Baylis Court School Newsletter Friday 6th March 2020

Attendance for 24th-28th February 2020

Coronavirus Updates


Mental Health and Wellbeing support in Slough

Childline: Calm Zone: An area of the Childline website called the Calm Zone with self-help techniques, ideas and support for children and young people to help relieve stress and anxiety: https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/

MeeTwo app: The NHS have produced a free app for young people called MeeTwo providing a safe and secure forum for teenagers wanting to discuss any issue affecting their lives and get advice from experts or other teenagers going through similar experiences in areas such as mental health, self-harming, relationships and friendships. https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/meetwo/

Kooth: provide free, safe, confidential, non-judgmental and anonymous way for young people (aged 11-19 /11-25 care leavers) that attend a Slough school to access counselling, advice and support on-line. Staffed and monitored by fully trained and qualified counsellors until 10pm each night, 365 days per year https://www.kooth.com/

The Little Blue Book of Sunshine is for children and young people and explains some self help techniques to help children and young people feel better and advice about who to turn to if things feel too much. https://www.eastberkshireccg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/lbbos-booklet-east-berks.pdf

Mental Health: Let’s Talk the Talk is a guide for parents about children’s and young people’s mental and emotional wellbeing. https://cypf.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/media/168492/parents-guide-to-mental-health-slough.pdf

On Tuesday our Year 11 historians went to watch ‘The Inquisition of Elizabeth’, performed for them by The School History Scene at the Newbury Corn Exchange. During the performance students watched Elizabeth be put on trial for her many alleged sins by the Catholic cardinal William Allen and also saw Elizabeth defend herself against the 14 charges laid against her. At the end our historians and students from other schools were given the chance to pass judgement on whether Elizabeth would be found to be innocent or guilty, the verdict of the audience was innocent. Leaving Elizabeth to flee the stage with a bang!!!

On top of a top performance students took part in 4 workshops to help them with their exam technique, knowledge and structure. Our Baylis students were spot on when it came to peer marking the model answers given.

Our girls behaved admirably during the performance and found it to be very beneficial for their revision for their British depth study element of their GCSEs.

Mr Reed

Head of History

Careers in…Computer Science

At Baylis Court School we offer GCSE students the opportunity to study OCR Computer Science. Topics studied include System Architecture, Binary representation, programming techniques, networking, systems security, systems software and algorithms.

Why Computer Science?

• Computing is at the forefront of innovation in many areas of life, medicine, robotics, communication & education are just some examples.

• Computing jobs are among the highest paid and have the highest job satisfaction.

• Creating high-quality computing solutions is a highly creative activity, and computing supports creative work in many other fields. The best solutions in computing require similar skills to producing a masterpiece of art.

Studying computer science will provide you with knowledge, problem solving skills and logical thinking capabilities that will serve as a competitive advantage to you in your career, wherever you go.

Employment Industries:

  • Banking & Finance (FinTech)
  • Social Media
  • Aerospace & defence
  • Healthcare
  • Telecommunications
  • Retail
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Education

Quotes like these came in thick and fast from guests and visitors to Deeper Learning Day on Wednesday. We are so proud of all of our students and their commitment to their education.

Please note

Wednesday 11th March

Inset Day- School closed to all students

Attendance for 10th-14th February 2020

Students are welcome to collect free sanitary products from the administration team, medical room and SENCo’s office.

Could you benefit from learning ways to de-stress and feel better?

NHS Talking Therapies has 4 interactive, FREE, INSTANT ACCESS online programmes designed to support you with:

  • Stress
  • Sleep
  • Resilience
  • Depression and Anxiety

If you are 18+ and registered to a GP in East Berkshire you can sign up for FREE support! Easy sign up- no hassle, simple registration and immediate access to tools and techniques!

Start TODAY NHS Talking Therapies: Let's Get Started

Cultural Enrichment Award Winners

Congratulations to year 7 and 9 students who achieved the Cultural Enrichment award in Term 3