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Ski Trip 2021

Posted 23rd October 2019

Ski Trip 2021

LCS is running a Ski Trip to Bormio, Italy in February 2021.

The trip is available to current LCS Year 7 to 12 pupils.

An information letter, including a registration form, is available to download.

Please note that the intial deposit for the trip must be paid, accompanied by the registration form by Friday 22nd November 2019.

You can download a copy of the letter from Parents > School Trips and Activities > Ski Trip 2021.

Sixth Form Applications

Posted 22nd October 2019

Sixth Form Applications

Students may apply for 2020 entry into LCS Sixth form from approximately 8am on Wednesday 23rd October.

Applications will be via an online form which will be made available via Sixth Form > Applications.

The deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 6th December.

Year 11 - Information for Students and Parents

Posted 17th October 2019

An information pack aimed at Year 11 students and their parents can is now available to download. It includes a list of important dates, revision guides and advice from previous Year 11 students.

You can download a copy from the Parents > Year 11 Information.

Job Vacancy: Kitchen Assistant

Posted 17th October 2019

Job Vacancy: Kitchen Assistant

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

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Specialist Assessor

Posted 15th October 2019

Job Vacancy: Specialist Assessor

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Specialist Assessor.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Summer 2020 GCSE and A-Level Exams

Posted 8th October 2019

The timetables for the GCSE and A-level exams in Summer 2020 are now available to download.

You can download a copy from the Exams page.

Revised Term Dates: 2020-21

Posted 26th September 2019

After careful consideration, we have decided to make changes to the published term dates for Academic Year 2020-21.

Dear Parent/Carer,

After careful consideration, we have decided to make the following changes to the published term dates for Academic Year 2020-21:

  • Autumn Term will now start for LCS Staff on Thursday 3rd September 2020;
  • We will hold two INSET Days on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September;
  • LCS Students will start back on Monday September 7th;
  • Summer Term 2021 will now finish on Friday 23rd July 2021.

Any parent/carer with concerns or questions over this change of term dates should contact me personally as soon as possible, via the main school email address.

Term dates for this academic year 2019-20 remain unchanged and we would continue to ask parents/carers to arrange holidays outside of term time and during published school holiday times.

Yours sincerely,

Mr J Wilding
Deputy Headteacher/Acting Headteacher (from January 2020)

International Languages Week 2019

Posted 20th September 2019

International Languages Week 2019

23rd-27th September is International Languages Week at LCS!

Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of language-based activities throughout the week including quizzes, international food sales and karaoke amongst others!

Open Day and Evening - Thursday 3rd October, 2019

Posted 19th September 2019

LCS will be holding our Open Day and Open Evening on Thursday 3rd October, 2019, when you and your child will have the opportunity to find out more about Littleover Community School.

Open Day

The school will be open to the public on the morning of 3rd October, between 9am and 10:45am, with the last tour taking place at 10am. Lessons will continue as usual and visitors will be able to enter classrooms and observe us at work on a normal Thursday morning. Student Guides will help to show you around and there will be a chance to ask questions and discuss what you have seen with senior staff.

Open Evening

LCS' Open Evening will be held from 5.30pm to 7.00pm on the same day. There will be a programme of continuous displays and exhibitions, together with timed events. A meeting will be held at 7.00 pm in the School Hall for parents of prospective students for September 2020.

A one-way system will be in operation during open evening and visitors should arrive via the Pastures Hill entrance and leave through the bottom exit on Fresco Drive. There will be limited parking on site but if you can avoid arriving by car, this would be advisable.

I do hope you will be able to attend one or both of these events, and I look forward to meeting you. If I can be of further help, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mr A Venkatesh
Headteacher

New Dance Classes at the LCS Gym

Posted 17th September 2019

New Dance Classes at the LCS Gym

New dance and exercise classes are available at the LCS Gym.

You can found out more information at Facilites > Sports & Arts Facilities.

Extra Curricular Activities Timetable

Posted 16th September 2019

The Autumn 2019 list of extra-curricular activities at LCS is now available.

You can download a copy of from Students > Clubs and Activities.

