involved in this fantastic evening! We would also like to thank those who came to watch and celebrate the Spanish culture. Hopefully you will participate next year too! Hasta Luego Amigos!

Humanities The Humanities department have had a productive half term where our students have enjoyed the varied learning.

Year 7 students participated in a special Humanities assembly where they celebrated all their learning and achievement throughout the half term. The assembly was enjoyed by all and the competition was won by 7S. A very big well done!

The after school revision sessions in History & Geography are going really well. The classrooms are buzzing with students learning revision skills and how to get an A* in their GCSE exams. Well done students, you re putting in the effort and putting learning first! Keep this up!

LBTS Forest School Last term a group of Year 8 & 9 students participated in a Forest School Course at Sydenham Hill Woods every Thursday afternoon until December 2013. This was run with a team of Kids Company staff along with Ms Langham, Year 9 Pastoral. The London Wildlife Trust, who manages this ancient London Woodland site at Sydenham Hill Woods, gave us permission to run the project. They designated a 'base camp area' which acted as our outdoor classroom. It was set in a beautiful woodland glade, surrounded by ancient native trees. The aim of the course was to develop creative thinking, problem solving, team building skills and to foster resilience & self-esteem. The students learnt many practical survival skills which included: fire-craft, cooking, shelter building, wood-craft (from carving cutlery to stools), and tracking and wild-food identification. The challenge also was to develop the ability to cope positively with working outdoors in all weathers! As the weeks progressed the group gained a deeper understanding of the value of nature through: Conservation (looking after the natural world), Ecology (the connection of all living things) and Biodiversity (the variety of life in the woodland).

Lambeth Children’s University Lilian Baylis Technology School joined the Lambeth Children‟s University scheme last year. The scheme recognises and rewards students for the effort they put into their studies and interests outside of lesson time. The school provides an extensive range of extra-curricular activities which are accredited by the Children‟s University to support our students‟ endeavours. Every half term the record of students‟ extra-curricular hours are compiled. Children‟s University Ambassadors then collate these hours and add them to each student‟s passport (pictured). We are expecting to see many students in Year 8 and Year 9, as well as several active and enthusiastic Year 7s, receiving Undergraduate Awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold level at the next Children‟s University Graduation event which will take place in April 2014. For full details of the school‟s extra-curricular programmes, please contact the Achievement Coordinator for your child‟s year.

Emil and the Detectives As you may know, LBTS has three budding stars currently performing in the National Theatre‟s production of „Emil and the Detectives‟ . A number of lucky Year 8 students and their parents went along to see the show. Their feedback has been very positive.

By Cleo Year 8 The play was really good with fantastic lighting and sets. The music, singing and dancing were catchy and made you want to sing along. I loved the actors too even if they were a bit too confident! But seeing people I knew on stage was a great experience. I especially liked seeing a massive play where most of the cast were children. It inspired me to maybe return to my old acting group that I quit after coming to secondary school. My favourite part was when Mr Snow was caught and all the actors were involved (Oh, I also liked it when the girl on the bike ran into the wall. Heheheheheheh)

By Martina Year 8 The play Emil and the Detectives was good because it was very dramatic. My favourite part was when the stage transformed into different places like train stations, hotels, sewers and vehicles. The live music made the play much more thrilling. When I was watching the filmed sequence, part of me thought that the people on the bikes could hurt themselves until I noticed that one of the main characters had banged into the wall! One thing I disliked was towards the end when Mr Snow and some of the detectives ran off stage into the audience because I thought too much was going on at that moment. The play would have been even better if certain lights had not been shone directly at the audience because it was slightly annoying and it also distracted some people. Overall, I give this production four stars.

Contemporary dance at LBTS This term every child in KS3 has participated in a contemporary dance class led by practitioners from the Laban Conservatoire of Dance. Some students found it quite challenging while others displayed natural talent. Both of the teachers, Megan and William agreed that „Lilian Baylis School has some great dancers‟. I‟m sure you agree. Keep a look out for posters advertising more free dance opportunities.

STEM Club The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) club is an extra-curricular club whereby the students are encouraged to take an interest in real world issues and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers. This year the club is being sponsored by Bechtel to take part in the First Lego League competition. The students have been working together as a team to both explore a given scientific project and plan, program and test an autonomous robot to solve several missions. The STEM club takes place every Wednesday at 3.30pm until 5.00pm in Room 0.61 and is available to Year 7 and 8 students. If you are interested then, please come along.

Clinical Research at St Thomas’ Hospital Twenty Year 9 students recently visited the Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at St Thomas‟ Hospital. During the morning the students saved the life of Jamal, a high tech training dummy with a peanut allergy, extracted DNA from a kiwi and washed their hands using UV fluorescent dyes to check how well they had done it. As well as the hands on activities, the students learned about how scientific research is conducted, what types of research are carried out and what sorts of careers are available in hospitals and clinical research facilities. The CRF staff were very impressed at the behaviour and general interest of all the students.

