13/01/2020 : Phenomenon

––– An extraordinary person or thing

Integrity

06/01/2020 : Prestige

Integrity

09/12/2019 : Momentarily

Motivation

02/12/2019 : Trivial

Motivation

02/12/2019 : trivial

Anti Bullying

25/11/2019 : Rasping

Anti Bullying

18/11/2019 : Fortuitous

Anti Bullying

11/11/2019 : Enigmatic

Rememberance

04/11/2019 : Obsolete

Rememberance

21/10/2019 : Obnoxious

Aspiration

14/10/2019 : Adversary

Aspiration

07/10/2019 : Inadmissible

Aspiration

30/09/2019 : Formidable

Aspiration

23/09/2019 : Precaution

Aspiration

16/09/2019 : Distinguished

Aspiration

09/09/2019 : Dynamic

Aspiration

16/07/2019 : Adjacent

Speaking and listening

08/07/2019 : Precaution

Resiliance

01/07/2019 : Procrastinante

Honesty

24/06/2019 : Pandemeonium

Honesty

17/06/2019 : Euphemism

Thankful

10/06/2019 : Meticulus

Thankful

03/06/2019 : Plausible        

Thankful

20/05/2019 : Exemplary

Mindful

13/05/2019 : Vexatious

Mindful

07/05/2019 : Serendipity

Determination

29/04/2019 : Accentuate

Determination

08/04/2019 : Periphery

Co-operation

01/04/2019 : Profusely

Integrity

25/03/2019 : Discordant

Integrity

18/03/2019 : Squalid

Punctual

04/03/2019 : Audible

Punctual

26/02/2019 : Astrological

Punctual

04/02/2019 : Dubious

Kindness

28/01/2019 : Manipulate

Dependable

14/01/2019 : Intrigue

Spelling

07/01/2019 : Speculation

Spelling

10/12/2018 : Sabotage

Spelling

03/12/2018 : Supposition

Advent

26/11/2018 : Capricious

Courageous

19/11/2018 : Generic

Courageous

12/11/2018 : Perspective

Respect

05/11/2018 : Anticipation    

Respect

22/10/2018 : Inspirational

Confidence

15/10/2018 : Trivial

Achievement

08/10/2018 : Implicit

Achievement

01/10/2018 : Explicit

Aspirations

24/09/2018 : Depreciate

Aspirations

17/09/2018 : Adapt

Perseverance

10/09/2018 : Versatile

Perseverance

 

Parental Letter 5th March 2021

5th March 2021

 

We are looking forward to seeing all our students next week and wanted to take this opportunity to thank you as parents and carers for your support during this period of time. We have loved the creativity you have shown in supporting your children at home and you should commend yourselves – thank you.

Many of our staff have received, or are about to receive, their first vaccinations against Coronavirus. It is also worth noting that children over the age of 16 with a learning disability or additional needs are eligible for the vaccine, as are the carers of those children. We would advise you check with your GP about your own personal circumstances.

Please remember to return your child’s lateral flow consent form in order for them to be tested upon their return to school, if they choose to do so. Information regarding this has already been shared with you, however, if you have any questions or would like further information please contact the school. The testing is carried out by our own staff who have been doing this for the last 8 weeks. The students are already familiar with them and the staff team will support them throughout the process.

A positive test result

If your child tests positive on the lateral flow test they will be isolated and we will ask parents/carers to collect them from school immediately. In line with the current guidance, students will be required to self-isolate at home for 10 days.

Wearing masks

The new guidance recommends that masks are worn in classrooms and not just in communal spaces.

Do Students need to wear masks?

The answer is yes, the guidance recommends that students wear masks in school unless they have an exemption.

We expect students to bring in their own masks. If students have forgotten, they can ask a member of staff who will ensure they have one for the day. Periods of time will be provided for students outside to enable them to remove their masks so that they are not wearing them all the time.

Further measures

We are ventilating our classrooms before the students arrive in the morning and heating will be turned up to ensure we have comfortable room temperatures.

To be clear pupils are expected to wear their masks unless they are outside or participating in PE lessons

We are aware that some parents may be concerned about their child wearing a face covering.  The same guidance for who should wear face coverings on public transport or in shops applies in school.  So, if any parent wishes for their child to be exempt from wearing a face covering they should contact the school in the first instance to advise us of their reasons for this decision.  This advice is due to be reviewed at Easter.

