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Additional Update: 22nd May

Posted 22nd May 2020

Mr Wilding has sent out a second update to parents.

To all parents and carers.

Apologies for the additional update. I will keep it very brief.

During yesterday afternoon, the government published additional guidance entitled ' Help Secondary School Children Continue Their Education During Coronavirus'.
The link to this document is below:

Help Secondary School Children Continue Their Education During Coronavirus

This is useful guidance and confirms advice we have been providing as a school. It also reminds parents and carers, as we have been, to contact school if they have any concerns around their child's work or well-being during school closure. I would encourage all parents and carers to do this and have listed below a reminder of relevant staff to contact with general concerns. Please also encourage your child to communicate with their class teachers via email, if they have any questions or issues with work being set.

General questions or concerns can be sent to the following staff via email. This should initially be via the school email address, available on our website.

Mr J Wilding - Acting Headteacher
Mrs J Bunting/Mr A McElhone - Deputy Headteachers
Ms L Wilson - Assistant Headteacher ( Year 6 Induction/Looked After Children/ Key Stage 3 )
Mrs L Craven/Ms L Jenkins - Safeguarding and Well-Being
Mr R Archer - Head of Sixth Form

Heads of Year

Ms S Doran - Year 7
Mr J Woods - Year 8
Mr K Bowler - Year 9
Ms H Walker/ Mr G Wilson (Assistant Heads of Year) - Year 10
Mr G Moses - Year 11
Mr R Archer - Year 12/13

Please retain this information for any future communications, once we resume setting of work from June 1st.

Thank you. Take care.

J. Wilding
Acting Headteacher

Update: 22nd May

Posted 22nd May 2020

Mr Wilding has sent out an update to parents.

To all parents and carers,

Good afternoon. I hope this message finds you all safe and well.

As I type this, I am unaware of the promised further government guidance on potential Secondary School re-opening being published. Our SMT and Site Manager met on Wednesday morning to form preliminary plans for the potential re-opening of school to students in Year 10 and Year 12 next half-term, which, when finalised, will be discussed with staff and relevant unions. Without the additional government guidance, this process is currently on hold.

Assuming the additional guidance is issued within the next few days, we are told that the final decision on whether schools will re-open will be taken by government on 28th May, taking the current available scientific evidence into account. We will now await the publication of the guidance, as well as any announcement on 28th May, before moving the process forward. Our timescale for potential re-opening remains as I have previously stated.

As we approach the half-term holiday, a reminder that teachers should not be setting work for students today and tomorrow, to allow the 'catch-up' time requested by numerous parents and carers. Some work may be set for students in Year 10 over the holiday and school will remain open for the vulnerable students and children of key workers wishing to attend; school will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 25th May.

I have attached below a link to a short video and associated advice issued by ThinkuKnow, related to on-line learning and safety. I hope you find the information on use:

ThinkuKnow - Online Learning and Safety

I would like to congratulate all our students for their continued efforts and resilience during the last half-term. They really are exceptional young people and thoroughly deserve a rest from work over the next week.
To all our parents and carers, also, I say thank you for your continued support, especially those of you who have sent supportive emails or posted positive comments on our social media pages. Your support has kept us all going in these challenging times, whether it be those of us who are in school or those staff working from home.

Finally, I would like to wish our Muslim students and families Eid Mubarak for this weekend, at the end of what must have been a particularly unique and challenging month of Ramadan.

Best wishes. Take care.

J. Wilding
Acting Headteacher

Year 6 Induction Information

Posted 21st May 2020

Parents of Year 6 students starting at LCS in September should have been sent a letter containing information relating to the induction process.

Due to the uncertainty regarding COVID-19, we have made much of the information available online. There are various video messages and a virtual tour to help students familiarise themselves with the LCS Staff and school site.

The information contained in this letter, as well as the video messages can be found under Parents > Induction Process.

Job Vacancy: Teacher of English and Media Studies (Maternity Cover)

Posted 21st May 2020

Job Vacancy: Teacher of English and Media Studies (Maternity Cover)

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Teacher of English and Media Studies (Maternity Cover).

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Half-term Holiday Provision at LCS

Posted 18th May 2020

Littleover Community School will be open for EHCP/LAC children and for Children of Key Workers over the Half term Holiday.  This will be for four days, Tuesday 26th – Friday 29th May, from 8.40am to 3.15pm.

We are planning some sports and craft activities to make the provision a bit different to what we have done during term time. Computers will be available and students can carry on with homework tasks if they wish to. Students will NOT be expected to wear school uniform.

Timetable for each day

8.40 - 10.30  Catch up on school work, revision, extra Maths/Eng/Sci in D7
10.30 - 11.00 Break
11.00 - 12.30 Craft and Sports in C17, Hall or outside
12.30 - 1.15 Lunch
1.15 - 3.15  Films, reading or computer games in the Library

We will be able to provide food, but this will be limited to sandwiches, plus a carton of juice and crisps or a cookie. This will be served in the main Hall. Students may of course bring their own food.

We understand that some parents may need to use this facility for all four days, and others for just one or two days. We can be flexible to accommodate your needs, but please let us know which days to expect your child.

If you wish to use the holiday club for your child, please email provision@littleover.derby.sch.uk with details of your child’s name and year group and the days they will be attending.

Mrs Bunting
Deputy Headteacher

Job Vacancy: Teaching Assistant

Posted 15th May 2020

Job Vacancy: Teaching Assistant

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Teaching Assistant.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.