Jack Petchey Award Winners We would like to congratulate Jennifer in Year 11 and Charlene and Daniel in LBTS6, for joining the elite group of Jack Petchey Award Winners through the Autumn term. Daniel, Jennifer and Charlene were all nominated by their peers and are recognised for their positive contributions to the school and for being role models for other students. Each Jack Petchey Award winner receives a certificate and winner‟s pack, as well as a £200 grant which they can decide how to spend within the school. Our previous winners have spent their grants on a new PA system for concerts, art supplies for talented and aspiring artists at school, equipment to run a Science fair, heart-rate monitoring equipment for PE students and taking their peers on educational visits.

Art & Animation Year 11 students are currently busy completing their coursework working on their 90 secs above and below clay mation. Animation needs various skills including modelling, drawing and creativity.

Year 11 Art students are completing their Body and Identity project. Here is some of the wonderful work being created. Individuality is important!

By Zahra

By Samantha

Year 10 Art and Animation students are getting to grips with the standards needed for GCSE working towards their C and above. The standard of drawing needs to be worked into with depth of shading and tone together with subtle detail.

By Caroline

By Daniel

Art & Animation Painting is a very important aspect of the GCSE. Year 10 students have been working on Painted Still life

By Yvonne

By Ana

By Layla

KS3 home learning is a vital part of Art and Design. It allows the student to practise drawing, painting, looking at artists as well as the use of the sketchbook. Here are a few pieces from Year 7, 8 and 9 students.

Healthy Eating Poems

By Armani Year 7

Resistant Materials Year 11 Engineers have been creating electronic dice as part of their BTec level two in Engineering. The pupils had to create and solder their circuit as well as come up with an interesting design. The detailed work at the front of the dice was created using the schoolâ€&#x;s new laser cutter.

IBM Mission Sustainability Project On Tuesday 12th November 12 Year 9 students were invited by IBM – an international company and market leader in computer technology - to participate in the „IBM Mission Sustainability Project‟. The aim of the project was to raise the awareness of young people about the issues that designers of technology face when developing new products. With the focus being on „developing a smarter planet‟, students were asked to come up with creative and innovative ideas for new technology that is sustainable. Students were divided into three groups and within a short period of time they were asked to produce their ideas, then present them before an audience and three judges (very similar to Dragons‟ Den). The students did exceptionally well coming up with some amazing concepts that were applauded by the judges and IBM staff. However they were just beaten to the post by another school. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were enthused to attend if invited the next year running.

Computer Club for Girls (CC4G) The students at CC4G worked extremely hard last term. They have a school magazine called ‘Imagine LBTS’ and our 4th issue was released in December, our best issue yet. The girls have also been working really hard on two new websites they are designing themselves. One for the magazine and the other for the new school radio station which we hope to launch this year. Lastly we would like to acknowledge Shayniah in Year 8 who is the Editor in Chief and has never missed one club session and whose contribution to the publication is exemplary.





Enjoying the October





month of celebrating our people’s achievements!

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Sport Cross Country A huge well done to Rinsola in Year 11 and Feysel in Year 10 for placing first at the Cross Country event at Brockwell Park on 15th October. Congratulations also to Imran Year 10 for placing third. Girls’ Football We wish good luck to the girls‟ football team who will be beginning their season this term. The girls have been training hard and new joiners are welcome to train with us on Fridays from 3.15pm - 4.30pm. PE's 'More Able' Club Wednesday lunchtimes will see our 'More Able' students undergo a series of testing and training as of 4th December. Here, our 'More Able' students will be challenged to further progress across a range of sports using video analysis with additional advice on their training plans and diets. Each student will receive a 'More Able' workbook which will be completed throughout the year Lower School Football Well done to Year 7, 8 and 9 students for regularly attending training and I am sure that this hard work and dedication will start to pay off in the upcoming fixtures 6th Form Football After a closely fought contest with City of London Academy the sixth form team was unfortunately knocked out of this year‟s South London Cup. They did bounce back immediately after by defeating the Lilian Baylis Teacher Select 11 in a 4-2 victory! Blaine Ridge BMX in the USA A massive congratulations is in order for our very own Blaine in Year 10 who excelled in the 2013 USA BMX Grand National competition in Oklahoma, finishing 4th overall in her age category. This competition is one of the most prestigious BMX competitions in the world and she has done amazingly well! Outstanding effort Blaine! KS3 Basketball Team The KS3 basketball team have gone from strength to strength this year. After a rocky start they have now had back to back wins leaving them in strong position in the Lambeth league. Well done to team Baylis!