Finally

Thank you for your continued support. January 2021 was not the start any of us wished to have, myself included. I hope we see you all later in the year and show you our marvellous new build, all the amazing work the pupils have been doing and celebrate our Year 11’s as they engage in the next phase of their education.

Kind regards,

Kate Beale

Headteacher

Parental Letter 2nd March 2021

2nd March 2021

 

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome back to the new term. Last week was a week of big announcements. Information is coming slowly into school and we are working with staff to firm up our plans and procedures to ensure that you have all the information that you need.

Reopening of School

I think we were all really pleased to hear from the Prime Minister that schools will be fully reopening next week and we are excited to welcome all our pupils back.

All students are expected to attend from Monday, 8th March 2021. Schools are, however, permitted to have a phased approach to reopening in order that lateral flow testing can take place. The return dates for pupils are therefore as follows:

Monday 8th March – Key Stage 2, Year 7, Year 10 and Year 11

Tuesday, 9th March – Year 8 and Year 9

This means all pupils will be in school on Tuesday, 9th March 2021. We would like to encourage and support all our pupils to engage with the testing programme as the school fully reopens.

Participating in Mass Rapid Testing

The test is voluntary but everyone is encouraged to take it. The DfE guidance states that students are expected to have a negative test result before returning to face-to-face teaching and learning. We have therefore spent time finalising our plans and our own school staff team will run the tests that need to be administered as part of the Government’s plans. The testing will be carried out using Lateral Flow Devices (LFDs), as per government guidelines. You will be aware that frequent testing of students in schools is no longer planned. Instead, on return to school, students are encouraged to participate in 3 tests on-site, each 3 to 5 days apart, before moving to home-testing. We must have written consent for every student to participate in this programme. If a student arrives for testing and the form has not been completed we will not be able to test them. Students over 16 are allowed to complete the form themselves after discussing the testing with a parent/carer.  A student may withdraw consent at any time if they wish to do so. Many of our students have been taking the test which only takes a matter of minutes.

Please read the Privacy Notice enclosed and complete and return the consent form with the student when they return to school. An email will also be sent out which can be signed and returned to the school.

Due to the change in the testing requirements, we are asking that this form be completed by all parents/carers (or students over 16 if preferred) as it also allows for non-consent returns. This will support our administration team in planning the delivery of the tests. Please note that we are asking that parents/carers who have already completed a return to assist our planning before half-term, also complete this form to ensure that our records remain accurate.

If you do not wish for your child to be tested, please still complete the form so that we are aware of your decision.

This also applies for students over the age of 16. Any student, where consent has not been given, will be required to return to school on the same day and time as the rest of their year group. They will be asked to proceed to the classroom where their lessons are normally held. Please note that all returns are recorded. Only students who have given consent will be asked to attend the further two tests that need to take place in school. We will assume that if you have declined to be tested in school, you do not wish to receive home testing kits.

Home testing for students will not start before week beginning Monday, 15th March 2021. Further details will be sent regarding home testing next week. Please note that consent is not needed for home testing.

GCSE Announcement

Staff are currently processing the limited information that has been received in school regarding the requirement for teachers to provide Teacher Assessment Grades (TAGs) this summer.  The message to all our students in Years 11 remains the same “KEEP WORKING HARD AND CONTINUE TO PUT 100% EFFORT INTO ALL YOUR LESSONS”.  Their outcomes are still very much in their hands. Our principle is to give our students every opportunity to show what they can achieve. We will continually update everyone who is due to take exams this summer as more information becomes available.

Please be assured, pupils are in safe hands, their teachers want the best for them and we are all here to help and support them.

Ofsted Visit

Finally I’d like to share with you that Ofsted visited the school on Wednesday, 3rd February 2021.  A copy of the Ofsted report can be downloaded from either of the following links:

http://www.lindsworth.co.uk/j30/media/docs/Ofsted2021.PDF or https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50160432.

The school welcomed their findings which included that safeguarding in the school is effective and that there is a strong culture of safeguarding across the school.  The school also received comments about meticulous record keeping and positive and respectful relationships between staff and pupils.

Finally

I am mindful that our pupils have again spent a considerable time out of school and I want to take this opportunity to share with you how much we are looking forward to welcoming them back. We are adapting our curriculum at the start of every day to allow them time to reconnect with their friends, peer groups and staff. We are building additional time over the coming weeks for them to have time to talk individually to staff and share their experience of lockdown.  If you have any concerns regarding your child at this time, please contact the school, we are more than happy to discuss these with you.

Yours sincerely

Kate Beale

Headteacher