SEN League 1st Fixture 6th October 2016

SEN League 1st fixture 2016/2017 vs. Jane Lane School (Home) 06.10.2016

 

Captain’s Man of the Match: Reuben Johnson Simms

Teacher’s Man of the Match: Kian Swingler

Coach’s Man of the Match: Ben Morris

Match Report

The boys who were involved in the football enrichment run by UEFA A coach Neil Harding were chosen to put what they had learned to the test and represent the school. The game was against a new opposition who joined the Midlands SEN league this season. The coach started with a very structured warm up which got the boys minds on the game and demonstrated how organised they were to their opponents.

The game had a number of highs and some real stand out performances. There was a lovely mix of year groups from year 8 through to year 10 who participated and all of the boys were a credit to themselves, as well as maintaining our fantastic reputation of good sportsmanship and etiquette. The boys showed respect to each other and their opponents by being supportive of good performances and gave praise to the other team when they played well and scored goals. The standout individual who needs mentioning for this behaviour is Bradley Moraghan who, although didn’t achieve a man of the match award, deserves credit for encouraging his opponents not to give up but to keep playing.

The goals were evenly spaced across the two halves of football and, because Jane Lane School had arrived promptly, the boys played a full 60 minutes of game time. Lindsworth scored 10 goals to Jane Lane’s 2 goals.  The goal scorers were:

Kian Swingler - 5

Zac Liburd - 3

Bradley Moraghan - 2

Reuben Johnson Simms did a sterling job in defence, and even had to go off for an injury to his nose, but he managed to get back on the pitch before the end of the game and continued to play exceptionally well. This performance earned him the captain’s man of the match. Coach’s man of the match went to Ben Morris who played extremely well and teacher’s man of the match went to Kian Swingler who managed to score five times, whilst playing his first game as team captain.

A great start to the 2016/2017 season. Well done and let’s hope the performances in the next game are as strong.

 

Lindsworth Macmillan Fundraising

Lindsworth Macmillan Fundraising

On Thursday 29 th and Friday 30 th September we held a two day Macmillan Coffee morning involving Lindsworth School and our federated school, Springfield House. This event saw members of the local community and parents joining us for a coffee morning at Lindsworth School on Thursday, with Springfield House joining us at Lindsworth for a coffee morning on Friday. Pupils and staff baked cakes for the event which were sold to raise money. Other events which took place included:

  • The “Great Lindsworth Bake Off” competition for pupils. We are excited to announce that the winner was Kyle in year 9
  • “Guess the Number of Spots” competition
  • Raffle
  • Wear something green non-uniform day

In total we raised a fantastic £344.05 which beat the total we raised last year. We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported the events. The target is set for next year!

Black History Month

October is Black History month and to raise awareness at school we will be looking at sporting heroes, particularly Mohammed Ali and his many words of wisdom. Quotes from Mohammed Ali will be displayed on our school website. Please support us by discussing black sporting heroes with your child.
 

Welcome Back

Welcome to all our returning and new pupils, parents/carers. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the summer. We have had a great start to the new academic year and the pupils have settled well into their class groups. The attendance for the first full week back was 82% which is an improvement but we are striving for 95%.  If you have any concerns regarding your child’s attendance, or wish to discuss any support, please contact the school and ask to speak to the Attendance Team.

This year we are continuing our weekly Word of the Week (WOW) where pupils are encouraged to expand their vocabulary by learning and using new words in correct contexts.  Please ask your child about this and join in by trying to use it at home to support them in their learning. This week’s word is Exonerate which means to clear someone from accusation; free from guilt or blame.

 Additionally we have our fortnightly Lindsworth Value of the Fortnight (LVOF) continuing this year, the focus until 23rd September 2016 is Kindness

Both the WOW and LFOV will be updated on the school website.

There are some exciting opportunities taking place this term for pupils and letters will be sent home to relevant parents/cares closer to each of the events.  Please find listed below upcoming dates for your diary:

23rd September: Attendance and Behaviour and Reward trip.  Please see the half-termly newsletters to find out what targets pupils should be working towards to access this trip. 

29th September: MacMillan coffee morning 10am – 11am.  Local residents and parents/carers can join the staff and pupils for tea and cakes whilst raising money for a very worth-while cause.

30th September: Teacher Training Day – school will be closed to pupils.

November (date to be confirmed): Skills Show at the NEC for years 9, 10 and 11.

We look forward to working with all our parents/carers over the coming academic year to support the pupils achieving success academically and socially.

 

 

 

School Start September 2016

The school will reopen for :

Year 7's Wednesday 7th September 2016

Years 10-11 Thursday 8th September 2016

Years 8-9 Monday 12th September 2016

 

Birmingham Library Jail Experience

On the 10th March four of our residential pupils visited the Birmingham Library which was featuring a ‘Go to Jail’ project. The Cell Project consists of a replica prison cell, complete with regulation fixtures and fittings, that is home to two ‘prisoners’ who are willing to talk about their daily lives and answer any questions you may have. The prisoners are all ex-offenders. 

It was a positive experience for the four pupils.   They were all very apprehensive at first but soon became confident and were able to exchange life experiences (life at home, bedroom at school and isolation at school).  They all agreed it was not something they wanted to pursue in the future.

The ex-offenders commented on how charming and bright our pupils were as they responded confidently to the questions the ex-offenders posed and our pupils asked many questions of  them whilst they were in the cell.   The pupil’s behaviour and approach was positive and exemplary.


On return to the Steven Sutton House (Residential Unit) the pupils completed an on-line survey about their visit which they thoroughly enjoyed.  

 

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