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Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form Youth Sport Trust Lead School

Blessed George Napier
Catholic School and Sixth Form
Youth Sport Trust Lead School

Part of the Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company

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  • Uniform for Sept 2019

    Published 19/07/19

    Please see the letter below regarding uniform from September 2019

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  • Unclaimed coats

    Published 05/07/19

    We have a number of unclaimed and unnamed coats in Student Services.       If your child is missing a coat please ask them to come to Student Services before the end of term.   It may save you having to buy a new one for the September term.

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  • Safeguarding Children in Banbury (SCIB)

    Published 04/07/19

    SCIB's first newsletter can be found below.

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  • Youth Choir CD

    Published 24/04/19

    BGN''s Youth Choir have recorded this fantastic CD full of Christmas songs including well-known carols such as Hark the Herald Angels Sing and the incredibly moving A Star Shone over Bethlehem, written by a former pupil.  This is available from our on-line shop (scroll to the bottom of the page) at a cost of £11.00.  Limited numbers are available. 

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  • Online Safety Advice

    Published 27/02/19

     

    You may find this link to Online safety advice for parents from NSPCC useful.

    Their advice is to use a simple 4 step approach called TEAM:

    • Talk about staying safe online
    • Explore their online world together
    • Agree rules about what is OK and what is not OK
    • Manage your family's settings and controls

    There is a lot of other very helpful advice and a guide to various Apps used frequently by children and young adults. Just follow the link below.

    https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

     

     

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  • Yr 11 Revision Guide

    Published 14/02/19

    Help for revising for your Mocks can be found on the attached. 

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  • Education Records

    Published 19/11/18

    We wish to draw your attention to our policy regarding sharing of the 'Educational Record' at BGN school.  This can be found in Section 6 of the Subject Access Request Policy, found in the Policy section of our website.  This has been recently clarified in response to the 2018 Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).    In cases where parents have shared care of children but live at different addresses, reports and letters may be shared with both parents.

     

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  • GCSE Information

    Published 16/05/18

    Please see attached documents regarding exams.

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  • Help to support your child with revision

    Published 29/03/18

     

    Study Higher works in schools in the local Banbury area delivering and organising a range of activities to help inspire students.   They are hosting a free event for parents on Saturday 21st April focused on "Supporting your child with their revision" -  the session being led by one of our partners Positively Mad .   Spaces are limited and are first come, first served.  Refreshaments available.

    Location: Hill View Primary School, Hill View Crescent, Banbury OX16 1DN

    Date: Saturday 21st April

    Time: 11am to 12pm

    For more details please see the attached flyer, or click here to sign up.

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  • Picking-up and dropping-off from school

    Published 11/01/18

    We have been receiving complaints from residents living close to the school about dangerous parking by parents. 

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  • Mobile Phones

    Published 17/11/17

    We have noticed an increase in mobile phone usage around school which we would like to address.  Our school policy states that all mobile phones should be switched off and kept in school bags for the duration of the school day.  This includes break and lunch time.  The only exception to this would be if a teacher invited a student to use their phone as part of the lesson.  If a student needs to contact home, they should do this via reception.

    Mr Long shared a piece of research with our students in Assembly on Monday which showed that banning the use of mobile phones in schools can improve test scores by 6.4%, with the impact on under-achieving students being even more significant, with their average test score rising by 14% [according to a study by the London School of Economics].   All students have been reminded of our school policy on mobile phones this morning. 

    In accordance with our policy, if after a reminder, students are still using their phone, it will be confiscated for the remainder of the day.  Staff will record the matter and if a pattern emerges of someone not meeting our expectations, we will contact home.

    We would really welcome your support in this matter so your child can achieve the best results possible.

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