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LCS Open Evening - Thursday 13th October

Posted 10th October 2022

The LCS Open Evening 2022 will be held on Thursday 13th October from 5.00pm to 7.30pm.

There will be 2 identical 30 minute presentations to prospective new parents/carers of students for September 2023 admission beginning at 5.00pm and 7.00pm respectively.

From 5.30pm to 7.00pm there will be a variety of activities and classroom-based displays to view.

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. 

Time Event
5.00pm-5.30pm 30 minute presentation for parents and carers of prospective September 2023 students.
5.30pm-7.00pm Activites and classroom-based displays around school
7.00pm-7.30pm 30 minute presentation for parents and carers of prospective September 2023 students.
(This is identical to the 5.00pm presentation)

School Mural Opening

Posted 5th October 2022

School Mural Opening

On Tuesday 4th October, we officially ‘opened’ the School Mural which was a product of an exciting partnership between the school and Derby University through S.H.E.D. 

The School Mural is aptly located at the very centre of our school and dynamically portrays the very culture and identity of who we are, and our aims of Learning, Caring and Succeeding. It has resulted from numerous workshops, discussions and questionnaires seeking to capture your perceptions of the school and the image being developed.

It certainly is an incredible mural and we would like to thank Dr Rhiannon Jones and S.H.E.D., lead artist Adoniah Haslam, and other support artists, who have tirelessly given of their time.

To find out further information, please use the link below which will take you to the brochure and information regarding the development of the School Mural.

LCS Mural Opening

LCS Student Council and staff, S.H.E.D. representatives, University of Derby representatives, Adoniah Haslam (Lead Artist) and family…

Update from Mr. Wilding - 30th September 2022

Posted 30th September 2022

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: 

Open Day

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. 

Safeguarding Updates

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. 

Keep safe. 

J Wilding
Headteacher

Parent Governor Vacancy

Posted 22nd September 2022

The LCS Governing Body has a vacancy for a parent governor.

For more information please see the School > Governors page.

Update from Mr. Wilding - 22nd September 2022

Posted 22nd September 2022

Mr Wilding has issued an update to parents and carers regarding Open Day/Evening, Youth Mental Health Day and Extra-curricular activities.

To all parents and carers, 

Good morning, from LCS.

I have a couple of brief, but important items for you in my latest update.

LCS Open Day and Open Evening

We are planning to hold our Open Day and Open Evening this year as an on-site event, for the first time since October 2019. The date of our Open Day and Open Evening will be Thursday October 13th and school will be open to parents/carers, students and members of our wider school community from 5-30pm to 7-00pm. We are planning various events and activities to showcase the amazing work of all our students and I hope as many of you as possible will be able to join us.

Please be aware that parking on site is extremely limited, so I would ask and encourage as many visitors to walk to school for this event, if at all possible.

There will be two presentations for parents/carers of potential Year 7 students for September 2023 in the Main Hall, at 5pm and at 7pm; parents/carers of current LCS students do not need to attend these presentations.

Due to necessary restrictions on numbers, tours during the school day will be for potential new parents/carers of students for September 2023 admission only and we will not be able to offer this option to current parents/carers.

School will be open to everyone in the evening, at the times shown, above.

Youth Mental Health Day

Today is Youth Mental Health Day which, this year, is focusing on the importance of building and maintaining meaningful connections and relationships.
For further information on this event and to access useful resources, please use the link, below:

Clubs and Activities

The list of school clubs and activities, including extra-curricular events, has been further updated. The full details of all school activities can be found on our website at the link below:

Thank you for your continued support of our school, our staff and all our young people.

Keep safe.

J Wilding
Headteacher

Job Vacancy: Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Posted 21st September 2022

Job Vacancy: Higher Level Teaching Assistant

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

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Update from Mr. Wilding - 14th September 2022

Posted 14th September 2022

Mr Wilding has issued an update to parents and carers.

To all parents and carers, 

Good afternoon, from LCS. 

It has been an excellent start to the new school year at LCS. Students have returned to school from the holidays full of enthusiasm and keen to meet their new teachers and classmates. Thank you to all parents and carers for your support with preparing and encouraging your child(ren) with their return to school. 