Sixth Form Open Evening - 22nd October

Posted 12th September 2019

Sixth Form Open Evening - 22nd October

LCS would like to invite you to attend our 6th Form Open Evening on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 from 5.45pm to 7.30pm. This event will take place in S Block and the Sports Hall.

As well as having the opportunity to visit different subject stalls and the purpose-built 6th Form block there will also be two separate formal presentations both covering issues such as entry requirements, the application process, expectations, ethos and facilities. These identical presentations will commence at 5.45pm and 6.30pm (you will only need to attend one of these).

You will also have the opportunity to talk to current students. 

Prospectuses including details of how to apply, course content and organisation will be available on the evening and also via the school website after this date.

This is not a ticketed event, please just turn up at your convenience between the times mentioned above ensuring that you try to make one of the presentations at 5.45pm or 6.30pm where possible.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sixth Form Handbook

Posted 11th September 2019

Sixth Form Handbook

The LCS Sixth Form Handbook, containing useful information for LCS Sixth Form students and their parents, is now available to download.

You can download it from Sixth Form > Parent Information.

Adult Education Courses 2019-20

Posted 11th September 2019

Adult Education Courses 2019-20

The list of 2019-20 Adult Education classes held at LCS is now available.

For more information please see Facilities > Adult Education at LCS.

Job Vacancy: Caretaker/Site Operative

Posted 30th August 2019

Job Vacancy: Caretaker/Site Operative

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Caretaker/Site Operative.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

GCSE Results

Posted 22nd August 2019

Congratulations to all LCS students who received their GCSE results today.

The 2019 GCSE results are excellent!

  • 80% of pupils achieved 9-4 grades in English and Maths
  • 50% of pupils achieved the EBacc (A*-C or 9-4 in English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Languages)

A superb achievement - well done!

Job Vacancy: Administrative Assistant (Sixth Form/Careers)

Posted 21st August 2019

Job Vacancy: Administrative Assistant (Sixth Form/Careers)

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Administrative Assistant (Sixth Form/Careers).

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

A-Level Results

Posted 15th August 2019

A-Level Results

Congratulations to all LCS Year 13 students who received their A Level results today.

Littleover Community School is celebrating its best ever A level results. Over a third of grades were A*-A and nearly 2 thirds of grades were A*-B with 87% of grades being C or above. The average grade was a B. These results are a significant improvement on last year and represent a fantastic achievement for our students and it is great to see the hard work of students and staff rewarded.

Over half of students achieved at least one grade A with 80% of students achieving at least one grade B or above. 2 students achieved 4 A* grades and 4 students achieved 3 A* grades with 17% of students achieving 3 or more A*/A grades. Nearly half of all students achieved three Bs or better and the overall pass rate is 100%.

Although the number of high grades is very pleasing and enables a large number of students to access the most competitive universities, courses and apprenticeships, it is important to note that there are many students throughout the ability range who have, through sheer hard work as well as natural ability, matched or exceeded their target grades, and all deserve congratulations for their achievements.

Key Figures 2019
A* 8.3%
A*-A 34%
A*-B 62%
A*-C 87%
A*-D 96%
A*-E 100%
Avg Points per Entry 39.9
Avg Grade B

Well done!

Charity Week 2019: Final Total

Posted 23rd July 2019

Charity Week 2019: Final Total

Charity Week 2019 raised a total of £4184.40. The money will be split between the Child Africa Uganda project, CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) and Mind (a mental health charity). Thank you for your support!

The Child Africa Uganda Project is a charity that funds a school in a poverty-ridden area of Uganda where they would usually have to pay for an education. Our school raises money to help those children, builds new sustainable facilities and provides the children with clothing. 

CRY stands for Cardiac Risk in the Young, this charity prevents young. sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening, and research as well as supporting affected families.

Mind is a charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing mental health problems, which is a growing problem within young people.

Safeguarding During the Holidays

Posted 22nd July 2019

Safeguarding During the Holidays

Our recently updated safeguarding section on the LCS website has a great deal of useful information for anyone requiring advice or support during the school holidays.

You can find out more under Safeguarding > During the Holidays.

School Finishes Early on Last Day of Term.

