Each year the Sixth Form create a number of handbooks that students and parents find useful. You can find these in the below attachments.
Staff and students also have access to Go4Schools in order to track and analyse data.
In order to sign up for G4S, please go to https://www.go4schools.com/parents and use the email address that we currently have for you on our system (see below).
Once you have logged in you will find that the following information is available to you:
- Residuals – this is a calculation of students’ projected grade against their target grade
- Detailed progress – this will tell you students’ grades* and attitude to learning for each subject
- Attendance – please note that this is updated overnight so there may be some discrepancies if information has been inputted on the day that you are checking
- Behaviour – this is a record of students’ positive and negative behaviours as inputted by staff
- Reports – these will be available at the relevant point in the academic year
* Students’ grades
At various points throughout the academic year subject staff are asked to update students’ progress on Go4Schools. Staff will input an Attitude to Learning grade which will indicate whether students are showing themselves to be a ‘highly motivated’, ‘engaged’, ‘passive’ or ‘disengaged’ learner. If students receive one of the latter two grades for attitude to learning they will receive pastoral intervention to help them to improve this grade and if they are in receipt of the bursary then this may be temporarily paused.
Staff will also update students’ Projected grades. This shows the grade that staff anticipate students will achieve if they continue to work to the same level as they have done during the academic year so far
Also available to you will be the students’ Target grades which is generated using data from KS2 and KS4 achievements and suggests what a student may have the potential to achieve. Where the projected grade is below the target grade intervention will take place within the relevant faculty in order to try to bridge this gap.
How to log into Parentmail
As a cashless school Bluecoat Academy uses Parentmail to enable parents, and staff, to make fast online payments for their catering accounts, and to pay for all the various trips and activities that take place throughout the year. Parents will receive an automated email from Parentmail at the beginning of the academic year prompting registration.
Academy’s Online Shop
In addition to this the Academy has an online “shop”, this is used to pay for various items that are not specifically allocated to individual student accounts, for example revision guides, art packs and show tickets. This works in a similar way to many online shops and users do not need a separate user name and password. The Bluecoat Academy Shop can be accessed by the url: http://www.parentpayshop.co.uk/schools/8924615/shop-landing.html
With increasing awareness of stress and anxiety in young people, we encourage our students to talk to friends, family, tutors, teachers and support staff as it is generally accepted that talking about a concern can help to alleviate the symptoms of stress and anxiety.
We recognise that as parents, it isn’t always easy to know how to find resources on how to offer support most effectively.
I hope that you find the link below useful :’A Parents Guide to Support Anxiety’ .
If you are really concerned about your child, please make an appointment at the GP; call 111 for advice or 999 in an emergency depending on the level of concern.
Please contact the Sixth Form on 0115 9007215 for any concerns so that we can support your child.