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Local Artist to run Workshops with LCS Art Students.

Posted 1st December 2021

Local Artist to run Workshops with LCS Art Students.

Nicki Dennett, an exciting Derbyshire-based printmaking artist will be in school running two workshops.

The first workshop will be with our Year 10 GCSE Art students on the 2nd December and the second two weeks later, on the 16th December with some of our Year 9 Art and Design students.

We look forward to sharing some of their work following these workshops.


Update from Mr. Wilding - 29th November

Posted 29th November 2021

Update from Mr. Wilding - 29th November

Mr Wilding has sent an update to parents and carers containing information regarding the weather-related school closure and updated COVID-19 information.

To all parents and carers.

Good afternoon, from LCS.

Today has been another extremely frustrating day, this time due to adverse weather, rather than disruption caused by Covid-19.

When I arrived in school this morning, it was clear that a large amount of snow had fallen around the site, which had subsequently turned to ice in places due to freezing overnight temperatures. Conditions on the roads and pavements in the community was also a concern, for students making their way to and from school safely.

We considered the possibility of a late start to school, or to open to specific year groups only, but the only sensible decision, in the end, was to close the site to all students. With our site team continuing to clear snow from around school and with rising temperatures forecast, we fully intend to open to all students tomorrow. Messages will be sent in the morning via our usual channels, however, to confirm.

I am sure you will have seen the updated Covid-19 guidance for schools for the DfE, which we received late on Friday afternoon. As we had already made the decision to continue with our current use of face masks, we do not need to adapt this policy to the new guidance. We will also continue to send text messages to parents/carers identified as being close contacts of Covid-19 cases, as we have been since the start of this half-term.

The main differences with the revised guidance so far appear to be:

  • All contacts of suspected Omicron cases must self-isolate, regardless of their vaccination status. They will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
  • Schools are being asked to test students once on return to school in January, using on-site LFD testing.

The guidance does not appear to ask or suggest that testing of students in January should be done before they return to school after the holiday. If this remains the case, a staggered start to term would be unlikely, as students could be tested during the school day, from 10th January. If schools are told to test students before the start of term, however, we cannot rule this option out.

I will communicate with all students, parents and carers nearer the end of term with how these on-site tests will be organised in January and whether there will need to be any updated requests for consent.

This on-site testing will, once again, require staffing and I would again ask for any parents, carers and members of the school community able to help us to let me know. If you have any time available from 10th January and are willing to support us with testing, please email admin@littleover.derby.sch.uk and mark your message for my attention.

Thank you for your continued support and I apologise again for any issues caused by today’s closure of school.

Keep safe.

J Wilding
Headteacher

Update from Mr. Wilding - 26th November

Posted 26th November 2021

Update from Mr. Wilding - 26th November

Mr Wilding has sent an update to parents and carers containing information regarding the Xmas Concert, Covid-19, Site Security, Student Awards, INSET Day and Sixth Form Applications..

To all parents and carers.

Good afternoon, from LCS.

I have a few important updates to share with you today.

Xmas Concert – 7th December

We will be holding our Christmas Concert this year on Tuesday December 7th. With current Covid-19 restrictions we are, unfortunately, unable to have an audience for this event, but we will be broadcasting the concert ‘as live’, from 6pm on 8th December.

All students and staff will be sent an email link to access this event via Stream and we would like as many as possible to log in and watch our amazing student musicians perform.  The Arts, as we know, have been significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and I know how much our students would value your support, having not had the opportunity to perform to a live audience for almost 2 years.

Covid-19

We have received an update this week from our local Public Health team.

Whereas cases of Covid-19 amongst students and staff remain relatively low and stable in school, Littleover, as a community, is experiencing one of the highest infection rates in the city.

On this basis, we will continue to ask students to wear face coverings in classrooms and around the school building, until the end of this Term.

My fear at this stage, with the numbers of cases in the community, is that relaxing our rules now may lead to a rise in cases in school in the remaining weeks of term. My main priority, as I have said many times, is the safety of our students, staff and wider community and, on balance, continuing with our current face masks rules is the most sensible option.

Site Security

I have been made aware of comments on some local social media sites, making false claims as to the reasons why we have appointed a Security Officer on site. As all parents, carers, students and staff know, I explained the reasons for appointing a new Security Officer several months ago, at the start of the Autumn Term. I can categorically confirm that this is not related to the presence, or threat, of protests linked to Covid-19 and that at no stage have protestors been at the school gates, or on school premises.

I can only assume that people claiming this have no link to the school, or have received incorrect information.