Posted 22nd July 2019

Please be aware that school will finish at 13:50 on the last day of term, Thursday 25th July.

The school bus will be running at the end of the day.

Students return to school on Monday 9th September.

Job Vacancy: Receptionist/Admin Assistant

Posted 19th July 2019

Job Vacancy: Receptionist/Admin Assistant

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Receptionist/Admin Assistant.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Charity Week 2019: 15th-19th July

Posted 8th July 2019

Charity Week 2019: 15th-19th July

Charity Week 2019 will run from 15th-19th July. LCS Year 11 students will this year be raising money for The Child Africa Uganda project, CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) and Mind (a mental health charity).

The Child Africa Uganda Project is a charity that funds a school in a poverty-ridden area of Uganda where they would usually have to pay for an education. Our school raises money to help those children, builds new sustainable facilities and provides the children with clothing. 

CRY stands for Cardiac Risk in the Young, this charity prevents young. sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening, and research as well as supporting affected families.

Mind is a charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing mental health problems, which is a growing problem within young people. 

Events during the week will include: A staff talent show; a student talent show; samosa sales; sweet sales; chip butties; pizza; milkshakes; a staff football match; cake sales and more.

 

Year 6 Induction - Uniform Sales

Posted 5th July 2019

Uniform sales for parents of students starting Year 7 in September will take place on Tuesday 16th July, 5pm-7pm, the same day as the LCS Art Exhibition.

Sixth Form Induction Packs

Posted 4th July 2019

Sixth Form Induction Packs

Information and preparation packs for LCS Sixth Form students starting in September 2019 are now available to download.

This section contains preparation material for a variety of subjects, as well as the presentation shown during the Sixth Form induction days.

You can find them under Sixth Form > Information for Students > Induction 2019.

LCS Art Exhibition

Posted 3rd July 2019

LCS Art Exhibition

The annual LCS Art exhibition will be held in the Main Hall on Tuesday 16th July, 6pm-8pm.

The evening provides an opportunity to view the impressive work created by LCS GCSE and A-level pupils over the last year.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Letter to Parents from LCS Governors

Posted 28th June 2019

The LCS Governing Board has sent a letter to parents of all LCS students regarding future plans for the LCS Headteacher position.

The letter can be read in full below:

Dear Parents,

Following the recent announcement from Mr Venkatesh of his intention to step down at the end of 2019, the Governing Board met this week to discuss and agree the next steps.

The Governing Board has asked Mr Jon Wilding, Deputy Headteacher, to take on the role of Acting Headteacher for a year, commencing 1st January 2020. I’m delighted to be able to tell you Mr Wilding accepted.

The transition planning will commence immediately and carry on throughout the Autumn Term 2019. It is likely that other interim roles may be required and/or responsibilities re-distributed, and Mr Wilding will advise at the appropriate time.

The Governing Board will also commence the longer term Headteacher recruitment process. In the meantime, we are confident the interim arrangements will provide continuity, stability and continue the ongoing drive for continuous improvement in student outcomes that Littleover Community School is famous for.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me via the school.

Jamie Cameron
Chair of Governors

Parent Questionnaire Results 2018-19

Posted 28th June 2019

The results of the questionnaires carried out at Parents' Evenings during the school year have been collated and are now available to view.

You can find them under Parents > Communications > Parental Questionnaire.

Job Vacancy: Attendance Manager

Posted 20th June 2019

Job Vacancy: Attendance Manager

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Attendance Manager.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

E-Safety Awareness Week - 24th-28th June

Posted 19th June 2019

E-Safety Awareness Week - 24th-28th June

During E-safety week, Key Stage 3 pupils will be using their Computing lessons to focus on E-Safety in the modern age. Whilst all aspects of internet use and electronic devices are covered, we feel our priority this year is the use of social media. To raise the profile of E-Safety, there are a number of competitions for students to enter and they will attend dedicated whole year group assemblies.

In order to help facilitate students’ understanding, we would encourage parents to become involved and engage in conversation with your children on this matter. It is clearly important, but we do need to emphasise the awareness of issues that could arise, both in school, at home and socially with friends.

All content and materials are in-line with current national guidance.

