Update from Mrs Hollister

Week 1 w/c 15/9/2014

Monday 15th September – Year 7 Super Learning day

Thursday 18th September – Year 7 photographs

Parents are asked to ensure that if their child cycles to school they must wear a helmet. Scooters are not permitted.

Reminder - School will be closed to pupils on 26th September for staff INSET

show-my-homework-logo-large (2)Show My Homework Helpdesk

If you need assistance of any kind with the Show My Homework website (including technical issues), please be advised that it is possible to contact Show My Homework directly.

Email: help@showmyhomework.co.uk

Telephone: 0202 7197 9550

internet centreE-safety – Reporting Centres

Remember, if an issue occurs in school report it immediately to any member of staff, (including the Network Manager – Ms Slater, the Designated Child Protection Officer – Mrs Fairhurst, or a member of the SLT). Alternatively, report the issue to a person that you trust, or your parent/carer. There is also a Pupil Support box available in the LRC where you can 'post' information or concerns either anonymously if you wish or by including your name and form if you wish someone to discuss your concerns with you.  You will then be contacted by the relevant member of staff.

Reporting Centre Websites

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP), tackles child abuse on the internet.  This website allows parents and young people to make reports of abuse online. Go to www.ceop.police.uk

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), is a reporting centre for illegal content found on the internet.  IWF deals specifically with child abuse and criminally obscene images, in the UK and Internationally. Go to www.iwf.org.uk

E-safety – Useful Information and Resources

esafetyChildline: is a private and confidential counselling service for children and young people up to the age of 19. 
www.childline.org.uk Tel: 0800 1111

Childnet International: works in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet  a safe place for children.  The Childnet website hosts a range of information and resources for young people, parents, carers and teachers on eSafety.

Digizen: provides resources and information on responsible digital citizenship including guidance on cyberbullying and social networking.

Kidsmart: hosts fun games and activities for children as well as internet safety advice for teachers and parents and carers.

Thinkuknow: provides information and advice for children, parents, teachers and other education professionals.

show-my-homework-logo-large (2)Show My Homework

We would like to welcome all our new parents to Show My Homework. It is a product which is available for you to use through our website and allows you to view homework that has been set by teachers at Parklands. The link is on the bar at the top, right of our homepage. Show My Homework is a public access site and usernames and passwords are not required. Filtering of teachers, subjects, classes, years and tasks can be done from the calendar page of Show My Homework.

Link to Show My Homework Step by Step Guide

Exam Results – 2014

In the light of the well-publicised volatility regarding GCSE pass rates, we are delighted that Parklands has successfully maintained excellent academic results. These include: 73% A*-C in English language (national average 61.7%), 92% in English Literature, 72% in maths (national average 62.4%), 23% of students achieving 5 A*/A grades and 36% of students achieving the Ebacc. In addition, for the first time this year 5 students achieved AS drama (2 x As, 3 x Bs) after completing a course of study in twilight sessions and 1 student achieved a grade B in A level Spanish. Moreover, 18 subjects had an A*-C pass rate of over 70% with 6 subjects achieving over 90% A*-C. 

Congratulations to all students and colleagues for their tremendous hard work and commitment in the face of constant change and unpredictability.

Bee RadioLearning Challenge Week – Day 5

The weather has been very kind to us during the week and it didn't let us down for Festival Day either. Our thanks to all of the visitors who witnessed the culmination of hard work and activity. From plans for the economic regeneration of whole countries to giant willow arachnids, the final products were all on display to our guests. The Bee radio paid us a visit and you can access their news clip from here.

Listen to us on The Bee radio


Learning Challenge Week – Day 4

A very busy day today, with lots of rushing around to finish everything in readiness for judgment day tomorrow. The Festival Day, (to give it its proper title), is open to parents, carers, family and friends.

Click to get a flavour