Weekly Parent Bulletin

Friday, 26th November 2021

NEW: Message from Mrs Seward-Adams

Thank you for all the wonderful comments of support received during our Ofsted visit this week. Your kindness and words of encouragement were very much appreciated. We will ensure that a copy of the full report is available to you on its release but, in the meantime, I would like to personally acknowledge the hard work and dedication of both staff and students. The inspectors made particular note of the students’ politeness, enthusiasm for learning, and loyalty to their college alongside the expertise, care and dedication shown by the staff. As always, I am immensely proud of the Bodmin College community.

REMINDER: Upcoming Dates and Events

Thursday 2nd December - Year 12 and 13 Parent Evening

Thursday 9th December - Year 11 Parent Evening

Thursday 16th December - Last day of term Christmas Jumper Day

Thursday 16th December - Christmas Concert

Friday 17th December - Monday 3rd January Christmas Holiday

REMINDER: Covid-19 Vaccinations for 12-15 year olds

The School-Age Immunisation Team will be in school for the final day of Covid-19 vaccinations on Tuesday 7th December. Any students with consent who have not yet received their vaccination will be vaccinated then. Parents can also still book out-of-school vaccinations for 12-15 year olds using the following link: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.

NEW: Year 11 Mock Interviews

On Tuesday 30th November and Tuesday 7th December, Year 11 will take part in mock interviews with a range of local employers. This will be during their PE lessons. Further details regarding which students will be involved on which days and how they should prepare are being emailed to Year 11 parents separately.

NEW: Parent Zone

This website provides advice, information and support for parents in regards to their child's gadgets and apps they may use. It has useful information on apps your child might be using and some safety features you may want to install.

Also, in preparation for Christmas, this page (although published in 2020) has some great tips on how to set up screen time and parent locks on a variety of devices before you wrap them up.

Setting safety and privacy settings for social media apps | Parent Zone

How to set up your child’s new devices this Christmas | Parent Zone

NEW: Masks

Although we are able to provide students with a disposable mask should they forget to bring one to school, as an eco-school, we would like to encourage students to bring a re-usable mask. These are available to purchase in the College online shop for £1.10.

REMINDER: Supporting young people with anxiety

Please see this poster containing information about Silver Cloud - a digital mental health platform containing details of a programme for supporting anxious teenagers and their parents. This includes details about how parents/young people can make a referral for support with anxiety and also where to access information which may help.

Don’t forget to record ALL Home-Test results in TWO ways:

1. NHS: https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

2. Bodmin College: PARENT/STUDENT Covid19 Home Self-Test Result Reporting

To inform us of a positive test result, contact us on 01208 72114