Covid 19 Update

We continue to be vigilant regarding Covid 19.

We fully comply with DFE guidance for schools and local public health requirements.

Under Plan A we do not wear masks and social distancing is not required.

However, we are continuing with precautions including washing hands, sanitiser, maintaining space where possible or Catch it, bin it, kill it. In addition we are ventilating rooms and have continued with additional cleaning.

We have twice weekly testing for staff and students available on site.

The booklets below will apply if there is a change to status and we move to Plan B.

BRC Easter Holiday Programme

During the Easter holidays, we held an exciting programme of activities at BRC for all of the students. The activity days consisted of Cooking, Arts, Boxing, Table Tennis, Air Hockey, Competitions, Movie afternoon as well as a Sports day at KS3 and a Drama day for the primary students. The programme was a real success with all of the students being certificated at the end of the week for their participation. The students particularly enjoyed the competitions as they got to compete against staff and the primary students loved their Easter egg hunt too! Our Drama tutors came in to deliver a day of drama which led to a production at the end of the week performed by the primary students – This was a real success! They made their own props and costumes. The KS4 students enjoyed boxing sessions and studio time which took place alongside their revision mornings.

National Day of Reflection

Tuesday 23 March was a special day at Brent River College. Both staff and students took some time out to reflect on all the people who have been effected by the Covid-19 pandemic. As a school community we came together, lit candles and wrote messages to reflect on the tragic loss of life we’ve all felt over the last year and to support all those who are grieving, all those effected by the pandemic and to once again show our appreciation to the NHS. The students wrote some beautiful messages!

Below you will see some images of our reflection activity.

COVID-19 Testing

In line with the Government instructions, we tested all our students in January three times and staff have been tested twice weekly since then.  

After the half term break we re-tested all students and we have been testing students twice a week. All students tested have received negative test results.

After the Easter break testing

You do have the option to continue to test at home again on Sundays and Wednesdays.  Alternatively, we can continue to test your son/daughter twice weekly at school and we will require your renewed consent to carry on doing this.

Easter Break Testing

We will be issuing home testing packs for you to use for your child during the Easter holidays and advise you test him/her twice a week. We would like this to take place on Sundays and Wednesdays.  We will need to know the results of the test and instructions are with the testing kits.

Covid News 18th December 2020

Covid Positive Cases

Please stay safe over the school break. If you unfortunately test positive on or before 23rd December, please let us know on 020 8937 3763 (we have staff on duty to track and trace). If anyone tests positive before 4th Jan please call the school on Monday 4th Jan.

Covid 19 Testing

As a Brent resident you can get a rapid result, asymptomatic test, over the school holiday. You can book online at www.brent.gov.uk/covidtesting or over the phone on 020 8937 4440. Taking a test could help your family stay safe and protect vulnerable family and friends. Please note that under 16s will need to be accompanied by an adult.

We will be making testing of staff and students available from 4th Jan.

We are waiting for further details and will be in touch.

BRC Black Lives Matter Values Project

Year 9 Transition/Induction Programme

As part of the Year 9 Transition project from KS3 to KS4, the year 9 students take part in a week-long induction programme based at KS4.

This years induction/transition programme was based upon the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Students took part in a number of activities throughout the week. The final part of the project involved the students splitting into two groups to create a group presentation and a range of posters to be displayed around the school. One group focussed on The Black Panther Movement and the other group focused on the life of Olive Morris. The students really excelled themselves and delivered some amazing presentations as well as creating some beautiful posters as seen in the image below.

Curriculum Update

The Department for Education requires us to review our policy to make sure that we meet their new expectations.  We would like carry out a consultation to find out the views of Parents/Carers.

The policy is available on the school website with this questionnaire.  If possible we will arrange a focus group in September but will also discuss the policy with you at target seting in September.

We would be grateful if you could let us know your views by returning the questionnaire to us either in hard copy or by email to admin@brc.brent.sch.uk.  The consultation will end on Friday 18th September 2020.

RSE Parent Carer Questionnaire

RSE Policy -Draft

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