LPSB Weekly Update 26th March 2021Posted on: March 26th - 2021
Welcome to the end of the penultimate week of term and I hope that you are all remaining fit and healthy. I only have a small number of things to update you on today, but I will write to you again next Wednesday on the last day of term to update you with all you need to know over the holiday.
Plan my Future Day winners
Many congratulations to the winners of the Plan My Future Day job application writing competition who have all won a work experience placement as well as a voucher. The feedback from the judges was that they all wrote very well crafted and thoughtful applications. Well done to Max Ruskin, Joe Lowth, Josh Ankers, Jay Osbourn, Jacob Byfield and Harriet Goddard.
Year 11 and 13 Exams
I would like to congratulate years 11 and 13 on how they have conducted themselves during the exams so far this week. The positive attitude they are showing towards the exams has been superb as has their attendance and this bodes really well. The exams continue right up to the end of term so I would urge them all to keep going.
We are aware of a higher than usual number of students struggling with anxiety on the back of lockdown. Bromley Y are hosting a number of webinars focussed on supporting parents of secondary school students to help manage student anxiety and learn strategies to help build their confidence.
Please follow the link below to book your place if this something you may be interested in.
16-19 bursary applications
Please be aware that the deadline for the next round of 16-19 Bursary applications is Wednesday 31st March. Application forms and guidance notes are available on the school website. All applications should be sent to Ms Dell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder please that if your son / daughter shows any symptoms of Covid 19 then they should not come to school, but should instead book a PCR test. If your son / daughter tests positive using a lateral flow test at home they must also isolate and book a PCR test to confirm the result. Please remind your sons / daughters to keep doing the twice weekly home tests and to make sure that they log their results every time both with track and trace, and also on the school’s monitoring system using Microsoft Teams. Fingers crossed that we are not having to use these tests for too much longer.
You will remember that I wrote to you in September to ask families, where possible, to provide packed lunches because of restrictions which are necessary because of Covid. The numbers of students seeking school lunches has increased steadily since then to the point where we are now struggling to ensure that all students can get their lunch in time to eat it before registration. This tends to occur, perhaps understandably, more as the week progresses towards the weekend. If it is at all possible to provide a packed lunch for your son or daughter this would be extremely helpful and would mean that they would get a proper break at lunchtime rather than spending most of the lunch hour in a queue.
I wish you all a good weekend as we prepare to enjoy the next wave of lockdown restrictions from Monday.
Mr S. Parsons
Langley Park School for Boys