If you have any concerns about your child and their use of the internet or social media you can either contact CEOP directly at the following web address.

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

You can find out more about E-Safety on the LCS website at Parents > Safeguarding > E-safety where there is comprehensive information and links to many different organisations that provide useful help and guidance.

 

Job Vacancy: Finance/Administration Officer

Posted 12th June 2019

Job Vacancy: Finance/Administration Officer

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Finance/Administration Officer.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Midday Supervisor

Posted 11th June 2019

Job Vacancy: Midday Supervisor

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Midday Supervisor.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

LCS Music Festival - 9th July

Posted 7th June 2019

LCS Music Festival - 9th July

The LCS Music Festival will be held on Tuesday 9th July at 7pm. Tickets are available in school from Mrs Chawner.

The Music Festival showcases some of the best musical performers at LCS, with awards being presented in various categories.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adult £5.00
Concession £4.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £16.00

LCS Featured in Local Business News

Posted 5th June 2019

LCS was featured in a local news article following a visit from Aerospace Industry expert Adam Cooper to talk about the importance of learning foreign languages.

“The ability to engage, negotiate and influence in foreign languages can only be advantageous in the increasingly competitive global marketplace,” he said.

“I was delighted to be able to share some insights and practical examples about how language skills have opened up real opportunities to further my personal career.”

You can read the full article on the Love Business East Midlands Website.

Creative Arts London Trip - Aladdin

Posted 20th May 2019

Creative Arts London Trip - Aladdin

There are still places available for the Creative Arts trip to see Disney's Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre, London on 12th July.

The trip is available to all students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Coaches will leave LCS for London at approximately 2.00pm and will arrive back at LCS at approximately 2.00am on 13th July.

The total cost of the trip is £65.00, payable in instalments.

Please see Wisepay for more details or contact a member of the Creative Arts Department via 01332 513219.

Job Vacancy: Teaching Assistant

Posted 20th May 2019

Job Vacancy: Teaching Assistant

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

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Year 6 Induction Information

Posted 13th May 2019

Parents of Year 6 students starting at LCS in September should have been sent a letter containing information relating to the induction process.

The information contained in this letter can be found under Parents > Induction Process.

Exam Information Booklets

Posted 10th May 2019

Exam information booklets for candidates sitting GCSE and A-Level exams in May and June are now available to download.

You can download them from the Exams page.

Year 13 - Exams and End of Term Information Letter

Posted 29th April 2019

Year 13 - Exams and End of Term Information Letter

Year 13 students should have received a letter regarding Exams and End-of-term information.

A copy of the letter can be downloaded from Sixth Form > Letters Home.

Year 12 - Exams and End of Term Information Letter

Posted 29th April 2019

Year 12 - Exams and End of Term Information Letter

Year 12 students should have received a letter regarding Exams and End-of-term information.

This letter has a reply slip which must be returned.

A copy of the letter can be downloaded from Sixth Form > Letters Home.

Job Vacancy: Teacher of English

Posted 12th April 2019

Job Vacancy: Teacher of English

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Teacher of English.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Teaching Assistant (Well-being Coach)

Posted 1st April 2019

Job Vacancy: Teaching Assistant (Well-being Coach)

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Teaching Assistant (Well-being Coach).

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Teacher of Humanities (Sociology)

Posted 28th March 2019

Job Vacancy: Teacher of Humanities (Sociology)

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Teacher of Humanities (Sociology).

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Teacher of Science

Posted 28th March 2019

Job Vacancy: Teacher of Science

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

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Sixth Form Applications - 2019 Entry

Posted 27th March 2019

Sixth Form Applications - 2019 Entry

Offers to applicants for LCS Sixth Form entry in September 2019 were made on 21st March. All external applicants should have received an email.

Please contact sixthform@littleover.derby.sch.uk with any queries.

Job Vacancy: School Business Manager

Posted 8th March 2019

Job Vacancy: School Business Manager

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: School Business Manager.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Cleaner

Posted 14th February 2019

Job Vacancy: Cleaner

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Cleaner.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Year 9 Madrid Trip 2019

Posted 12th February 2019

Year 9 Madrid Trip 2019

From 6th - 8th February 2019, 39 Year 9 students and 4 members of staff spent 3 days in Madrid. We were very lucky with the weather, and we certainly made the most of our Spanish experience!