Bank Holiday – 19th September

As you will know from announcements in the national press, Monday 19th September is now a Bank Holiday, due to the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. School will be closed to students and staff on Monday 19th September and students will return to lessons on Tuesday 20th September. 

Extra-Curricular activities 

As usual at LCS, there is an exciting timetable of extra-curricular activities already up and running in school this term and I would encourage all students to take part in at least one activity to enhance their experience of school life. Full details of our extra- curricular programme can be found on our school website at the following link: 

Our Head of Music, Mr Heywood, has posted an update on availability of Instrumental Music lessons in school this year. Parents/carers interested in their child(ren) taking part in music lessons should refer to Mr Heywood’s recent update, which can be found at the link below: 

School Uniform and student clothing 

Thank you to all parents/carers for ensuring students are wearing the correct school uniform. I appreciate your efforts, particularly with the current cost of living crisis. 

Please ensure all clothing has your child(ren)’s name clearly marked/labelled, as we have already had numerous items of clothing handed in to our Lost Property Office. Any named/labelled clothing will be returned to the student, but most clothing we are seeing in Lost Property is not labelled. 

I would appreciate your support with this, particularly given the cost to families if clothing is lost and needs to be replaced. 

Introducing our new Deputy Head Teacher, Mrs Spalding 

Mrs Spalding has joined LCS as our new Deputy Headteacher, after the retirement of Mrs Bunting. Mrs Spalding has written a few words for parents and carers, to introduce herself to you: 

I grew up in Derby and have worked as an English teacher and school leader for 16 years across Derby and Derbyshire. I am passionate about teaching and learning and am an Evidence Leader in Education for Derby Research School, supporting the development of teachers across the city. Having started my teacher career as a trainee at Littleover, I am delighted to now return as Deputy Headteacher.

I am excited to work with teachers at Littleover to ensure that your child experiences the very best education during their time with us. I am looking forward to getting to know pupils and many of you over the coming months. 

We welcome Mrs Spalding to her new post and look forward to working with her. 

Thank you again for your continued support of the school, or staff and our young people. 

J Wilding
Headteacher

Job Vacancy: Finance/Administration Officer

Posted 13th September 2022

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: Kitchen Assistant

Posted 13th September 2022

Job Vacancy: Kitchen Assistant

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

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Monday 19th September - School Closed

Posted 2nd September 2022

Monday 19th September - School Closed

LCS will be closed on Monday 19th September as part of the Bank Holiday declared due to Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral.

To all parents and carers, 

Good morning, from LCS.

The DfE have confirmed the following, in communication with all schools over the past weekend:

"The official date of the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is 19th September 2022. This day will be a Bank Holiday and settings that are normally closed on a Bank Holiday should close on this day as a mark of respect. This will include schools and colleges."

As a result of this announcement, LCS will be closed to students and staff on Monday 19th September. Students should return to school on Tuesday 20th September, for their normal timetabled lessons.

Thank you.

J Wilding
Headteacher

Job Vacancies: Teacher of English

Posted 12th September 2022

Job Vacancies: Teacher of English

LCS has 2 vacancies for the position of: Teacher of English.

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Job Vacancies: Teaching Assistant

Posted 12th September 2022

Job Vacancies: Teaching Assistant

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

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Posted 9th September 2022

Death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Mr Wilding has sent a an update to parents and carers regarding the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

To all parents and carers, 

All at LCS send our condolences to the family of Queen Elizabeth II, after the announcement of her death yesterday afternoon.

As our country's longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II has been one of the most significant people in our history and her loss will be felt by many.

We will be holding a brief Assembly for all students this morning to remember Queen Elizabeth II and to pay tribute to her work for young people in this country and around the world.

The DfE has contacted all schools with the following information regarding the period of national mourning we will now begin, following the Queen's death:

'We have now entered a period of national mourning that will continue until the end of the State Funeral.

Guidance providing the public, businesses and institutions with advice on the period of national mourning following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be issued by the Cabinet Office.

Once details of the funeral are confirmed, officials will contact schools again with further guidance'

Schools across the country will remain open at this time and we at LCS will continue to observe our normal school day. If and when details of any school closures are published, I will inform you all as soon as possible.

