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Jan & Feb 2019 Bulletin

“A belated Happy New Year to everyone and I wish you all the best for the remainder of the year.

Our new year news is the appointment of our new Principal, Sadie Batstone. Sadie will begin her new role after the Easter holiday. At this point, she will lead the college for three days per week whilst I will continue in post for the other two days. This has been agreed with Long Field Academy, Sadie’s current employer, so that Sadie can support the Year 11 pupils at Long Field in the lead up to their GCSE exams. It also provides a period of transition which I am sure will be in everyone’s best interests. Sadie will be full-time after the May half-term holiday.”

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Exams Information

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Year 8 Parliament Trip

 

On Tuesday 22nd January, 30 Year 8 pupils visited the Houses of Parliament to find out about its history and modern day role.

It was according to the students: “a fantastic day out”, “really interesting” and “amazing to see inside Parliament”.

Alberto Costa, the constituency MP for South Leicestershire spoke to students in a select committee room for 30 minutes and was grilled on Brexit!

Mr Costa also managed to get everyone in to the public gallery to watch a live debate on proxy voting.

It was simply a great day out.
Mr Carr

Student quotes from the day:

“I was really proud that I was chosen to go to Parliament as I want to be a politician when I am older. I learnt do much when we talked about the House of Commons. Thank you for the opportunity.”

Jasonpreet Singh

“I really enjoyed my trip to Parliament and loved meeting Alberto Costa. He taught me a lot about M.P.s. I had a great experience and loved watching a live debate.”

Jack Hartley

“It was really fun going to Parliament and meeting Alberto Costa. I enjoyed learning about democracy and how it means ‘people power’. My visit to Parliament has made me think about becoming an MP.”

Teagan Jasper

 

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Safer Internet Day 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February with the theme –
‘Together for a better internet’. Brockington College will be taking part in this event.

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and inspire a national conversation.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.

The day offers the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It calls upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Get involved to play your part!

What are the key online risks?

Contact: children can be contacted by bullies or people who groom or seek to abuse them

Content: age-inappropriate or unreliable content can be available to children

Conduct: children may be at risk because of their own behaviour, for example, by sharing too much information

Commercialism: young people can be unaware of hidden costs and advertising in apps, games and websites

 

Parents and Carers

Parents and carers play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online, and they are one of the first people children turn to if things go wrong. We know it can be difficult to stay on top of the wide range of sites and devices that young people use, so we hope that the following link helps.

Please click here for information on how you can play a key role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online.

 

Pupils

Play your part: help create a kinder internet for everyone. The internet is a brilliant place to connect with others, to be creative and to discover new things.

Click here to find films, games, quizzes and advice to help you to use the internet safely, responsibly and positively.

During Safer Internet week pupils learned about Safer Internet Day in your ICT lessons.

 

Don’t forget to also take a look at our very own E-Safety page. It includes advice for different platforms, a jargon buster and our very own Ask An Expert service.

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December 2018 Bulletin

“I would like to wish all our parents/carers a very happy Christmas , as we draw towards the end of term.

It has been a very busy, but successful term. My thanks, on your behalf, go to our fantastic team of staff who really do go the extra mile to make Brockington the school that it is. As well as fulfilling their paid role, this edition of the bulletin gives some glimpses into a few of the extras that are available to our pupils through the generosity of members of staff giving their own time.”

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October & November 2018 Bulletin

“If anyone wanted to know about the values taught at Brockington College or the respect that our pupils and members of staff hold for others, then our Armistice Day commemoration was a shining example of this work.

I was enormously proud of the pupils and members of staff alike, as we come together to pay our respects. You can get a feel for the atmosphere created by viewing the video and service outline, which is on the school website. The facebook video itself has had over five and a half thousand hits!”

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Remembrance Service – 2018

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Homework Timetables 2018/2019

Please click one of the links below for the homework timetable for the corresponding year group:

Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11

To complete homework log in to Show My Homework with your school username and school password.

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UCAS Progress Information – Presentation Notes & Guide

UCAS Progress Presentation

UCAS Progress 2019 Entry Step-by-Step Guide

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Show My Homework

Link

https://brockington.showmyhomework.co.uk/school/homeworks/calendar?all=true

Information

Show my Homework is an online homework and learning platform designed to make it easier for parents and carers to support their child.

To find out more please have a look over the introductory video, or click here to browse the Show My Homework parent support center.

 

Downloads

Students:

  • Click on this link or download the Show My Homework app from the Apple Appstore or Google Play store.
  • Log on using your school username & password.

Parents:

  • You should have received a personalised login code from the College.  Please click this link and use the pin number enclosed to create an account.  If you have any issues with this please contact the IT department at ITsupport@brockington.leics.sch.uk