As soon as we arrived we began our Spanish adventure. Due to our early flight from Liverpool airport we were all very hungry and tired by the time we arrived at our hotel! That didn’t stop us from eating tapas and watching a real-life Flamenco show at the famous Villa Rosa. ¡Olé!

We spent the next day brushing up on our Spanish with our pen pals in our partner school in Madrid, ‘IES Santa Eugenia’. Students spent time playing bilingual games with their pen pals and attending lessons in Spanish! Afterwards we headed to Madrid Zoo and finished off the day at the home to Real Madrid, doing the Santiago Bernabéu stadium tour.

The following morning we enjoyed our typical Spanish breakfast at the hotel and headed out via Metro to Las Ventas, for our guided bullring arena tour.

After an exhausting morning we headed back to the hotel to collect our luggage and get ready for the flight home to Liverpool.

All in all, we all really enjoyed our Spanish adventure in the capital, made lots of life-long friends, tried lots of new things and practised lots of Spanish!

Year 12 Parents' Evening Letter

Posted 11th February 2019

Year 12 Parents' Evening Letter

Year 12 students should have received a letter regarding the upcoming Year 12 parents' evening.

This letter has a reply slip which must be returned.

A copy of the letter can be downloaded from Parents > Communications > Letters Home.

Time to Talk Day

Posted 4th February 2019

Time to Talk Day

LCS is supporting Time to Talk day on 7th of February 2019 and will be encouraging the school community to have a conversation about mental health.

Thank you for your support.

The LCS Well-being Team

Guidance on Preparing for University Applications

Posted 4th February 2019

Guidance on Preparing for University Applications

Year 11 and 12 students should have received a letter regarding the upcoming University Applications information evening..

This letter has a reply slip which must be returned.

A copy of the letter can be downloaded from Parents > Communications > Letters Home.

Job Vacancy: Midday Supervisor

Posted 30th January 2019

Job Vacancy: Midday Supervisor

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Midday Supervisor.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Teacher of Mathematics

Posted 25th January 2019

Job Vacancy: Teacher of Mathematics

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Teacher of Mathematics.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Community Sports Supervisor

Posted 25th January 2019

Job Vacancy: Community Sports Supervisor

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Community Sports Supervisor.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Teacher of Chemistry

Posted 18th January 2019

Job Vacancy: Teacher of Chemistry

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Teacher of Chemistry.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Teacher of Biology

Posted 18th January 2019

Job Vacancy: Teacher of Biology

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Teacher of Biology.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Cover Administrator (Maternity Cover)

Posted 17th January 2019

Job Vacancy: Cover Administrator (Maternity Cover)

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

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Assistant Safeguarding Officer/Deputy DSL

Posted 16th January 2019

Job Vacancy: Assistant Safeguarding Officer/Deputy DSL

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Assistant Safeguarding Officer/Deputy DSL.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancy: Kitchen Assistant

Posted 14th January 2019

Job Vacancy: Kitchen Assistant

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

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Year 9 Options

Posted 14th January 2019

Year 9 students should have received a copy of the 2019 Options Booklet and a letter containing information about the upcoming options process.

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

Job Vacancy: Senior Safeguarding Officer & Wellbeing Manager/DSL

Posted 11th January 2019

Job Vacancy: Senior Safeguarding Officer & Wellbeing Manager/DSL

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Senior Safeguarding Officer & Wellbeing Manager/DSL.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Year 12 Trip to the UCAS Higher Education Fair

Posted 7th January 2019

Year 12 Trip to the UCAS Higher Education Fair

Year 12 students should have received a letter regarding the upcoming visit to the UCAS Higher Education Fair.

This letter has a reply slip which must be returned.

A copy of the letter can be downloaded from Parents > Communications > Letters Home.

Year 12 Trip to the QUAD

Posted 7th January 2019

Year 12 Trip to the QUAD

Year 12 students should have recieved a letter regarding the upcoming visit to the QUAD.

A copy of the letter can be downloaded from Parents > Communications > Letters Home.

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