WELCOME TO LINDSWORTH SCHOOL

 

Thank you for choosing Lindsworth as your new school in September - we are very excited to meet you! Tracey your Pastoral Manger has already been out to visit many of you. I know she will be contacting you all over the holiday towards the end of August before you join us.

 

Please watch the Virtual Tour video we have put on the school website to learn more about what your new school looks like. It also introduces all the new people you will be working with in September.

 

As part of our transition programme, we would like you to work through the activities that are provided in the pack with this letter.  It gives you an opportunity to reflect on what it will be like at Lindsworth School and also informs us a little bit about what you like and dislike.  Hopefully you will enjoy completing it because we will enjoy finding out all about you.

 

We know that the transition from primary school to secondary school is one of the biggest changes you will have experienced.  We also know that it is one of the most exciting changes that you will make.

Moving to secondary school provides you with an opportunity to learn interesting new things, make more friends and to take part in activities that could well lead you to a particular study or career route.

Most importantly, start to think of all the exciting things that await you at your new school, and we can’t wait to meet everyone.

 

Yours sincerely

Kate Beale

Headteacher

 

 

Year 6 Transition video :

 

Year 7 Transition video :

 

Please download and complete our 2021 Transition pack

Download Transition Pack ]

 

Dear Parents and Carers

 

Link to mailed letter [ COVID-19 UPDATE – JULY 2021 ]

 

The Delta variant of COVID 19 has increased in numbers in Birmingham and numbers are rising rapidly.  ‘Birmingham is to get extra support ‘rapidly’ to help cope with this surge in Delta variant cases.  There will be extra testing and new capacity in the vaccination programme’.

 

We need to play our part in helping minimise the spread of the virus.

 

The Government is asking schools to test all secondary aged pupils in school on their return during their first week in September 2021.  This will involve two tests approximately 3-5 days apart.  The tests will be supervised by fully trained staff.  The tests are quick and easy using a swab of the throat and nose or just the nose.

 

If you previously signed a written consent form, then we will presume that you still consent to your child taking part in the on-site testing.  Please contact school if this is no longer the case. 

 

If you wish to give consent then please :

- complete the consent form by clicking on the link http://www.lindsworth.co.uk/consent

- or by filling out the form and returning to the school [ COVID-19 Consent agreement notice and form.docx 

 

 

We would be grateful if you could submit your consent forms by Tuesday 20th July 2021.

 

As this new variant is 60% more transmissible, we must encourage all pupils to take part.  1 in 3 people with COVID 19 do not have symptoms but can still infect others; this is why testing is vital in detecting the virus and stopping its spread. So please speak to your child about the importance of testing.

 

All pupils can take part in testing.  If they are nervous or reluctant just let us know and will offer them extra support.

 

We can all play our part in keeping our school a safe place to be and for us all to enjoy together.

 

Kate Beale

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

Lindsworth School Remote Learning: A Guide for Parents and Pupils

 

Information on Remote education provision: information for parents can be found [ Here ]

 

We are using Google Classroom for all children in years seven to eleven for our remote learning offer. Google Classroom is a space where children can access their learning online. It is available through a laptop or Chromebook as well as a downloadable app on most tablets and smartphones.

Getting Started

Below are instructions for how to log on and access work for your child. Username & Passwords Each child has a unique username and password to log on. Their username is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and their password is as included in information pack that was sent home.

If accessing through a Desktop PC, Mac or laptop, this can be done by clicking on this link https://classroom.google.com or typing it into the search bar on your browser. If you are using a Chromebook, you will need to download the Google Classroom app from the Web Store.. If you are using an iPad or other tablet or smartphone, please download the free Google Classroom app from the App Store.

To sign in your child should enter their username as detailed above. This needs to be the full username including the @lindsworthmail.co.uk part. Click next. Now, enter their password and click ‘Next’

 

Stream

This is where your child will see posts from their teachers. Posts may contain links to websites, classwork set by your child’s teacher or simple communications between all the members of the class. Posts are always monitored by your child’s teacher, as are any accompanying comments made by individuals, so we ask that children only use this feature if they are asking a question about their work.

Classwork

This is where your child will access curriculum content set by the teacher. This is the best way of accessing the content set rather than having to worry about searching on the Stream. Classwork will be added regularly and may have a due date for completion. Teachers will be able to see your child’s progress and support them where necessary and can add comments to the children’s work.

    

If your child is stuck with a piece of work, they can post a comment using the private message function at the right hand side of the screen to message the teacher. Please note that teachers are working in school with groups of children during the week so won’t be able to respond to messages straight away but will reply as soon as they are able.

Once a piece of work has been submitted it will be marked and returned to pupils with feedback to support their progress.

 

Useful Links

Below are some useful links to help if you are having difficulties:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iowi-gmbys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgS-hoSIjnw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfgqtCi7hdo

 

 

Lindsworth SchoolCOVID-19 Testing Privacy Statement

Ownership of the Personal Data

 

To enable the Covid-19 testing to be completed at Lindsworth School, we need to process personal data for staff and pupils taking part, including sharing of personal data where we have a legal obligation. 

Lindsworth School is the Data Controller for the data required for processing the tests and undertaking any actions which are needed by the school to ensure we meet our public health and safeguarding legal obligations.

