Free School Meals – Breakfast Survey
Our school is taking part in a Welsh Government trial. Pupils in Year 7, who get free school meals, have an extra £1 on their school meal accounts. This additional £1 breakfast allowance is for pupils to buy breakfast in the morning, leaving them with enough money to buy lunch at midday.
The following survey is being run by the Welsh Local Government Association to help Welsh Government make decisions on the future of the additional £1 breakfast allowance. It should take less than 3 minutes to complete and will close on 31/12/22.
Year 8 Progress Evening
Year 8 Progress Evening – Telephone Appointment Booking
I would like to invite you to attend our Year 8 progress evening via telephone during the week commencing Monday 28th November through to Thursday 1st December 2022.
The purpose of these conversations is to discuss your son/daughter’s progress and how best to support them in their learning at Lliswerry High School.
The system will allow you to choose your own appointment time with your son/daughter’s form teacher, you will then receive an email confirming your appointment When you book, please feel free to add any questions you have prior to the appointment. The table overleaf shows the availability of your son/daughter’s form teacher.
Appointments can be made from 8.00am Monday 21st November 2022 and will close on the 26th November at 12.00pm. Should you wish to make any changes after this date please contact the school office.
Please note that although the booking system states in-person, all appointments will be conducted via telephone. Please also ensure that you write the best phone number to contact you on in the comments.
Please visit https://lliswerryhigh.parentseveningsystem.co.uk to book your appointments. (A short guide on how to add appointments is included with this letter.) Login with the following information:
Student’s First Name:
Date of Birth:
If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the school office who will be happy to add appointments on your behalf.
Mr A Coughlin
Head of Key Stage 3
Alumni Letter to Parents and Carers
Dear Parents and Carers,
Did you or someone you know attend Lliswerry High School? We would value your help to inspire current learners to become more confident, motivated, and inspired about their future careers.
There is extensive research highlighting the benefits to learners of employer role model engagement in schools. In their 2019 research, Insights, and Inspiration; Exploring the Impact of Guest Speakers in Schools, the charity Education and Employers reported:
* 91% of learners surveyed reported increased levels of motivation, understanding of careers and self-belief after listening to employer guest speakers.
* 88% of learners said they were helped to understand that everyone needs to overcome setbacks in pursuit of their career goals.
* Learners who could not recall any encounters with employers were 5 times more likely to believe that their background held them back from achieving their ambitions.
* Free school meal (FSM) students typically benefitted more than non-FSM students
Research also shows that engagement with employer role models who attended the same school, and experienced similar barriers to current learners, is even more valuable.
By becoming part of the ‘alumni community’ at Lliswerry High School and depending on the amount of time you would like to commit, you can support the school and its learners in a range of ways:
* Give a talk to a small group of learners about your career or your industry
* Deliver a presentation to a large group of learners or at open days or special events
* Host a visit for a group of learners to your workplace
* Join a lesson in a specific subject to talk about how the subject is relevant to your work
* Host a work experience placement for a learner at your workplace
* Film a vlog about your experiences of school and your career to date
* Attend mock interviews or support a Careers Fayre
Register your interest here - [EN] Community Alumni
If you would like to find out more, please contact Heidi Purnell 07890 274901 - Heidi.Purnell@careerswales.gov.wales
Mrs L Evans
Senior Assistant Headteacher
After School and Lunchtime Clubs
The timetable of After school and Lunchtime clubs have gone live on Google Classrooms, along with a link to a Google Form for learners to sign up to the clubs they wish to attend. The sports based clubs will continue as normal when we return to school on the 7th November. Our new clubs for the half-term will commence w/c 14th November. Learners will receive more information about the specific clubs on Friday 11th November via their school email.
Preloved School Clothes
Attendance and Fixed Penalty Information
Dear Parents and Carers of Learners at Lliswerry High School
We want the best for all Newport children and young people and we would like to remind you of the importance of good attendance at school.
What is good attendance?
The recommendation from Welsh Government is that good attendance is at least 95% and we expect this of most children. Out of 365 days in a year, schools are open to pupils 190 days which allows 175 designated days for parents to take holidays, dental/medical appointments and other non-urgent appointments.
