Record breaking GCSE results at LWS Academy

At LWS, we encourage every opportunity for our students to achieve, and this year, we are incredibly proud of our Year 11 students. All passed at least two GCSEs, nearly two thirds achieved at least a standard pass in one of their subjects and a third achieved five good GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths. As a result, 89% of our students have secured their place in further education or training to progress further with their ambitions.

Click here to visit our Performance and Exam Results page for full details.

Letter to parents 12/6/2020

Please see a letter below with further instructions regarding the re-connection plans and expectations for when more students start attending from Monday 15th June.

 

Letter to parents 12.6.2020

Parent/ Carer Weekly Curriculum Update

The following can be used to help track learning that is occurring in school but also the home leaning tasks. Online help sessions have been added to the student school calendar and teachers will be there to offer support if students are not sure on the tasks.

A new update will be added here every Friday.

LWS Parent/Carer Curriculum Update 12th June

 

LWS Parent/Carer Curriculum Update 19th June

 

LWS Parent/Carer Curriculum Update 26th June

Letter to parents regarding the ‘reintroduction’ of students to the LWS site

Please see the letter below that has been sent to all parents/carers via email and post regarding the ‘reintroduction’ plan for students returning to the LWS site.

Letter to parents re_ 1st June

LWS Post-half term update

Well we have come to end of the most strangest of half terms in the schools history. Teachers and support staff have moved from traditional teaching to using online platforms and delivering food parcels to families. We have had no Year 11 exams or study leave. We have started to work with our new families for Year 7 but again this will look very different to all previous years.

As we plan for our re-connection with students it is essential that we are concentrating on key areas of government guidance which includes social distancing and on-site safety including cleaning. This guidance will impact on the amount of students we can have in school at any one time.  The school looks very different than before COVID-19 and our letter will confirm all arrangements regarding “What school looks like?” which we help to send to you soon. This will help prepare you and your son for the future.

Unfortunately, we have not yet had our transport requests approved from Hampshire County Council. As you will appreciate, this needs to be in place before sending out any further details to parents and to allow time for us to consult with you regarding any concerns/ questions that you might have.

As soon as we receive further updates from HCC Transport will be in touch.

We all hope you have a relaxing and sunny half term break

The LWS Team

GFM Tribute to the NHS

People all over the country have been showing their appreciation for the National Health Service every Thursday at 8pm.

We thought it was important to share a short video lesson about the history of the NHS and some very special videos our staff and community have recorded in tribute to our key worker heroes.

#GFMlovestheNHS

Contacting the school over the Easter period

Our school office will be closed over the Easter period (Monday 6th April – Friday 17th April).

If you need to contact the school then please email; enquiries@lws.gfmat.org – we hope to respond to all enquiries within 48 hours.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

Food bank details

Please find a list below of local food banks that our families can use over the coming weeks;

Fareham

Aspect House, Westbury Road, Fareham, Hants PO16 7XU

Telephone 01329 822204

(Please note our opening times 1pm to 3pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday – please leave a message at other times and we will get back to you as soon and we can)

Unfortunately, there is no parking
Westbury Road, Fareham, Fareham, PO16 7XU, United Kingd
Gosport
From Monday the 23 March until further notice the Basics Banks will be open as follows:

Monday – Fareham only 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday – Gosport and Fareham 1pm to 3pm
Friday – Gosport only 1pm to 3pm

Contact Number:   07826 305900
https://en-gb.facebook.com/FarehamandGosportBasicsBank/

Havant

Beacon Food Bank

Open: Weekdays 10am – 1pm

Please make referrals to 07718 424618 between 10am and 12.30pm, after this you will have to leave a message for the following day. However, food can be collected up until 1pm from Beacon Lounge.

Winchester

Telephone: 01962 855774
Mobile: 07581 370020
Email: mail@winchesterbasicsbank.co.
Penton Place
21a Penton Place, Milland Road, Highcliffe, Winchester, SO23 0PZ

Opening times
Tuesdays – 10am-3pm
Fridays – 10am-3pm

Milland Road is on the number 11 bus route. We also have a designated parking place in the small car park in front of the building at Penton Place which visitors can use.

Ringwood

Telephone 01425 600134 (Call for quickest response to a food voucher).
info@ringwood.foodbank.org.uk

Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 9:30 to 12:30

COVID-19 Update – guidance from Monday 23rd March

The Government has now published the guidance on School closures due to the CV-19 outbreak. The Government is clear that above all else that ‘if it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.’ and If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading’.

 

The Government has also outlined further key principles to be applied which can be found here – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

 

Where parents/carers are unable to achieve this, then school provision may be available for those children who have an EHCP; have a social worker assigned to them; or, is the child of an identified ‘key worker.’ If you are unsure if you are a ‘Key worker’, please refer to the Government guidelines, which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers). For those children who remain at home, work will be made available through a variety of methods including – telephone, online and work packages. 

 

Schools are expected to follow Government guidance. Most importantly, those students that do attend a school site are expected to respect and follow social distancing expectations (same as adults) to ensure the safety of others.

 

A member of school leadership staff will be calling you to discuss your child’s provision from Monday 23rd March.  

Notice for all Year 11 Parents

This is clearly an unprecedented and challenging situation.  We fully appreciate that conversations with Year 11 students are going to be particularly challenging today.  You are not on your own and we will take on this challenge together.
The key messages for learners who are anxious about exams is:
1)  “Recognition”: The government has promised clearly that all students in Y11 will receive the recognition they deserve for their hard work, and qualifications will be awarded.
2) “Progression”: It is important that no students should ‘pause their ambitions’ to progress to college or alternative placements next year. Schools and universities will adjust, and work off the new system that is in place.
3) “Fairness & Appeals”: As students will not have the ability to sit an exam, and qualifications will be awarded via some other mechanism, the government was clear that this will be done fairly and that parents and students will be able to appeal this, if they feel the eventual award has not been fair.
We will be in touch over the coming days to discuss any further announcements and subsequent decision made.
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