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Mar 27, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends We have reached the end of the first week of life in the UK post-pandemic.   I would like to thank all parents, carers and students for their continuing support during this unique situation.  The students who have been in school have behaved in an exemplary fashion and we are all very...

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Headteacher's blog

Mar 26, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends There will be a Newsletter tomorrow which will be emailed out to all parents and carers for whom we have an email address in Parent Pay.  A copy will also be uplodad to this website. School remains open for the children of key workers who need to use us and cannot make...

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Headteacher's Blog

Mar 24, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends Not a lot of news today.  The briefing from the DfE was about social distancing in schools and elsewhere which we are already doing.  As I said yesterday, school remains open for the children of key workers who need to use us and cannot make alternative arrangements.  It is far safer to...

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Headteacher's Blog

Mar 23, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends Day 1 of school of school closure now over!  We had 19 students in school directly supported by four members of staff with a small number of other staff around to ensure the smooth running of the school. The staff made sure the students had a busy and productive day, including...

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Headteacher's blog

Mar 22, 2020

Posted by:rbramley

Dear Parents and Carers The Local Authority has sent further advice to schools based on the guidance from the Department for Education. The government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend. If children can stay safely at home, they...

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Update 19th March

Mar 19, 2020

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...

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Update 18th March

Mar 18, 2020

Posted by:administrator

Dear Parents and Carers, Firstly, can I thank you all for your ongoing support. I am sure you can appreciate the challenges the escalating situation around Coronavirus is presenting to us at school. At the moment we have no choice but to follow Government advice and are doing everything we can to stay fully open. Like...

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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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