Thank you.

J Wilding
Headteacher

Musical Instrument Tuition at LCS

Posted 8th September 2022

Musical Instrument Tuition at LCS

Parents and Carers can now apply online for a place for their child on the Instrumental Tuition programme at LCS.

We have a thriving music department within the Creative Arts Faculty at LCS. A key part of this is the Instrumental Tuition Programme.

This takes place outside of curriculum time with specialist teachers accredited by the Derbyshire Music Partnership or Baby People. LCS takes the safeguarding of students very seriously and only works with external agencies and individuals who can provide evidence of a full, enhanced DBS check and regular safeguarding training.

We have lessons available on Keyboard/piano, guitars (electric, acoustic and bass), singing, drum kit, brass (trumpet, trombone, euphonium, French horn), Strings (violin, viola, cello), and Woodwind (flute, clarinet, saxophone).

The lessons cost approximately £10 per 20 minute lesson, per week. These are invoiced termly directly by the instrumental teacher, but there are subsidies for Pupil Premium/Free School Meals and Special Needs to reduce the cost. There maybe the possibility on some instruments (not piano/keyboard) of a shared lesson.

If you wish for your child to be placed on the list for lessons, please fill in the form located at Parents & Carers > School Trips and Activities > Music - Instrumental Lessons

Job Vacancy: Caretaker/Site Operative

Posted 7th September 2022

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.

Update from Mr. Wilding - 2nd September 2022

Posted 2nd September 2022

Mr Wilding has sent a start-of-year update to parents and carers.

To all parents and carers, 

Good afternoon, from LCS. 

I wanted to contact all parents and carers today, ahead of the start of the new school year. 

Term begins on Monday 5th September at 8-40am for all Year Groups and we are looking forward to seeing all our students again after the summer holiday. 

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all new parents and carers of students in our new Year 7 and those in our new Year 12 cohort who are joining us from other schools. I hope all students joining us for the first time on Monday enjoy their experiences at LCS over the next few years. 

I would also like to thank all parents and carers for their support of the school over the last 12 months. The challenges LCS has faced, along with all other schools, are well documented and I will not take time to go over these again. The support of all our parents, carers and the wider school community has been most welcome over the last year and has helped our students to achieve the progress and success they have. 

You will have seen from local press and our website that we were extremely pleased with the exam results our students achieved this summer, both at GCSE and A level. Full summary tables of results will be published on our website soon, but I will mention some of the headlines now, for those of you who are not aware. 

At A Level, our results were very similar to those achieved by students in 2019, which were the record results for us at that time.  The number of students achieving A*-A grades at LCS Sixth Form were above the levels achieved by similar schools nationally and well above regional trends.  The vast majority of our students have, consequently, gained places at their first choice University or Apprenticeship placements. 

The GCSE results achieved by our Year 11 students this year are also some of our best results ever at LCS. The pass rate for all courses was 100% and, as with our A Level students, the vast majority of students taking GCSE exams this year have been able to move on to their chosen first-choice post-16 placements. 

Many students achieved outstanding individual results; far too many to mention all of them. One student, in particular, Joe Goodchild, in achieving 11 A* grades, was one of less than 200 students across England to do so. 

The vast majority of our GCSE students achieved their individual targets and overall results reflected their excellent performance against students in similar schools, both locally and nationally.  These successes would not have been possible without the commitment of all our students and staff, as well as the support of parents and carers. 

As I do at the start of every year, I am again asking for the support of parents and carers as we look ahead to the new academic year.  I would ask all parents and carers to familiarise themselves with key school policies, which are available on our website.  I would particularly ask for support with our Behaviour Policy, to help us keep issues to a minimum. 

Many of our more significant issues with students in school remain linked to students’ use of social media. I would, once again, ask parents to support our stance on students not bringing mobile phones to school and would ask you all to be aware of your child’s social media use.

I would also draw parents and carers’ attention to the ongoing issue of students’ use of vape, which I mentioned several times in my email updates last year. All students will be reminded of our rules on use and possession of vape at the start of term and I would appreciate your continued support and vigilance in relation to this issue. 

