Update: 30th June
Posted 30th June 2020
Mr Wilding has sent out an update to parents and carers.
To all parents and carers.
Good afternoon from LCS.
We are still awaiting government guidance on wider school opening for September, however this seems increasingly likely to be arriving very soon and some apparent 'details' have already been widely published in the media. Until this guidance is officially published, anything said about its apparent contents would be speculation.
We have received a number of calls and emails from parents and carers this week, asking about summer opening. The following statement has been issued by the Department For Education this afternoon:
The Secretary of State for Education has confirmed that we are not asking schools to open over the summer holidays, and there is no expectation that schools should open for vulnerable children and children of critical workers over this period.
Our plan at LCS is to bring students back in September, government guidance allowing, and to assess at that point where their gaps in learning are from the last few months. We will then deploy resources to target these areas and to bring students back up to speed as quickly as possible. I will say more about this once the government guidelines are published.
Next, an apology. It seems our desire to allow a full period of consultation with parents and carers over the new RSE Curriculum has meant we have been premature in publishing our draft policy. The policy for consultation has been temporarily taken down from our website for a further, final check to be made. As soon as this has happened it will be re-posted and the consultation can continue. Our aim is for all parents and carers to have enough time to read the policy in full and to understand the details of the new national RSE guidelines. From this consultation period, we are hoping that all questions can be addressed ahead of the lesson content starting in the Spring Term 2021. Please read the document fully when it is re-posted and take the opportunity to engage in the consultation, if you wish to. Again, apologies for the 'false start' with this, but we are hoping to be able to re-post the document as soon as possible.
One final thing for today:
We have updated our website with information on Home-School Transport, including details on eligibility for assistance and updated Covid-19 guidance. This may clearly change before September and we will update you again if it does, but the information on our website is the most recent guidance. The relevant page on our website can be viewed at:
I will post another update when government guidance for September is published, hopefully later this week.