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Job Vacancy: Science Technician

Posted 28th July 2021

Job Vacancy: Science Technician

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Science Technician.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Update from Mr Wilding - 23rd July

Posted 23rd July 2021

Update from Mr Wilding - 23rd July

Mr Wilding has sent an update to parents and carers.

To all parents and carers,

Good morning from LCS, on what is our last day of a very long and challenging school year.

I would once again like to thank you all for your support over the last year and to again pay tribute to our magnificent students and staff, who have shown enormous strength and resilience during such difficult circumstances.

Students return to lessons in the week of September 6th, but please remember that on-site Covid-19 testing begins from Thursday 2nd September and the return to lessons for all Year Groups is staggered as a result of the need for testing.

Details of our testing programme and dates for return to lessons of each Year Group have been sent previously to all parents and carers, but in case you missed it, the information can be found on our website at the following link:

Parents & Carers > September 2021 Arrangements

If you are able to offer us any support in our on-site Testing Centre from 2nd to 10th September, even if for only a couple of hours each day, please email school at the usual admin@ address. Any support offered would be greatly appreciated.

The DfE have asked schools to share the following information, around foreign travel rules this summer. Please bear in mind our return to school dates and the need for any potential mandatory quarantine if you are travelling abroad:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-abroad-from-england-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Please continue to check your email and social media for updates from school into the summer holidays. There will definitely be more information sent out from week beginning August 30th, ahead of start of Covid-19 testing, if not before.

Students are asked to continue Covid-19 testing at home throughout the holiday period and details of where to access testing kits can be found at the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/find-covid-19-lateral-flow-test-site

We have some members of teaching staff leaving us today and I would like to thank them all for their work and education to our students throughout their time at LCS.

Mr Bisset is retiring after many years of service to the school. Mr Bisset has influenced the lives of thousands of young people, a number of whom went on to become LCS staff themselves, and has been a loyal servant to LCS throughout his long and successful career. We wish him well for the future. 

Miss McGregor will be getting married this summer and is subsequently relocating to London. Miss McGregor has been an outstanding teacher of Maths and an excellent Form Tutor during her time at LCS and she will be missed by all of her colleagues and friends in the school.

Mr Towlson is also leaving us today, after being offered the opportunity of a lifetime to teach in Abu Dhabi. Mr Towlson is a brilliant teacher of Science and I am sure the students in his new school will benefit greatly from working with him.

All that remains is for me to wish you all a happy holiday and to say how much we are looking forward to seeing all our students back in school again at the start of the new term, from 6th September.

Thank you.
Keep safe

J. Wilding
Headteacher

'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' -Muhammad Ali

School Payments and Communications Systems Changing to ParentPay

Posted 21st July 2021

School Payments and Communications Systems Changing to ParentPay

In September, LCS will be moving school payments and communication services from WisePay to ParentPay.

Dear Parents/Carers,

In September we will be moving from using Wisepay as our system for payments and communications to a new one called ParentPay. We have been setting this up over the last few months and are now in a position to inform you of this move.

To this end you will receive an email from us via ParentPay in the next 24 hours. Please can you check your inbox/junk/spam to ensure you get all future emails from this address. From Friday you will no longer receive emails via Wisepay but from ParentPay.

We will be providing information about logging onto the new system in the week commencing August 31st via emails from ParentPay so please look out for these. We will also be working over the summer to ensure that balances are transferred.

Please be reassured that you will not lose any money as a result of this move. There are always a few small teething problems with any change of system but we will be working throughout the summer to minimise these.

Please keep a close eye on all our social media outlets as well as your emails for more information.

Thank you

LCS

Update from Mr Wilding - 21st July

Posted 21st July 2021

Update from Mr Wilding - 21st July

Mr Wilding has sent an update to parents and carers.

To all parents and carers,

Greetings, from LCS.

I would firstly like to wish Eid Mubarak to all our students and members of the community who are celebrating Eid ul-Adha today.  Our best wishes to you all.

I have attached below a couple of links for your attention.

Firstly, the DfE has produced a website for students, parents and carers with ideas for catch-up and fun activities for students and families over the summer break. 
The website can be accessed via the link below:

https://educationcatchup.campaign.gov.uk/

Derby City Council have also recently launched their 'Summer Promise', to offer support and activities for young people and families over the holiday period.

