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Safe use of ICT and Mobile Phones

The use of mobile phones and other electronic devices such as computers. tablets,and game devices is commonplace. However, as a society, we are beginning to recognise that although these devices have brought great benefit, we also need to ensure that we help children to understand the dangers and how to keep themselves safe.

This includes:
  • Keeping poersonal details secure;
  • Understanding that not all content is appropriate, truthful or legal;
  • What to do if they accidentally access inappropriate or illegal content;
  • What to do if they are upset by something they receive;
  • What to do if they are physically going to meet someone they have met online.

Through our PHSE activities, including Computer Science lessons, we teach students to keep their contact details (address and phone numbers0 private and security settings on socual media high; to understand that not everyone they 'meet' on social media is real or honest; that if they publish pictures or videos on the internet, anyone can chage or share them; to report abues; to block unknown contacts. We use or encourage access to resources from CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) and www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Year 11 Support

In Year 11, students are monitored very closely in terms of their progress. Each student is mentored by a member of the Senior Management Team, the Head of Year 11 or the ASM (Assessment Strategy Manager) and we work closely with parents to ensure that every student makes as much progress as possible.

There are many revision sessions on offer to Year 11 students throughout the year, including during the holidays and all are encouraged to attend breakfast revision sessions on the morning of their GCSE exam.

Staff are often available at lunchtimes and after school, for example, to help anybody with concerns.

This is a vital part of our work during Year 11.

Parents/Carers Revision Forum

In November the Assessment Strategy Manager (ASM) team spend an evening with parents and carers to introduce and explain how revision can be supported at home.

During the evening revision techniques are discussed and introduced along with strategies to encourage organisation of homework, coursework and revision. There is also a chance to discuss any year group specific issues with the ASM who is responsible for the year group that your child is in.

Study Skills Evening: Tuesday 8th November 2016

‘I didn’t know that revision could be done in so many different ways’
‘I wish that I was taught how to revise when I was at school’
‘I feel better equipped to help my son organise himself ready for his exams now, thank you.’
'Just wanted to say we appreciated yours and the other staffs time and efforts last night.'
'It was helpful as it reassured me that Chloe and I were on the right track. It is was very different for me 30 years ago, reading through text books and hoping for the best!'



Intervention

Here at Belvidere we aim for every student to reach their full potential. To enable them to do this, they sometimes need a little extra support. Mrs Brown, our intervention manager, extracts students and works with them on areas where support is needed, specifically in English and Maths.

Students are extracted in groups of 4-5, these small group sizes ensure that pupils receive the help they need, that will boost their skills and confidence. In addition to this, pupils are also extracted during form time and PSHE by the head of Maths, English and Science and our literacy and numeracy coordinators, to refresh key skills.

We also have a team of assessment strategy managers. There is a designated assessment strategy manager (ASM) per year group who is on hand to assist your child on an individual basis or in small groups. They use data and teacher referrals to track and see individual children, but they can also self-refer by asking an ASM or their form tutor for an appointment. The ASMs help pupils organise themselves, keep up to date with homework and offer advice on all subject matters. 
The ASMs are:
 Year 7  Miss Jones   Year 7 Assessment Booklet
 Year 8  Miss Reading   Year 8 Assessment Booklet
 Year 9  Mr Lowe   Year 9 Assessment Booklet
 Year 10  Mrs Batha   Year 10 Assessment Booklet
 Year 11  Miss Poyser   Year 11 Assessment Booklet

For all courses, further information can be found by visiting the subject specific pages.

KS3 Curriculum - from 2014

Years 7, 8 and 9 follow a core curriculum of:
English Modern Foreign Languages Art Computing
Mathematics History Music PSHE and Citizenship
Science Geography Drama Physical Education
Design and Technology Religious Studies Dance  

KS4 Curriculum

KS4 Subjects available 2016-2018

CORE SUBJECTS

Choose one from each option ( see notes)

English

English Literature

Maths

Science

Religious Studies

PE or Dance (BTEC)

 

 

OPTION A

OPTION B

OPTION C

OPTION D

Geography

History

Art

Business Studies (GCSE)

Child Development

French

German

History

Music

Physical Education (GCSE)

Product Design

Art

Computing

Craft

Drama

Food Preparation

French

Geography

Health and Social Care

Spanish

Food Preparation

Graphics

Product Design

Resistant Materials

Systems and Control

Textiles

Triple Science

 

KS4 Subjects available 2017-2019

CORE SUBJECTS

Choose one from each option ( see notes)

English

English Literature

Maths

Science

Religious Studies

PE or Dance (BTEC)

 

 

OPTION A

OPTION B

OPTION C

OPTION D

Geography

History

Art

Business Studies (GCSE)

Child Development

French

German

History

Music

Physical Education (GCSE)

Design & Technology
(Product Design)

Art

Computing

Craft

Drama

Food Preparation

French

Geography

Health and Social Care

Spanish

Design & Technology

Food Preparation

Triple Science