Update from Mr. Wilding - 15th November 2022
Posted 15th November 2022
Mr Wilding has issued an update to parents and carers regarding the recent LCS OFSTED inspection, Parent/Carer Survey results, School Production, Roadworks and E-Safety.
To all parents and carers,
Good afternoon, from LCS. There are a few important notices and updates I would like to draw your attention to today.
We have received and responded to the draft OFSTED Report, following our full Inspection on 19th and 20th October. We now await publication of the final Report, which will be made available via our school website. I will inform all students, parents and carers when this final Report is published.
Results of our recent Parent/Carer survey can now be viewed on our school website, at the link below. Thank you to all parents/carers who took part in survey, the results of which were extremely positive.
OFSTED conducted their own Parent/Carer Survey as part of our recent Inspection, results of which can be viewed on the OFSTED Parentview website. As with our own school survey, all responses and feedback will be considered, as we continue to aim to improve our work with all our school stakeholders.
School Production - The Addams Family
On the evenings of 7th/8th/9th December, LCS students will be performing on stage, in our own version of The Addams Family.
This will be our first school show since before the Covid-19 pandemic and I very much hope as many parents and carers as possible will be able to join us in the audience.
Ticket details will follow soon, so please look out for updates via email and on our social media platforms.
The roadworks on Pastures Hill have been suspended for the time being, but may return during the February half-term holidays, in 2023.
I would like to thank the majority of parents who adapted their usual plans or behaved accordingly when bringing and collecting students from school, during what was an extremely disruptive time.
I remain concerned about the behaviour of some parents/carers when collecting students in vehicles outside, or close to, the school site and I would respectfully continue to ask all parents/carers to consider the safety of all our students at all times.
WhatsApp Group Chats
As part of our regular reminders to students, parents and carers about the dangers of social media, I have attached information to my update today around student safety on WhatsApp.
As many parents/carers use WhatsApp themselves, some believe it is safer for students than other forms of social media. WhatsApp has become one of most common forms of social media where issues are caused in school, however, particularly when students engage in Group Chats. The age limit for users of WhatsApp is 16, although we are seeing problems around its use with students as young as Year 7.
The link below is to a brief safety guide for parents/carers to help us all keep our young people safe on WhatsApp and to, hopefully, reduce the issues students are bring into school, from their use of social media.
Thank you for your continued support of our school.