Mr Wilding has sent a general update to parents and carers.
To all parents and carers,
Good afternoon, from LCS.
My update today includes several items I hope are of interest to you.
A reminder that school is closed to students tomorrow (Wednesday) for staff INSET and that students should return to normal lessons on Thursday.
The number of students testing positive for Covid-19 has increased over the last 2 weeks, although fewer cases have been reported this week so far.
We may find that a certain number of Covid-19 cases amongst students becomes the norm in the weeks and months to come, but there remains the constant possibility of additional measures being needed if case numbers ‘spike’, or if there is a local outbreak of Covid-19 in the community.
Students continuing regular testing will be key to our efforts to manage Covid-19 in school and I would continue to ask parents and carers to make sure students test on a Sunday and Wednesday evening and additionally if identified as a potential close contact. The more asymptomatic cases are identified through testing, the fewer cases we will have in school and the less necessary it will be to reinstate face masks or Remote Learning in the future.
With the increased number of cases recently, we have changed our contact tracing to include whole classes, rather than using seating plans. We will continue to send text messages to parents/carers where numbers of cases in a class become a concern.
Today’s DfE Bulletin to schools has announced, to help support international travel, including school trips, that the NHS COVID Pass service for 12 to 15 year olds now includes the option of a digital NHS COVID Pass.
The NHS COVID Pass for international travel can be accessed through the NHS website for those aged 12 years and over. For young people aged 13 and over, the NHS App can also be used to access the NHS COVID pass.
More information on this can be found at the link, below:
We will be issuing students with a new supply of LFD tests on Thursday, with each consenting student being provided with 2 boxes of tests (14 tests in total – 7 in each box). Students should bring these tests home carefully on Thursday evening, to be used over the next few weeks.
Derby Youth Mayor
We are delighted to announce that Derby’s Youth Mayor for 2022/23 will be our very own Year 11 student, Omar Aslam. Deputy Youth Mayor will be Gloria Osei Bonsu from Derby Moor Academy, who we also send congratulations to.
There were 10,976 votes cast by 19 secondary schools and colleges in the recent city-wide elections, representing a 61% turnout.
Omar is the third LCS student elected to this post, following in the footsteps of current Youth Mayor Connie Spencer and Tiny Simbani, who held the post several years ago.
We are very proud of Omar and we are sure he will be a fantastic Youth Mayor, representing the views and interests of our young people.
An updated list of clubs and activities available to students has been published on our website.
This can be found at the link, below:
Police and Crime Commissioner Survey
Throughout the year, the Commissioner runs a survey asking for Derbyshire residents views on crime and community safety. This is done to ensure that the priorities the Commissioner sets for policing, community safety and victims services reflect the issues that matter most to you, wherever you live in the City or the County.
Using the responses from the survey, the Commissioner will work with the Chief Constable to ensure that resources are balanced efficiently with your concerns.
The Commissioner needs to hear from as many people as possible, from all age groups and backgrounds, to ensure the results are fair.
We have been asked to share the survey (link below) to parents/carers and students aged 14 and above.
If you could spare a few minutes to complete the survey, I am sure your views will be gratefully received.
Thank you all for your continued support to us all in school.