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We are putting all of the information given to parents and students on this page so it is easy to find in one place. Letters will continue to be uploaded to the letters page but there will also be a link to them here.

 

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  • Monday 6 July 2020 Latest letter to parents In her latest letter to parents, Ms Hyare provides more information about the school's arrangements for supporting transition to the Sixth Form, important advice on preventing COVID19 spreading now that the school is re-opening and details of how we will be planning for September.
  • Monday 6 July 2020 Another reminder about getting tested if you have COVID19 symptoms The Government wants anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms to self-isolate at home and to book a Coronavirus test. This page links to the Government webpage giving all the information students, parents and staff need to know about how to arrange a test. It is really important that everyone follows the Government guidance to protect each other, the school and the wider community.
  • Monday 29 June 2020 Don't forget these steps to help stop the spread of the virus We will keep on publishing details of the steps we can all take to keep COVID-19 under control. Click here for important reminders about what we can all do keep ourselves, our family and our friends safe from COVID-19.
  • Monday 22 June 2020 Mr Sharma talks about teaching face to face We interviewed Mr Sharma to find out what he thought about being able to teach students face to face once more. It surprise you to hear that he really enjoyed it - even if some of the experience was surreal. Watch the video clip now by clicking here.
  • Monday 22 June 2020 First pictures of face to face lessons It was great to see more students back on site today as lessons restart for Years 10 and 12. Students are attending on a rota-basis with all necessary measures in place to keep them (and our staff) safe.
  • Monday 22 June 2020 Reminder about getting tested if you have COVID19 symptoms The Government wants anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms to self-isolate at home and to book a Coronavirus test. This page links to the Government webpage giving all the information students, parents and staff need to know about how to arrange a test. It is really important that everyone follows the Government guidance to protect each other, the school and the wider community.
  • Friday 19 June 2020 Safety Video to be played each day To ensure students know what the COVID-secure safety measure are on site, we will play this safety video each day - rather like the safety demonstration you get on an aircraft every time you fly.
  • Wednesday 17 June 2020 Positive feedback from students and families Students in Years 10 and 12 began to return to school yesterday. Although we are only allowed to see a small percentage of our students at a time, those we did see yesterday had some wonderful things to say about BGGS.
  • Tuesday 16 June 2020 Risk Assessment Published We have published our assessment of the risks related to the phased re-opening of the school. This document (available by clicking on the link) shows what we think the risks are and the measure we have put in place to minimize the risks.
  • Monday 15 June 2020 Phased return of students This week marks the start of our limited face-to-face contact to Year 10 and Year 12 students. Starting with one-to-one pastoral review meetings this week and expanding into weekly taught lessons next week, the arrangements have been approved by the Local Authority and our governing body
  • Monday 15 June 2020 Simple steps to help stop the spread of the virus We can keep the virus under control if we take some simple steps to keep healthy. Click here for important reminders about what we can all do keep ourselves and those we meet healthy.
  • Saturday 13 June 2020 Update letter from Ms Hyare for all students and families As we prepare for the return of some of our students in accordance with the latest government guidance, we have published important information about this and the safety arrangements on site. We also have an update about the free school meal voucher scheme coming to an end as well as information about self-isolation when unwell, hygiene reminder and details about online learning & live lessons. Click on the link to read the letter now.
  • Monday 8 June 2020 Information about getting tested if you have COVID19 symptoms The Government wants anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms to self-isolate at home and to book a Coronavirus test. This page links to the Government webpage giving all the information students, parents and staff need to know about how to arrange a test. It is really important that everyone follows the Government guidance to protect each other, the school and the wider community.
  • Wednesday 20 May 2020 Letter from the Council about the safe re-opening of schools Birmingham City Council have written a letter explaining they support schools making decisions about when it is safe to begin to begin to bring students back to school. You can read it here.
  • Monday 18 May 2020 Video Messages from Heads of Key Stage Mrs Farzand, Ms Porter and Mr Shah have all recorded video messages for students in their key stages showing their part of the school and sharing how empty the corridors feel without our students. Click here to watch.
  • Thursday 14 May 2020 We miss you - message to our students This video message is being used by school all over the country to tell students that they are very much missed. We are sharing it because we feel the same about our students. Click her to watch.
  • Thursday 14 May 2020 Coronavirus Update: Letter from Ms Hyare Ms Hyare wrote to parents and carers yesterday to share a number of important updates. You can click here to download that letter if you didn't receive the text message with the link.
  • Wednesday 13 May 2020 Live online lesson pilot We are piloting live online lessons with a small number of classes next week. This letter is being sent out to those families where their daughter is in one of the groups. Letters are going out in the post tonight and we will also publish details of which groups are in the pilot here by the end of the week.
  • Monday 11 May 2020 Parent's copy of information sent to Y13 We have sent an email to students in Year 13. We thought that parents/carers would like to see the information sent. You can do this by clicking here.
  • Tuesday 5 May 2020 COVID-19 - resources for parents and carers Mrs Farzand would like to draw your attention to a range of useful websites and information to help parents and children at this time.
  • Wednesday 29 April 2020 Any concerns about Home Learning? We expect that our students will be working on 2 subjects per day and 1 daily PE activity from next week. The timetable of subjects for home learning is available here. If parents/carers want to discuss the work set or report any issues with it, click here for details of who to contact.
  • Friday 24 April 2020 SEND Information & COVID19 The duty of care at BGGS towards our students still continues and if you require any support or advice in relation to your daughter’s SEND needs, you can click here for further information about how this will be delivered.
  • Thursday 16 April 2020 Important letter from Ms Hyare about lots of things Ms Hyare has written to students and their families with a range of important information about Free School Meals, Summer 2020 grades for GCSE, AS and A Levels, Safeguarding, Support for young people’s emotional and mental health and how to contact her if you have concerns about anything during the closure period.
  • Thursday 16 April 2020 Letter about progression from Y12 to Y13 Click here for important information about arrangements for students currently in Year 12 who want to progress to Year 13 courses.
  • Tuesday 14 April 2020 BGGS staff speak out about meal voucher delays Families of students entitled to free school meals have had to wait for the £15 supermarket promised by the Government. We have complained to the Department for Education and have tried to get things moving faster. Mr Clements-Wheeler, our Director of Support Services has even been quoted in two national newspapers about the unacceptable delay.
  • Thursday 9 April 2020 COVID-19 Advice in Community Languages Information sheets which translate the latest NHS guidance into community languages
  • Wednesday 8 April 2020 CORONAVIRUS WEEKLY UPDATE FROM BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL At this challenging time, we want to keep you informed and up-to-date with current news and advice. We’ll share information about Birmingham City Council’s services, public health information, general advice around Covid-19, and other relevant news from the council
  • Monday 6 April 2020 What we've been up to In these uncertain times, we still have a great school community. We want to keep the News pages of the school website updated with information about what our students & staff have been getting up to whilst the school is closed. We are building a gallery of all the fabulous art, ideas and imaginative ways that we are living now.
  • Thursday 2 April 2020 Free school Meals Update The Government free school meals scheme has now started. It is being administered by schools. We will send out vouchers codes for this scheme on Friday 3rd April but we need your email address to do that. If your daughter is entitled to free school meals, you must complete a simple online form. Details here.
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