The first day of term on Monday will inevitably lead to increased traffic on the roads around school and I would ask parents and carers to leave enough time for your journey, so students are not late on their first day. I would also ask all parents and carers bringing children to school by car to respect our local residents when dropping and picking students up and to act safely and responsibly when close to the school gates. 

I plan to send regular updates to parents and carers this year, at least weekly, to keep everyone in touch with developments. Please also check our school website and social media pages for regular updates on school events. 

I hope you have all had a safe and restful summer and I look forward to working with you all again over the next year. 

Thank you. Keep safe.

J Wilding
Headteacher

GCSE Results

Posted 25th August 2022

We are delighted with the GCSE results our Year 11 students have achieved this year.

The achievement of our students is a reflection of their outstanding commitment and resilience, as well as the support they have received from school staff, parents and carers over what has been an extremely challenging last two years.

  • 292 Year 11 students sat GCSE exams this year
  • The pass rate was 100%.
  • 57% of students achieved grade 4 or above in the range of subjects which make up the Ebacc.
  • 62% of students achieved grades 9-5 in English and Maths.
  • 40% of students achieved 3 or more grades at 7-9.
  • 34% of all grades were grade 7 or above.
  • 52% of all grades were grade 6 or above.

We hope students can go on to secure their first-choice post-16 placement and we wish them well in their future careers.

Student Receives GCSE Results Students Receive GCSE Results

A-Level Results

Posted 19th August 2022

A-Level Results

We are delighted with the results achieved by our Year 13 students this year. Results achieved this year are particularly impressive, given the exceptional circumstances and challenges students have faced over the last two years.

174 students completed A Level exams in Year 13 this year.

  • 34% of results achieved by LCS students were grades A*-A.
  • 62% were grades B or above.
  • Over 50% of students achieved at least one A*/A grade.
  • Over 80% of students achieved at least one A*-B grade.
  • 43% of students achieved 3 or more grades A*-B.
  • 11 students achieved straight A*s (3 or 4 A*s).
  • 4 students achieved 4 A* grades.

The vast majority of students have gained the results needed for their first choice Higher Education option and staff have been working with students this morning who needed support in securing placements.

I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to all our students, staff, parents and carers for their collective efforts over the last two years. Year 13 students completing their A Level studies this year did not sit GCSE exams, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which makes their achievements even more impressive. 

We wish all our students the best of luck in their future lives and careers.

J. Wilding
Headteacher

Job Vacancy: Cleaner (AM)

Posted 21st July 2022

Job Vacancy: Cleaner (AM)

LCS has a vacancy for the position of: Cleaner (AM).

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Update from Mr. Wilding - 20th July 2022

Posted 20th July 2022

Mr Wilding has sent an end-of-year update to parents and carers.

To all parents and carers, 

Greetings, from LCS. 

In my last scheduled email update of the school year, I would like to thank all students, parents, carers and the wider school community for their continued support through what has been another extremely challenging time. We have continued to make positive progress as a school and our students have been magnificent throughout, both in their work ethic and support of each other on a personal level. Although we are looking forward to our much needed holiday, we are also excited for the new school year and the opportunities this will bring. 

Safety over the summer holiday 

Ms Jenkins has spoken to students in Assemblies this week about ways to keep safe over the summer holiday. The links to our school website, below, include information on general safety issues, such as safety around water, buildings and railways, as well as information on how to report concerns over the summer holiday. 

The link, below, is to a new resource for parents/carers around issues of on-line safety and includes useful information on how to keep your children safe on-line, on social media and while gaming. 

Support for young people and parents around mental health is available through Young Minds, through the link, below.

We hope all our students and families enjoy a safe holiday over the next 6 weeks. 

Derby City Council summer events and support for families 

Derby City Council are running a full programme of events for families over the summer holiday. The Household Support Fund and Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programmes are also available to offer support to families during school closure, over the summer break.

Details of all these programmes can be found on the Derby City Council website at the link, below: 

Support for families is also available through the DfE’s national programmes, details of which can be found at the link, below: 

Vote for Derby! 

