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Job Vacancy: Teacher of Psychology (Maternity Cover)

Posted 22nd October 2021

Job Vacancy: Teacher of Psychology (Maternity Cover)

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Teacher of Psychology (Maternity Cover).

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening

Posted 21st October 2021

Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening

The LCS Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening presentations are now online.

Details can be found at Sixth Form > Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening.

Update from Mr. Wilding: INSET, Non-Uniform Day, COVID-19

Posted 19th October 2021

Update from Mr. Wilding: INSET, Non-Uniform Day, COVID-19

Mr Wilding has sent an update to parents regarding INSET Days, the upcoming Non-uniform day and COVID-19,

To all parents and carers.

Good morning, from LCS.

As we approach the end of half-term, I would like to inform and update you on a few current issues.

INSET Day

Friday 22nd October is an INSET Day and school will be closed to students. Staff will be working remotely and not from school, so the building will also be closed to visitors, on this occasion. As Reception staff will also be working remotely, telephone calls will not be answered, however email will be monitored throughout normal school hours. Please do not contact school via telephone on Friday 22nd October and only contact via email if completely necessary.

During Friday 22nd October and over the October half-term holiday, urgent safeguarding concerns can be reported using the dedicated email address  contact.safeguarding@littleover.derby.sch.uk. More information about reporting safeguarding concerns during school holidays can be found on our website at  https://www.littleover.derby.sch.uk/safeguarding.php

Non-uniform day

The planned Non-uniform day for students will take place on Thursday 21st October, which will be the last day of half-term for students. The suggested donation for this is £1 and Mrs Wilson has emailed all students about how this money should be paid, following current Covid-19 guidance.
All proceeds from the day will go to our PSA, to fund projects across the school.

Covid-19

Please see the link below to view a letter to all parents and carers from Dr Robyn Dewis, Director of Public Health. In this letter, Dr Dewis outlines the current situation with Covid-19 cases in Derby and asks for the support of parents and carers in managing the current situation.

Letter from Dr. Robin Dewis - Director of Public Health

Dr Dewis has asked all Derby schools to consider further measures to help reduce the current levels of Covid-19 across the city, most of which we have already implemented at LCS. We are currently considering a change to our procedure around identification of close contacts and I will update all students, parents and carers on this at the start on next half-term.

The wearing of Face Masks in school will continue when students return from holiday on 1st November and will be reviewed again early next half-term. Assemblies and staff meetings will also continue remotely via Microsoft Teams until November 5th, at the earliest, after which a decision will be made whether to continue with this until the end of term.

Below, you can find a letter previously sent out by the School Age Vaccination Team, highlighting a Covid-19 ‘catch up’ vaccination programme for over the holiday, next week. We have received calls from some parents and carers that the telephone number quoted in the letter does not appear to be accepting calls, but I have been assured the number is correct and parents/carers are advised to keep trying if they cannot get through.

Covid-19 Vaccination Catch-up Programme Letter

We have received a new batch of LFD tests, which will be distributed to students in the week beginning 1st November. These tests are slightly different to those students have taken so far, as they require a nasal swab, only.

Additional instructions for taking these tests at home will be sent out early next half-term with the test packs and we would continue to encourage twice-weekly home testing for the foreseeable future, including during the holiday, to help keep cases of Covid-19 down in school.

My next planned update to parents and carers is on 1st November, unless there are significant developments I need to inform you of in the remainder of this week.

I would like to wish all students, staff, parents and carers a happy holiday for next week and I hope everyone can get the well-earned rest we all need.

There are lots of events organised for young people and families in Derby over the holiday period. Derby Quad, for example, are running various activities, which can be found at the link below. Many of these activities are free of charge:

https://mailchi.mp/fe39cc8c4ea7/bfi-film-academy-at-quad-last-chance-to-book-4826722?e=9ad0e1e7c3

Running the school day-to-day remains extremely difficult, but we continue to make progress despite the challenges we face and our students continue to impress us with their determination and resilience. I have never been as proud of our students as I have been during this first half-term of the new school year.

Best wishes.
Keep safe.

J Wilding
Headteacher

Facemask Rules for All Year Groups Due to Increased COVID-19 Cases.

Posted 11th October 2021

Facemask Rules for All Year Groups Due to Increased COVID-19 Cases.

