Online self-study: Eton College 2020

Eton College is making several online self-study courses from the EtonX Future Skills Programme available free of charge to state school pupils in the UK. These courses are particularly appropriate for Year 11 (and Year 13) pupils and offer training in skills important to life and to the workplace.

If you’d like to register, please click here.

Courses available include CV Writing, Creative Problem Solving, Interview Skills, Making an Impact, Resilience, Research Skills and Writing Skills.

For an overview of the initiative please click here.

Year 11 GCSE Update

As you will have seen in the news yesterday evening, GCSE grades will be awarded according to teacher judgements of a pupil’s performance and what they would have been most likely to have gained if they had taken their exams as normal.  This does NOT mean they will based on mock exam results, but on a range of assessments from across Year 10 and Year 11. Click here to read more information.

Ofsted Report: November 2019

We can now proudly share with you our most recent Ofsted report. We feel it reflects a number of key strengths including our inclusive ethos, attitude towards learning, success and togetherness. Thanks to all members of the hard-working Hall Green community, as we continue on our “Journey to Outstanding”.

Hall Green School 2019 Final Report

 

Congratulations

Results: 2018/2019

Congratulations to our Year 11 class of 2018/2019, who performed wonderfully in their Summer exams. Provisional results show that our school’s Progress 8 score is now provisionally +0.21, meaning they made significantly stronger progress than their national peers.

In terms of attainment, 62% of our pupils gained a standard (9-4) pass in both English and Maths and 39% gained a strong (9-5) pass in both English and Maths. Pupil Premium performance continues to be strong, with 55% gaining a standard (9-4) pass in both English and Maths and 34% gaining a strong (9-5) pass in both English and Maths. Good luck to all of you in your next steps after Hall Green School!

Interested in a career in Teaching?

We have several training partners at Hall Green School, please click on the links below for further teacher training information and details about application: University of Birmingham

(https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/education/teacher-education/index.aspx)

or King Edward’s Consortium (www.teachkec.org.uk).

Supporting Your Child During Exams

For young people taking examinations, there are a number of stresses and pressures. We as parents are keen to help and support, and “Young Minds” have produced an informative and helpful guide available here, and there is also a booklet regarding anxiety which is produced by Firefly available here. If you require further support or need to speak to us, please contact the school.

Parent View

We would like to remind parents that Ofsted’s “Parent View” facility is always open and allows you to give feedback across a range of areas. Please click here to access the site, where you will be prompted to login or create a new account. You can also access this page through our “School Performance” tab, in the Ofsted section.

Kooth – Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

Kooth – Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people

We are really pleased to share with you important and fantastic news that Kooth.com has been commissioned by Birmingham Children’s Partnership.  The service went live on April 13th and the award winning and innovative online counselling and support service is now available to all young people aged 11-25 across Birmingham.

It is a safe, confidential and anonymous way for young people to access emotional wellbeing and early intervention mental health support.  Kooth is used across the country and is well rated by young people.
Kooth is linked into the wider mental health support from Forward Thinking Birmingham and offers:

  • Online mental health counselling and chat services from midday to 10pm during the week, and 6pm to 10pm at weekends
  • Peer to peer support through moderated discussion forums
  • Self-care tools and resources to build resilience
  • Early response to and identification of emotional wellbeing and mental health problems
  • And there are no waiting lists, referrals or thresholds to access the service

Click here for information on how to get setup login to Kooth

For more information please refer video below that tells you more about the service (additional short films are also available via this link)

Click here for the video about Kooth

Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan Mubarak

We wish all our Hall Green families Ramadan Mubarak for the start of Ramadan this year, despite the unusual circumstances we find ourselves. Please see this link for an important message from Birmingham City Council about staying safe over Ramadan.

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50231/coronavirus_covid-19/2168/ramadan_and_eid_2020

Birmingham City Council have also provided us with some contact numbers for foodbanks and other support networks for families in hardship in this time, and for the city’s support for teenage mental health.

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Local COVID-19 Support

Take care and Stay Safe.

Safeguarding Resource Hub

Safeguarding Resource Hub

With children likely spending more time online, now is a good time to remind parents of the risks certain websites, apps and social media can pose, so that they are aware of the steps they can take to protect their child. We’ve created a safeguarding hub that allows your pupils’ parents to access interactive guidance on setting up parental controls on their child’s devices, as well as guidance on apps like TikTok, YouTube and Instagram and more.

https://parenthub.thekeysupport.com?uuid=6c331d6b-1b38-4b36-8d1a-ea8b5fbec5b9

Thank you,

The Key Support Services

NSPCC helpline

NSPCC helpline

While schools and social workers remain at the forefront of work to protect vulnerable children, including by supporting them to attend school, expanding the NSPCC helpline and raising its profile will mean more adults know where to go with concerns about the safety and wellbeing of any children. Some common signs that there may be something concerning happening in a child’s life include:

  • aggressive or repeated shouting
  • hearing hitting or things being broken
  • children crying for long periods of time
  • very young children left alone or are outdoors by themselves
  • children looking dirty or not changing their clothes
  • children being withdrawn or anxious.

 Last year the NSPCC helpline, which has around 100 staff, received 73,000 contacts from people with concerns about a child’s welfare.

 It can be reached 24 hours a day by email – help@nspcc.org.uk – or through its online reporting form. Its team of experts can also be called Monday to Friday 8am-10pm or 9am-6pm at the weekends on 0808 800 5000.

 The NSPCC has also made new resources available at this link.

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