If your child presents symptoms whilst at school you will be called and must collect your child as a matter of urgency.
Welcome to Lindsworth School a provision in which all staff work together to support pupils develop their academic and social skills whist encouraging growth in their emotional and mental health well-being. We are a staff team who have high expectations of each and every pupil who attend, inspiring them to achieve success to support them in the next phase of their education, training or employment. We are committed to creating well rounded individuals and believe that in order to do this, we must adopt the philosophy that “One size fits NONE”. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum which provides pupils with a wealth of opportunities to expand their experiences. Individualisation is a key focus in all aspects of school life from individualised lessons to behaviour targets and intervention packages for those requiring extra support.
We are proud of the relationships we have built over the years with pupils, parents and a variety of external agencies and this has strengthened the collaborative work and the provision on offer to our pupils.
As a whole school we constantly reflect on our practices and use this to focus improvement and drive initiatives which will enhance the provision. This has taken us through a range of notable achievements such as improving teaching and learning, securing a “Good” from Ofsted and federating with Springfield House School. The federation will enable us to explore ways to further develop the offer in both schools.
All the pupils who attend our school are unique however one key factor we believe they all have in common is “they are all capable of amazing things” and at Lindsworth we create an aspirational culture to facilitate this, where success is celebrated.
We hope you find the website information informative, if you do require any further please do not hesitate to contact us.
Following a change to guidance in regard to increased local restrictions in Birmingham we wish to make you aware of the need for pupils and staff to wear a face mask in corridors and communal areas in school from tomorrow (Tuesday 15th September). Pupils must also wear a face mask on our home to school transport from this date.
We ask therefore that all pupils are equipped with a face mask for Tuesday 15th September and they understand the expectation that they will be asked to wear this when on the home to school transport, transitioning between lessons in corridors or queueing indoors. We will not be asking pupils to wear face masks in classrooms or in outdoor spaces where social distancing should be in place and followed.
These expectations will also apply to visitors to the school site. We ask that you are aware of this should you have to visit the school for any reason.
Please ensure the face masks the pupils wear are plain in colour and do not have any motifs. Pupils must follow the guidance for wearing face masks, which includes washing hands/sanitising them before putting them on and taking them off. They should also avoid touching their face whilst wearing a face mask. Pupils must not swap and wear another person’s face masks.
Nationally there are exemptions to wearing face masks, we will of course work to this guidance. Should you feel your child should be exempt from wearing a face mask, we ask that you contact the school so we can arrange for a conversation with an appropriate member of staff.
Thank you for your ongoing support in helping us to work within government guidance and in creating an environment which is as safe as possible.
Miss Kay Reid
This letter is a reminder that under current guidance if a pupil or member of their household is displaying COVID-19 symptoms the pupil should not attend school, even if they themselves are not displaying symptoms. The symptomatic person in the household should get a test and follow the government guidance. The symptoms are a new continuous cough and/or a fever (temperature of 37.8 degrees or higher), and/or a loss of or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).
Please see the link below for NHS guidance on symptoms:
Please see below the link for government guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection:
Following a COVID-19 test being undertaken the following should be followed:
If the test is negative for pupil or household member
The pupil can return to school if they are not displaying symptoms.
If the pupil has symptoms and the test result is positive
They must self-isolate for 10days from the day the symptoms started. They can then return to school after this period if they do not continue to have any symptoms (with the exception of a cough or loss of taste/smell as these symptoms may remain after the period of being contagious has lapsed). You must inform the school of a positive test result as soon as you receive it. All members of the household must self-isolate for 14days and not have visitors to the home.
If a member of a pupil’s household has symptoms and the test result is positive for that household member.
The pupil along with the rest of their household must self-isolate for 14days from the onset of the symptoms. After this period of time the pupil can return to school unless they themselves are displaying symptoms. If the pupil is then displaying symptoms they must be tested for COVID-19 and they must self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of the symptoms unless they receive a negative test result. You must inform the school if a pupil is displaying symptoms.
Miss Kay Reid