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Year 7 Parents’ Evening – Wednesday 24th May 2017

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 Parents Evening Date: Wednesday 24th May 2017 (4:30pm – 7:30pm)

Our parents evening system will open at 6:00pm on Monday 15th May and will remain open until 6:00pm on May 18th May.

Please bear in mind there will be restricted times for Mathematics appointments.

Please click here to view the letter.

Please click here for the booking system instructions.

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Change to Format of the School Day Letter

As parents/carers of Year 11 pupils will be only too aware, the main GCSE examination period starts on Monday 15 May 2017, with the final exam taking place on Wednesday 21 June 2017. Because Year 11 pupils will have a number of afternoon exams, it will be necessary for us to swap Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 lunchtimes from Monday 15 May 2017 to Wednesday 21 June 2017 inclusively. This means that pupils in Year 10 and Year 11 will have an earlier lunch at 12.25 pm. This, in turn, will allow Year 11 pupils to be ready for afternoon exams, which start at 1.00 pm. As a result, pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 will have lunch at 1.25 pm throughout this period.

Additionally, we will also swap the break times during this examination period. Consequently, Years 10 and 11 will take their break at 10.05 am, whilst Years 7, 8 and 9 will take their break at 11.05 am. Pupils will be informed regularly leading up to this period and you may wish to ensure that your child eats breakfast, if they will be changing to the later break and lunchtime.

I am sure that you will understand the need for this temporary change, as we seek to ensure that the GCSE exams run as smoothly as possible. From Thursday 22 June 2017, we will return to the current break and lunchtime arrangements.

Please click here for the full letter which was distributed to Parents/Carers.

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BBC School Report 2017

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Safer Internet Day 2017

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Safer Internet Day 2017 was celebrated globally on Tuesday 7th February with the slogan ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.

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.

 

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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Microsoft Office … for FREE!

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Under a new 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.

For more details about the scheme please click here to view more details about the scheme on the Microsoft Education blog.

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, please contact the  IT Support team: itsupport@brockington.leics.sch.uk

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Extra-Curricular Support Timetable – Spring 2017

Please click here to view the Extra-Curricular Support Timetable for Spring Term 2017.

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Show My Homework


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

*** You must always log-in to Show My Homework via the school website or app.  Googling ‘Show My Homework’ and clicking on the link will not work ***

 

A new way to record, track and monitor homework at Brockington College.

Dear Parent/Carer

We are excited to be launching a new online tool to help you keep track of your child’s homework.

From Monday 12th September we will be using ‘Show My Homework’.  ‘Show My Homework’ will allow you to see the details of the tasks your child has been set as well as the due dates. There is also the facility for you to see what homework has not been completed or handed in.

You will be provided with login details to your personal account, ready-linked to your child’s homework calendar. All you need to do is then visit the school’s website and click on the link to Show My Homework to log in. Homework timetables will also be available through the school website form this date.

Once you have your login details you will then be able to:

  • Access the site 24/7
  • View the quality and quantity of homework set
  • Receive automated notifications before homework is due via your phone or computer
  • Download free apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices
  • Translate into a number of languages

Our aim is that this new system will provide parents/carers with a deeper insight into the homework that their child receives. More importantly, we hope it will improve your child’s organisation, time-management and help them to keep on top of their workload.

Please click here the full letter.