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  • 27/11/20
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    BREAKING NEWS…BALCARRAS WINS SUNDAY TIMES STATE SCHOOL OF THE DECADE AWARD

    Today we are announcing the great news that Balcarras has won The Sunday Times Southwest State Secondary School of the Decade Award. Balcarras has for many years been amongst the highest performing state schools in the country and we are regularly mentioned in the annual Sunday Times supplement...
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  • 26/11/20
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    Update from the Head 26th November

    Dear Parents Reaching Thursday this week, with the prospect of a longer weekend ahead, feels a bit like arriving at a half term. It has been a very busy few weeks at school and I think everyone deserves this mini break although the teachers INSET will go on, albeit remotely.  This week ha...
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  • 23/11/20
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    Where should I go to reset my password?

    In order to maintain the safety of your school logon and to allow you greater flexibility when you access the school network we are asking all pupils and staff to set up a backup email in the event that their passwords don’t work, there are instructions on how to do this below.
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  • 19/11/20
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    Guide for pupils who are self-isolating

    For a guide of how to access your lessons while self isolating please click here.
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  • 25/11/20
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    Updated Internet Safety Booklet for parents

    Dear Parent, This is intended to be a starting point for internet safety at home.  We cannot cover all of the safety issues that might arise in just one booklet, but these are some pointers for what Balcarras School recommends for parents. Neil Baxter
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  • 20/11/20
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    Creation of the Balcarras Trust

    Please see this letter about the creation of the Balcarras Trust.
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  • 20/11/20
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    Update from the Head 20th November

    Dear parents,   I hope you are all well. I know I might sound like a broken record but I did want to say, once again, how superb the students have been the past week. Living through a pandemic is not easy and I have been genuinely impressed by their attitude and approach...
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  • 15/11/20
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    Year 9 to Work From Home Until 26th November

    Due to information received over the weekend the school has taken the difficult decision that pupils in Year 9 should work remotely from home and return to school on Thursday 26th November. Parents of Year 9 pupils have been sent a email with more information. Year 9 pupils should log into the VL...
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  • 13/11/20
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    Practical work in Design and Technology

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  • 13/11/20
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    Letter from the Head 13th November

    Please see below for an updated letter about COIVD -19 cases at Balcarras School
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  • 05/11/20
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    Update from the Head 5th November

    Dear parents  I hope you are all well as we approach the end of the first week back after half term. The week has gone well and there has been a positive atmosphere in the school.  Updated Government Guidance  Late on Wednesday afternoon the government published updated guida...
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  • 03/11/20
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    Remembrance Day

    Balcarras will be holding remembrance day digitally this year.
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  • 19/10/20
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    Teaching Schools Partnership training events

    Teaching School training events
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  • 16/10/20
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    Update from the Head 16th October

    Week 7 of the term draws to a close and all is well. Its been a busy and productive week and the students continue to be a real credit both to you and the school.  We continue to carefully monitor the situation as regards the pandemic and so far I am pleased to say that we have not had a pos...
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  • 09/10/20
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    Update from the Head 9th October

    Update from the head  Its been a very busy week at Balcarras and I have to say I am looking forward to the weekend. I continue to be happy with how the school is operating during the pandemic. The senior staff meet regularly to review our arrangements and we will continue to make changes whe...
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