 

Personal data relating to tests for pupils [Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 for maintained schools

Personal Data relating to staff is processed under the legitimate interest of data controller to ensure we can minimise the spread of COVID in a timely manner and enable us to continue to deliver education services safely and securely.

 

If you decline a test, we record your decision under the legitimate interest of school in order to have a record of your decisions and to reduce unnecessary contact with you regarding testing.

 

The processing of special category personal data is processed under the provisions Section 9.2(i) of GDPR, where it is in the public interest on Public Health Grounds. This data is processed under the obligations set out in Public Health legislation (Regulations 3(1) and (4) of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 (COPI)) which allows the sharing of data for COVID related purposes and where it is carried out by a health care professional OR someone who owes an

equivalent duty of confidentiality to that data
 

Data Controllership is then passed to the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) for all data that we transfer about you and your test results to them. For more information about what they do with your data please see the Test and Trace Privacy Notice. The establishment remains the Data Controller for the data we retain about you.

 

Personal Data involved in the process

We use the following information to help us manage and process the tests:

Name

Date of birth (and year group)

Gender

Ethnicity

Home postcode

Email address

Mobile number

Unique barcode assigned to each individual test and which will become the primary reference number for the tests

Test result

Parent/guardians contact details (if required)
 

We will only use information that is collected directly from you specifically for the purpose of the tests, even if you have previously provided us with this information.

 

 

 

 

 

How we store your personal information

The information will only be stored securely on local spreadsheets in school/college whilst it is needed.  It will also be entered directly onto DHSC digital services for the NHS Test and Trace purposes.   Schools/colleges will not have access to the information on the digital service once it has been entered.

 

Processing of Personal Data Relating to Positive test results

The member of staff, pupil, student or parent (depending on contact details provided) will be informed of the result by the school/college and advised how to book a confirmatory test.

We will use this information to enact their own COVID isolation processes without telling anyone who it is that has received the positive test.

 

The information will be transferred to DHSC, who will share this with the NHS, GPs. PHE and the Local Government will use this information for wider test and trace activities as well as statistical and research purposes.

This information is processed and shared under obligations set out in Public Health legislation under Regulations 3(1) and (4) of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 (COPI) which allows the sharing of data for COVID related purposes.

This information will be kept by the school/college for up to 14 days and by the NHS for 8 years.

 

Processing of Personal Data Relating to Negative test results

We will record a negative result and the information transferred to DHSC, NHS. PHE and the Local Government who will use the information for statistical and research purposes.

This information is processed and shared under obligations set out in Public Health legislation under Regulations 3(1) and (4) of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 (COPI) which allows the sharing of data for COVID related purposes.

This information will be kept by the school/college for up to 14 days and by the NHS for 8 years.

 

Processing of Personal Data relating to declining a test

We will record that you have declined to participate in a test and this information will not be shared with anyone.

 

Data Sharing Partners

The personal data associated with test results will be shared with

DHSC, NHS, PHE – to ensure that they can undertake the necessary Test and Trace activities and to conduct research and compile statistic about Coronavirus.

Your GP – to maintain your medical records and to offer support and guidance as necessary

Local Government to undertake local public health duties and to record and analyse local spreads.

 

Your Rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing - You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Judicium Consulting Ltd, 72 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AE if you wish to make a request.

 

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Judicium Consulting Ltd, 72 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AE if you wish to make a request.

 

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:           

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. It helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work. When taught well, PSHE education also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential.

Lindsworth School takes a thematic approach to secondary PSHE education, covering all three core themes of the Programme of Study (Health and Wellbeing; Relationships; and Living in the Wider World) over six half terms. The curriculum is designed in such a way that all year groups are working on the same core theme at the same time. Content has been selected that ensures opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and attributes, through a programme that is relevant and appropriate to the ethos of the school and the needs of its students.

Curriculum Content KS4

Year

Half Term

Theme

Topic

Summary

10

1

Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health

 Mental health and ill health, stigma, safeguarding health, including during periods of transition or change

 

2

Living in the Wider World

Financial Decision Making

Financial decision making The impact of financial decisions, debt, gambling and the impact of advertising on financial choices

 

3

Relationships

Healthy Relationships

Relationships and sex expectations, myths, pleasure and challenges, including the impact of the media and pornography

 

4

Health and Wellbeing

Exploring Influence

 The influence and impact of drugs, gangs, role models and the media

 

5

Relationships

Addressing Extremism and Radicalisation

Communities, belonging and challenging extremism

 

6

Living in the Wider World

Work Experience

Work experience Preparation for and evaluation of work experience and readiness for work

 

Year

Half Term

Theme

Topic

Summary

11

1

Health and Wellbeing

Building for the Future

 Self-efficacy, stress management, and future opportunities

 

2

Living in the Wider World

Next Steps

 Application processes, and skills for further education, employment and career progression

 

3

Relationships

Communication in Relationships

 Personal values, assertive communication (including in relation to contraception and sexual health), relationship challenges and abuse

 

4

Health and Wellbeing

Independence

Responsible health choices, and safety in independent contexts

 

5

Relationships

Families

 Different families and parental responsibilities, pregnancy, marriage and forced marriage and changing relationships