Helpline for all family related enquiries: 0121 303 3521
This section contains information for parents of Lindsworth pupils, both existing and prospective, including our admissions policy, uniforms and important academic dates. Details in this section may change frequently throughout the academic year as we keep you up to date with your childs' schooling.
I have recently received a request to update you on the Family Information Service. They can help provide information about childcare, what to do in the holidays, and they provide general information and signposting to a wide range of organisations that support families.
Family Information Service, Central Library, Chamberlain Square Birmingham B3 3HQ
Telephone Number: 0121 303 3521
Fax Number: 0121 303 4386
Monday to Friday: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm Saturday: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Wednesday: 10.00 am to 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00 am to noon
David McMahon, Headteacher.
This Friday is Children in Need Day! We are fundraising for this national charity. We are having a non uniform day. Pupils who attend school not in uniform on Friday are expected to donate £1 to the charity.
The theme for this week is “Light up the World.” Raising funds for charity is a good way to light up the world and make it a better place. The theme for this month is also “Movember”, which is a charity that sponsors men growing moustaches to raise funds for prostate cancer and other men’s health issues.
Prostate cancer is in the list for the top six most common causes of death in men. We all get the message to stop smoking, eat healthy, and exercise.
Cancer is a disease where the normal process of cell division in the body is disrupted, and the body starts producing unhealthy cells which grow in an uncontrolled way. The prostate is a gland that is situated just under the bladder. About 37 thousand men a year are diagnosed with cancer of the prostate every year. The treatment depends of whether the cancer is located within the prostate or if it has spread – basically, the longer you leave it, the harder it is to treat.
Symptoms are usually associated with pressure on the urethra, the tube that allows urine to pass from the bladder. So if you are a man and you have difficulty urinating, are under pressure to urinate frequently, or it takes you a long time to start, with weak flow, then it might be a good idea to get it checked out at the doctors. These symptoms do not mean that you have prostate cancer, they just mean you should get it checked as problems might be due to something else.
The next section of assembly covered famous moustaches, sported by the likes of Tom Selleck, Saddam Hussein, Hulk Hogan, Salvador Dali, Borat, Martin Luther King, and Jamie Foxx. The rules for Movember say participants MUST start with a clean shaven face on the first of November, so I need to thank Talha for shaving my face in front of the entire school. If you want to follow the progress for this fundraising effort through this month then check out http://mobro.co/lindsworth
Birmingham City Council are now taking a much stricter view about school attendance and have recently prosecuted three parents of children at Lindsworth, which involved the stress of court appearances and fines totalling hundreds of pounds. We would like to avoid this happening again. If you want support in helping your child to improve their attendance remember we are at the end of the phone and available for meetings.
The majority of children at Lindsworth have good attendance. Many have excellent attendance. Some children, however, have poor attendance. For those whose attendance is good (over 85%), congratulations. We know you will do better in school as a result of being present on a regular basis.
Attendance at school is really important. We know that if a child is a regular attender, then they will:-
There are only a few valid reasons why your child should be absent from school. If you are concerned that your child might not be going to school please contact us immediately. We have a dedicated Attendance Officer, Paul Banks, who can help. Care workers and teachers are also keen to support children whose attendance is an issue.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of this letter in more detail then please do get in touch.
This is a quick reminder that the school will close early on Monday 10th October at 12.20pm.
This is so staff can undertake Fire Warden training. As you may be aware, we have recently reviewed our Fire systems and procedures and there is a need for staff to be trained to the latest standards in order to keep your child safe in an emergency.
If you need to check other closures for training or other reasons then please do use the website, www.Lindsworth.com, which holds the information.
If you have any questions about this or other matters please do not hesitate to contact me.
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