2021 GCSE Student Awards

Each year we award our Year 11 students for their exceptional performance at GCSE level. Awards and trophies are usually presented at a Reunion and Celebration Evening each November, but due to Covid-19 this was not possible last year, nor has it been possible this year.

This year we have made the decision to present the awards personally to students, to ensure their efforts have been recognised.

The award winners for 2021 are listed below. All will receive a small trophy, citation and voucher. For a number of these awards there are also larger trophies donated by former staff and students.

Congratulations to the winners of each award.

Award Winner
FRENCH Mustafa Suleiman
GERMAN Emily Bembridge
SPANISH Anna Norman
LINGUIST OF THE YEAR Mia Stege
ART Karam Toor
MUSIC Amelia Crocker
DRAMA Tom Moore
PERFORMING ARTS  Evie Bullock
HISTORY Luke Kininmonth
RS Sithika Gardi Mudalige
GEOGRAPHY Otto Chilton
SOCIOLOGY Megan Lemon
FOOD PREPARATION AND NUTRITION Asha Bola
D & T GRAPHICS Chloe Shelton
D & T RESISTANT MAT Pavan Nizzer
D & T TEXTILES Sophie Taylor
ENGINEERING Andrew Rodwell
ICT  Hasnain Ali
BUSINESS STUDIES Helen James
COMPUTING Siding Qin
PE Darcey Scott
PE Stuart Rance
MEDIA STUDIES Mustafa Suleiman
SCIENCE Josh Cotton
PHYSICS Otto Chilton
CHEMISTRY Ben Wise
BIOLOGY Ani Shashidhar Rao
MATHS Millie Thomas
FURTHER MATHEMATICS Siding Qin
ENGLISH LITERATURE Raenah Afzal
ENGLISH LANGUAGE Arjen Bains
PROGRESS AWARD Karanjot Singh
CONTRIBUTION TO SCHOOL LIFE Darcey Scott
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Siding Qin


INSET Day

A reminder that Friday 3rd December is an INSET Day and school will be closed for students. Staff will be working remotely and our Reception service will be closed.

Urgent messages related to student safety should be sent using our safeguarding reporting email address    contact.safeguarding@littleover.derby.sch.uk

As communicated a few weeks ago, Autumn Term now ends on Wednesday 22nd December. Details of finishing times for the last day of term will be published soon. The start of Spring Term is unaltered and students should return to school on Monday 10th January 2022.

Sixth Form Applications

Applications to LCS Sixth Form for September 2022 close at 4pm on Friday 3rd December. All applications should be submitted through the on-line application system.

Thank you for your continued support.

Keep safe.

J Wilding
Headteacher

Job Vacancy: Student Support Officer

Posted 25th November 2021

Job Vacancy: Student Support Officer

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Student Support Officer.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Year 11/13 Mock Exam Timetables

Posted 17th November 2021

Year 11/13 Mock Exam Timetables

Timetables for Year 11 and 13 Mock exams in December/January are now available to download.

You can download them from the Exams Information page.

Summer 2022 GCSE/A-Level Exam Timetables

Posted 17th November 2021

Summer 2022 GCSE/A-Level Exam Timetables

Timetables for the GCSE and A-level exams in Summer 2022 are now available to download.

You can download them from the Exams Information page.

Update from Mr. Wilding - 16th November

Posted 16th November 2021

Update from Mr. Wilding - 16th November

Mr Wilding has sent an update to parents and carers containing information regarding Covid-19, extra-curricular activites, term dates and Children in Need donations.

To all parents and carers.

Good evening, from LCS.

Apologies for the lack of updates from myself over the past week. I hope to make up for this with the information I am including in my message today.

Covid-19

We continue to see cases of Covid-19 amongst students in school, although at lower numbers than was the case before the October half-term holiday. We are in communication with Public Health over the continued use of face masks in school and if advice changes on this, I will let you know.

We would continue to ask all students to test using the home-test LFD kits on a Sunday and Wednesday evening and to report results on the school and NHS portals.

Our Student Services team are identifying potential close contacts from seating plans and sending a text message to parents/carers of these students. If you receive one of these text messages, please follow the instructions and ask your child to take additional LFD tests. If you require additional test kits, please call or email school.

Clubs and Extra-Curricular activities

We continue to offer a large number of extra-curricular activities and clubs for students to join, alongside our regular curriculum. Details of the activities on offer can be found under Students > Clubs and Activities

Term dates

We have received enquiries in recent weeks about term dates for 2022-23, as parent/carers are looking to book holidays in advance. To help families book future holidays, we have today published our 2022-23 term dates under School > Important Dates > Term Dates.

