About Our School

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Lee Collier 
Headteacher
Welcome to Le Murier!  We hope that you find this website useful and that you get an insight into life at our wonderful school. If you can’t find the information that you are looking for please don’t hesitate to contact us. I have been privileged to work at Le Murier with its committed staff team since 2007 (and the former Oakvale School). I have previously held Head of Department for Sensory & Communication as well as Deputy Head at Le Murier. We value the partnership between home and school and we have an "open door" policy which means parents and carers are welcome to visit and discuss things whenever necessary. The well-being and success, however that may look, of every child are of utmost importance to us and it is only through a supportive partnership between child, parent/carer and school that we can achieve this. We value your feedback and continue to develop the school, its curriculum and outcomes. We hope to work together to help your child become the very best they can be and to prepare them for their next steps in life. 
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Our School
Le Murier is a special needs secondary catering for a wide variety of needs. There are three departments in the school, KS3 (Middle School 11yrs old  - 14), KS4 (Senior School 14 - 16) and the Sensory and Communication Department (11 - 19). All students are offered a broad and balanced curriculum designed to suit their needs and ability. Our curriculum pathway is flexible with a view to promoting skills for learning, life and living for all students.  
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Facilities
At Le Murier we are very fortunate to have shared sports facilities with St Sampson High. These are known as Baubigny schools facilities and consist of a swimming pool, hydro pool, a sports hall, a climbing wall, a dance and drama studio and a canteen. In Le Murier we have specialist rooms such as a hall, Cookery, Art, DT, Music rooms, ICT suite and a sensory room. We are also planning on developing a village to enable us to enhance our teaching of life skills. 
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Accreditations and Awards
The following list are qualifications that can be gained.
  • Functional Skills Literacy (Entry Level 1 upwards)
  • Functional Skills Numeracy (Entry Level 1 upwards)
  • IGNOT ICT (All Levels)
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award - Bronze and Silver
  • RYA (Sailing Trust Award)
  • BTEC Award in Home Cooking Skills (Level 1 + 2)
  • BTEC Award/ Certificate in Work Skills (Entry Level 3)
  • BTEC Award in Construction (Entry Level 3 or Level 1)
  • Life and Living Skills ( Entry Level 1 upwards)
  • ASDAN Personal Development Award (Bronze to Gold)
  • ASDAN Transition Challenge
  • ASDAN Award of Personal Effectiveness (Level 1)
  • ASDAN Life Skills Challenge (Entry Level 1 upwards)
  • ASDAN Science short course
  • National Navigation Award Scheme (All Levels)
  • St Johns Young first Aider Certificate
  • ABC Award in Art, Creative Design and Creative Studies 
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School Uniform
School uniform is available from a variety of local outlets and is as follows

Middles and some students in Sensory and Communication Years 7-9 (Key Stage 3)                         

White polo shirt with Baubigny crest – white shirt optional

Grey V-neck pullover with Baubigny crest 

Black trousers/skirt/ culottes                   

Black shoes, (NOT trainers, plimsoles or ballet pumps) Velcro is allowed                                

Blazer (optional)

Tie (optional) – purple

Seniors and some students in Sensory and Communication Years 10 + 11 (Key Stage 4)

White shirt/blouse/ polo shirt

School tie – black with purple or purple with a stripe (normal or clip-on)

Grey V-neck pullover with Baubigny crest

Black trousers/skirt

Black shoes (NOT trainers, plimsoles or ballet pumps)

Blazer (optional)

 

Years 12-14 (Sensory and Communication)

Smart casual (no uniform)

All Students

PE kit: black polo shirt, black shorts or black skorts
Black sweatshirt with logo
PE shoes – white soled and non-marking.
Plain, black swimwear
         (above the knee for boys), towel.
Optional black tracksuit
Optional waterproof jacket
A towel is also needed for showering after P.E.
Students may wear a watch and one stud earring in each ear and these must be removed for PE and swimming. No extreme hair styles or colours are accepted.
Nail polish or other jewellery is NOT allowed. Year 10 and Year 11 students attending the Hair and Beauty Link course at the College of Further Education are allowed to wear nail polish (if applied on the course) for two days.
Make up is not allowed to be worn in year 7 – 9
Discreet make up may to be worn in years 10 – 14
 
Aerosol deodorants are NOT allowed for health and safety reasons as well as medical consideration for some students.
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Timings of the Day
A typical day at Le Murier will follow the following structure:
8:25                         Start of the day
8:40 - 9am                Registration/ tutor/ assembly
9 - 9:40                    Lesson 1
9:40 - 10:30             Lesson 2
10:30 - 10:45           Morning Break
10:45 - 11:40           Lesson 3
11:40 - 12:25           Lesson 4
12:25 - 1:25             Lunch
1:25                         Afternoon registration
1:30 - 2:15               Lesson 5
2:15 - 2:55               Lesson 6
2:55                         End of the day
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Term Dates
Autumn Term
Wednesday 1st September - Term Starts (Staff)
Monday 6th September - Term Starts (Students)
Monday 25th to Friday 29th October - Half Term
Wednesday 22nd December - Term Ends

Spring Term
Wednesday 5th January - Term Starts (Staff)
Thursday 6th January - Term Starts (Students)
Monday 21st to Friday 25th February - Half Term
Thursday 7th April - Term Ends

Summer Term
Monday 25th April - Term Starts (Staff)
Tuesday 26th April - Term Starts (Students)
Monday 9th May - May Bank Holiday
Sunday 9th May - Liberation Day
Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June - Half Term
Tuesday 19th July - Term Ends
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School Awards
Le Murier has gained awards in the following

Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Bronze Award (currently working towards the Silver Award)

Investors on Careers Stage 2 Award

Thrive approach approved
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Charities
Friends of Le Murier
This group of people is helping to raise funds to enable our students to participate in our extensive life skills residential programme which helps to develop a large range of skills including independence and resilience.
Friends of The Village
This group of people is helping to raise funds to develop a learning facility for independent living which will supplement and enhance the life skills residential programme.  
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Community Links
We have many members of the community who help us support our students in different ways for which we are very grateful. These include RDA, Paws for Support, Healing Music, Sailing Trust, The Climbing Club, The Sunflower Trust, Liberate and charitable support and contributions from members of the business community.
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Everest Challenge
We run an Annual fund raiser called the Everest Challenge during which the community climb our wall to raise funds towards our Duke of Edinburgh Awards and residentials. More information can be found on 
https://www.everestchallenge.org.gg/
 
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