Update from Mr Wilding - 8th June 2021
Posted 8th June 2021
Mr Wilding has sent out a message to parents and carers.
To all parents and carers
Greetings from LCS and welcome to the final half-term of this school year.
'De-bubbling' and easing of Covid-19 restrictions
We are awaiting further information from government over possible plans to ease our 'bubble' restrictions in school. Consultations on possible changes to the school day post 'de-bubbling' have now closed for staff and parents/carers and I will be meeting Year Councils over the next two weeks to discuss plans with students. Results of the Parent/Carer consultation will be shown on our website soon and any changes to the school day will be communicated to all staff, students, parents and carers once decided and as soon as timescales for easing 'bubble' restrictions are clearer. I would like to thank the near 700 parents and carers who took the time to respond to the recent consultation.
For the time being, and at least until the previously published date of 21st June for the next government review, we will continue with the current arrangements as they are in school. We are making some minor changes to timetables and 'bubble' areas for some Year Groups now Year 11 have finished 'face to face' lessons, to allow students to have more access to specialist classrooms, particularly in Technology and Science. These changes have been communicated separately, where appropriate.
Parent Governor Election
Votes for the recent Parent Governor election have been counted and the top 3 candidates were as follows;
- Candidate E - SW 53 votes
- Candidate B - SK 32 votes
- Candidate F - MJ 23 votes
Candidate E has, therefore, been elected to the school's Governing Board as a result of the election process. Thank you to all parents and carers who took part in the election process.
We continue to ask all staff and students to test at home every Sunday and Wednesday evening. Results should be reported to the NHS and to school via the regular, established channels.
All schools have been asked by the DfE to continue requesting students to test regularly and to stress the importance of regular testing in keeping Covid-19 cases in school as low as possible.
I would respectfully ask all parents and carers to continue to follow the government's Covid-19 guidelines on testing and self-isolation and also remind all parents and carers that students must not come into school if they, or any members of their household, have Covid-19 symptoms, have a positive test result or are awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test.
It promises to be a very busy few weeks before the end of the school year and I would be grateful if all parents and carers could continue to check emails, as well as the school website and social media accounts for updates. I will do my best to keep everyone informed of any announcements.