News and Events

Weekly Bulletin - Friday 10th May 2024

The sun has most certainly brighten up our week and its starting to feel more like summer! We are so proud of how our Year 11s have approached their booster sessions and exams this week, we know it’s a stressful and anxious time for all, but we are all supporting them. In assemblies this week have been continuing with our consistent messages to support all students to be individuals who are ready to learn, respectful and who can feel and be safe at Bodmin College. Students have responded well and our student voice regarding the new systems we are implementing has been really positive. Please see below reminders about the Full Stop campaign, PSHE curriculum and an update on how we will contact you if your child is absent from school. Our Head of Inclusion, Karen Dickens, along with senior members from across the CLET trust have being conducting a ‘Listening Campaign’ with targeted groups of parents and carers with children on our record of need. This has been a really positive campaign and something we will be replicating to obtain further parent and carer voice this term.

This weekend we have 22 students taking part in the Ten Tors and Jubilee Challenge event on Dartmoor! Two Jubilee Challenge teams from Greenfield will be taking on 8-mile-long route in a day whilst the two Ten Tors teams from Y9 and Y10 will be out for two days covering a total distance of 35 miles! The Ten Tors and Jubilee Challenge events are a big physical undertaking for all students and we wish them the best of luck! Huge thank you to all involved in making this happen.

REMINDER: Safeguarding - Full Stop - Anti-bullying Campaign

We have continued to educate our staff and students about Child-on-Child abuse in assemblies and through PSHE. This week we have explained to all that we will be relaunching our 'Full Stop' bullying campaign and an online bullying form that students can complete. The form will go live on Tuesday 7th and can be found our website:

Bullying and Student Support Reporting

We are also collating student voice on safety at college and will also be coming out to you for your voice.

REMINDER: Summer Term PSHE

This terms PSHE information is available on the College website and a letter has been sent home.

PSHE

REMINDER: CELT Term Dates 24-25

Please see the CELT Term Dates for the next academic year, these are available on our website and the CELT central website.

A school calendar will be shared later.

NEW: Extra Curricular Clubs - updated version

Please see the updated Extra Curricular Clubs list for the Summer Term

NEW: Reporting and Monitoring school absence

From next week, our morning absence email will be re-instated. This means that if your child is absent from school for their AM registration mark and no reason has been provided for their absence, an email will be sent from Bodmin College to the email address that we hold on file for you. Our Pastoral Support Workers will continue to make phone calls to families to support with absence and attendance but will no longer make these calls to all every day.

To avoid unnecessary concern, please could we take this opportunity to remind you that, in the rare event your child arrives late to school (after 08:45), they must sign in via Student Services so that their registration mark can be updated. This ensures that we have accurate records of who is on site allowing us to safeguard students more effectively.

In addition, if your child is too unwell to attend school, please continue to report their absence via Class Charts or telephone (01208 72114 option 2). It is important that we receive accurate information about your child's absence as this information is used to determine whether the absence is authorised or unauthorised.

Our attendance policy can be found on our website: CELT Attendance Policy

NEW: Webinars on 'Raising Self-Esteem' and 'Understanding the Teenage Brain'

Please see flyers from 'Face Family' advice service who are providing the opportunities for parents, carers, staff and students to attend online talks on 'Raising Self-Esteem' and 'Understanding the Teenage Brain'.

NEW: Free Brook Training courses

RSE for Foster Carers Training

Designed for participants to understand the importance of at home RSE for young people.

Date: 13th, 14th and 15th May 2024 from 10am to 12pm (you must attend all 3 dates - still spaces available)

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rse-for-foster-carers-cornwall-only-3x-2hr-session-course-tickets-825045000807

Date: 20th, 21st and 22nd August 2024, from 10am to 12pm (you must attend all 3 dates)

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rse-for-foster-carers-cornwall-only-3x-2hr-session-course-tickets-825059273497

Date: 12th, 13th and 14th November 2024, from 10am to 12pm (you must attend all 3 dates)

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rse-for-foster-carers-cornwall-only-3x-2hr-session-course-tickets-825061470067

Upcoming Events

Monday 27th April - Friday 31st April 2024

Half-term