Excellence Programme Launch Event

We are delighted to invite all pupils and their parents to attend the launch of the Excellence Programme with Guest Speaker, Professor Lord Robert Winston.

Date: Thu 8 Jun 2017   Author: Dr F. Weinberg & Mrs M. Trafford (Team Leaders of the Excellence Programme)   Category: Events   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

As you may have read in The Standard, the Excellence Programme is a new initiative to bring together and develop the many ways in which keen and able boys can excel in their studies at the school. The programme will offer extended learning opportunities for boys in Years 7 through to the Upper Sixth and, ultimately, have a particular emphasis in preparing successful applications to Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities. While we have identified boys that will be specifically invited onto the programme, many of the events and workshops will be open to all boys in the school, no matter their ability or talent. We believe that there is always room to extend create more opportunities to cater for curiosity.

Boys are invited onto the programme based on teacher judgement in the first instance. All teaching staff are consulted to identify pupils who have demonstrated a particularly strong interest and ability in their subject. The list of excellence pupils we have compiled seeks to go beyond the Able, Gifted and Talented register, opening out opportunities for a greater number of pupils, including for those who may not have come top in a test, but demonstrate the enthusiasm, drive and motivation that can be nurtured into producing excellent results. Boys who are invited onto the Excellence Programme will be expected to attend a scheduled series of events, workshops, mentoring, and external trips throughout the year as appropriate to their interest area or year group. We would also expect our excellence students to develop their own research and presentation skills through a series of showcase events.

Under the leadership of Dr Weinberg and Mrs Trafford, a team of JLS staff will deliver the programme which will also include external expert speakers for annual academic conferences to both enthuse and support students in their own pursuit of excellent results. We very much look forward to welcoming boys onto the programme and watching them flourish as individuals that will, we hope, develop a lifelong love of learning.

The evening will see the launch of the programme by Professor Lord Robert Winston who will address the audience and answer questions submitted by pupils and parents.

Please note this event is open to staff, pupils and their parents only. An invitation email will have been sent to all invitees with an RSVP link.


Event Information

Date: Tuesday 27th June 2017

Time: 7.20PM - 8.30PM

Venue: Boyd Campbell Hall, John Lyon

Cost: Free, RSVP required.


For enquiries or further information

Email: Excellence@johnlyon.org

Telephone: 020 8515 9400