More information on DCCs 'Summer Promise' can be found on the DCC website, at the link below:

https://www.derby.gov.uk/education-and-learning/extra-curricular-activities/derby-summer-promise/#page-1

Finally, the DfE has published guidance for parents and carers on the new arrangements for schools, from Monday 19th July. This information can be found at the link below:

DFE Guidance for Parents and Carers - New Arrangements for Schools from 19th July

I have recently sent out details of our September arrangements, including times and dates for on-site Covid tests. If you have not seen this information, it can all be found at:

Parents & Carers > September 2021 Arrangements

Thank you.

Keep safe.

J. Wilding
Headteacher

September 2021 COVID Testing Timetables

Posted 19th July 2021

September 2021 COVID Testing Timetables

COVID LFD Testing Timetables for the return to school in September are now available.

To all parents and carers,

Good afternoon, from LCS.

I can now confirm dates and times for students' on-site Covid-19 tests at the start of the new school term, in September.

Timetables for these tests can be found on our website at the following link:
Parents & Carers > September 2021 Arrangements

Testing will take place in our Testing Facility located in the Sports Centre, as was the case previously when students returned to school in March.

Students attending for their first test should enter through the Fresco Drive entrance at the times indicated. This first set of tests will be organised in Tutor Groups, before students return to school and begin lessons.

Once students have taken this first test, they will leave site and results will be emailed to parents and carers later in the day. If a student tests positive through on-site testing, they must self-isolate immediately and book a PCR test. As things currently stand and with planned changes to guidelines from 16th August, if the subsequent PCR test result was positive the student concerned would be contacted by NHS Test and Trace. Test and Trace would also inform close contacts and advise them to also take a PCR test, instead of needing to self-isolate.

Once all students have been tested once on-site, second tests will be during the school day, at the times/dates shown, through to Friday 10th September.

NHS Test and Trace will inform parents/carers of results, as with Test 1, and will also inform close contacts.

Parents and carers who have already given consent for on-site testing do not need to do this again, as details are on record from on-site testing in March. Parents and carers of new Year 7 students for September have been emailed the link to the Consent Form.

Please only contact school if you did not consent to on-site testing previously but now wish to, or if you are now withdrawing consent previously given; please use the school admin@ email address for this and do not complete another Consent Form. Any parent or carer refusing to consent should not fill the Consent Form in.

Thank you to those parents and carers who have volunteered to assist in our Testing Centre, some of whom also helped in March. If you feel you could volunteer some of your time now the dates of tests have been confirmed, please email your details to us at the usual admin@ address by Friday. If we could find another 4 or 5 volunteers, it would make a big difference.

Thank you.
Keep safe.

J. Wilding
Headteacher

Bike Ride Raising Money for LCS Child Africa Project

Posted 19th July 2021

Bike Ride Raising Money for LCS Child Africa Project

Nick Bush (husband to our SENDCo, Mrs Bush) is cycling the entire coast of mainland Britain to raise money for Child Africa School in Kabale, Uganda.

Dear Parents and Carers

My husband Nick is currently away cycling around the entire coastline of mainland Britain. He begun on the July 1st and is still going strong. 

He is doing this to raise funds the post Covid renovation of Child Africa School in Kabale, Uganda.

We have not been able to travel to Uganda this year as a school or do any fundraising and we know that when we return, Covid will have devastated the economy of the country and affected the lives of the children, all of whom have been unable to return to school. The school buildings, essential vegetable gardens and perimeter fence are badly need of repair.

Nick is cycling the approximately 7000km in 70 days and hoping to raise £3000 for our funds. Please donate to his JustGiving Crowdfunding- any amount would be brilliant!

Page: Donate via JustGiving to ukcoastin70

There is also a Facebook page where you can view his progress: https://www.facebook.com/UKCoastin70  

Thank you.

Mrs Bush

NHS Contact Tracing from 19th July

Posted 19th July 2021

NHS Contact Tracing from 19th July

Mr Wilding has sent an update to parents and carers.

To all parents and carers,

Good morning, from LCS.

I am sharing with you (below) a letter we have been asked to communicate to all parents and carers from the DfE, explaining the situation with contact tracing of positive Covid-19 cases from today, 19th July.

School will continue to work with NHS Test and Trace, if requested to do so, but any instruction for students to self-isolate as close contacts will now come from Test and Trace and not from us as a school.

