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May 22, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends We looked after 16 children in school today. There has been a lot of to-ing and fro-ing about what is going to happen to primary and secondary schools after half-term.  I have written in more detail about this in the Newsletter but basically we are going to wait until we know more. Nothing new from DfE for parents and carers. Hope everyone has a safe...

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Headteacher's Blog

May 21, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends

We looked after 19 children in school today.  Please keep an eye for tomorrow’s Newsletter as it will contain important updates relevant to all students, plus bonus pages.

The DfE has republished its guidance for parents and carers on supporting their children during the coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/help-secondary-school-children-continue-their-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Richard Bramley

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Headteacher's Blog

May 20, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends We looked after 18 children in school toady.  Today was a very special day as the DfE has designated the day “Thank a Teacher Day” Thei DfE daily briefing says: “Today we are saying thank you to teachers, senior leaders, support staff and all those working in education settings who are making a...

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May 19, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends We looked after 13 children again in school today. Just a reminder that on Friday I wrote to our Year 11 students and also put something in the Newsletter to mark the time GCSE examinations would start and the time Year 11 would formally leave the school.  I said how sad I...

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Headteacher's Blog

May 18, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends We looked after 13 children in school today. On Friday I wrote to our Year 11 students and also put something in the Newsletter to mark the time GCSE examinations would start and the time Year 11 would formally leave the school.  I said how sad I was about the prom not...

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May 15, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends As the external examinations would have started this week, we are saying a formal farewell to the students in Year 11 and Year 13.  We wish them all the very best for the future. We had 11 students in school today. The DfE has publihsed information about “National thank a teacher day –...

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Headteacher's Blog

May 14, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends We had 14 students in school today. The DfE has published Updated guidance from the Student Loans Company “Deputy CEO of the Student Loans Company, David Wallace, is advising students thinking about going to university for the first time this autumn to complete their funding applications online as soon as possible. New students are...

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Mar 19, 2020

Update 19th March


Category:Headteacher,General,
Posted by: administrator

Dear Parents and Carers

As I am sure you are aware it was announced yesterday that all schools in England will close from the end of the school day on Friday. In line with Government policy Lady Lumley’s will remain open only for students whose parents/carers are key workers or whose children are classed as vulnerable.

At the point of writing the key worker group has been identified as anyone working in the following sectors: NHS, Police, Fire Brigade and delivery drivers. We will however extend our offer to parents who are care workers, supermarket workers or who work in education. Should the Government identify any additional groups as key workers then of course they will also be catered for by the school. It is not compulsory for those students to attend school, but provision will be in place if parents within these groups need to send their children in to school. It may well be if you are a key worker living out of catchment that we can arrange for your child to go to a secondary school closer to home if you would prefer. It is vitally important if you are classed as a key worker AND will be sending your child in to school that you email Mr Cleary at scleary@ladylumleys.net before Friday lunchtime to let us know. It is also important that if you are sending your children in to school and need assistance with transport to and from school that you let us know.

If your child meets the Government definition for vulnerable within this context Mrs Elsworth will contact you directly to discuss arrangements.

If you do decide to send your child to school please let us know on a daily basis if, for any reason, they are not attending that day.

Obviously if, as a key worker or parent/carer of a vulnerable child, you are planning to send your child in to school that you continue to follow the guidance around self-isolation if they or someone in the household display any symptoms – a high temperature and/or a persistent cough.

We have a number of pupils who are eligible for free school meals. Obviously because of the rural nature of the school this presents us and parents with some challenges and we are still looking at how best to ensure those pupils are catered for, we await further guidance from the Government.

I appreciate how unsettling this situation is for all our students, particularly those in Years 11,12 and 13 who have been told that the May/June GCSE’s and A levels have been cancelled. Boris Johnson has given us reassurance that those young people will get the qualifications they deserve and require in order to progress to the next stage of their lives. As yet we do not know the logistics of this but will keep both you as parents and the students informed as and when we get further information. It is however possible that some of those exams could be rescheduled for later in the year, so it is imperative that students in those year groups continue to work hard and complete work set on the assumption that exams may take place at some stage. As Year 12 students are aware the material they are currently studying will be examined at the end of Year 13 so it is critically important that they keep on top of their studies. I am also aware that Y11 and Y13 students will be disappointed that the scheduled end of year Proms will be cancelled, and I want to reassure them that we will, at some stage, hold these celebrations.

Students in all year groups will be set work on an ongoing basis by their classroom teacher using Itslearning. Students know how to log on and access this work. It is vitally important that as parents/carers you ensure your child is keeping up to date with this work. If you have any significant issues with accessing the work please, in the first instance, email the class teacher.

Pastoral support will also be available and if students need someone to talk to Mrs Smith (Y7), Mrs Loosley (Y8&9), Mrs Briston (Y10&11) and Mrs Allan (Y12&13) should be the initial point of contact via email and then subsequently by phone. Obviously all planned school based routine vaccinations will also be delayed.
If you have any safeguarding concerns please email Mrs Elsworth in the first instance telsworth@ladylumleys.net. If safeguarding concerns are urgent please call Mrs Elsworth on the dedicated safeguarding phone 07308 305 913 . If your concerns are urgent and for some reason you cannot contact Mrs Elsworth please call the NYCC safeguarding team on 01609 780 780.

Emails are generic for all staff, for example mine is rbramley@ladylumleys.net. The first letter of the email address relates to the member of staff’s first name and is identifiable from students’ timetables where staff codes are printed. For example, my staff code is RBR.

Any calendared events scheduled to take place have been postponed along with any planned academic correspondence, for example we will not be sending home any progress or written reports. However we do still need information from Year 9 students regarding option choices. If decisions have been finalised paper forms can be returned to reception. If students are absent or decisions have not yet been made then there is an online form for students to complete on Itslearning.

Can I once again thank you for your ongoing support. As additional information becomes available, we will maintain regular contact with you by both email and the school website.
Best wishes and please keep yourselves and your loved ones safe.

Richard Bramley
Headteacher

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