Balshaw’s Church of England High School

Recent Letters and Communications

WHOLE SCHOOL 

​Headteacher's Newsletters

 

Balshaw's Association PTFA

You can find information about the Balshaw's Association PTFA here.

Bus information 

Child Online Safety

Some of you may have seen or heard about the Channel 4 programme ‘Hunting the Paedophiles: Inside the NCA’ which was aired on Monday 7th December.

If you have any concerns regarding your child’s online safety there is an excellent site at https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/. This contains information and advice both on the issues raised by the programme and other aspects of online safety.

We are going to be giving our students the advice that they should spend some time over the Christmas holidays checking their social media sites. So that parents and students can review their privacy settings and contacts e.g. removing contacts that are not known on a face to face basis.

We think that the programme mentioned above is an excellent resource that we are considering using in our PSHE lessons.

Child Sexual Exploitation 

Monday 9th November 2015 saw the beginning of this year’s Child Sexual Exploitation awareness week within Lancashire.

Please read the information below for guidance and support:


YEAR 7

2016

Reports


YEAR 8

2016

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YEAR 9

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YEAR 10

GCSE Exam Information

Dear Parent/Carer

As you are probably aware, GCSE examinations are changing significantly.  Most of these changes are affecting current year 10 students, but the changes in Maths and English are already in effect for Year 11.

There are two helpful documents below to assist you in understanding what is required in the new Maths and English papers.  I urge you strongly to read these.

Key basic issues to be aware of are that:

  • There are no longer letter grades for GCSEs.  They are graded 1 - 9 (9 being the highest grade which is higher than the existing A* grade)
  • Any student not getting a 4 or above will be required to resit Maths and English until the age of 18 or until they achieve a 4 or above.
  • Although grade 4 is considered to be an 'awarding pass', grade 5 will be classed as a 'good pass'.  In other words, grade 5 is likely to become the new 'C grade' standard.

There is a lot more subject specific detail below.  It may be useful to discuss these with your son/daughter.

English

Maths

Kind regards,

Mr Steven Haycocks HEADTEACHER

Reports


Year 11 GCSE Results Day 2017

The date for collecting results is: Thursday 24th August.

School will open at 9.30am for students to collect their results from the Hall.

Students will need tocome in person to collect their results.

If for some reason your son/daughter is unable to collect results, they may send someone on their behalf to collect them, but we will need to know beforehand who that person is and they will need
to bring ID with them to show that they are the person you have nominated. Please note that results cannot be sent by email. If this is the case, please complete the reply slip in the letter below and return it to the School Office as soon as possible. This will need to be before Friday 21st July.
 

Exam Result Letter from the Head

GCSE Exam Information

Dear Parent/Carer

As you are probably aware, GCSE examinations are changing significantly.  Most of these changes are affecting current year 10 students, but the changes in Maths and English are already in effect for Year 11.

There are two helpful documents below to assist you in understanding what is required in the new Maths and English papers.  I urge you strongly to read these.

Key basic issues to be aware of are that:

  • There are no longer letter grades for GCSEs.  They are graded 1 - 9 (9 being the highest grade which is higher than the existing A* grade)
  • Any student not getting a 4 or above will be required to resit Maths and English until the age of 18 or until they achieve a 4 or above.
  • Although grade 4 is considered to be an 'awarding pass', grade 5 will be classed as a 'good pass'.  In other words, grade 5 is likely to become the new 'C grade' standard.

There is a lot more subject specific detail below.  It may be useful to discuss these with your son/daughter.


Kind regards,


Mr Steven Haycocks
HEADTEACHER