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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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  • Friday 18 September 2020 Letter from the Headteacher Latest information letter from the Headteacher is available to download. Please read it as it contains important information about what to do if your child is unwell or has Covid19 symptoms
  • Thursday 3 September 2020 We are fully reopen Most of our students have not set foot on the school site since March, so it is great to be fully open and welcoming students back to BGGS.
  • Wednesday 26 August 2020 Letter with details of reopening in September We have published details of all our arrangements for reopening in September including rules about face masks, break and lunch time rotas, information on times of the school day and lots more. Click to read the letter sent to parents with all the information.
  • Tuesday 25 August 2020 Equality impact assessment of re-opening To avoid discriminating against any group(s) of individuals, we have undertaken an equality impact assessment of our proposed arrangements for fully reopening the school safely. You can read the EIA here.
  • Tuesday 25 August 2020 Year group bubbles To keep everyone safe at school and to reduce the risk of spreading COVID19, we are implementing a 'bubble' system in September. Each Form Group will be allocated a base classroom. Each Year group will have a designated to an outdoor space.  All areas to be marked out and labelled.  Click here for details.
  • Tuesday 25 August 2020 Risk Assessment for full reopening in September We have published our assessment of the risks related to 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.
  • Wednesday 22 July 2020 Re-opening arrangements for September Ms Hyare has written to all families with details of our arrangements for fully reopening the school to all students in September. You can read that letter by clicking here.
  • Monday 20 July 2020 Don't forget - get 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 13 July 2020 Steps to help stop the spread of the virus Click here for important reminders about what we can all do keep ourselves, our family and our friends safe from COVID-19. This regular reminder is to jog your memory about what you need to do as part of your normal routine.
  • 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.
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