On Wednesday 11 November, Baylis Court School Commemorated Armistice Day (also known as Remembrance Day)
It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.
A two-minute silence was held across the school at 11am to remember the people who have died in wars since World War One.
Members of our school community who belong to Guides and Scouts came to school in their uniform to respect the sacrifice that has been made over many years.
Year 7 Fortnightly Stars
Each fortnight, year 7 form tutors nominate a student from their form who has done something incredible. The theme this fortnight was Leadership of Self. Well done to the students below for their nominations. All nominated students receive a certificate and their names are put into a hat for two of them to win a prize of their choice from Miss Mathews’ Box of Treasures.
- Vanessa Dumba
- Riya Kaur Padda
- Aicha Djebbari
- Eloise Ramsay-Jones
- Smyrna Boddu
- Rida Malik
FEELING LIKE SOMETHING'S NOT RIGHT
Things have been very different this year. And it’s been difficult for everyone.
You might be worried about:
- things that have happened to you or someone else
- not knowing where to go when you’re scared
- being at school, your exams or the future
- coping with your mental health.
Whatever’s happening, you don’t have to cope alone.
There are lots of ways you can ask for support:
Talk to an adult you trust
Talking to an adult you trust is really important. It could be a teacher, someone in your family or anyone else you feel safe with.
Speak to Childline
Get free, confidential support from a Childline counsellor about anything you want to. You can talk to Childline from 7:30am-3:30am every day, either online, by calling 0800 1111 or by sending a message from our website.
Visit your doctor or a nurse
You can still make an appointment with your doctor any time. And you can usually see them by yourself. Even if you can’t see your doctor in person, you can usually talk over phone. Find out more about visiting your doctor.
Contact the police
If you’re feeling unsafe, you can always talk to the police. In an emergency, you can call 999 to get help straight away. You can also report online sexual abuse or exploitation to CEOP.
Abuse can be anything someone else does to hurt you, or that leaves you feeling scared or upset. It can also be when your parent or carer isn’t looking after you. Abuse is never okay and is never your fault.
Being abused can happen to anyone. It’s not always easy to tell when it’s happening, especially if the person who’s abusing you is someone who loves you, or is someone you care about. If you’re worried, there are always ways to get support.
There are lots of different types of abuse:
- Sexual Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Relationship Abuse
- Being pressured to do illegal things
People like teachers, doctors, nurses, social workers and police officers will always listen and take you seriously. They have a duty to help you and keep you safe. And if you tell them what’s happening, they’ll want to help.
The person you tell might need to let someone else know what’s happening, but you can always ask about this. It’s also okay to tell them what you’d like to happen and keep asking questions about what’s going on.
It can feel hard to talk when it involves someone you love or who cares about you. Especially if they’re supporting you in other ways. Sometimes they might have told you that you won’t be listened to, or that you’ll get into trouble if you talk about it, but this isn’t true.
We had over 80 applications for our Student Leadership roles this year. Well done to those who applied. There was a rigorous short listing and interview process. We are very proud to congratulate the following students who have been appointed as this year’s Student Leadership Team
Inspiring leaders of tomorrow
Congratulations to our winners of the Half Term Project, enjoy your £10 Amazon voucher
Year 7- Riya Manoj for her Classical Indian dance historical context write up, music video and photographs!
Year 8- Zainab Ali for her photography task
Year 9- Sonam Verma for her Monet inspired painting task
Year 10 Wania Malik for her Journalism task
Year 11- Joy Balenthiran for her Classic film review
Sixth form- Amrah Mohammed Janoofar
Cultural Enrichment Charity campaign
This term each form will be collecting food and toiletry items to support those who need it locally through Slough Food Bank.
Each form will create a Gift box that will be delivered by our Sixth Form Charity Enrichment Leaders.
If you would like to donate items to the cause please send in your long-life, tinned and jar goods.
Deadline for collection will be Friday 27th November 2020
National School and College Leavers Virtual Careers Fair
December Deeper Learning Day
A fantastic opportunity to
- Talk with over 100 exhibitors including colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers and companies
- Talk with them by voice / video or text chat
- Download useful information
- View online video content
Research these organisations in advance and prepare questions! You can return to the website for 30 days after the event and download information, and view content as well
All year 11,12,13 pupils must REGISTER NOW for the virtual event here:
Any questions please email Ms Chauhan
This November, the Department for Transport and Stemettes invite you to a STEMtastic celebration of women in Aviation!
Meet the Stemettes in Aviation is a panel discussion in celebration of all the inspiring women in the Aerospace sector, Stemettes style!
We’ll discuss different ways people begin their careers in Aviation and hear from amazing panellists about their unique experience in the industry.
5:00 pm to 6:15 pm GMT, Thursday 26th November 2020.
You will be able to sign up here
Webinars for Students
Speakers for Schools- Peers for the Planet
Join Speakers for Schools and Peers for the Planet for an exciting panel discussion. We are delighted to have this broadcast hosted by Baroness Hayman with members of Peers for the Planet on the panel. The Peers will discuss topics including what sparked their interest in climate change and the environment and legislating for change.
Wednesday 25th November 5-6pm
Join Link: https://bit.ly/38V6xXR
University Application Process
PwC's Virtual Classroom - Diversity series
This is a virtual programme open to students between Years 10 and 13 focusing on racial equality, social mobility and gender equality. Students will also have the chance to engage with a range of PwC ambassadors through the interactive live sessions, while having the flexibility to watch and listen to the recorded sessions at a time best suited to them each week.
Thursday 26 November- The importance of social mobility. register here
Thursday 3 December- The importance of gender equality register here
Thursday 3 December- The importance of diversity and inclusion - parent and teacher session register here
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