School Photographs Monday 21 Sept

It is the time of year again when the hairbrushes need to come out as we have school photos on Monday 21 September. Please can your child attend school in full uniform on Monday even if they have PE, but to bring some trainers if they do.
 
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NON-UNIFORM DAY FRIDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

Don't forget it's Non-Uniform day tomorrow. It's wear blue and bring a £1.00 to donate to Jeans for Genes (denim not compulsory) and students should wear PE kit if they have PE on their timetable.

 

JEANS FOR GENES DAY 1

GCSE Results Day: Thursday 20 August

Examination results will be issued on Thursday 20th August using a phased collection arrangement to ensure social distancing.  Students will enter the Hall via the entrance on the outside of the school near to the canteen, collect results in the Hall, exit into the quad and leave via the East door. 
 
GCSE Results collection times:
 
9.30 - 9.50          11AMW                        
9.50- 10.10        11CH                           
10.00-10.30      11NW
10.30-10.50      11CA
10.50-11.10      11EC
11.10-11.30      11PJR
 
Year 10 GCSE Statistics results will be available to collect on 20th August, in the Hall between 11.30 - 12noon, or alternatively these can be posted home.
 

If your son is unable to collect his results on the day they can be collected by a family member who must have with them a letter of consent signed by the student stating the name and address of the person who will be collecting their results, and the person collecting their results must bring with them identification which includes their address.  We are unable to give results out over the telephone or via email, but if you wish for your son’s results to be posted home please drop a stamped, addressed envelope into the school office.

External students will need to telephone the school office (01795 424192) to arrange a meeting with Mr Whiting, Assistant Head of Sixth Form, once they have received their results.

 
Good luck to all our students collecting results on Thursday!

A Level Results Day: Thursday 13 August

On Thursday 13 August A level results will be available for collection in school from 9.30am and due to the current restrictions we have arranged collection times as follows. Students must arrive during their allocated time and access the school through the East door and head to the school hall where results will be distributed:

• 9.30 – 10.00      13AB/KC

• 10.00 – 10.30    13KB

• 10.30 – 11.00    13LW

• 11.00 – 11.30    13NO

• 11.30 – 12.00    13SW

External students collecting A.L. results may do so at any time between 9.30am and midday. 

 

Good luck to all our Year 13s collecting results tomorrow!

Chess Club Online

Borden Grammar School has had a successful Chess Club since 2005 with lunchtime sessions in S12 run by Mr Chittenden. As social distancing continues, it seems sensible to run the club via an online platform. Mr Chittenden has set up a school club through the Chess.com website which is a global chess network and recommended by the Delancy UK Schools Tournament which Borden has entered for many years. If you wish to join the school Chess Club then follow these simple steps.

  1. Email Mr Chittenden (mc@bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk) to register your interest with your full name and form. Please do this through your school email and not a private email.
  1. Mr Chittenden will send you an invitation link to the site.
  1. Follow the link where you will be asked to setup a free account with chess.com. You do not need any payment options.
  1. You will then have access to the school's club homepage where you can play games against other club members.

Mr Chittenden will see how many pupils join before setting up tournaments. You can play individual games and use the online chat as well as the learning tools. If pupils play via phone or tablet they will need to download the free Chess.com app.

It is important that parents/guardians understand that only the school club pages are monitored by school staff. Therefore, Parents, Guardians and Pupils alike should read the following guidance to keep everyone safe online.

Keep Personal Information Limited

Don't divulge any personal information such as your full name and your home address. You wouldn't hand purely personal information out to strangers individually—don't hand it out to millions of people online.

Keep Your Privacy Settings On

Marketers love to know all about you, and so do hackers. Both can learn a lot from your browsing and social media usage. Make sure you have enabled privacy safeguards, and keep them enabled.

Be Careful Who You Meet Online

People you meet online are not always who they claim to be. Be as cautious and sensible in your online social life as you are in your in-person social life.

Be Careful What You Download

A top goal of cyber criminals is to trick you into downloading malware—programs or apps that carry malware or try to steal information. This malware can be disguised as an app: anything from a popular game to something that checks traffic or the weather. Don't download apps that look suspicious or come from a site you don't trust.

Finally, if you forget the rules of chess, don't worry... you're allowed to check!