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Books and resources – order now via ParentPay

Due to the current situation, we are unable to sell resources and books to students via the cabin as we have done previously.

As an alternative solution, we are asking parents to pay for the items via ParentPay; the resources and books will then be safely delivered to your child in class.  Please see a list of the items available and which year they are applicable to. Please note, if your child is entitled to opportunity funding, they will automatically receive the appropriate work books and revision guides.

Please speak to your child and ensure that any books and resources that they need but do not already have, are ordered and paid for via ParentPay.  Please note: the two English set texts, An Inspector Calls and Romeo and Juliet, are required by Tuesday 8 September.

Please liaise with your child and check which items they require.  To confirm you will only need to purchase resources for subjects which they are studying.  The exam pack is available for students all year round for those who do not have the correct stationary or if they have mislaid them their pencil case etc. The exam pack is very useful when students are preparing for exam season.

 

Brockington College maths homework booklet (replacement if required)
Cost £1.00

Exam pack pencil case
(including three black pens, one pencil, one eraser, one 15cm ruler, one drawing compass and one protractor.) 
Cost £2.50

Brockington College maths homework booklet (replacement if required)
Cost £1.00

Exam pack pencil case
(including three black pens, one pencil, one eraser, one 15cm ruler, one drawing compass and one protractor.)
Cost £2.50

Brockington College maths homework booklet (replacement if required)
Cost £1.00

Exam pack pencil case
(including three black pens, one pencil, one eraser, one 15cm ruler, one drawing compass and one protractor.)
Cost £2.50

Scientific calculator
Cost £9.90

Revision cue cards
Cost 60p

English
An Inspector Calls

Year 10 pupils need a copy of An Inspector Calls so we can begin our studies next week. It is necessary for students to have texts from the same publisher as the one that we will be using within the classroom, so that we are literally on the same page. 
Cost £8.00

History (optional, limited stock available)
History – Weimar and Nazi Germany revision guide

Cost £3.00
History – Cold war revision guide
Cost £3.00
History – Medicine through time revision guide
Cost £3.00
History revision guide for all topics
Cost £3.50

Science
We strongly recommend the purchase of the following science books, particularly the workbook, which consists of many exam style questions and will form part of the homework that students will do during their GCSE course.

Triple science revision guides 
Cost £8.55
Triple science work books 
Cost 8.55

Double science revision guides 
Cost £5.60
Double science work books 
Cost 5.60

Maths
GCSE mathematics revision guide (higher/foundation)
 
Cost £5.00
Brockington College maths homework booklet (replacement if required)
Cost £1.00

Exam pack pencil case 
(including three black pens, one pencil, one eraser, one 15cm ruler, one drawing compass and one protractor.) 
Cost £2.50

Scientific calculator
Cost £9.90

Revision cue cards
Cost 60p

English
Romeo and Juliet

Year 11 students need a copy of Romeo and Juliet so we can begin our studies next week. It is necessary for students to have texts from the same publisher as the one that we will be using within the classroom, so that we are literally on the same page. 
Cost £5.00

History (optional, limited stock available)
History revision guide for all topics

Cost £3.50

Maths
GCSE mathematics revision guide (higher/foundation)
 
Cost £5.00
Brockington College maths homework booklet (replacement if required)
Cost £1.00

Exam pack pencil case 
(including three black pens, one pencil, one eraser, one 15cm ruler, one drawing compass and one protractor.) 
Cost £2.50

Scientific calculator
Cost £9.90

Revision cue cards
Cost 60p

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Social distancing and self-isolation guidance

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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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Updated travel and transport information

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Summer journey of growth project

It is of course very  important that students have a break over the next six weeks; however due to the unusual circumstances of the past four months, we are aware that many will appreciate the opportunity to keep busy and engaged with their learning. Therefore, we have set an optional summer project for students in years 7, 8 and 9 as well as those year 6 pupils who are transitioning to Brockington College.

The project is called ‘Summer journey of growth’ and links in with our recent Routes to Resilience work.

All  information about the project can be found on this poster.

We hope that your child will enjoy taking part in the project and that you will encourage them and support them in completing some of the tasks.

There will be awards for those students who complete six, eight or twelve tasks.

If you have any queries, please email growth@brockington.leics.sch.uk

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DofE introduction – year 9 June 2020

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Work experience update – June 2020

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Live lessons through Google Classroom – years 7-10

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COVID-19 Track and Trace – Privacy Notice

Covid19 – Track and Trace Privacy Notice

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Update from the principal – 22.05.20