Students should continue to test at home using the LFD home-testing kits provided and any student testing positive through this test, or any displaying Covid-19 symptoms, must self-isolate immediately and not come into school. In these instances, a PCR test should be booked as soon as possible.

Please continue to inform school if your child tests positive from an LFD or PCR test, or if they are absent due to displaying Covid-19 symptoms.

Please continue to check your emails for further updates later this week and into the school holidays.

Thank you.

Dear parent/carer. 
Re: Changes to contact tracing in education and childcare settings 

As you know, the Prime Minister announced on 12 July that Step 4 of the roadmap would go ahead on 19 July.

One of the key changes that will take place from 19 July is that education and childcare settings will no longer be asked to conduct routine contact tracing. As with positive cases in any other setting, NHS Test and Trace will work with either the positive case – or in the case of children – the parents, carers or guardian of the positive case to identify close contacts.

NHS Test and Trace already manages the contact tracing process for the rest of society – including children who have recorded a positive PCR test – and has expertise in supporting people to identify close contacts.

This letter sets out in more detail below how that process will work and what you need to do if your child tests positive for COVID-19.

Self-isolating and taking a test 
1. If your child has symptoms, they and other members of the household should self-isolate – and you should inform their education or childcare setting. You should immediately order a PCR test for them. If the PCR result is negative, they and other members of their household can stop self-isolating (unless instructed to self-isolate for other reasons). If the PCR result is positive, they, other members of their household and any close contacts identified by NHS Track and Trace must self-isolate until 10 days after the onset of symptoms. 

2. If your child has a positive result from a lateral flow device (LFD) test, they and other members of the household should self-isolate – and you should inform their education or childcare setting. You should immediately order a confirmatory PCR test. If the confirmatory test is taken within two days and the result is negative, they and other members of their household can stop self-isolating (unless instructed to self-isolate for other reasons). If the confirmatory PCR test is positive (or is taken more than two days after the LFD), other members of their household and any close contacts identified by NHS Track and Trace must self-isolate until 10 days after the LFD test. 

3. PCR tests can be booked online through the NHS Test & Trace website or by calling 119.

4. PCR test results will be recorded with NHS Test and Trace automatically, but you should also communicate the result to the education or childcare setting during term time or summer provision. 

Contact tracing

5. If your child gets a positive PCR test result, NHS Test and Trace will contact you, using the details you registered when ordering the PCR test. You and/or your child will be asked a series of specific questions designed to identify who your child has been in close contact with. Being in an education or childcare setting with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 will not necessarily mean a person is identified as a close contact.

6. You will be asked to provide the contact details, if you know them, of any of the individuals – or their parents or guardians – who have been identified as close contacts. NHS Test and Trace will then get in touch with these close contacts and provide appropriate instructions or advice (see below). 

Self-isolation and/or testing of close contacts 

7. At present, anyone identified as a close contact is legally required to self-isolate and must not attend their education or childcare setting (the only exception is if they are participating in a daily contact testing trial). Anyone identified as a non-household close contact by NHS Track and Trace must self-isolate until 10 days after the date of their most recent contact with that person. If they live in the same household, they must self-isolate until 10 days after the date of that person developing symptoms (see point 1 above) or, if that person was asymptomatic, the date of their test (see point 2 above). NHS Test and Trace will notify you of the day on which the self-isolation period ends. 

8. Close contacts are also advised to take a PCR test. If the test result is negative, they must still complete the full self-isolation period, as the test will not detect all positive cases. If the result is positive, they will need to self-isolate for a further 10 days – and NHS Test and Trace will contact them to identify any close contacts.  

9. From 16 August, if the close contact is under 18, they will not have to self-isolate (in line with the policy for fully vaccinated adults) but will be asked to take a PCR test immediately, other than for very young children identified as non-household contacts, and they will not need to self-isolate while awaiting the results of the test. If the PCR test is positive, they will be required to self-isolate for 10 days from the date of the test. NHS Test and Trace will then get in touch to identify close contacts (see points 5 and 6 above). Further guidance on these changes to self-isolation will be provided shortly. 

We recognise how difficult the past 18 months have been and the sacrifices that all families, education and childcare settings have had to make. This has been an enormously challenging time for everyone and we would like to take the opportunity to thank you for everything you have done. 

