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Letters to Students & Parents
End of Term
20th July 2021
Dear Parents / Carers,
We have finally made it to the end of term and in the last week have managed to ensure the students have had a more ‘normal’ experience including Sports Day and Reward Activities. I’d like to thank all the staff for their hard work and endless support over the year. Sadly, some staff are leaving us; Louise Laming, Tanya Wiles, Glenn Moore, Rebecca Brownbridge, Julie Edwards, Lauren Tonks and Charlotte Crosby. They have all given so much to the students and I wish them all the best moving forward.
I am looking forward to September and ensuring that all students get both great learning opportunities and can participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities. We will be lateral flow testing students twice prior to starting back in September and you will have received details with specific times and dates for your child. We hope to make any disruption as limited as possible.
We will be resuming a full food service in September for all students and I have included sample menus for you to look at. We have also given you a copy of our uniform policy, for clarification, there is no specific school bag that students are expected to have, the only branded elements of the school uniform are the blazer, tie and skirt. If you have any queries or need any support with uniform, please call the school and we will be happy to help.
The internal timings of the school day have also been altered to ensure that all students get the best learning possible. The start and end of the day have not changed, and transition times have been added so that students do not lose learning time moving around the site.
I want to wish everyone a safe and relaxing holiday and will see all students on the week on the 1st September.
Mrs E Halpin,
19th July 2021
Dear Parent / Carer,
Lincoln Castle Academy Sixth Form has a well-established history of academy success and a reputation for excellence in Lincoln and has a real community feel. Both Years 12 and 13 are integrated allowing lifelong friendships to be forged in the bespoke Sixth Form Common room and I look forward to this continuing in September.
The past 18 months have been incredibly challenging and we hope to have a more normal approach to education in the next academic year. This will of course, mean students sitting external exams for possibly the first time in their academic career. We are here to support this and to ensure they are successful in their next steps.
For clarity, I just wanted to confirm a few changes going forward to next year to support our students:
Sixth Form Dress Code 2021/22 is ‘Business Casual’. Subtle make up and jewellery are permitted. A tie may be worn, but is not mandatory. Outdoor coats must not be worn inside the academy.
What is appropriate:
- Smart trousers/chinos
- Skirt or dress (no shorter than 4 inches above the knee)
- Polo Shirt/Blouse/Shirt/Smart top
- Smart jumper or cardigan
- Jacket or blazer (optional)
- Smart shoes or boots (no UGG type boots)
- Plain sweatshirt with a shirt or polo shirt underneath
What is NOT appropriate:
- Bare shoulders
- Bare midriff
- Offensive slogans
- Skirt/dress shorter than 4 inches above the knee
- Vest tops/Bandeau tops / Bodycon dresses
- Leggings/Tracksuit bottoms
- Flip Flop /Sliders/Trainers
- Caps and hats
- Denim/leather jackets or similar
- Sweatshirt/hoodie/jumper/t-shirt with logos or slogans across the front
- Denim/leather skirts
A student who is dressed inappropriately will be issued with a verbal warning and may be asked to go home to change. After two verbal warnings parents/carers will be contacted.
We value our student’s education and want to support them to succeed. Going forward all study periods will be supervised study by one of the sixth form team to ensure that students make the most of independent learning time.
Students will no longer be allowed off site at lunch or during the school day. This is due to safeguarding. We have a new catering firm, Mellors, who will now be providing food across the whole site. Microwaves will still be available in the common room for students to use.
Mobile phones will only be allowed in the common room and should not be used anywhere else in the academy. (The acceptable use policy will be issued to sign in September).
Please do not hesitate to contact either myself of Mr Roe – Head of Post 16 if you need anything further.
Mrs E Halpin,
Letter for Year 10 Parents
12th July 2021
Dear Parent / Carer,
At the end of this term your child will receive a written report from their form tutor to detail the progress they have made this summer term.
In September (when hopefully) COVID restrictions are lifted, Lincoln Castle Academy will be holding a Year 11 Progress Meeting during an evening to discuss your child’s academic progress and the support we will put in place during the academic year to ensure everyone fulfils their potential.
This will include all students being provided with free revision guides and packs funded by the school, 1-on-1 intervention sessions, small group tuition and additional revision classes to support them.
This will be a great opportunity to find out about what Year 11 holds and to ask any specific questions you have about the year ahead.
Year 11 can be an incredibly challenging and stressful year for students and we want to ensure your child gets all the support they need, both academically and pastorally to do their best and be successful in their next steps, be that in sixth form, college or an apprenticeship.
I will be in contact again nearer the time to confirm the date of the Year 11 progress meeting.
Mrs E Halpin, Principal
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