Baylis Court School Newsletter Friday 27th November 2020

With the weather getting colder, we would like to remind all students and parents to ensure that warm coats and other garments are worn to and from school as well as at break and lunchtimes.

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 Others. 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.

  • Crystal Akimyemi
  • Amal Awan
  • Zobia Begum
  • Yasmine Majdoub
  • Alishba Imran
  • Gurwinder Singh

Year 8 Art leader Dhanushika Muralikrishnan ran a colour pencil technique workshop to her peers this week. She showed examples of her art work and carried out a live demonstration to her peers on how to use blend effectively using coloured pencil. Take a look at the fantastic work produced by our students in the art department. All students had the opportunity to perfect their skills.

Book fair coming to Baylis!

24th November until 8th December.

You can see all the books that will be available here and even pre-order your books now!

  • • Booking form here
  • • School customer ID: 14600019
  • • Parents please pay by phone
  • • Free delivery to the school

Artist of the Week

Well done to Jasmine Clottey!

Artist of the Week

Well done to Zainab Kifayat

Youth Parliament- Make Your Mark!

The Make Your Mark Ballot is NOW OPEN for the month of November for all 11-18 year olds. This is the biggest youth ballot in the country and a real opportunity for young people nationwide to have their say on matters that mean the most to them and influence decision makers.

Young People can cast their votes via this link in a matter of minutes: https://www.ukparliamentweek.org/en/make-your-mark/

Slough has been in the top 10 for a few years now for participation, showing we really value and support young people’s voices.



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Free Taster Webinars at St George's, University of London

How clinical pharmacology is getting us out of this pandemic

Wednesday 9th December, 4pm – 4:45pm. Register here

Society is being held hostage by COVID-19 and we need new treatments to help us get back to normal. In this lecture Professor Emma Baker will describe the exciting progress that has been made so far in developing vaccines and medicines against SARS-CoV-2 and talk about careers in drug development and research.

Professor Emma Baker is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Course Co-Director of the BSc in Clinical Pharmacology at St George’s, University of London. She is a clinical academic who works both as a consultant doctor in the NHS and as an academic in the university, conducting clinical research and clinical trials

Drug journey of a painkiller

Wednesday 16th December, 4pm – 4:45pm. Register here

We’ve all taken painkillers – but have you ever thought where they come from and how they work? In this lecture Professor Iain Greenwood, course co-director of the St George’s BSc in Clinical Pharmacology, will take you on a journey from beaver tails and willow bark through to the latest technology, illustrating the critical role of clinical pharmacology in developing new medicines

Professor Iain Greenwood is a Professor of Vascular Pharmacology and Course Co-Director of the BSc in Clinical Pharmacology at St George’s, University of London. As a research scientist he leads an Internationally recognized research group focused on smooth muscle regulation.


Speakers for Schools live broadcast with Gareth Southgate

Please join us for England football Manager and author of Anything is Possible, Gareth Southgate, and Youtube gamer and entertainer, Sharky, to talk about Gareth’s England football career and insight – all in partnership with Penguin Talks!

Tuesday 1st December @ 4pm

Speakers: Gareth Southgate, England Football Manager and Sharky, Youtube Gamer & Entertainer


In this event, England football Manager and author of Anything is Possible, Gareth Southgate, is joined by Youtube gamer and entertainer, Sharky, to reflect on the experiences and lessons of Gareth’s career. He will share how young people can thrive and make the most of their lives, by being brave, being kind and following their dreams.


Virtual Work Experience Opportunities:

•Johnson Matthey: Learn about the Social Value of Science

• Dates: 9th December 2020

• Age: 14+

• Application Deadline: 6th December 2020

• Johnson Matthey: Learn about Unconscious bias and stereotyping

• Dates: 11th December 2020

• Age: 14+

• Application Deadline: 9th December 2020

Free School Meals

We are encouraging any families who think they might be eligible for Free School Meals to contact the office and fill out an application.

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit - if you apply on or after 1 April 2018 your household income must be less than £7,400 a year (after tax and not including any benefits you get)

Children who get paid these benefits directly, instead of through a parent or guardian, can also get free school meals.

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 3 December- The importance of gender equality register here

Thursday 3 December- The importance of diversity and inclusion - parent and teacher session register here


Wellbeing Tip of the Week

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is affecting all our lives. Many of us are struggling with how it's affecting ourselves and our loved ones. Those of us already living with mental health problems are facing extra challenges too.

However, there are some simple things that you can do to look after your mental health, either by yourself or with other people. Here is our well-being mentor’s tip of the week for looking after yourself:

Talk to others - Talk to other people about things that are bothering you and how you are feeling. Although it can be difficult at first, talking with a good friend, family member or a grown-up you trust can really help.

Talking about your feelings isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s part of taking charge of your wellbeing and doing what you can to stay healthy.

Talking can be a way to cope with a problem you’ve been carrying around in your head for a while. Just being listened to can help you feel supported and less alone. And it works both ways. If you open up, it might encourage others to do the same.


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