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#backtoschoolsafely

We are very much looking forward to welcoming students both old and new, back to Brockington College.

We are taking robust and comprehensive measures to enable you child to return to school safely, such as staggered break and lunch times, increased hygiene and hand washing, and students remaining in consistent bubbles, which will all contribute to minimising risks.

This #backtoschoolsafely page contains information from the school, the local authority and the UK government, which will be updated regularly to provide a comprehensive guide to all the latest information

Correspondence to parents and carers

Following confirmation today of a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school community, all parents/carers have received correspondence via email.  

The school remains open for all students and staff, apart from those who have been asked to self-isolate.  Further updates will be provided tomorrow. 

Thank you for your continued support at this challenging time, it is very much appreciated.

Accessing remote learning when unable to attend school

11.09.20
To support those who may not be able to attend lessons on site due to self isolation,  students will now be able to remotely access work via the Show My Homework platform.  The ‘work for students who are unable to attend school’ notification will link to a google classroom central store of work, set by each subject for each year group.  The work uploaded will run alongside the lessons being taught in school.

This will launch on Monday 14 September; please note, some subjects may be added throughout the week as we get this up and running.

If you have any queries, please contact the subject teacher or your child’s head of year or pastoral manager.

Social distancing and self-isolation guidance

03.09.20
A letter reminding all families of the importance of social distancing outside of school, as well as quarantine and isolation guidance.

Brockington College risk assessment

28.08.20
View the full COVID-19 Brockington College risk assessment.

Updates from Brockington College

26.08.20 The Department for Education has updated its advice on face coverings in schools

The World Health Organisation (WHO) published a new statement on the 21 August on when children should wear face coverings. They now advise that “children aged 12 and over should wear a mask under the same conditions as adults, in particular when they cannot guarantee at least a 1-metre distance from others and there is widespread transmission in the area.”

As a result, the government is revising its guidance on face coverings for staff and children in year 7 or above in England. Nationwide, while the government is not recommending face coverings are necessary, schools will have the discretion to require face coverings in communal areas if they believe that is right in their particular circumstances. Read the full Department for Education news story here.

The Trust and senior leaders at Brockington College have put together the following guidance

All students (except for those with a medical exemption) will be required to wear face coverings when inside the school building, apart from when in classrooms and when eating in designated dining areas.  

The government definition of a face covering is as follows. In the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a face covering is something which safely covers the nose and mouth. You can buy reusable or single-use face coverings. You may also use a scarf, bandana, religious garment or hand-made cloth covering but these must securely fit round the side of the face.

Face coverings should be appropriate in design, non-branded and refreshed at least daily.

On arrival to their allocated assembly point, students will be required to put on a face covering, if they are not already wearing one from their journey.

Students will require their own face covering and their own personal hand sanitiser, in order to put on and remove their face coverings safely.  Form tutors will ensure that students have these items as part of their daily equipment checks.  Face coverings and personal hand sanitiser will be as a vital part of school equipment as a pen and pencil.

Students should be reminded to not touch the front of their face covering during use or when removing it. Before removing, they must wash their hands immediately, dispose of temporary face coverings in a  bin or place reusable face coverings in a plastic bag or small covered container, and then wash their hands again. 

Students will be permitted to wear their face coverings in classrooms, should parents/carers or students express a desire to do so; however, all safety and hygiene protocols must be followed.   

This guidance will also apply to staff and visitors to the school.  However, staff who choose to will wear a visor in classrooms, so as not to inhibit communication.  

We appreciate that this may be late notice for parents and carers of year 7 students who are returning to school tomorrow, Thursday 27 August.  We would strongly encourage that these guidelines are followed on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 August but will expect all students to have face coverings and hand sanitiser with them from Tuesday 1 September.

24.08.20 Transport and travel update
Transport and travel page updated.

05.08.20 Start of term arrangements and expectations 
Letter sent to all parents and carers

Updates from the local authority

14.08.20 Leicestershire County Council has published new practical guidance about returning to school on themes such as attendance, hygiene and school transport, as well as information about health, well being and adapting to new routines.

Practical Information about returning to school in Leicestershire.

Hints, tips and resources about managing worries and anxiety, keeping fit, structured routines and eating healthily.

Updates from the government

24.08.20 Resources for parents and carers
Returning to secondary school: what parents need to know leaflet

Updated 21.08.20 
Parents are encouraged to visit gov.uk/backtoschool for information and practical guidance to help them plan for their child’s return to school.

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Year 6 Transition

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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‘ in the top right corner.
  • Choose ‘Other Installation Options‘ and it will then take you to a page where you can click ‘Install Office‘ to download & install to your computer.

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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We are now an R2R Accredited School!

 

GOOD NEWS!

After all our hard work last year we are delighted to announce we are now a Route to Resilience Accredited School. Well done to all the staff that have worked hard to ensure we achieved this. This work has set us on an exciting journey!  Since the end of the course we have continued to move forward recognising the importance of every step we take to support staff and student well-being is key to help us all ‘Learn to live life to the full (JOHN 10:10).

Sue Lawrence & Sarah Heggs – Assistant Principals

 

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January & February 2020 Bulletin

“I hope that our parents, carers and wider stakeholders enjoy reading this edition of the Brockington Bulletin. It has been a busy term so far, with lots happening throughout the life of the college. Our Year 11 students are about to embark upon their final set of mock examinations, before they commence their final GCSE exams in May. At this very busy and pressurised time, I am impressed with their hard work and dedication to their studies. Revision classes are in full swing and are well attended. We hope also that the resources we provide, both throughout the school website and through google classrooms, prove a useful and effective resource for students and parents/carers.”

Please click here for the full bulletin.

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Spring Term Enrichment Programme (2020)

Please click here for the Spring Term Enrichment Programme (2020)

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Safer Internet Day 2020

Safer Internet Day 2020 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 11th 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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Exam Timetable – Summer 2020

Please click here for the Summer 2020 Exam Timetable

For further details on Examinations please visit the Exam section of our website

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December 2019 Bulletin

“At the end of a very full and exciting term, I’d like to wish all our parents and carers a very happy Christmas and a restful new year.

The autumn term has been a busy one; I’d like to pay tribute to all the staff at Brockington who have worked tirelessly this term and often given time and effort beyond what’s expected of them, for the benefit of our students. This edition of the bulletin gives just a small insight into so many activities that students have taken part in this term.”

Please click here for the full bulletin.