At LJS, our core purpose is to ‘Improve the Life Chances’ of ALL students regardless of ability, background or circumstance.
We achieve this by setting and maintaining high standards and expectations, emphasising the positive and instilling a ‘can-do’ aspirational approach to learning and life’s challenges.
Another busy term at LJS! At a recent staff training session, I featured over 20 significant events which have taken place since the turn of the year and I never cease to be amazed by the energy and dedication of staff in providing high quality enrichment activities for LJS students.
Despite all the challenges with the budget, workload and red tape, staff are still prepared to go the extra mile to provide memorable opportunities and experiences which help to make LJS such a vibrant school with an impressive reputation in the local community.
As we approach the end of the first term in our wonderful new building it is worth reflecting on the transformation LJS has undergone in just a few short years.
When Mr Gove, in his wisdom, decided to terminate the BSF (Building Schools for the Future) project over 5 years ago, it appeared that the hopes and dreams of another generation of young people from Guisborough and East Cleveland would be consigned to the file marked ‘junk’. That included the Kilton Thorpe community, who were part of our exciting and creative co-location plan.
LJS officially opened
Whilst the keys to our fantastic new building were formally handed over on 30 August and we have been fully occupying since the first week in September, the official opening ceremony took place on Friday 4 November from 1pm until 2.30pm. The event was led by our inspirational local politician and paralympic legend Baroness Grey-Thompson, crowned a full week of activities to mark this historic landmark for Laurence Jackson School.