Please see below for key information during this period of school closure. 

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See our Exams page for information regarding the cancellation of examinations this summer.

 

Key Worker Information

Our school is closed. Please DO NOT attempt to attend our site unless we have given you prior permission and there is absolutely no other alternative for your children.

Minimising transmission of COVID-19 is our priority, and in light of the recent Government advice about social distancing, it is strongly advised that if there is any way for a child to be at home and not in school, this is the best way to proceed in order to keep children, families and staff safe.

If you completed the online form and now no longer require school provision, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP. Thank you to those that already have been in touch having made alternative arrangements.


Educational Provision During School Closure

During this unprecedented time our staff have been working incredibly hard to forward plan and provide an education in some format whilst we will be closed. Each key stage has adopted a varied approach to this, which is based on their current ways of working and familiarity with online systems. The way in which your child will be educated is outlined below. You will have also received some information regarding provision for children of key workers. Please follow the strict guidance on this and communicate in advance any changes to your circumstances so we can forward plan to the best of our ability with a reduced staffing capacity.

For Years 11 and 13 the school will also try to share some information on careers and applications for jobs, as well health and well-being information for other year groups.  Students, via email and Microsoft Teams will have access to staff and they have all been issued with safeguarding contacts and information should they require any additional support during this time. In support of this, the Senior Leadership Team will be running an on-call system for emergencies or serious concerns during this time. The on-call timetable will be published once it is finalised.

Please keep up to date with this page, Facebook and email/text communication for any changes.

At this stage, the outcome for Year 11 and 13 is still not clear and so we are encouraging students to keep working and maintain some structure to daily routines and any learning, regardless of outcome, will put them in good stead for their futures.

Can I thank you in advance for your support of the school at this time and where necessary please get in touch via phone or email if you have questions, queries or worries.

Kind regards,

Simon Morton and The Bramcote College Leadership Team

 

KS3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

  • Please see the KS3 timetable, which outlines the expectations of work load and time for each subject daily
  • All students in year 7, 8 & 9 have received an educational pack that they should be coming home with that includes resources and tasks to complete
  • School staff will also share and communicate work via email
  • School email is accessible through most electronic devices including phones and tablets
  • It would be advised, where possible, for students to download apps onto their phone and tablets for Office 365/ Outlook and Microsoft Teams
  • The email platform will be used by staff each day in line with the timetable to communicate which tasks are to be completed in that particular session
  • Whole year groups will be emailed by one subject teacher with instructions, for example, Year 7 Maths or Year 9 History
  • During recent assemblies and lessons students have been given instructions on how this will work and what is expected of them
  • Over recent days we have spoken to students regarding their accessibility and we have tried to address any need to the best of our ability, if there is difficulty at home with email access, please get in touch asap

ks3 timetable

pdf 15px Things to do for Years 7,8 and 9 | 1

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pdf 15px Things to do for Years 7,8 and 9 | 3

pdf 15px Things to do for Years 7,8 and 9 | 4

pdf 15px Things to do for Years 7,8,9,10 and 11 | 5

 

KS4 (Years 10 and 11)

  • Please see the KS4 timetable, which outlines the expectations of work load and time for each subject daily
  • All students in year 10 & 11 have been sent home with a range of resources from different subjects
  • The majority, and in some subjects, all learning will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. This is a platform we have readily available through our email system and students can access work and complete work on computers, laptops, phones and tablets
  • It would be advised, where possible, for students to download apps onto their phone and tablets for Office 365/ Outlook and Microsoft Teams
  • In support of this, there are apps for Microsoft word and office, which make working and viewing content on tablets and phones much easier
  • During recent assemblies and lessons students have been given instructions on how this will work and what is expected of them
  • For year 10 the expectation will be for one assessed piece of work per fortnight per subject and at this stage we are aiming for one piece a week for year 11 per subject
  • Over recent days we have spoken to students regarding their accessibility and we have tried to address any need to the best of our ability, if there is difficulty at home with email access, please get in touch asap

ks4 timetable

pdf 15px Things to do for Years 10 and 11 | 1

pdf 15px Things to do for Year 10  | 2

pdf 15px Things to do for Year  11 | 2

pdf 15px Things to do for Years 10 and 11 | 3

pdf 15px Things to do for Years 10 and 11 | 4

pdf 15px Things to do for Years 7,8,9,10 and 11 | 5

 

KS5 (Years 12 and 13)

  • KS5 learners will be expected to work in line with their existing timetable and it is during these slots that staff will send out communication for their subject and the task that is required
  • In many cases our 6th form are used to working with Microsoft Teams and should understand how it works and how to access all resources

Guides, Instructions and Resources

video 15pxMicrosoft Teams: Introduction for Students

web15pxMicrosoft Teams: End User Training (Microsoft)

pdf 15pxAccessing Go 4 Schools

pdf 15pxAccessing your files: OneDrive

pdf 15pxFree Reading Resources

pdf 15pxQuick and Easy Recipes

pdf 15pxPandemics and the Coronavirus - a guide for younger children or those with ASD


Contacting Us

General Enquiries
School Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 0115 916 8900 (please email in the first instance if possible)

IT Issues and Queries
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Contacting Teachers
Students can contact their teachers by:

  • Responding directly in Microsoft Teams to work set.
  • Responding directly to the emails received from subject teachers each day.
  • Emailing individual class teachers using the email format This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Tip: start typing their surname in your school emails and they should appear for you to click on.

Heads of Year

  • Year 7 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Year 8 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Year 9 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Year 10 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Year 11 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Year 12 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Year 13 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Safeguarding

If you have any safeguarding concerns, please email the school by the following means:

Bramcote College Safeguarding Team (to speak to school staff)
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Head of Year
Please see above for email addresses

If you have any difficulty during your time away from school or you are worried about one of your friends please contact either your Head of Year, our Safeguarding Team, or use one of the key contacts below:

  • The Haven Church Foodbank
    Wadsworth Road, Stapleford, NG9 8BD
    Tel: 01158240287
    Open Thursdays and Fridays 10:00am - 12:00pm

Online Safety

besmartonlineDuring this time you and your children may experience difficulties. For children in particular, this may be a difficult and stressful time, although they may not always show or share it. If you have any questions or need support, please do not hesitate to get in touch with school via email. You can email the school direct or encourage your child to email their teachers who are regularly in touch setting work.

An area we all need to be mindful of is the increased exposure and reliance on online platforms both for work and for social purposes. Children can become particularly vulnerable online if we do not supervise or monitor their usage, even on apps such as You Tube. Key apps to monitor and be mindful of are Snapchat, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp to name a few. Keep checking and asking who they are following, or who they have received follow requests from. If they do not know them in person, it is hard to justify a connection online.

You can research and read up on Internet Safety and Online Awareness at the following links:

Bramcote College Online Safety Hub
We've put together a selection of key websites and their main purpose.
https://bramcote.college/parents-and-students/online-safety
You can find additional resources on the sites below:

Internet matters
For support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
https://www.internetmatters.org

London Grid for Learning
For support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
https://www.lgfl.net/online-safety

Net-aware
For support for parents and careers from the NSPCC
https://www.net-aware.org.uk

Parent info
For support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
https://parentinfo.org

Thinkuknow
For advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

UK Safer Internet Centre
Advice for parents and carers
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

pdf 15pxOnline Safety presentation


 Letters and Communications to Parents

Please see the attachments below for copies of all communications that have been emailed to parents