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Headmaster’s Letter 3rd July

Posted on 3rd July 2020

Dear Parent,

Plans for September

The Department for Education released their guidance for the full return of schools in September. The Senior Leadership Team met this morning to start to scope our plans. As I did at the start of school lockdown, it is likely that I will be writing to you more than once a week to inform and to reassure you as our plans are mapped out.

At this stage, we are doing the following:

These are early days in our journey back to School, but I am pleased that we finally have a way forward.

Year 7, 8, 9 one-to-one meetings with form tutor on 7, 8 and 14 July

We have had a tremendously positive response to this opportunity. Parents should receive by Monday the time and date of their appointment via ParentMail, along with our guidelines about safe access to the site. If you requested a phone call rather than a meeting, the heads of section, Miss Turner and Mrs Ellerby, will be making these phone calls before the end of term.

Lincolnshire School Games Virtual County Final

Congratulations to Alice Fearn (Y8) and Isabelle Catley (Y8) who took part in the Lincolnshire School Games ‘virtual’ county final on Wednesday. Both did exceptionally well. Alice won Gold in running with a 5km time of 19:38 and Isabelle won Gold in Dancing in Isolation.

There’s still time to compete in our virtual sports day. Details were in my letter on 19 July.

Online activity

I’d like to recommend the website Think U Know about online gaming. Things change all the time as new trends take hold. You can access the website here. [link]

Year 8 HPV vaccination letters

If your child is in Year 8 and has missed their Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination due to the coronavirus school closures, please look out for a letter informing you how your child can still take part and get the benefit from this year’s vaccination programme.

The letter includes full details about the process, including how to give your consent by completing an online form. A member of the LCHS team will then call you to arrange an appointment during July or August at one of the county’s new, temporary ‘drive-through’ vaccination centres.

The HPV vaccine, given in two separate doses in Year 8 and Year 9, provides protection against a number of life-threatening cancers including cervical cancer and mouth, neck and throat cancers. Both doses must be given to provide effective protection.

The HPV vaccine offers significant protection against a range of cancers, including cervical cancer, 99.7% of which are caused by the HPV virus.

For the first time this year, the HPV vaccine is also being given to boys in Year 8 aged 12 to 13 years in England to help prevent more cases of HPV related cancers in boys and girls.

Enjoy the weekend,

With best wishes,

Alistair Hopkins