What are the advantages of good attendance?
Attending school has the benefit of:
* Keeping up with school work
* Ensuring that children meet their expected progress
* Meeting friends and learning and playing together
* Learning key skills needed for adult life such as regular attendance and arriving on time.
What are the consequences of poor attendance?
* Your child will fall behind in their learning and miss out on key concepts taught.
* Lack of social contact in school; difficulty in maintaining friendship groups.
* Low self-esteem and poor pupil well-being.
* Statistics show that poor attendance can be linked directly to low attainment in National tests.
Regular attendance is required by law. Following the pandemic, the Welsh Government has re-introduced the use of Fixed Penalty Notices for non-school attendance. Schools in Newport will resume their use of Fixed Penalty Notices to ensure children and young people are accessing their education. This can be issued for any absences not authorised by the school, including holidays. Newport City Council will issue these notices when concerns are raised by EWO, school or the police. The fine is £120 unless paid within 28 days when it is £60.
If your child is absent for any reason, please contact the school to explain why.
If you need help and advice with any difficulties, contact the Education Welfare Service on 01633 210615 or email email@example.com(more…)
School Uniform for September 2022
There have been no major changes to our school uniform policy, so please bear our uniform rules in mind when purchasing new uniform items over the summer. Trousers must not be skin tight or jean type and skirts should not be tight fitting and should be a maximum of 7cm above the knee. Currently the length of some girls’ skirts is not appropriate for school, however we have not asked parents/carers to purchase new skirts so close to the end of term. No leggings are to be worn. Please see the images below.
All learners must wear a Lliswerry High School blazer and should they be cold they can add a Lliswerry High School branded black jumper. This does not however replace the blazer. A school tie must also be worn at all times and footwear should be plain black.
The school PE kit remains the same and can be seen below.
Female - Compulsory - Polo-shirt, either skort or shorts or leggings, and socks
Male - Compulsory - T-shirt, shorts, and socks plus optional rugby jersey
All learners have the option of purchasing a hoodie as well as having their initials printed on their kit too (no names or nicknames). This would be at an additional change.
The only change in our uniform policy is around jewellery where, after listening to our learners, we now allow 1 small nose stud. Large hoop or dangling earrings, bars, nose rings or any other facial piercings are still not permitted.
The uniform policy is part of the school’s drive to raise standards and helps ensure that learners feel part of our school community and take pride in their appearance. Full details about the uniform requirements can be found on the school website at https://lliswerryhigh.org/parents/uniform/.
From September, if a learner is not wearing correct and appropriate uniform, as per the school’s uniform policy, parents/carers will be expected to bring appropriate uniform items to school. If a learner persistently attends school in incorrect uniform, they may be placed in our Inclusion Room (IR). Obviously, we do not want either of these scenarios to happen, so we would ask that you work with us and support the school with this matter.
We appreciate that buying school uniform can be expensive. If the cost of school uniform is likely to be problematic for you, please do contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your child’s Head of Year so that we can assist you if possible. Many thanks for your support and understanding with this.
Mr D Jackson
Assistant Headteacher (Wellbeing, Inclusion and Equity)
PE Extra-Curricular Clubs
Letter to Parents / Carers – Covid Rules Update
Dear Parents and Carers,
New advice came into effect yesterday, 28th March regarding self-isolation if a person tests positive for Covid-19. However, the guidance for schools has not changed and it is a requirement for learners to self-isolate if they return a positive test. Learners should self-isolate for a full 5 days from the onset of symptoms or a positive lateral flow if asymptomatic. Then take a lateral flow on day 5 and 6 and if both are negative they can leave isolation. This will be the situation until the 8th April which is the end of term. From the 8th April, is it advised that anyone with symptoms of Covid-19 takes a lateral flow test and follows the self-isolation procedures.
The routine asymptomatic testing using lateral flows is also due to end on the 8th April. Therefore, when we return to school on the 25th April we will no longer be issuing lateral flow testing kits. For a period of time they will continue to be available from pharmacies and to order online at https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
Mrs L Evans
Senior Assistant Headteacher