Reminder! Don't forget to wear a face covering if you are travelling on public transport. Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 3 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly.
Useful information about how public transport is working at this time can be found by visiting the following sites
Current Key Advice
Plan ahead - social distancing means that bus, rail and ferry services have limited space
Face coverings - If you need to use public transport, please wear a face covering
Leave plenty of time – you might not make the service you planned to get and may need to wait for the next one
Check timetables - online before and on your day of travel and be prepared for changes
Keep cycling and walking if you can – ease the pressure on transport, stay fit and healthy and help keep our air clean
If you must travel, arrive early at the station, stop, or terminal in good time – this is to avoid disappointment as there may be queues
Buy your tickets in advance - to avoid queues on the day
Consider multi modal ticket - such as Saveaways as these will give you more options
Please pay by contactless - if you can’t then have the right money ready as services can’t provide change
Please maintain 2m social distancing wherever possible with respect and patience - to keep yourself and others safe
Practice good hygiene – avoid touching surfaces, your face, and wash your hands properly both before and after your journey
Please be kind and respectful to transport staff – they are working really hard to get you to where you need to be
Be patient - as there will be social distancing measures in place both on services and in waiting areas such as bus stops, stations and ferry terminals
Arriva has also asked us to share information about how parents can purchase Student Saver tickets which might be of use when school openings return to normal. Visit www.arrivabus.co.uk/student-direct-debit for more information
To parents of Y10 students
Please click here to read a letter from the Headteacher about next week's plans for Y10 students. We are only open for appointments on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. There are no Y10 students on site Monday and Friday.
Appointments can be booked by clicking on the following link:
To parents of Y12 students
Please click here to read a letter from Mrs McKendrick about next week's plans for Y12 students.
To parents of Y10/12 students
Please click here to read an important letter from the Headteacher
Click here to read the end of term letter from your Headteacher
The Government has published some updated lists of online educational resources to support children’s education at home while they may not be attending their normal education setting.
Also, a reminder that this website is available to support parents at this difficult time
Click HERE to read a letter to all parents/carers from Ms Towey, Headteacher.
To all of our students... we are missing you!
Take a look at this fabulous video put together by the very talented Mr Cotton and featuring messages from our staff
Stay safe Broadgreeners! https://youtu.be/opNAdEOYZ28
Good news! Our younger students can now access the online well-being helpline KOOTH!
Update: 04 May 2020
Missing maths? Click here to read our first ever Broadgreen Maths Newsletter.
Find out what’s been happening whilst we are home learning. Check out our
competition winners and keep up to date with exciting Maths news!
BBC Bitesize has updated its daily lessons schedule. More information can be found here
Here is a free online guide The Parents’ Guide to coping with school closures (April edition) which we hope you will find useful during this challenging time. It provides up-to-date, practical information on how parents can look after their children's physical and mental health as well as how to help them study at home, and information on what to do if their children were due to take exams this summer.
This free guide can be viewed by visiting www.theparentsguideto.co.uk/coronavirus
This is a message to parents who have children eligible for free school meals
Today we have been able to submit requests for Free School Meal e-vouchers from EDENRED, the company who is organising the scheme for the Government. If we have your email address on record you will get a text from us with information about how you can access your e-voucher. If we do not have your email address we will text to ask for it. Please could we all be aware that sadly there are fraudsters who are trying to scam families and you should only open emails about vouchers from EDENRED. This article has information which is worth reading:
If you have ANY concerns or questions, please let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you
If you're in need of a little pick me up please have a look at The Book of Hopes. This beautiful book dedicated to key workers in hospitals is filled with a wonderful collection of stories, poems and illustrations from 110 contributors all designed to give children (and adults) hope in these difficult times.
Read it for FREE here: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/
The government website currently has a load of free courses available to try at the moment including Numeracy and Digital Skills. There are different levels and something for everyone! Visit https://theskillstoolkit.campaign.gov.uk/ for more information!
