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Update from Mr. Wilding - 25th January

Posted 25th January 2022

Mr Wilding has sent an update to parents.

To all parents and carers, 

Good morning, from LCS. 

I have included in my update today, several short items, with some associated links. 

Teenage Booster (Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio) and Meningococcal ACWY (Men ACWY) vaccinations - for parents/carers of Y9, 10 and 11 students 

Parents/carers of students in Year 9, 10 and 11 will have received an email in the last 48 hours, informing them of this vaccination programme. If you are a parent/carer of a student in Years 9-11, please read the relevant email and follow instructions in the attached letter, if you wish to give consent for your child to be vaccinated in school on 3rd February. 

Mrs Bunting

After many years of loyal service to the school, Mrs Bunting will be retiring from her position as Senior Deputy Headteacher at the end of this academic year. The process to appoint a new Deputy Headteacher to the school has already started and the closing date for applications is Monday 7th February. 

A lot more will be said about Mrs Bunting over the coming months and we will be saying our formal goodbyes to her at the end of the Summer Term. 

Students signing out during the school day 

I have been asked by our Student Services Office to remind parents/carers of the process for students signing in/out of school for appointments, during the school day. 

A Student Appointment Consent Form should be completed and given to staff in our Student Services Office before students leave school for an appointment. This form can be found via the link below: 

Students should then sign-out at the appropriate time and be collected by the parent/carer from school Reception.

Please do not arrange to meet students outside of the school gates, or in the school car park, without them signing out using the correct procedure. 

Summer 2022 Exam dates 

Dates for A Level and GCSE Exams are posted on our website; links are below: 

The final A Level exam is on 24th June, with the final GCSE exam being the day before, on 23rd June. 

Results days are as follows: 

  • A Level – 18th August 
  • GCSE – 25th August 

Safeguarding information 

A reminder to all parents/carers that a large amount of safeguarding information can be found on our school website. The link to this information is below: 

An additional page of wellbeing information can also be found on our website at: 

Please take time to look at this information, if you have not done so for some time. 

As stated in my message from last Friday, I will issue a further update regarding face masks in school at the end of this week. 

Thank you.
Keep safe 

J Wilding
Headteacher

Update from Mr. Wilding - 21st January

Posted 21st January 2022

Mr Wilding has sent an update to parents and carers following changes by the government to COVID-19 guidance.

To all parents and carers.

Good afternoon from LCS.

After the announcement of changes to face mask rules made in the House of Commons on Wednesday, we have taken time to examine the full detail of the revised national guidance, as well as guidance from local Public Health.

We will be changing our rules for students wearing face masks in school as follows: 

Face masks will no longer be worn by students in lessons from Monday. National guidance was for this to change yesterday, but the short notice of the announcement didn't leave us enough time to review the details in full and make an informed decision. 

Students will continue to be asked to wear face masks in indoor communal areas, including corridors, food queues and Dining areas, until Friday 28th January; national guidance changes on 27th January, but we would like to take a full week to assess the impact of this change on case numbers in school. 

A decision will then be made on 28th January, whether to remove face masks for students throughout school, whether to continue to allow students to wear a face mask in communal areas if they wish to, or to continue with face masks in communal areas for all students. 

Rates of Covid-19 infection remain high in the community and in Derby as a whole and I have had further conversations with our local CCT this morning on the best action for us to take as a school, over the next few weeks. 

Students with known medical conditions who request to wear face masks in lessons will be given a card to show staff, as we have done in the past, and may continue to wear a face mask in lessons from Monday. 

Whatever decision we make from 28th January, face masks could return for all students throughout the school building as a targeted measure within our Outbreak Management Plans, at a later date. If this happens, it will be in response to rising case numbers and in consultation with local Public Health. 

I have included a link, below, to the latest guidance on Covid-19 for parents and carers: 

GOV.uk COVID Guidance for Parents and Carers 

We will continue to hold whole-year Assemblies remotely until the end of this term, to allow time to monitor and assess Covid-19 case numbers. We are hopeful that whole-year Assemblies can return in the Main Hall after February half-term, as well as other larger group activities and events. 

Staff in our Student Services Office will continue to send text messages to parents/carers of potential close contacts of positive cases identified from classroom seating plans, as we feel this has been helpful in keeping our case numbers in school down in recent weeks. 

I would like to thank all parents, carers, students and staff for their continued support.

Thank you.
Keep safe 

J Wilding
Headteacher

Job Vacancy: Deputy Headteacher

Posted 21st January 2022

Job Vacancy: Deputy Headteacher

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Deputy Headteacher.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Update from Mr. Wilding - 17th January

Posted 17th January 2022

Mr Wilding has sent an update to parents and carers regarding Covid-19 vaccinations and changes to Covid isolation guidance.

To all parents and carers.

Good evening, from LCS. 

Since my last update, national guidance on self-isolation for people testing positive for Covid-19 has changed. It is now possible to end self-isolation after 5 full days, if you have 2 negative LFD tests taken on consecutive days. 

Full, updated guidance can be found at the link below: 

My previous email update informed all parents and carers of the next round of Covid-19 vaccinations, being hosted at LCS this Friday, 21st January. 

All information relevant to the Covid-19 vaccination programme can be found in the text and links in the letter below, including the Consent Form for those parents/carers wishing their child(ren) to have the Covid-19 vaccination: 

Please be aware, as stated in the attached letter, that the new Consent Form has to be completed for students to be eligible for the vaccination in school on 21st January, as any previous consent given is no longer valid.

The vaccinations in school on 21st January are for students aged 12-15 and not for students in our Sixth Form. The Vaccination Team have confirmed that students in Year 11 who are already 16 will, however, be able to receive the vaccine if consent has been provided. 

Please be aware, as previously stated, that the school has been asked to offer a site for these vaccinations, but has no part in the vaccination programme itself. As such, all questions about the Covid-19 vaccine should be addressed to the NHS, through the contact details contained in the letter. 

Thank you. 

Keep safe. 

J Wilding
Headteacher

Job Vacancy: Attendance Manager (Maternity Cover)

Posted 14th January 2022

Job Vacancy: Attendance Manager (Maternity Cover)

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Attendance Manager (Maternity Cover).

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Kitchen Assistant

Posted 14th January 2022

Job Vacancy: Kitchen Assistant

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Kitchen Assistant.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Year 9 Options Information

Posted 10th January 2022

Due to the Coronavirus situation, this year's LCS Year 9 Options information and presentations can be viewed online.

You can find the information under Parents > Year 9 Options.

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.

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.