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Face Coverings in School

Covid-19 Update: 13 October 2020

A Special Update from the Principal

Face coverings must be worn Anti-Slip Floor Sticker | Social Distancing  Floor Stickers | Safety Signs and Notice

Given that Nottinghamshire is now an area where local restrictions apply, we need to change the emphasis on wearing face coverings in school. Although I still cannot mandate this fully, I must now insist that where possible staff and students wear face coverings / visors on corridors and in communal areas.

Student Expectations

From Wednesday 14 October all students should attend school with a face covering / visor.

Face coverings should be worn correctly over the nose and mouth.

Please let us know if your child is exempt from wearing a face covering.

When do I need to wear a face covering / visor?

  • In the morning during the line-up process before entering the building.
  • Before leaving the classroom or dining room
  • After break times during the line up process before re-entering the building

Students may wear a face covering / visor in class if they wish, provided they are wearing it correctly over both the nose and mouth.

When do I NOT need to wear a face covering / visor?

  • When you arrive at school before the line-up process
  • Once you are seated in the classroom or dining room
  • When you are out the front of the school during break times
  • When you leave school once you are out the front or out the back (depending on your departure route)

Class of 2020: GCSE Results

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

To the Class of 2020:

“You will always be remembered, not as the Covid-19 year group but, as a group of brilliant individual young people, who we all know will go on to do great things. We believed in you and are all immensely proud of you and all you have achieved. We look forward to hearing about all the wonderful things you will achieve in the future.”

Mrs Strong, Principal

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BTEC Results Update

BTEC Level 1 & 2 Update

Thursday 20 August

Following Ofqual’s announcement on Monday that students were to receive Centre Assessment Grades, the exam board responsible for BTEC qualifications have reviewed the impact on BTEC students. BTECs are structured very differently to GCSEs, and so the approach to awarding in this unprecedented year had also been different. BTECs were not subject to the same statistical moderation process as GCSEs.

However, as a result of their review and feedback from schools across the country, at 5pm last night we received an email informing us that they will now be regrading BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Awards, BTEC Level 2 Technicals and BTEC Level 1/2 Firsts.

We were therefore informed not to issue any BTEC L1 and L2 results today, as these will now all be reviewed and where appropriate, regraded. This means that you have not received a result for any of your BTEC subjects today. Colleges are aware of this situation, but we are happy to support you, if you need us to, to ensure you get your places.

The exam board have assured us that they will work urgently to reissue these grades and will update us as soon as they possibly can. I appreciate this will cause additional uncertainty for you as students and can only apologise for this. We will of course share the results with you as soon as we are able to.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Ms Stopard in school (email: claire.stopard@bulwellacademy.org.uk) if you have any questions.

We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.


The New “Norm”

What to expect in September

BA Productions brings you the movie premiere of “Welcome Back” – a helpful video for students to tell you what to expect when you return, including: what time to arrive, which gate to enter, where to line up, year group bubbles, break-times, lunchtimes and finishing times.

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Free School Meal Vouchers for Summer Holidays

Covid-19 Summer Food Fund

Tesco Shopping Vouchers have been posted to families in receipt of Free School Meals for the 6 week period 20 July to 28 August (inclusive).  Parents will receive a voucher for £90  (6 x £15), for each qualifying child. Year 11s and year 13s, who have officially left the Academy, will also get this allocation.  

Some parents have expressed concerns about  their vouchers not being accepted in Tesco and have been told that there is zero balance on them, or that they can’t be scanned. If there is an issue when scanning your voucher, there is a code on the voucher which can be entered manually by the cashier.

If you do have any issues at the till, please go to the stores Customer Services to ask them to check the validity of the voucher.

You do not need to spend all £90 on one shopping trip. Please keep your till receipt for a record of your balance. Alternatively, you check your balance by phoning 03450 757757 (local call rate/included in mobile contract minutes).

For any queries relating to Free School Meals Vouchers, please email enquiries@bulwellacademy.org.uk

Stay safe –  The Bulwell Academy

Digital Technology Challenge

Digital Technology Challenge

We live in a digital world where Apps and Social Media help us manage our daily lives and keep us connected.  Do you have an original and innovative idea for a new App or a Social Media platform? Take part in our Digital Technology Challenge and earn reward points on ClassCharts.

Click on the links below for more information. If you have any questions or require support, please contact Miss Bamforth, Curriculum Leader of ICT, on Microsoft Teams or email natalie.bamforth@bulwellacademy.org.uk

Deadline: Monday 13 July 2020