Parent Bulletin

Encourage Digital Citizenship with Your Child: A Practical Guide for Parents

Key topics discussed in the guide include:  Preventing cyberbullying through responsible approaches to conflict and empathy  How to encourage students to make smart choices online by knowing what data they can share and what data they should keep private   Establishing healthy online behaviours and utilisation so students can learn good boundaries and time management …

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Headphones for Modern Foreign Languages Lessons

Please may we request that students bring in headphones that can be used with their laptops every day they have French, Spanish or German lessons at school. Listening is 25% of the GCSE and it’s very useful for students to be able to complete independent listening tasks in class.

What parents and carers need to know about horror games

With shriek-inducing jump scares, unbearable suspense and nauseating levels of gore, the sources of distress that children might find in a horror game are self-evident. Most commercially released titles have an age certificate high enough to alert parents to the possible dangers, but download-only titles don’t require a rating and therefore often push the boundaries …

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Information from the Department for Education on Self-isolation

Please see information below from the DfE on changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19: From Monday 17 January, people who are self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with a lateral flow device (LFD) test on …

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What parents and carers need to know about Fortnite Chapter 3

Fortnite is one of those rare titles which breaks through from the gaming world to create a wider cultural impact. This success was swiftly monetised, of course, leading to Fortnite action figures, plush toys, branded clothing, stationery, bedspreads and the like. The nature of these products hints at a sizeable proportion of the game’s fans …

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