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.
Reward System at Lindsworth School – update
As many of you are aware, the school is now running a system which aims to reward good behaviour as well as set fair boundaries for pupils. I am pleased to say that pupils have responded positively to the new system. Pupils gain merits for being on time in lessons and applying themselves to the work set. With the merits they gain they can “buy” items ranging from footballs up to a blackberry mobile phone (you have to earn a lot of merits to get one of those!) Pupils can only gain merits if they are in school, working in lessons. Earlier this week some pupils cashed in their merits they have earnt so far this term and obtained footballs and a snooker cue. We are looking forward to rewarding many more pupils as the term progresses, and we aim for this system to improve attendance and behaviour in school.
Dates for your diary – training days at Lindsworth School
Everyone knows that well trained staff do a better job and create better outcomes for the children they work with.
The following training days have been set aside through this academic year, and the school will be closed to pupils during these times:
Dear Sir / Madam,
You will no doubt be aware of the disorder that took place across Birmingham city centre and a small area of Handsworth last night.
The current position is that transport links and roads are open this morning and the city is very much open for business. Some areas in the city centre remain cordoned off as forensic officers examine the scenes of the disorder.
Several premises were attacked during the disorder, with some shop windows smashed and property stolen in various locations.
The number of people arrested remains at around 100 at this stage. The arrests are for various offences including violent disorder and aggravated burglary. These people are currently in police custody.
A significant number of these arrests are of young people.
An investigation into the disorder has already begun and we are proactively viewing CCTV to identify offenders and bring them to justice.
There have been no reports of any major injuries to members of the public or police officers as a result of the disorder.
West Midlands Police have additional police teams patrolling across Birmingham today and have a proportionate number of deployable officers currently on standby.
We remain confident that we can provide a proportionate policing response to any given situation and remain fully committed to supporting and protecting all of our communities.
We urge parents and guardians to keep a close eye on their children and ensure they refrain from becoming involved in these sporadic incidents.
We need you to be confident of your child’s whereabouts and ensure that they are not using social media websites and text messaging to become involved in, or further enflame, criminality.
ACC Sharon Rowe said: “Our communities have made it clear to us that they do not want this kind of violence in their city and we will continue to work with them to bring anybody who commits acts of crime or anti-social behaviour to justice as soon as possible.
Cllr Paul Tilsley, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “The City Council is making every effort possible to clear up any damage and bring normality back to the city.
“We’d stress to retailers, workers and shoppers alike that the city remains very much open for business and would encourage them to come in as normal today.”
Examination results for pupils are available for collection from House 2 on Thursday 25th August 2011 between 10.00am and midday.
Pupils must collect their results in person, unless prior written arrangements have been made.
If pupils do not come and collect their results they will be posted to them 1st class.
It is with regret that I inform you that Sue Matthews, a long serving member of staff at Lindsworth School, died recently following a long illness. She had not been at work for some time so only older pupils will remember her.
Her funeral will take place on Wednesday 13th July in the afternoon and, accordingly, the school will close after lunch so that staff can pay their respects.
I am sure that you will join me in offering condolences to her family.
If you have any questions about this then please do not hesitate to get in touch with me or the school.
As you may be aware due to reports in the news, there is a possibility of strike action on Thursday 30 June. We are currently unsure how this will impact the running of the school. The unions involved are NUT, ATL, and Unison.
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