Safe use of ICT and Mobile Phones

Although the use of mobile phones is not permitted on the school site, the use of mobile phones and other electronic devices such as computers. tablets, and game devices is commonplace. However, as a society, we are beginning to recognise that although these devices have brought great benefit, we also need to ensure that we help children to understand the dangers and how to keep themselves safe.

This includes:
  • Keeping personal details secure;
  • Understanding that not all content is appropriate, truthful or legal;
  • What to do if they accidentally access inappropriate or illegal content;
  • What to do if they are upset by something they receive;
  • What to do if they are physically going to meet someone they have met online.

Through our PSHE activities, including Computer Science lessons, we teach students to keep their contact details (address and phone numbers private and security settings on social media high; to understand that not everyone they 'meet' on social media is real or honest; that if they publish pictures or videos on the internet, anyone can change or share them; to report abuse; to block unknown contacts. We use or encourage access to resources from CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) and www.thinkuknow.co.uk


Year 11 Support

In Year 11, students are monitored very closely in terms of their progress, both by their subject teachers and their form tutors. Students may be mentored by a member of staff and we work closely with parents to ensure that every student makes as much progress as possible.

Our dedicated Head of Year 11 works closely with our Year 11 students, as well as their form tutor, to enable students to try to reach their potential in all aspects of their life at Belvidere.

There are many revision sessions on offer to Year 11 students throughout the year and all are encouraged to attend breakfast revision sessions on the morning of an external exam.

Staff are often available at lunchtimes and after school, for example, to help anybody with concerns.

This is a vital part of our work during Year 11.

Intervention

Here at Belvidere we aim for every student to reach their full potential. To enable them to do this, they sometimes need a little extra support. Mrs Brown, our intervention manager, extracts students and works with them on areas where support is needed, specifically in English and Maths.

Students are extracted in groups of 4-5, these small group sizes ensure that students receive the help they need, that will boost their skills and confidence.

In addition to this, we have some extra support for identified students within English and Maths lessons. Additional teaching staff will be available in some lessons, either to work alongside the student in the classroom or to extract small groups of students to do some intensive work on particular aspects of English / Maths which the classroom teacher has identified as being an area of support need, either from assessment outcomes or from their knowledge of them in the classroom.

For all courses, further information can be found by visiting the subject specific pages.

KS3 Curriculum - from 2014

Years 7, 8 and 9 follow a core curriculum of:
English Modern Foreign Languages Art Computing
Mathematics History Music PSHE and Citizenship
Science Geography Drama Physical Education
Design and Technology Religious Studies Dance  


KS4 Curriculum

KS4 Subjects available 2021-2023
 CORE SUBJECTS

Choose ONE of the  Humanities options

  Choose Three from the options below.

English

English Literature

Maths

Science

Religious Studies

PE or Dance 

Geography

History

Art - Fine Art

Business Studies

Child Development

Citizenship

* COPE

Computer Science

Creative iMedia

Design & Technology

Drama

Food Preparation and Nutrition 
Engineering Design

French

Geography

German

Graphic Design

Health and Social Care

History

Music

Spanish

Sport

Systems and Control in Engineering


Textiles

Triple Science

Please note that these are our current year 10 options, however they are very likely to change in the future to accommodate government policy changes.