J. Wilding
Headteacher

Fresco Drive Fields and New Signage

Posted 19th July 2021

Fresco Drive Fields and New Signage

Mr Wilding has sent an update to parents and carers.

To all parents and carers,

I am writing to you briefly to clarify reasons for additional signage being placed around our school field, adjacent to Fresco Drive.

There has been some speculation about the reasons behind this on social media over the last few days, so I felt it best to tell you all what the situation is.

For clarification, there has been no change in the school's policy on use of this field, or the ownership of the land.

The additional signage reminds members of the public that the field is school property and should only be used with our permission. It has been put in place as a result of misuse of the field in recent months by members of the public and after complaints from local residents.

We have recently resumed taking bookings from local organisations who wish to use the field and we will continue to offer the facility to community organisations and clubs who wish to book with us.

A number of groups have been using the field without permission, which has led to complaints from residents and Police being called.

I would ask all members of our community to respect the school fields as the school and community facility they are and to respect the wishes of local residents. Please do not use the area late into the evening, or without permission of the school.

Anyone interested in booking use of the field should email school, using the usual admin@ email address. 

Thank you.

J. Wilding
Headteacher

Exam Results Days

Posted 12th July 2021

Exam Results Days

LCS Exam results days are now finalised.

  • 10th August 8.30am - AS/A-Level results
  • 12th August 9.00am - GCSE Results

You can find out more information on the Exams > Exam Information page.

LCS Achieves Career Mark Platinum Status - Thank you!

Posted 6th July 2021

LCS Achieves Career Mark Platinum Status - Thank you!

LCS has been awarded Career Mark Platinum Status after rigorous inspection of our careers education offering.

Last week, our school underwent rigorous inspection and been revalidated to achieve the Career Mark Award which shows that we have achieved the National Quality in Careers Standard. 

This Standard confirms that we have a robust framework for delivering Careers Education which also encourages engagement and contribution from Employers to raise the attainment, motivation and aspirations of all students.

Our longevity in achieving this Award over many revalidations (since 2003) means that we qualify for 'Platinum' status and shows we are making good progress to achieving the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.

Our special thanks must go to the students who were interviewed by the Assessor as part of this process from Years 8, 10, 11 and 6th form as well as Ms Came, Mrs Oversby and Ms Brinkworth (our Careers Team) who have worked tirelessly for this.

Quality in Careers Standard

This Award can only be achieved by the sustained work and support of all staff (teaching and support staff), students, parents and all the volunteers from the world of work. Well done to everyone. It's a Team effort.

Thanks

LCS

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

Upcoming LCS Events RSS FeedUpcoming Events

  • Mon 26th Jul - Wed 1st Sep 2021
    SUMMER HOLIDAY
  • Tue 10th Aug 2021
    A-Level Results Day
  • Thu 12th Aug 2021
    GCSE Results Day
  • Thu 2nd Sep - Fri 3rd Sep 2021
    INSET DAY
  • Thu 2nd Sep - Tue 7th Sep 2021
    Covid Testing
  • Mon 6th Sep 2021
    Induction Day for Y7 Y12, Y13
  • Tue 7th Sep 2021
    Lessons begin for Y7, Y12, Y13
  • Wed 8th Sep 2021
    Lessons Begin for Y8 - 11
  • Thu 9th Sep 2021
    Year 12 Parents Information Evening 6:00 - 7:00pm
  • Sun 19th Sep - Fri 24th Sep 2021
    Year 13 Gold Duke of Edingburgh Expedition
  • Mon 20th Sep 2021
    PSA AGM
  • Tue 21st Sep - Wed 22nd Sep 2021
    Year 7 CATs
  • Thu 23rd Sep 2021
    Year 11 Post 16 Information Evening, Hall & S Block
  • Mon 27th Sep - Fri 1st Oct 2021
    KS3 Reading Week
  • Mon 27th Sep - Fri 1st Oct 2021
    Languages Week
  • Tue 28th Sep 2021
    Parents' Online Safety Training 5:30pm (SKIPSed)
  • Tue 28th Sep - Wed 29th Sep 2021
    Y9 EDT Rollercoaster Activity
  • Wed 29th Sep 2021
    Governors' Meeting 6:45pm AGM
  • Wed 29th Sep 2021
    Y11 Geography Trip - Burbage (Provisional)
  • Thu 30th Sep 2021
    Y11 Geography Trip - Burbage (Provisional)

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