FSM: Any vouchers that were not collected were posted home yesterday using first class mail. We are still waiting to hear what the plans for next week will be. Information will be posted here as soon as we know what will be happening
This is a message to parents who have children eligible for free school meals
You may be aware that a number of schools, including ours, have been unable to register for the Government's new e-voucher system which is designed to support parents of children who are entitled to free school meals. In the meantime, Liverpool City Council are providing us with a £10 voucher (per eligible child) to issue to parents who are entitled to receive this support. School will be open from 9.00am until 12.00 noon tomorrow and Thursday morning for parents to come to school to collect their voucher(s). Any vouchers that have not been collected by this time will be posted home. If you are coming up to school to collect vouchers, please make sure that you observe social distancing rules
The following link comes from the Department for Education and contains a number of useful online resources which will help with home learning
There is also additional support from BBC Bitesize!
Each 20-minute lesson will cover a different age group from ages five to 14, and will be brought to you by experts, teachers and some very familiar faces from the world of TV, sport and beyond.
As well as dedicated programmes covering Maths, Science and English, there will also be lessons featuring other subjects such as History, Geography, Music and Art.
Alongside the new Bitesize Daily lessons, there'll also be Teacher Talks - a brand new series offering helpful hints in tackling core concepts in Maths and English as well as extra content from BBC Teach including their Live Lessons series.
How you follow the lessons is completely up to you - you can join our broadcasts every day or catch up with a few in a row with every broadcast available to catch up via BBC iPlayer.
There is a book that has been produced to help parents explain to their child about Coronavius.
You can read it here
We have also been sent the following link which parents may find useful. https://www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/parenting-through-covid-19/.
The blog covers the following areas;
The NSPPC have re-shared their online safety resources for families: https://www.o2.co.uk/help/nspcc/resources
Free school meals - week commencing Monday 20.4.20
Due to the problems that schools are experiencing in ordering and receiving the new national vouchers,
Liverpool City Council has arranged to provide additional FSM vouchers for this coming week.
We are hoping to receive these tomorrow or Tuesday and we will contact parents with collection arrangements as soon as possible. Please keep checking our website for the latest updates
Please click here to read the end of term message from our Headteacher, Ms P Towey
Our Child Protection Policy has been updated to reflect the current situation. Please click here to view it
Please note that the school site will be closed during the Easter break
We hope to be able to open Reception again from 8am to 12 noon from Monday 20.4.20
so parents can collect any additional work packs that they need
Please note: Parents and families of our Deaf students may find the following link helpful
There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links published by the Department for Education to help parents and carers:
Our latest Careers Bulletin is now available! Please click below to read!
We will be staffing Reception next week from 8am to 12 noon to allow parents to come
and collect work packs for students where there have been difficulties at home accessing online materials
Broadgreen is now closed until further notice.
If you require anything please email our staff directly or use our enquiries email.
We have written to all parents with information about school closure. We have also written separately to parents of students who are entitled to free school meals. If you have not received these letters please make sure you provide us with your new contact details. Please note, if you are a Knowsley resident the arrangements may be different
https://liverpool.gov.uk/communities-and-safety/emergency-planning/coronavirus/ and https://www.knowsleynews.co.uk/coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/ have the latest updates from our local councils
We have put together a booklet which has contact information for key staff and useful websites to help students with their learning whilst school is closed. You can find it here
Remember we also have Twitter and Facebook accounts where you can access information https://twitter.com/BGreenIntSchool and https://www.facebook.com/broadgreeninternationalschool/. Many school departments also have their own Twitter accounts too
Everyone can still borrow ebooks/audiobooks/comics/magazines etc from the Liverpool City Council Libraries. Follow this link: https://www.readliverpool.co.uk/
The World Museum has an online tour https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/world-cultures-virtual-gallery-tour
There is some information from Liverpool CAMHS to help you with your family well-being during this challenging time. You can find it here
There is also a really useful website offering free, safe and anonymous online support for young people. Visit www.kooth.com
Need careers advice?
Please click here to read the latest Careers Update newsletter
Parents 2 | Other useful websites for parents has more useful links!
Please stay safe