Parent Info

Posted on: November 19th, 2018 by Rob Martlew

Parent Info is a free website and newsfeed for parents and carers. Its newsfeed function enables schools and family-focused organisations to host and share expert advice and information through their own websites.

Parent Info aims to raise parents’ confidence in digital parenting skills and help them to make informed decisions about addressing the risks their children face. To date, Parent Info has commissioned content from over 40 organisations specialising in topics such as sex, relationships, online safety, body image, peer pressure, radicalisation, extremism and mental health.

Parent Info is a collaboration between the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Command and Parent Zone, the leading provider of information, training and support, making the internet work for families.

Please follow link for more information Parent Info

 

The Brilliant Club in Paris

Posted on: September 21st, 2018 by Rob Martlew

In July, two of our students were invited to attend a conference in Paris. The two students, Poppy Henson and Amelia Platt, had been chosen because of their outstanding work produced though Litcham’s ‘Brilliant Club’. Through the conference at the Universite Diderot Paris they met and worked with academics from several European and American universities, all focusing on the work of American nineteenth century poets and artists – some fairly obscure but certainly worth rediscovering. The conference particularly re-examined the work of the artist May Alcott Neirike, the younger sister of Louisa May Alcott who wrote the classic novel ‘Little Women’.

Among many opportunities for both girls resulting from this conference, Amelia was asked to write a piece for the September edition of the prestigious American publication ‘US Studies Online’ and this link will allow you to see the excellent article she wrote http://www.baas.ac.uk/usso/conference-review-recovering-may-alcott-nierikers-life-and-work-universite-paris-diderot/

Open Evening

Posted on: September 18th, 2018 by Rob Martlew

Open Evening

Wednesday 3rd October 2018 from 6.30pm

Invitation to parents, carers and Year 6 pupils

September 2019 Intake

We offer exceptionally strong academic outcomes, placing us amongst the best schools in the region. We have excellent facilities, and provide outstanding opportunities
in a caring and nurturing environment.

An opportunity to meet our Headteacher, staff and pupils and to learn about the work of the school.

We are a GOOD school…
“care and support for pupils are outstanding”
Ofsted 2015

 

 

GCSE results 2018

Posted on: August 31st, 2018 by Rob Martlew

Students celebrate their GCSE results

There were plenty of smiles at Litcham School today, where students were in a celebratory mood after another year of excellent examination results.

Headteacher Robert Martlew said, “Year 11 students are celebrating another set of very pleasing examination results and we would like to congratulate every single one of them on their individual successes. These results are testament to the hard work of our students and their staff and the fantastic support they receive at home. Everyone has a lot to be proud of.”

There were some exceptional individual results this year including:

  • Jo Duthie who achieved 10 GCSEs at grade 9 (every single subject!)
  • Emily Boardman who achieved 4 GCSEs at grade 9 , 3 at grade 8, 1 at grade 7 and 2 at grade 6
  • Byron Clarke who achieved 4 GCSEs at grade 8 , 4 at grade 7 and 2 at grade 6
  • Charlie Harrison who achieved 4 GCSEs at grade 9 , 3 at grade 8, 1 at grade 7 and 2 at grade 6
  • Lucia Hodgson who achieved 3 GCSEs at grade 8, 3 at grade 7 and 2 at grade 6
  • Katherine Hutchinson who achieved 1 GCSE at grade 9; 1 GCSE at grade A; 3 at grade 8, 2 at grade 7 and 3 at grade 6
  • Ava Redston who achieved 1 GCSE at grade 9; 3 at grade 8, 4 at grade 7 and 2 at grade 6
  • Madeleine Ridout who achieved 2 GCSEs at grade 9; 2 at grade 8, 3 at grade 7 and 3 at grade 6
  • Charlie Stangroom who achieved 3 GCSEs at grade 9, 4 at grade 8 and 3 at grade 7
  • Emma Touraine who achieved 3 GCSEs at grade 9; 3 at grade 8, 2 at grade 7 and 1 at grade 6
  • Alice Weatherill who achieved 1 GCSE at grade A*; 3 at grade 8, 3 at grade 7 and 3 at grade 6.

In the core subjects, 74% of students gained a grade 9-4 in English (over 25% gained grades 9-7!), 77% gained a grade 9-4 in Maths and 82% gained at least two grade 9-4 passes in Science.

Academy/MAT Consultation

Posted on: March 21st, 2018 by Rob Martlew

Consultation on plans for Litcham School to convert to an academy and to join the Synergy Multi‐Academy Trust

Consultation questions and responses

QUESTION

Currently Litcham School has an excellent admission procedure and inclusive support system for Looked After Children. Our experience is when children move onto other schools that they are not automatically given a priority place or given the high level of support they need, considering their additional vulnerabilities. We are concerned that nationally it is not unusual for children who need to move because they become Looked After to wait up to a year for a local school pace (TES, 2018). We are very concerned that the current admission criteria regarding Looked After Children should be implemented across the Synergy trust before Litcham become part of the trust.

RESPONSE

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust have adopted the Local Authority Admissions arrangements. Therefore, there will be no change in the admissions process for Litcham School should we join the Trust. We will continue to work with the Virtual School to ensure that Looked After Children are placed quickly and with high quality support.

 

QUESTION

The second concern we have is that the excellent Music department should be preserved; this also includes the school production and end of year concert, which has been a highlight of both our children’s time at the school. We are concerned as there does not seem to be culture of Music being important at Reepham High School and College, who are not offering a Music or Drama A’ Level this year. As stated in the consultation document, the Trust have the ability to choose not to teach subjects, if the importance of Music became devalued by joining the trust we feel this would be a mistake.

RESPONSE

In the Scheme of Delegation for Synergy Multi-Academy Trust, curriculum decisions are made by an individual school’s Local Governing Board. Litcham School will retain its own Local Governing Board and will remain fully committed to the Arts, including music. This commitment will be reflected in any Local Governing Board decisions in the future.