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Baylis Court School Newsletter Friday 6th November 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

The Government has released further guidance regarding school procedures during the national lockdown, starting on Thursday 5th November.

The Government has released the following ruling for all schools in England:

Face Masks will be mandatory in communal areas of secondary schools and colleges.

What does this mean to us at Baylis Court School?

Students must continue to wear masks in the corridors AND they must also wear masks whenever they are in groups talking to friends or staff in communal areas. This includes:

  • Before school and after school
  • In the corridors
  • At breaktime and lunchtime when they are not eating or drinking.

All students who do not have a valid reason for not wearing a mask, should have one as part of their school uniform. if a student does not have a mask they will be provided with a reusable one which they may keep. Parents will be invoiced for the cost (£2.10) which can be paid through ParentPay.

Other News

Unfortunately all after school clubs have been put on hold during the lockdown. However, after school tuition and detentions will still go ahead.

We will continue to deliver lessons to all those students who are self isolating through TEASM. Students need to follow their normal timetable.

Thank you for your continued support, I hope you have a safe weekend.

Regards

Ray Hinds

Principal

Well done to Jannat in year 7 who wrote this lovely poem in Drama from the perspective of Alice from Alice in Wonderland.

**ARTIST OF THE WEEK**

Well done to Khadija Aziz in year 9

Year 11 Mock Exams

We have added a new page to our website with lots of information for Parents, Carers and Year 11 students regarding mock exams.

Click here

Baylis Court School Virtual 6th Form Open Evening – Wednesday 11th November 2020

Are you looking to start your A-Levels in September 2021? Come and join our upcoming Virtual Open Evening and find out everything that you need to know about studying at Baylis Court School Sixth Form.

At this time of year we would normally welcome prospective students and their parents to our Open Evening and tours of the school. Sadly, this is not possible this year due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions.

The Baylis Court School Sixth Form Open Evening will take place virtually this academic year on Wednesday 11th November from 6 to 7pm (videos available to view now) http://www.bayliscourt.slough.sch.uk/2730/sixth-form-virtual-open-evening

Join our online presentations where staff and tutors will present an overview of the school and subject areas.

Kooth is your online mental wellbeing community.

Kooth offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11 – 24 years

For more information on the services they provide please click here or visit Kooth.com

The PE and Dance Department are very proud to have received this certificate recognising work. We would like to thank all students for their participation.

Inspiring leaders of tomorrow

Cultural Enrichment Charity Leaders will be supporting the following charities this term:

Children in Need: https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/ Thursday 12th November 2020

Pudsey spot the bear hunt-Pudsey bears with mental well-being quotes will be placed around the school-students need to submit how many Pudsey’s they see and what the quotes are to win a Pudsey bear.

Slough Food bank

form group donations in their food bank box

Save the Children

Christmas Jumper event: Friday 11th December. Students and staff wear Christmas jumpers to support the charity campaign for a £1 donation.

Cultural Enrichment Project

Year 7

Sophie Booth

Year 8

Rock Music-Trishta Gurung

Google definition of rock music: a form of popular music that evolved from rock and roll and pop music during the mid and late 1960s.

Rock music are normally bands

Some bands are:

-Blink 182

-Mother Mother

-Amyl and The Sniffers

-Paramore.

-Kitten

-McCaffery

-Mindless Self Indulgance

Rock music started in the late 1950s and got popular in the 1960s.

After rock became popular different fashions came out and punk music was created in the 1975.

People associate punk music and rock music together but they are different kinds of music.

Year 9

Mariyah Mohammed

Year 10

Malaikah Ahmed

Year 11

Nazo Zaheer

Sixth form

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Panorama: How safe is TikTok for young users?

TikTok was the social media sensation of the first lockdown, with one in four Britons now signed up.

Ambar is an influencer who has made content for TikTok around body image and body confidence.

She has struggled with eating disorders in the past, and says the content she found shocked her as it promoted what she calls ‘toxic behaviours’.

Ambar reported her concerns, and believes the app could do more to protect users.

This panorama video can be found on the BBC IPlayer or the link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000p3p9/panorama-is-tiktok-safe

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The ultimate guide to studying abroad as a UK student

If you’re a UK student thinking of going to university, you may not have considered the option of studying abroad. Although the UK boasts some of the best universities in the world, there are lots of benefits to getting your degree overseas.

Not only is it a great opportunity to see the world, meet new people, experience a different culture, and learn a new language, but it could be a cheaper option too. The process is easier than you think - here’s how you could study overseas as a UK student. Click here

Speakers for Schools- Tik Tok Talk!

Wednesday 11th November @ 16:20

Join link: check our Twitter for the link: https://twitter.com/speakrs4schools

Rich runs TikTok the leading destination for short-form mobile video, from crazy cats to escalator dancing, with a mission to inspire creativity and bring joy.

Richard has had a fascinating career journey that has included time at ITV, Google and Youtube. As a huge animation fan, Rich enjoys scrolling through the likes of @tootymcnooty and @curlykidlife! Besides TikToking, Rich likes to cycle, snowboard, play football, cricket and tennis; spend time with his family, listen to music, read and is a cat-lover!

Rich will be sharing highlights from his career, why creativity really matters and his favourite TikTok moments in this conversational interview with questions from viewers and across our social channels.

Investing in Futures:

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a real sense of confusion and uncertainty for students, with question marks raised over the state of the employment market and future career prospects.

To counter this, the Early Careers team at HSBC have created a series of bite-sized virtual events and material all with the aim of developing your soft skills. This is designed to give confidence on employment prospects, mythbust common recruitment misconceptions and target key employability skills to give you an advantage when looking for a career.

The webinars will all be free to attend, and will be hosted via Zoom. Please register in advance through the following links. Spaces are limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

12th November - HSBC and You

Uncovering the culture, benefits, mission and breadth of opportunities available at HSBC.

Register for this webinar: https://hsbc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZcvTHyc3SJKKJ0M1TZ39-g

Credits:

Created with an image by Krystal Ng - "untitled image"