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  • Thursday 22 October 2020 Parent Governor Elections Do you have a child at our school? Are you interested in shaping our educational provision? Can you commit to volunteering a few hours per month? Then stand in our parent governor elections. (This is a fresh call for nominations after the previous call resulted in no-one coming forward for election.)
  • 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
  • Wednesday 21 October 2020 Mrs Harris' i-Marathon Challenge Mrs Harris has been running an i-Marathon of 26.2 miles for St Mary's Hospice. Not only has she achieved this distance, but has almost run 40 miles which is amazing achievement
  • Wednesday 14 October 2020 PINs needed at lunchtime once more From tomorrow, students will need to know their 4 digit PIN (personal identification number) because they will be asked for for their PIN when they collect your lunch each day.
  • Tuesday 13 October 2020 Safety advice for parents Autumn is here and nights are getting darker. The Headteacher, in connection with West Midlands Police, would like to draw your attention to some important safety reminders that should be passed on to your child.
  • Tuesday 29 September 2020 Year 9 must self-isolate A a Year 9 student has tested positive for COVID-19. All Year 9 students will need to self-isolate for a period of 14 days from the last time of contact (Friday 25th September). Year 9 students will return to school on Monday 12th October 2020.
  • Monday 28 September 2020 School Council to meet on Weds 30th Sept The second school council meeting this year will take place: Wednesday 30th September in the Hall. (With the exception of 7 and 12)
  • Friday 25 September 2020 Mrs Harris is taking part in the i-Marathon Mrs Harris has taken on another challenge and will be running/ walking an I-Marathon of 26.2 miles for St Mary's Hospice Birmingham throughout October. Can you help her reach her fundraising target?
  • 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 abm ltd support free school meals students We are really grateful to the school's caters abm ltd for the speedy assistance with food parcels for students in Years 12 and 13.
  • Thursday 24 September 2020 Reminder to wear PE kit A message from Ms Bateman: all students who have PE from Friday onwards must come to school in their PE kit on the day(s) that they have PE.
  • 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.
  • Thursday 24 September 2020 The Sociology Curriculum at BGGS Sociology is the study of society, patterns of social relationships, social interaction and culture of everyday life. It is a social science that uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about social order, acceptance and change or social evolution.
  • Thursday 24 September 2020 The RE Curriculum at BGGS
  • 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 10 September 2020 The Psychology Curriculum at BGGS If you are fascinated by how the brain works and why people think and behave the way they do, then psychology is the course for you! Studying psychology will allow you to think about information in a variety of ways, including thinking about how it is relevant to your life and experiences. This will enable you to gain an awareness of important issues such as mental health which will give you the ability to understand your own needs as well as others.
  • 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.
  • Thursday 23 July 2020 The PE Curriculum at BGGS In PE we aim for all students to succeed and be physically literate in competitive sport and other physical-demanding activities. Our mission is for lifelong learning, where students experience enjoyment and are empowered to sustain a healthy and active lifestyle. We provide a sequential Physical Education programme.
  • 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.
  • Wednesday 22 July 2020 Ms Hyare appointed as Permanent Headteacher The Governing Body of BGGS and Sixth Form is delighted to announce the appointment of our new permanent Headteacher, Ms. Pritpal Hyare, who will take up her post from September 2020
  • 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.
  • Tuesday 14 July 2020 Summer safety advice from BGGS and the Police Before we say goodbye to our students for the summer, we have some important safety reminder for students and staff which we want to share. Click here to read the advice from Ms Hyare and West Midlands Police.
  • 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.
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