Derby is bidding to be the new home of Great British Railways (GBR). If you are interested in this campaign and would like to vote for Derby to secure this bid, details are available on the Destination Derby website, a link to which is below: 

Mrs Bunting 

After 26 years of loyal service to the school, Mrs Bunting is retiring from her role as Senior Deputy Headteacher this week. 

Mrs Bunting has been one of the most consistent factors in the success of the school in the last two decades and has worked tirelessly to ensure all students have been provided with the best possible education. Originally appointed as Head of Maths, Mrs Bunting has held several posts in the school, most recently as Senior Deputy Headteacher, since January 2020. The work Mrs Bunting has done over the last 2 years, in particular, during the Covid-19 pandemic, has ensured that students have continued to access lessons through the development of our remote learning programme. 

Mrs Bunting will be greatly missed by students and staff alike and we wish her well for a long and well deserved retirement. 

Our best wishes also go to Mr Grant from our Learning Support Team, who will be leaving us this week. We thank Mr Grant for his work with our students and wish him well for the future. 

Start of new term 

After the need for staggered starts in the last two school years, due to Covid-19 testing, we are looking forward to welcoming all students to the start of the new school term, on Monday 5th September. 

Students in all Year Groups begin the new term on 5th September and should arrive for school for the usual start time of 8-40am. School timings will remain the same next year, with school continuing to finish at 3pm. 

I would respectfully remind all parents/carers that absence during term-time, other than through illness, will not be authorised, unless there are clear exceptional circumstances. 
Our term times for next year are published in advance and can be accessed at the link, below: 

All that remains is for me to wish all our students, staff, parents, carers and wider school community a very happy and safe holiday and I look forward to welcoming all students back to school for the start of the new year, on September 5th. 

Best wishes. Keep safe.

J Wilding
Headteacher

Remote Learning on Tuesday 19th July due to Extreme Hot Weather

Posted 18th July 2022

Remote Learning on Tuesday 19th July due to Extreme Hot Weather

Due to the extreme heat posing a health and safety risk, lessons will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 19th July, with special arrangements in school for vulnerable students.

Good afternoon from LCS.

Despite our best efforts and the measures we have put in place for students and staff, temperatures across the school building have been steadily rising as the day has gone on and have reached the point where I feel there may be a genuine risk to the health and safety of staff and students.

With higher temperatures forecast for tomorrow, I have regretfully made the decision to move students onto remote learning.

An early finish to school is not an option tomorrow, as temperatures are forecast to reach 36 degrees by midday and sending students home at that point would present more of a risk to health.

School will remain open for vulnerable students and we will send a further message later this afternoon with instructions for parents/carers of these students. We will also inform parents/carers of students eligible for Free School Meals how we will be providing for these students tomorrow.

I would be grateful if parents/carers can remind their child(ren) to check school emails this evening, for instructions from teachers.

Lessons will begin via Teams from Period 2 tomorrow (10am) and students will follow their usual timetables and lesson timings for Periods 2 - 5. Lessons will be set up in each 'Team', as we have done in the past during school closure.

Students attending school tomorrow should report to Reception by 9am, for registration.

I have not taken this decision lightly and I apologise for the inconvenience I know it will cause for some families. I can assure you that the safety of your children is and always will be my number one priority.

School will be open on Wednesday, as normal, to all students, and term will finish as planned at 1-45pm on Friday.

Thank you for your continued support.

J Wilding
Headteacher

Update Regarding Hot Weather: Monday 18th July

Posted 18th July 2022

Update Regarding Hot Weather: Monday 18th July

Special arrangements are in place today (Monday 18th July) due to the extreme temperatures. School will finish at 2:45pm give students additional time to get home safely.

Good morning, from LCS.

As previously announced, students have the option of wearing PE kit or school uniform today.

We will be opening the Main Hall, G Block and Sports Hall for students to use at break and lunchtime, if they wish to.

To allow students additional time to leave the site safely this afternoon, we will finish school at the slightly earlier time of 2:45pm. Students are advised to go straight home at the end of the school day and not to spend time around local shops or parks.

The school bus will leave at the usual time and students needing to use the bus will be supervised until it arrives.

