Easy Fundraising – Parent Council

EASY FUNDRAISING

The Parent Council have registered the school with the internet shopping/internet search fundraising scheme easyfundraising. 

 Nearly everyone does some kind of internet shopping these days and this is a simple way to support our school.  All you have to do before you start shopping is log onto

www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/BODA

 There are 100’s of retailers listed with the scheme from Amazon to Ebay to Expedia to Argos.  Every time you make a purchase or do an internet search a donation of up to 15% will be made to the parent council.

In the approach to Christmas, many of you will already be browsing shopping websites.  To support the school –  log onto easyfundraising and follow the easy instructions to get started.  Payments are made every quarter into the Parent Council bank account.

Thanks for your support and happy shopping!!

School Uniform Policy

School Uniform

The term began with a series of assemblies to all year groups about uniform. 

We explained to pupils that in the world beyond school there are often uniforms that have to be worn at work or at the very lest a dress code and that Health and Safety laws mean that certain items of protective clothing are compulsory with severe consequences if they are not worn.  So the message pupils were given was that in school….

” …arriving on time, wearing the correct uniform, ready for work, with all the equipment you need for lessons, is teaching you about employability.”

 We then reminded pupils that wearing their uniform helps us keep them safe.  It allows us to quickly identify people who are not our pupils and may pose a danger to them.  It also helps pupils bond together as a group and prevents rivalry around clothes and shoes which can cause divisions and factions. Finally we reminded pupils that this a good school with a good reputation in the community and that wearing their uniform shows that they are proud to be part of it. 

We finally reminded pupils about the good things that happen if they regularly wear uniform and the consequences for not following the policy – as detailed in the policy available to download by clicking on the following link.

Uniform Policy 2012

Downloading Safely from the Internet

Free guide for schools – advice about downloading music, film & TV safely and legally
 
Young people spend a significant part of their lives online. The pace of change is fast and it is sometimes difficult for parents, carers and teachers to keep up. That is why Childnet have produced a guide to help you advise young people on some of their foremost online activities – listening to music and watching films and TV programmes.

Childnet International is a registered charity working with children, teachers and parents to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. We teamed up with the music business (www.pro-music.org and www.whymusicmatters.org) and the film industry (www.industrytrust.co.uk and www.findanyfilm.com) to explain how young people can get the best out of downloading, streaming and sharing music, film and TV programmes in a safe and legal way. The guide answers some common questions such as:

  • What are the risks of getting viruses, offensive material and having my privacy invaded by using illegal file sharing services?
  • How can I tell if a music or film site is legal?
  • Where can I download music, films and TV programmes safely and legally?
  • What are the copyright laws and ethics to be considered when downloading and streaming music, film and TV programmes?

It is a simple and clear resource for teachers in secondary schools, in areas such as music, ICT, citizenship and student welfare; and parents who may be concerned about what their children are doing on the family computer.

Please find a copy of the guide (PDF Format) here.  Downloading from the Internet