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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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  • Wednesday 25 November 2020 Single Covid19 case in Year 12 We have a single positive Covid19 case in Year 12. The parents/carers of students who have been in close contact with that student have been informed and those students have been told to self-isolate. If you have not been contacted, your child has not been in close contact with the infected student. In the mean time, please follow the advice in this article.
  • Sunday 15 November 2020 All of Year 10 must self-isolate We have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at school over the weekend. Due to this, all Year 10 students will need to self-isolate until Tuesday 24th November. In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and not go out during this isolation period.
  • Tuesday 10 November 2020 2 Covid Cases We have uploaded a letter to parents about 2 cases of Covid 19 at the school. You can read the letter via the link in this news article
  • Monday 9 November 2020 Updated Covid-secure risk assessment We regularly review our safety arrangements to make sure the site is Covid-secure. We are happy to share our assessment of the risk and the measure we have in place to control it. You can download our risk assessment here
  • Monday 9 November 2020 Two important letters to read Two important letters have been uploaded to the website; one from the Headteacher and the other from the Council's Director of Public Health in Birmingham. Please read both of them.
  • Wednesday 21 October 2020 Tell us if your child tests positive for Covid19 Please tell us as soon as possible if your daughter test's positive for Covid19
  • Friday 25 September 2020 Shocking video shows why proper mask technique is important It's really important that students wear their facemasks properly AND that they put them on/take them off correctly. Watch this demonstration of how easily Covid19 spreads if you don't do it right!
  • Friday 25 September 2020 Telephone Helpline for Parents and Carers Do you as a parent or carer feel that you need someone to talk to about your child during the return to school phase? Birmingham Educational Psychology Service is providing a telephone helpline for any parents or carers of children in Birmingham, who feel they would benefit from a consultation with a psychologist to support them
  • Friday 25 September 2020 Letter about expanded online lesson provision We have recently increased our provision of online lessons to enable learning to continue if any year group bubble is asked to self-isolate for 14 days. Classes will continue to operate online during this period at the scheduled time on your daughters’ timetable.
  • Thursday 24 September 2020 Food parcels for 6th Form students Sixth Form students who receive free school meals are entitled to a food parcel whilst out of school due to Covid19.
  • Wednesday 23 September 2020 Online learning for self-isolating students Throughout the year, students all have access to Firefly, the school's Virtual Learning Environment, where tasks set for completion and can be handed in and marked electronically. When Year Group "bubbles" are self isolating, many staff offer online lessons using Microsoft Teams. A self help guide to using Microsoft Teams and a guide to Firefly are available by clicking the link.
  • 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
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