This Week's Notices
It is important to us that parents are kept up to date with notices from the College. Please check here each week for important information about your child and the College.
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From the Principal
During the last few weeks of term, a busy calendar of events continues. On the 2 July, we look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students to the College as part of their induction programme.
On the 9 July it is our Whole College Sports Day and on the 10 July, students are looking forward to a special day. Many students will be visiting Drayton Manor Theme Park, Nando’s and the cinema with a day in school where timetabled lessons are replaced by a range of fun activities.
We are expecting these to be exciting and enjoyable days where students are able to develop their social skills and broaden their cultural capital.
The students below have been nominated as this week’s Principal’s award winners. You will gain 50 points for this achievement – Well done!
- Khadijah 7.5
- Faiza 10.6
Stars of the Week
With 100% attendance and no late marks last week, our Stars of the Week are:
- Ria 7.8
- Saskia 8.10
- Chelsea 9.10
- Hana 10.3
- Emma 10.5
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Next week SJNC will be showing our support of Pride month by giving out rainbow heart stickers to students who want to promote the Diana Award’s Anti-bullying Pride moto that it's okay to "Be who you want to be" and "Love who you are".
Pride month is a time to celebrate diversity, promote equal rights and recognise the contributions that LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender +) people have made to the world.
There will also be more information around school about LGBT+ role models and LGBT+ History and students are invited to attend a celebration event in the Mentoring room (D15) on Tuesday 25th June during lunchtime.
Year 8 Design and Technology Trip to DMU-Tuesday 18 June 2019
Fifty year 8 Design and Technology students were lucky to get the chance of going on the amazing Art and Design degree show at DMU. We went by coach and when we arrived, we were escorted into an amazing building set in the grounds of the DMU Vijay Patel building. The views from picture windows and the roof terrace are stunning.
A student ambassador called Tierney met us and we went to a lecture theatre for a careers talk and information about student grants, bursaries and loans. This was really helpful as Tierney explained how the student loans could make it possible for us to go to DMU and pay back when we earn over a certain amount. We were given maps and tick sheets to help guide us around the show.
First we went to the fashion and textiles section, there was a range of stunning fabrics, clothes, contour and footwear on show. There was also a DMU catwalk show being screened which was amazing. The fashion inspired me so much, I now want to be a fashion designer.
The architecture and product design were so good, we were shocked how innovative and well-made the models and prototypes were. We saw fine art, video and photography on the top floor.
The workrooms students had were really big and full of equipment. All the staff and students were really friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend going to DMU.
Thanks to Ms Eldredge, Miss Allen, Mrs Hall and Mrs Southin for taking us.
Drop in CAMHS Event
CAMHS in Leicester are offering a drop in session for parents and carers to com and share their experience of CAMHS services and to chat to practitioners. this is taking place in Tuesday 25 June 1:00pm - 7:00pm at Christ the King Church in Beaumont Leys.
School Keep Clear Programme
On 20 May Leicestershire County Council deployed a team of enforcement officers and a CCTV car to locate parents parking illegally during the ‘school run’. This is part of the ‘School Keep Clear Programme’ that will continue to operate throughout the year. Please ensure that you park considerately and legally, otherwise fixed penalty notices of £70 may be issued.
Please do not attempt to enter the College site between 14:30 and 15:00 unless you have made prior arrangements, as this will pose a potential hazard to students and staff. During these times the College drive and site will not be available for entry, or exit of vehicles.
Business Manager (Site)
Data Protection and Privacy
The Lionheart Academies Trust takes Data Protection and Data Privacy very seriously. We are constantly reviewing our systems and infrastructure in line with the Data Protection Act 2018. Recently, we have restructured our email distributions groups to ensure data can be shared appropriately. This term, pupils have also received some guidance around data protection to help them with their School work.
Safeguarding Snippet - How Apple can help you create better Screen Time habits
From the Ineqe Safeguarding Group:
Once upon a time, our challenge was to get children to stop watching the telly. Now not only do we struggle with the telly but also with the tablet, phone, gaming console… the list goes on.
Of course, the screen time struggle doesn’t only apply to television or gaming, the Social Media platforms have a huge part to play in our attachment to devices. Each buzz of our phone, red circle notification and message from a friend give us a chemical zap of dopamine; the feel good neurotransmitter and so, like a drug, we reach to our devices for a hit. No wonder we can feel addicted to our devices.
When Apple released iOS 12, they made a giant leap in supporting families with the release of their new Screen Time feature. Simply put, they say ‘Screen Time helps you and your family understand and make the most of time spent on devices’.
We know that devices are shared throughout households, so the umbrella-nature of this feature allows families to easily take control of their screen time habits without having to set them on each individual device.
Sounds great, where do I find it?
Make sure your devices are updated to iOS 12. (On your iPhone, iPad or iPod tap Settings > General > Software Update)
Once you’re up-to-date, head back to Settings and you will see a new menu item called ‘Screen Time’. Here you can set your limits and restrictions across all devices linked to your iCloud account, including family members.
Downtime allows you to schedule time away from the screen for all devices linked to your iCloud Account. Access to your phone is always allowed and you can specify other apps to be allowed such as Messages.
You can also set daily App Limits for the time you spend on apps. For example, if you allow a child to play games for an hour a day, you can set a time limit for 1 hour on games. This timer is reset at midnight and you can set a ‘Screen Time Passcode’ to bypass these restrictions on your own devices.
That’s not all!
Whilst children and young people are becoming more aware of ‘Stranger Danger’ online, they don’t always know how to react when they see something upsetting online. Within Screen Time, Apple have added ‘Content & Privacy Restrictions’, this gives you easy access over how children and young people use the device. Here you can take control over:
- Installing and Deleting Apps
- In App Purchases (no more nasty surprises!)
- Privacy Settings
- Content Restrictions
What content can I restrict?
These content restrictions allow you to apply child-appropriate restrictions to Siri, Game Centre, App Store content and even Web Content. You can go as far as only allowing access to certain websites, unless you enter your screen time passcode.
Student Support Manager