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We are putting all of the information given to parents and students on this page so it is easy to find in one place. Letters will continue to be uploaded to the letters page but there will also be a link to them here.


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  • Thursday 2 April 2020 Teachers won't set lots of work during Easter After the turmoil and disruption of the last few weeks, we think that our students, their families and our staff need a break. Teachers don't have to set work according to the home learning timetable. They will just set whatever would be normal for the Easter break. Click here for more.
  • Thursday 2 April 2020 Free school Meals Update The Government free school meals scheme has now started. It is being administered by schools. We will send out vouchers codes for this scheme on Friday 3rd April but we need your email address to do that. If your daughter is entitled to free school meals, you must complete a simple online form. Details here.
  • Sunday 29 March 2020 Children’s guide to coronavirus There have been big changes in our lives because of coronavirus, so we’ve uploaded a children’s guide to coronavirus to help explain the situation.The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.
  • Friday 27 March 2020 Firefly and Email Troubleshooting Guide If you are experiencing issues logging on to the Schools’ Firefly portal, click the link for some simple troubleshooting steps. If you cant log in to your school email, you will need to contact the school to get your password reset. Click link for the number.
  • Wednesday 25 March 2020 6th Form Prom Cancelled The 6th Form Prom has been cancelled due to the situation with the Coronavirus. The Prom Committee have asked the school to hold on to the deposit money students have paid towards their tickets with a view to arranging a reunion event later in the year.
  • Wednesday 25 March 2020 Useful websites for parents who want to help with home learning Parents - looking for guidance on how you can help your child learn at home? We have a list of useful websites with our How to Support Your Child section of our own website.
  • Tuesday 24 March 2020 Arrangements for Home Learning These are strange and unexpected times but we know you are all very resilient and (most!) of you will want to keep learning whilst you are not in school. We are going to work very hard to make sure all our students can carry on learning. Yes - even any of you who aren't that keen. Click on this article to see details of the home learning timetables we want all students to follow.
  • Monday 23 March 2020 What we know about Grading for GCSEs, A Levels and BTECs in 2020 As a school need to await guidance from the Department for Education and the examination bodies on how qaulifications will be awarded this year. Once the plans are fully in place, the staff here at BGGS will be providing all the necessary information to the exam boards so that all your qualifications can be awarded. Click here for what we know so far.
  • Friday 20 March 2020 Coronavirus Update 06: Letter to families from Birmingham City Council Dr Tim O'Neil from Birmingham City Council has written a letter he would like shared with all parents and carers of children in Birmingham's school. Click here to read it.
  • Friday 20 March 2020 Class of 2020 Leavers Whilst is it goodbye to the #classof2020 at the end of the day, this is not being marked officially today: we will hold a farewell event including shirt-signing later in the year once the Cornavirus restrictions are lifted.
  • Thursday 19 March 2020 Coronavirus Update 05: Advice to parents about safety online and away from school Mrs Farzand has written to families to provide timely advice on the importance of keeping students safe online and during the prolonged absence from school. Click on the link to read it.
  • Thursday 19 March 2020 Coronavirus Update 04: Letter about closure, key workers & free meals As you will most likely be aware, schools across England have been ordered to close. The Prime Minster said in his press conference yesterday evening: ‘after schools shut their gates on Friday afternoon, they will remain closed for the vast majority of pupils until further notice.’ Click for information about what this means for you.
  • Thursday 19 March 2020 Refunds on trip payments (and dinner money) Students who are due to leave the school at the end of this academic year WILL get a refund on payments made for trips. Money loaded onto the cashless catering system will be refunded. Click to read more....
  • Thursday 19 March 2020 Additional print credit for students Now that we know schools are closing to most students on Friday, we have raised the print credit on every student's account by distributing a further £1,245 worth of print allowance across the BGGS student population (in addition to their normal weekly credit). Click to read more...
  • Thursday 19 March 2020 Students need to check Firefly and email access We will be relying on Firefly and Office365 over the coming months and we strongly recommend that all students currently at home should try to access their emails and Firefly today to see if there are any difficulties. This will allow us time to resolve these problems. Click here for more details.
  • Tuesday 17 March 2020 Coronavirus Update 03: Additional precautions Cancelling assemblies and postponing work experience - just some of the things we are doing to keep the school open safely. Read more details here.
  • Tuesday 17 March 2020 Temporary Changes to Y13 Teaching Arrangements Letter detailing changes to the Year 13 teaching arrangements during the Coronavirus outbreak.
  • Tuesday 17 March 2020 Temporary Changes to Y12 Teaching Arrangements Letter detailing changes to the Year 12 teaching arrangements during the Coronavirus Outbreak.
  • Monday 9 March 2020 Coronavirus Update 02: Steps we are taking to mitigate the impact of the virus We have had some phone calls and emails from parents asking what steps the school is taking to reduce the impact of the Coronavirus on your education. This letter from Ms Hyare sets out the steps we have taken and some of the things we might need to do to ensure our students' education continues as close to normal as possible.
  • Monday 24 February 2020 Coronavirus Update 01: Hygiene Advice In the first of our regular updates, we share simple hygiene advice from the NHS and the WHO

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