Mr Wilding has issued an update to parents and carers regarding a Parent Governor vacancy, Open Day, the LCS School Mural opening, CAMHS open day and Safeguarding issues.
To all parents and carers,
Good afternoon, from LCS.
There are a few items I would like to draw your attention to in my update this week.
Parent Governor vacancy
Details were sent to all parents/carers earlier this week, regarding the current vacancy for a Parent Governor to join our school Governing Body. Further details are available on our website, at:
A reminder that our school Open Day will be held on Thursday 13th October. We have contacted our partner Primary Schools to inform parents/carers of the limited availability of school tours during the morning, which will be for parents/carers of potential Year 7 students for September 2023 only.
The general Open Evening presentations for all visitors will begin at 5-30pm and finish at 7pm.
As previously requested, we would politely ask visitors to walk to school, if possible, for our Open Evening, due to the very limited car parking available on site.
Advanced notice, also, that our Sixth Form Open Evening will be held on 20th October, from 5pm to 7pm. Students and parents/carers interested in applying for places in our Sixth Form for September 2023 are invited to attend and applications will formally open after this event. Applications close on Friday 2nd December.
Further details will follow about this event.
School Mural official opening
On Tuesday 4th October there will be a formal opening of our new school Mural, including representatives from S.H.E.D and Derby University, as well as LCS staff and students.
There will be coverage in local press and we will update our website and social media with photographs of the event.
I would like to thank Derby University and S.H.E.D for their work on this project and for helping to bring our vision for the mural to life.
CAHMS Open Day
Derbyshire CAMHS are holding an Open Day on Monday 10th October, from 12-30pm to 6:30 pm, to coincide with World Mental Health Day. This has been arranged by young people and parents/carers who use the CAMHS service, or are employed by CAMHS. This event is open to everyone and is an opportunity to find out more about CAMHS and to share your thoughts and ideas about how to develop the service.
The event will be held atTemple House, Mill Street, DE23 6SA.
We are becoming increasingly concerned about a worrying rise in self-harm videos being viewed and shared on TikTok. This is a national as well as a local concern and we have recently been told by some of our own students that they have seen these videos.
Young people are filming themselves self-harming and encouraging other young people to do the same. These videos encourage young people to be inventive, share methods and ‘egg each other on’ to greater acts of self-harm e.g. how deep can you cut/ how much skin can you cut...?
I appreciate it is distressing to read this but, as a school, we need to make you aware this is happening and it is a real possibility your child may be viewing this content on-line.
Please speak to your child, monitor and go through their apps at least weekly and, if you can, download filters and blocks on all their internet-linked devices. If you have a concern about this, please contact school, Police, or use the reporting tool on the app to get the post(s) taken down. We also want to remind you that most apps, including TikTok have an age rating of 13, which is designed to protect the emotional and physical safety of your child and to ensure they do not see intrusive, harmful material.
If you are worried about self-harm, please speak to us, your GP or, alternatively, you can also speak to the School Health Service, by text, on 07507 327754
Other help for parents and young people can be found by visiting:
General safeguarding information can be found on our school website at:
Thank you for taking the time to read this information.
Your continued support of the school is much appreciated.