Learning From Home

In response to the Coronavirus the government has instructed schools to close, except for looking after the children of keyworkers and vulnerable children, from Friday 20/03/20 until further notice. We have prepared resource packs for BAfB students to continue their learning from home. Click on the appropriate year group link below to access the resources.

Year 9 Options: Thank you for emailing or telephoning your opinion choices. Stay safe.
Ms Broderick d.broderick@burnage.manchester.sch.uk

 

 

 

Letter From The Headmaster

For more information about which pupils should continue to attend school and procedures they should follow as well as information for parents and future announcement, please see LETTER FROM THE HEAD ABOUT CORONAVIRUS SCHOOL CLOSURE.

 

Problems Accessing The Resources?

If you experience any difficulty accessing the resources from an Android mobile phone is probably caused by the pre-installed One Drive APP. Follow these instructions to solve the problem.

 

BAfB Coronavirus Impacted School Safeguarding Policy

From 20th March 2020 parents were asked to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response who absolutely need to attend.

Schools and all childcare providers were asked to provide care for a limited number of children children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.

BAfB have created a policy containing the school’s safeguarding arrangements including key contacts during the school closure. For more details, please see Coronavirus Impacted School Safeguarding Policy.

 

Wellbeing

Pupils and parents struggling to cope with the stress and anxiety caused by Coronavirus may find the following resources useful.

 

Y7 – Y10 SCHOOLWORK INFORMATION

We have now been away from school for almost 4 weeks, including the Easter holidays and many of you have been completing the home learning tasks on the school website. All the subjects are available on our school website and this work is updated every 2 weeks. Teachers’ email addresses are also there so please send work to your teachers.
For more information – please see ‘Y7 – Y10 SCHOOLWORK INFORMATION

 

Chathealth

Aged 11-16? Our school nurses are still here to help with all kinds of things in these unsettling times. For more information on the NHS Chathealth service please see https://burnage.manchester.sch.uk/chathealth/

 

Free School Meals

From 20th April the school will be providing free school meal payments to our families entitled to free school meals directly, via SMS text, email or post. We have partnered with Asda to make this possible. Families will receive a £30 voucher per child in the school once every two weeks to help with food costs at this time. If you wish to make an application for free school meals in Manchester then please follow this link:

https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/sims

The school is also able to support families most in need by providing food packages. If you need support with any issues relating to free school meals or support with getting food for your family then please contact us at the school and we will do our best to help you.

 

Careers Advice & College Applications

Mrs Boyd (Careers Leader) and Sue Walton (Careers Adviser) will be working from home while the school is shut. They can support Yr11 students with information, advice and guidance by email. For contact details and more information, please see Contacting Your Career Advisers

 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS ON GCSE Exams 2020

On 18 March 2020, the Secretary of State for Education announced1 that the summer 2020 GCSE, AS and A level exam series would be cancelled in order to help fight the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and that students due to sit the exams would be awarded a grade based on an assessment of the grade they would have been most likely to achieve had exams gone ahead.

Ofqual have produced a guide  to provide teachers, students, parents and carers with answers to some common questions about grades to be awarded in summer 2020. To read the guide, please click here

 

Bitesize Learning – Daily Lessons

BBC Bitesize are creating daily homeschooling lessons for homeschooling in Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science, History, Geography and more. They feature a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games and have been created with teachers and other educational experts.

Check back every weekday for brand new lessons. Bitesize Daily Lessons

 

Contacting BAfB

To cope with expected increases in parental concern, we ask please email the office for further clarification on office@burnage.manchester.sch.uk. Please only phone if you do not have email access Tel: 0161 432 1527

The Government recommends that if at all possible all children should remain at home with a parent or carer who does not fall into the at risk group to prevent the spread of Covid-19. As the site is now closed, if your child does attend Burnage Academy for Boys, you fall into the vulnerable or keyworker group, he cannot be cared for at home and you do wish for him to attend a school then please follow this link for support from Manchester City Council:

https://secure.manchester.gov.uk/info/500361/coronavirus/7928/coronavirus/13