We will monitor the situation during this morning and make a decision later today on whether our plans for tomorrow will need to change.

Please check your emails later today for any updates.

Thank you.

J Wilding
Headteacher

Hot Weather: 18th-19th July

Posted 15th July 2022

Hot Weather: 18th-19th July

Special arrangements have been put in place in advance of the extreme hot weather forecast on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July.

Good morning, from LCS.

With weather warnings being issued for unusually high temperatures on Monday and Tuesday of next week, we will be making some adaptions to our school rules, in order to help students and staff keep safe.

On Monday and Tuesday of next week, students will be permitted to wear their PE kit during the school day, if they wish to, instead of their normal school uniform. Neither day is a non-uniform day, so the option is PE kit, or school uniform, only.

We will be opening indoor areas for students at break and lunch time and we plan to have facility for additional drinking water around school site.

School meals will be available on both days, but there may need to be an adaption to our usual menu, given the likely high temperatures our kitchen staff will be working in.

We continue to advise students to bring additional drinking water to school during this period of warm weather and particularly on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Sun cream and suitable sun hats are also advised.

Forecasts are for the highest temperatures on Monday and Tuesday to be after the school day, from 4pm onwards, but it will still be very warm in school and we will make suitable adaptions and precautions under the circumstances.

After-school clubs ran by the Learning Support department on Tuesday 19th July have been cancelled.

Current forecasts are for temperatures to return to seasonal norm from next Wednesday onwards, so students will be expected to be back in normal school uniform from next Wednesday.

If this changes, we will issue another update.

Thank you for your support.

J Wilding
Headteacher

Non-uniform Day - Friday 15th July

Posted 13th July 2022

Non-uniform Day - Friday 15th July

Friday 15th July will be a non-uniform day for students, to mark the end of our Year 11 Charity Week. All donations from the week, including the non-uniform day, will be split between Cancer Research and our Sixth Form Uganda project.

Suggested donation is £1, but please feel free to donate what you can.

Thank you for your support.

The Year 11 Charity Week Team

Front of School Mural Update

Posted 8th July 2022

Front of School Mural Update

The official opening of the 'Front of School Mural' has been postponed due to illness.

As two of the creative team involved have contracted Covid, we are having to postpone the opening of the 'Front of School Mural'.

Visitors to the Art Exhibition on Tuesday 12th July will still be able to clearly see the quality of the resolved mural. We look forward to seeing you there! 

LCS Creative Arts Dept

 

Front of School Mural Update

Posted 8th July 2022

Front of School Mural Update

The new front of school mural is scheduled to be revealed during the Art Exhibition on Tuesday 12th July at 4:30pm.

We are currently liaising with SHED as they do the finishing touches to the final design for the ‘Front of School Mural’.  

It is an exciting image that encapsulates the Aims of the school and takes on board the feedback from the school community.

The team will be in this weekend to do the majority of the painting and we are planning to have the official opening (the reveal) during the Art Exhibition next week, Tuesday 12th July at 4:30pm. Please join us as we celebrate this achievement and to mark this creative journey. You will have an opportunity to meet the SHED team and to chat with one of the artists about the mural.  

Results Days 2022

Posted 6th July 2022

Results Days 2022

LCS Exam results days are now finalised.

  • A-level results are available in S5 from 8:00am on 18th August
  • AS-level results are available in S5 from 10:30am on 18th August
  • GCSE/BTEC/Cambridge National Results are available in the Main Hall from 9:00am on 25th August

You can find out more information, including when results are made available online and post results services under Exams > Exam Information.

Job Vacancy: Kitchen Assistant

Posted 4th July 2022

Job Vacancy: Kitchen Assistant

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

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Update from Mr. Wilding - 1st July 2022

Posted 1st July 2022

Mr Wilding has sent an update to parents and carers regarding a PCC survey, careers events and site lockdown drills.

Good morning, from LCS.

There are a few items in my update today.

PCC survey

We have been asked to share the information below, with all parents and carers.

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Angelique Foster, has launched a county-wide survey to help her strengthen the policing services local people receive.

