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.
We are currently looking in some detail at how the school will run from September. There will be significant changes to our systems due to the reduction in staff which will come into effect in the autumn term.
Following the last training day, it is clear that there is still some way to go for us to make sure that everything is working well for your children.
Accordingly there will be two further training days this term, in addition to the day we already had planned, so we can make sure we have everything in place and your child continues to get a good education in a safe and secure environment. We want to make certain we get it right for your child.
The school will be closed to pupils on the following days:
I appreciate that having these training days can cause disruption to parents and I apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.
If you have any comment about this or wish to discuss this further then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please note that the school will run a planning day on Friday June 10th.
We will be looking at ways that we can improve our working with the children, specifically around improving pupil behaviour.
There is a Maths exam on this day for pupils in Y9, 10, and 11. These pupils will be expected to attend school for the duration of the exam.
If you have any questions about this then please do not hesitate to contact me.
CONGRATULATIONS to the 83 pupils who achieved 100% attendance last week.
This is a very good result indeed. The benefits of good attendance are:
We have a weekly prize draw for children who have 100% attendance with the chance of winning £10 or £5.
If you need support for your child in improving their attendance at school then please do get in touch so that we can support you.
Lindsworth School does not compromise on keeping your child safe. This means we expect the highest standards of conduct from all staff who work here.
In February 2010 a member of staff was suspended and, following our disciplinary procedure, dismissed from the employ of the school on the grounds of gross misconduct. At no time were any children from this school involved and this did not have any impact on Lindsworth pupils.
It is apparent that there may be an article appearing in a newspaper about the individual this Sunday. Please rest assured that Lindsworth School is a very safe environment for your child and we are vigilant in ensuring that this remains the case.
If you have any questions about this matter then please do not hesitate to contact me on the school number.
Lindsworth School – Planning for the future
You may have already heard that the school is considering staffing reductions due to financial difficulties.
Earlier this week Governors met to discuss the best way forward, and have agreed to implement a round of voluntary and compulsory redundancies of staff. This will take effect from the end of this academic year (August 31st 2011).
How will this impact on my child’s education?
We are all working hard to make sure there is no damage to your child’s education. We are looking closely at how we do things to make sure we are as efficient and effective as possible – we are still aiming to improve what the school does and the outcomes for the children in the school.
We are confident that if we focus on making the lessons interesting so your child makes good progress, making sure the children are safe at all times, and maintaining a first class care ethos, then we can run a school that provides a good level of education to your child. We will provide that focus through introducing a new, more relevant curriculum for the children in the school, with effect from September. Further details about this curriculum will follow later in the academic year.
We will close the 2020 Project from the end of the summer term. Not every child at Lindsworth uses this service and with a new curriculum within the school we will be able to provide as good an offer to your child.
We will have to radically downsize providing some of our non-core activities, including the Extended Day service. We have done everything we can to keep this service going but the grant we receive for this activity has been cut from £314,000 per year to £15,000 per year.
“Business as usual”
Lindsworth has a renowned care ethos which will drive improvement. These are difficult times, but the school still has a very strong team of education and care staff who are motivated to provide a good experience for your child. Although the school will change, for many it will be “business as usual.”
If you have any questions regarding this matter please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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