Care, Guidance and Support Archive

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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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Spring Term Enrichment Programme (2020)

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

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Sarahah app/website

Dear Parents/Carers,

We would like to make you aware of a new app and website called ‘Sarahah’.

What is Sarahah?

  • An app and website that allows users to send and receive anonymous message.
  • Users cannot respond to messages but they can “favourite” messages.
  • By default, anyone can leave a message on a profile even if they don’t have an account.

Why are we posting about this?

  • The Sarahah app has become popular amongst teens and we’re aware that some of our pupils are already actively using it. The app promotes anonymity – making teens feel like they can hide behind their anonymous screen names and bully others without repercussions.
  • Sarahah is predominantly used to bully other users.
  • There is no filter for explicit content.
  • There is no way to report inappropriate content or threats.

What can parents do?

  • We would advise parents to discuss the dangers of anonymous apps and have their child delete their Sarahah account (if they use Sarahah).
  • Ensure your child knows what is appropriate to send in private and public messages, whether they are anonymous or not
  • If your child has a desire to use apps like Sarahah, please challenge them to give positive and constructive feedback offline instead.

A full video guide covering all aspects of Sarahah can be found by clicking here.

As a school we do cover many aspects of anonymity, appropriate online behaviour and social networks in our regular e-safety assemblies and lessons.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding e-safety please do check out our dedicated e-safety section where you can find guidance on many different websites/apps.

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Post-16: Life after Brockington

Please click here for the Post-16 Presentation notes delivered by Brockington College.

Over the course of the year a number of schools are presenting their own options for Post-16 to students. For their presentation notes please click the relevant school below:

 

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SEXTING: Information & Parents and Guardians

Please click here for information regarding ‘sexting’.

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Free Online Support for Young People

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Kooth is a free online service that offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people. When you sign up you can choose an avatar, which helps to keep you safe and anonymous.  You can have a “drop-in” chat with a counsellor or therapist or book a one-to-one session.

Kooth’s counsellors and therapists are available until 10pm, 365 days a year. You can talk to other young people anonymously on the forums whenever you like, and keep an online journal.

 

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Spring 2016 Enrichment Programme

Please click here for the Spring 2016 Enrichment Programme

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Cyber-bullying & E-Safety

Cyberbullying is the use of the Internet and other technologies such as mobile phones and devices which can send and upload messages/images in a way which is intended to cause harm other people, in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.

At Brockington College cyber-bullying is treated as a very seriously and is dealt with in the same way, and with the same severity, that we deal with incidents of any other form of bullying.  So that we can help you to ensure the bullying stops you must tell someone!

Who could you tell?

  • Your parents
  • An adult you trust
  • A friend
  • Your form tutor
  • A Pastoral Manager (Mrs Wright/Mrs Robinson/Mrs Heath)
  • Your Head of Year (Mrs Dobbins/Miss Heggs/Mr Clark)
  • Email your pastoral team by clicking here: pastoral@brockington.leics.sch.uk
  • Contacting Childline on 0800 1111

More information on cyber-bullying can be found below:

Simple Steps to Online Safety (***new***)

InternetMatters.org | E-Safety Tips for Parents of… 11-13 Year Olds & 14+ Year Olds

Childline Cyber-Bullying Information

Facebook Checklist (***new***)

Kidscape

Digizen Video on Cyberbullying

Whilst Brockington College makes every effort to protect you from unsuitable content on the internet and via email we realise that a large number of you use the net outside of the school environment.  Please have a look through the information below to make sure you use the internet in a safe and responsible way.

General Information

Social Networking

Anti-Virus Software

It is important to ensure your computer is free of viruses and spyware at all times to keep it running as well as possible.  Whilst there are a number of paid options from companies such as Symantec and Sophos, there are also a number of free alternatives.  Whilst we cannot advise one anti-virus over another (as everyone’s needs differ) we have listed a couple of the more popular free ones below for people with no anti-virus at all:

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Voice It

Voice It


The key message to all students having problems and difficulties, or simply looking for advice is to let us know.  We can only help and make a difference if we know there is a problem.   Only then can we try to deal with it appropriately.

We appreciate discussing certain matters face-to-face with an adult can be tricky and uncomfortable so if you feel you cannot talk directly to either your form tutor or head of year please send an email to pastoral@brockington.leics.sch.uk.  This email is checked regularly by members of the pastoral team who will respond to you as soon as possible.

Also, if you would like to report any incidents of bullying, either to yourself or that you have witnessed around the college please fill in the ‘Voice It!’ form below or use the ‘Voice Box’ outside room 018 to let us know. Names are entirely optional!

Voice It!

Please use the box below to report any incidents of bullying, either to yourself or that you have witnessed around the college. The name box on this is optional and you can remain completely anonymous if you wish.

All incidents will be treated seriously and appropriate action will be taken.

If we don’t know, nothing can be done to help you and STOP it!!