We plan to take 2 INSET Days in September 2022, with students starting term on Monday 5th September. Other INSET Days during the year are yet to be decided, but we have confirmed Friday 21st October 2022 as an INSET Day, meaning students will end the first half-term on Thursday 20th October 2022.

Children In Need

LCS is supporting Children in Need 2021, on Friday 19th November. As our usual fund-raising activities continue not to be possible due to Covid-19, we have set up a dedicated site on Parent Pay for parents, carers and students to make donations.  If you would like to donate please follow this link:

Thank you all for your continued support and I hope you have found this information useful. As always, if you have any questions you would like to ask me, or if you have any comments about the school, please use the admin@littleover.derby.sch.uk email address and mark your message for my attention.

Enjoy your evening.

Keep safe.

J Wilding
Headteacher

Term Dates: 2022-23

Posted 16th November 2021

Term Dates: 2022-23

The school term dates for the academic year 2022-23 are now available.

You can find them under School > Important Dates > Term Dates.

About LCS

Mr Wilding - LCS Acting Headteacher

Welcome to Littleover Community School.

I am lucky enough to have worked at the school since September 2000 and, in January 2020, was asked by Governors to take on the role of Acting Headteacher.  Having now been confirmed as permanent Headteacher in March 2021, I will continue to do everything I can to make LCS the best school it can possibly be, whilst maintaining the safety and wellbeing of all our young people.

We are a large comprehensive secondary school, located to the south west of the City of Derby, close to the main transport routes of the A38 and A50. We pride ourselves on the excellent teaching we provide for all our students, as well as the care and support all students receive to help them achieve their best.

We are committed to a broad and balanced curriculum and our students have achieved outstanding results at both GCSE and A Level for many years now. We also believe in providing all our students with wider opportunities for learning and developing through their work in the classroom, as well as access to extra-curricular opportunities in sport and performing arts.

I hope you find our website informative and easy to use.  We are always happy to receive ideas of how we can improve our service to parents, carers, students and our community. 

If you have any ideas or questions about anything on our website, or more widely about the school, please do not hesitate to contact us.  If you would like a paper copy of our school brochure or paper copies of any of the information contained on our website, these are also available, free of charge.

Littleover Community School.
Learning, Caring, Succeeding.

Mr J. Wilding
Headteacher

School Aims

Learning

  • Deliver an excellent quality of teaching which fosters an ethos of lifelong learning.
  • Provide a relevant and accessible curriculum which meets the needs of our diverse community.

Caring

  • Develop a caring and supportive environment where everyone feels safe and valued.
  • Cultivate a comprehensive ethos that encourages inclusion.

Succeeding

  • Deliver academic excellence to achieve the highest standards.
  • Celebrate achievement in all its forms within and beyond the curriculum.

Upcoming LCS Events RSS FeedUpcoming Events

  • Thu 2nd Dec 2021
    Senior Kangaroo Maths Challenge
  • Thu 2nd Dec 2021
    Y12 Interim reports published
  • Thu 2nd Dec 2021
    Y10 Art Workshop
  • Fri 3rd Dec 2021
    INSET DAY - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • Fri 3rd Dec 2021
    Deadline for Sixth Form Applications 4:00pm
  • Mon 6th Dec 2021
    Y11 Mock Art Exam
  • Tue 7th Dec 2021
    Y11 Mock Art Exam
  • Tue 7th Dec 2021
    Christmas Concert Recording - Hall
  • Wed 8th Dec 2021
    Christmas Concert - Available via MS Stream from 6pm
  • Thu 9th Dec 2021
    Y9/Y10 Drama Masks Workshop
  • Thu 9th Dec - Thu 23rd Dec 2021
    Year 11 Mock Exams over next 2 weeks, Sports Hall
  • Fri 10th Dec 2021
    Y10 CV Workshops Period 3 - 5
  • Tue 14th Dec 2021
    7SJW, 7DVP, 7TJB English Autumn World Play P3 - Hall
  • Thu 16th Dec 2021
    A-Level Resits Results
  • Thu 16th Dec 2021
    Y9 Art Workshop P1-4
  • Fri 17th Dec 2021
    Year 7 & 8 Pantomime Trip
  • Mon 20th Dec 2021
    7WRN & 7ACB English Autumn World Play P4 - Hall
  • Mon 20th Dec 2021
    Y7/8 Animal Man
  • Tue 21st Dec 2021
    Y7/8 Animal Man
  • Tue 21st Dec 2021
    Y13 Reunion Evening 7pm S5

The 20 most imminent events are shown above. For a full list please see the School Calendar.