English YEAR 11 on track for success in English! Most Year 11 students are working very hard and are regularly attending the special after-school revision classes in English being held every Wednesday. They must continue to show this level of commitment to get the best possible grades next June! Winter Reading in English The cold, dark months are a great time to read. Year 10 have thoroughly enjoyed reading the play „An Inspector Calls‟ by J. B. Priestley, with its Christmas message about sharing with and helping everyone in the community. Over ten students have achieved A* grades for their essays about the play! Year 12 have made an excellent start to their English studies in LBTS6. They are reading two novels: „The Catcher in the Rye‟ by J. D. Salinger and „The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn‟ by Mark Twain to prepare for an important coursework essay this term.

Winter Concert On Thursday 5th December LBTS held its annual Winter Concert. Acts across all year groups performed to students, staff and governors. One of our governors who judged the House competition towards the end commented „I loved taking part, the whole thing was very professionally run and there was a lot of talent on show!‟.

Maths Our new Year 7 students have been settling in very well in mathematics. In order to challenge our new Year 7 students they have been working on problems one level above their KS2 SATs level. The LBTS maths teachers have been impressed with their effort and perseverance and we are hoping for our best results ever for this year group at the end of 2013/14.

UK Maths Challenge Top mathematicians from all year groups will take part in the UK Maths Challenge this year. This is an annual challenge which is done by many schools across the country and is known for its difficulty. Well done to all students who took part in this difficult test last year. Senior Challenge has already been completed by students in Years 12, 13 and some students in Year 11. Two of our four winners are pictured below. Dates for upcoming challenges are below:  

Intermediate Challenge (Years 9-11) Thursday 6th February 2014 Junior Challenge (Years 7-8) Thursday 1st May 2014

Maths Revision Revision starts now, not just before an assessment or an exam. You can use the websites at home to help you with revision, to look at your individual learning gaps or to move ahead with extension work. Just log in using the details below and search for the subject you wish to study to watch a video. You can also download worksheets from the website. Make sure you ask your teacher if you need any help!

Term Dates Spring Term 2014 Y7-Y13 start: Thursday 2nd January 2014 Break up for half term: Friday 14th February 2014 at 3:00pm

Half Term: Monday 17th February 2014 - Friday 21st February 2014 Y7-Y13 start: Monday 24th February 2014 at 8:30am Term Ends: Friday 4th April 2014 at 3:00pm Important Dates in Spring Term 2014 Y12/13 Evening: Tuesday 7th January 2014 Y9/11 Evening: Thursday 23rd January 2014 KS4 Evening: Wednesday 26th February 2014 Y7/8 Evening: Thursday 6th March 2014 LBTS6 Parents Evening: Thursday 13th March 2014

Summer Term 2014 Y7-13 start: Tuesday 22nd April 2014 at 8.30am

Bank Holiday: Monday 5th May 2014 Break up for half term: Friday 23rd May 2014 at 3:00pm

Half Term: Monday 26th May 2014 – Friday 30th May 2014 Y7-Y13 start: Monday 2nd June 2014 at 8:30am Term Ends: Wednesday 23rd July 2014 at 3:00pm Important Dates in Summer Term 2014 Y9 Options Evening: Thursday 24th April 2014 Y11 & Y13 Evening: Wednesday 30th April 2014 New Y8/9 Evening: Thursday 12th June 2014 New Y13 Evening: Thursday 19th June 2014 Y11 Leaving Ceremony: Thursday 26th June 2014 Sports Day: T.B.C

Attendance Attendance Officer: Philando Wisdom Tel: 020 7091 9501 Please call the attendance line if you are reporting your child absent from school.

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Jon Wilson Grace Spencer Rajiv Biswas Gina Mensah Jake Gladman Hillarie Langham

Ben Wright David Browne Jean Isaacs-Clarke Tanya Williams Leonie Huie-Martin Philando Wisdom

Achievement Coordinator Y7 Pastoral Year Head Y8 Achievement Coordinator Y8 Pastoral Year Head Y9 Achievement Coordinator Y9 Pastoral Year Head Y10 Achievement Coordinator Y10 Pastoral Year Head Y11 Achievement Coordinator Y11 Attendance Officer * Please note Karen Chamberlain is on maternity leave


NOMINATION FORM FOR PARENT GOVERNOR Please return this slip to the reception by Friday 31st January 2014 I would like to stand as Parent Governor: Name: ___________________________________________________ Contact No: ___________________________________________________ I am the parent of: (Student name): _____________________________________________________________ Signature: _____________________________________________

Date: ______________________________

School newsletter 7th issue jan 2014  
School newsletter 7th issue jan 2014