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COVID-19 Update - Positive Test

Posted 30th September 2020

A student in LCS Sixth Form has tested positive for COVID-19. All close contacts of this students have been informed and will now self-isolate as per Public Health England advice.

To all parents and carers.

We have been informed of a positive Covid-19 case in our Sixth Form. This is an isolated case of one student, who became symptomatic after arriving home from school on Monday.

We have identified potential close contacts of the student concerned, who have all been sent home; parents have also been informed.

Due to the nature of this case, we have been able to keep the close contacts to less than 10 students, all of whom were informed and left site within one hour of the report being received. These students will now self isolate for 14 days.

The student with the positive test had not been in school since Monday lunchtime and will now self isolate for 10 days.

Below is the letter from PHE containing advice for such situations.

Advice from Public Health England

We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.

We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

The small number of children who have been in close contact with the individual who has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have received a letter informing them that their child must stay at home for 14 days.

The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.

All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

Further information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home.

If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.

If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.
Symptoms

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the nhs.uk website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-have-coronavirus-symptoms/. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at https://111.nhs.uk/ or by phoning 111.

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19.

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further Information Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

J. Wilding

Acting Headteacher

Update from Mr Wilding - 25th September

Posted 25th September 2020

Mr Wilding has sent out an update to parents and carers.

To all parents and carers.

It has been an eventful, but extremely rewarding first 3 weeks of term. The students continue to amaze us with their positivity and resilience and all Year Groups are continuing to make excellent progress. The need to create Year Group 'bubbles' in school has caused some issues for us, which we are addressing and making adaptions where required, but one of the main effects of the 'bubble' system appears to be happening when students leave school at the end of the day.

With our staggered finish times, students are leaving school in their Year Group 'bubbles' to minimise mixing. Some students are finding this challenging, particularly in the younger year groups, and are becoming over excited around their peers, without the older students around to calm them down. We have had some calls from members of the community about poor behaviour of our students on the way home from school and I have been out to two particular areas in the last few days to talk to students about their responsibilities and our expectations of them, while wearing our school uniform.

Whereas most of this behaviour is simply 'silliness' or over-enthusiasm, this can lead to more serious issues if it gets out of hand. I would, therefore, ask all parents and carers to talk to their children about walking home from school sensibly and safely, as the good reputation this school has in the community is built on the behaviour of our students, both in and out of school. If students witness others letting the school down on their way home, they should speak to their Head of Year, or to myself, so we can identify those responsible. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

With the current restrictions around Covid-19, we will unfortunately not be able to hold our regular School Open Day and Sixth Form Open Evening events this term; these events were scheduled for 8th October and 20th October, respectively. We are in the process of putting together on-line virtual presentations for both events, which we hope to have 'live' on our website on the original dates, or as close to these dates as we can. We are working hard to make as much relevant information as possible available through this virtual format, as the option of people visiting school personally is not available to us at this time.

Thank you, as usual, for your ongoing support. Enjoy your weekend.

J. Wilding
Acting Headteacher

Sixth Form Prospectus and Open Evening

Posted 24th September 2020

Sixth Form Prospectus and Open Evening

The latest LCS Sixth Form Prospectus is now available to download. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Sixth Form Open evening will be virtual this year, with the information planned to be released at the end of October.

The prospectus can be found under Sixth Form > Prospectus.

Job Vacancy: Kitchen Assistant (x2)

Posted 23rd September 2020

Job Vacancy: Kitchen Assistant (x2)

LCS has 2 vacancies for the position of: Kitchen Assistant.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Updated Exams Information

Posted 21st September 2020

Updated Exams Information

Exam information booklets for GCSE and A-level students are now available.

We have also updated our Exams Contingency Plan with additional measures due to the COVID pandemic.

You can find all this information on the Exams > Exam Information page.

LCS Sports and Fitness Centre Update

Posted 18th September 2020

The LCS Sports and Fitness Centre has issued an update with regards to it's current closure.

You can find it on the Sports and Arts Facilities page.

 

Year 11 Mock Exams Timetable

Posted 16th September 2020

Year 11 Mock Exams Timetable

The timetables for the Year 11 Mock Exams in October 2020 are now available to download.

You can download a copy from the Exams page.