As part of her commitment to improving frontline policing and ensuring Derbyshire Constabulary delivers a top-quality service to the public, the Police and Crime Commissioner is inviting residents to share their views about their community safety.

To read more and to complete the survey please visit:

www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/news/latest-news-police-and-crime-commissioner-invites-the-public-to-share-their-views-on-crime-and-safety/

Careers events

Parents/carers of students in Years 9 and 10 have until 4pm this evening (1st July) to book places at our careers information evening, on July 7th. An email has been sent to all Year 9 and 10 parents/carers containing the link needed to book your place.

This exciting new event will be delivered in partnership with Luminate Careers & the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, to help support the best next step for every child.

If you have any questions about this event, please get in touch with our Careers team, by emailing careers.ed@littleover.derby.sch.uk

A final reminder, also, to parents/carers of students in Year 10 that the deadline for returning Work Experience forms is this afternoon (1st July) at 4pm.
The form can be found on our school website, at the link below:

https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=5PRMbCY3qEGbo08mLMQigY-HkEOnNJRHgsc4rIuMiLxURTVMNE02MzFUVkoxRUZQOFg5TUE3UDlLUyQlQCN0PWcu

 

Site lockdown drill

As part of our safeguarding and site security protocols, we will be holding a lockdown drill next week, for all staff and students. The purpose of this is to test our newly installed site alert/sounder system.

As a large school and public building, there are numerous reasons why we may need to instigate a site lockdown, including where there was a chemical leak or fire in the local area, a potentially dangerous animal on site, or the unlikely event of an unidentified and potentially dangerous person on premises. These lockdown drills are standard procedure now in all schools and public buildings and are not an indication of any increased concerns we have over site security or safety.

All staff and students have been briefed on the protocol for the drill, which will take place at some point during the school day next week.

If your child discusses this with you at home, this is what we are doing and why we are doing it. If there is ever a genuine concern over site safety, parents and carers will be informed.

Thank you for your continued support.

Enjoy your weekend.

Keep safe. 

J Wilding
Headteacher

Derby Youth Mayor

Posted 24th June 2022

Derby Youth Mayor

The Derby Youth Mayor, LCS student Omar Aslam, can now be followed on Instagram via the account derbyyouthmayor.

To see the work being done by Omar, visit the Derby Youth Mayor Instagram page.

Job Vacancy: Teaching Assistant

Posted 23rd June 2022

Job Vacancy: Teaching Assistant

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

For more information please see the Job Vacancies Page.

Update from Mr. Wilding - 21st June 2022

Posted 21st June 2022

Mr Wilding has sent an update to parents and carers regarding sports day and careers.

To all parents and carers, 

Good evening, from LCS.

We are currently enjoying the warm, sunny weather, although some students are starting to complain that it is too hot and they want it to rain; you can't win, can you?!

Sports Day

As I included in my last update, tomorrow afternoon will be our first school Sports Day since summer 2019 and we are very much looking forward to being able to hold this event again. Please remember to send your child(ren) with drinking water and sun cream, as all students will be outside during Sports Day, either as participants, or spectators. Students who suffer from hay fever should also make sure they have taken their appropriate medication. Students can bring appropriate sun hats, if they wish to.

Students may also want to bring a small amount of money to purchase refreshments, which will be sold by our Year 11 students, as part of their fund raising for Charity Week.

Careers update

We have some important events coming up as part of our Careers programme.

Year 10 students have until 1st July to secure a Work Experience placement for October, by following the instructions they have all received in lessons. We would be grateful if parents/carers of students in Year 10 could support their children to secure a placement. All information related to this is available on our website, at:

https://www.littleover.derby.sch.uk/resources/careers/#work-experience

On 28th June, we are holding a new event in school for students in Years 9-12. Our Careers Fair will be open to students in Year 10 during lesson time and to students in Year 9 and 12 during lunchtime and after school. Further details of this event have been emailed to parents and carers.

Finally, our 'Transitions: Get Ahead' event will be held on 7th July for Year 9 and 10 parents and carers. If you are a parent/carer of a student in Year 9 or Year 10, please look out for an email you will be sent soon, for more information and guidance on how to book places.

Thank you.

Keep safe. 

J Wilding
Headteacher

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