Due to rising COVID-19 case numbers, face mask rules will now apply to all year groups whilst indoors until the end of this half-term.

To all parents and carers.

I have had a lengthy conversation with the Local Authority this morning, regarding our current Covid-19 case numbers for students across the school. 

Cases are still much higher in Year 11 than any other Year Group, but numbers are beginning to increase across the school, with students testing positive through both LFD and PCR tests. 

We have been advised to take the following action for the next 2 weeks until the end of this half-term, when the situation will be further reviewed. 

  • Face masks will be reintroduced for all Year Groups in classrooms, food queues, indoor social areas and when moving across the school site. 
  • A trial of PCR testing will be introduced for students in Year 11, where test kits will be provided for students to use at home and returned to school the following day. Plans for this are currently being organised with the Local Authority testing team and further information will be sent as soon as we have it. All Year 11 students will be given a PCR test kit, but students should not take this test if they have tested positive within the previous 90 days. Unused kits should be returned, alongside completed ones. 
  • Students in all Year Groups are asked to continue sanitizing their hands on arrival to school each day and are reminded to carry a small bottle of hand sanitizer with them at all times. 
  • Students should continue to maintain social distance, where possible, and keep close contact to a minimum. 

With face masks not being as widely used in the community as they were prior to the summer, I am aware that some students may no longer have face masks they regularly wear outside school. I would ask all students to bring their own face masks from tomorrow, however, to reduce pressure on school stocks. 

Students with exemption cards should show these to staff, as previously.

The situation with Covid-19 in all schools continues to be constantly changing and in introducing the measures outlined above we are following our agreed Outbreak Management Plan, in an attempt to slow the spread of Covid-19 amongst school students and staff. 

Your support is, as always, greatly appreciated and the situation will be reviewed at the end of October. 

Thank you.
Keep safe.

J Wilding
Headteacher

Virtual Open Evening

Posted 8th October 2021

Virtual Open Evening

Due to the unfortunate cancellation of our planned Open Evening, we are making the information available online on our Virtual Open Day and Evening Page.

The information can be found at Parents & Carers > Virtual Open Evening 2021.

More content will be added over time, so please keep checking back to see the latest information!

Year 13 Reunion Evening - Date Change

Posted 8th October 2021

Year 13 Reunion Evening - Date Change

The Year 13 Reunion evening previously scheduled for Wednesday 22nd December has been brought forward 1 day to Tuesday 21st December.

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

  • Fri 22nd Oct 2021
    INSET DAY
  • Mon 25th Oct - Fri 29th Oct 2021
    HALF TERM
  • Mon 1st Nov 2021
    GCSE Resits start
  • Thu 4th Nov 2021
    Year 11 Parents' Evening 4:15 - 6:45pm School Cloud
  • Mon 8th Nov - Fri 19th Nov 2021
    Y9/10/11 Drama trips to Stratford over next fortnight
  • Wed 10th Nov 2021
    Year 13 Geography Fieldwork Day
  • Wed 10th Nov 2021
    Under 14 County Netball Tournament Repton 1pm
  • Wed 10th Nov 2021
    Senior Maths Challenge
  • Thu 11th Nov 2021
    Act of Remembrance 11:00am
  • Thu 11th Nov 2021
    Duke of Edinburgh Night Navigation (departs P5)
  • Fri 12th Nov 2021
    Y13 Interim reports published
  • Mon 15th Nov 2021
    Y11 Mock Interviews 2:00 - 6:00pm
  • Tue 16th Nov 2021
    Y11 Mock Interviews 2:00 - 6:00pm
  • Tue 16th Nov 2021
    Y7 Tutors Settling In Parents' Evening 4:15 - 6:45pm S Block
  • Wed 17th Nov 2021
    Y11 Food Mock exam all day
  • Thu 18th Nov 2021
    Y11 Mock Interviews 2:00 - 6:00pm
  • Thu 18th Nov 2021
    Duke of Edinburgh Night Navigation (departs P5)
  • Wed 24th Nov 2021
    Governors' Meeting 6:45pm AGM
  • Thu 25th Nov 2021
    Y13 Parents' Evening 4:15 - 6:45pm School Cloud
  • Fri 26th Nov 2021
    Y9 Enterprise Day

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