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Safer Internet Day 2018

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Safer Internet Day 2018 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February with the slogan –
‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you’. Brockington College took part in this event.

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. The UK Safer Internet Centre provides resources for children, schools and families, and tools for getting involved at saferinternetday.org.uk

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries. 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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Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

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On Friday 26th January, Brockington College commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 through a variety of events, reflecting this year’s theme ‘the power of words.’

  • Tutor groups throughout the week have created luggage tags (reminiscent of those tags used to label children on the kindergarten transport – 10,000 children evacuated from Germany to Britain in 1938) with words of reflection. These were included in a HMD day in the courtyard of the school. Pupils, staff members and visitors have been visiting the display throughout the day reflecting the stories of 25 individuals
  • All pupils and teaching staff have been watching Jewish survivor testimonials at the end of each lesson, from survivors who were children during the Holocaust. Year 9 pupils took part in a live testimonial webcast from the Holocaust Educational Trust, hearing the story of Janine Webber BEM and her journey of escape and hiding in occupied Poland.
  • Year 9 pupils have been given the opportunity to take part in workshops ran by Holocaust educator Mary Mihovilovic from the Holocaust Educational Trust, on choices, reading the lives of Jewish communities and families throughout Europe in the 1930’s and memory and the importance of reflection.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 has given staff, pupils and parents of Brockington College a chance to reflect and consider the events of the Holocaust and how the power of words can affect and influence those around us.

Photos from the day can be found here.

 

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Key Stage 4 Options Information

Information regarding Brockington College Options for 2018-2019:

 

Options Evening Presentation

Key Stage 4 Options Booklet 2018

Enable Options Form

Enhance Options Form

Enrich Options Form

Extend Options Form

 

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Exams Information

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December 2017 Bulletin

We are nearly at the end of term, but there is still a lot to get through before Christmas. On Monday, the Year 7 carol service takes place at Enderby Parish Church to which Year 7 parent/carers are cordially invited. Please be at the church for 1.15 pm if you are attending. On Tuesday, carol services take place with Years 8-10. Pupils will be entertained by the staff pantomime team on Wednesday morning and we break for Christmas at 12.30 pm on Wednesday 20 December .

Please click here for the full bulletin.

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Latest Ofsted Report

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Our latest Ofsted inspection took place on November 1st and 2nd 2017 and we are delighted to have retained our ‘good’ grading. This has been achieved against the backdrop of age range change, which has resulted in a 35% increase in pupils, members of staff and buildings over the past two years. Additionally, our subject teams have had to write two Key Stage 4 curriculums as the government has introduced new GCSE specifications nationally. We have achieved good GCSE grades and have retained our outstanding values and ethos through this period of change. Governors and leaders are proud of our achievements, but determined to continue to develop excellence at the college.

You can read the Ofsted report by clicking here.

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Microsoft Office … for FREE!

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Under a Microsoft licencing agreement we have enrolled in we are able to offer all students the ability to download the latest version of Microsoft Office, for Windows, Mac, Iphone & Android – for free, for the duration of their time at Brockington College.

Downloading & logging in:

If you are ready to download the software simply click here and logon with your son or daughters email address (username@brockington.leics.sch.uk) and school password. Once logged in click ‘Install Office 2016‘ in the top right. corner. Please note that if your son or daughter changes their school password at any point, they will need to re-sign in to Microsoft Office with their new password.

For any problems/questions regarding singing into Microsoft Office/Office 365, please contact the  IT Support team: itsupport@brockington.leics.sch.uk

Other services

For more information regarding other services we offer students, please visit our Students Portal page.

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Alberto visits school for ‘Coffee With Costa’

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South Leicestershire MP, Alberto Costa, has visited Brockington College in Enderby in order to meet with senior staff, tour the school and take part in ‘Coffee With Costa’, a specially organised question and answer session with pupils and teachers.

Read more here

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Homework Timetable 2017/2018

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

Marking/Feedback Policy – Guide for Parents

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.