Useful Links for Parents
This page provides information helpful to BGS parents.
Parent Zone provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children’s wellbeing and resilience. It starts from the assumption that young people make little distinction between their online and offline lives and the issues for parents are often the same. The aim is to help parents help their children be discriminating, web-literate and resilient.
Access Parent Info.
The information available covers a wide range of subject matter, from difficult topics about sex, relationships, the internet, body image and peer pressure to broader parenting topics like ‘How much sleep do teenagers need?’ Parent Info is a collaboration between the child protection command of the National Crime Agency (CEOP) and Parent Zone that has a track record of providing information, support and advice to parents and is focused on the impact of digital technologies on families.
SIMS Parent Lite
Update information such as medical details, mode of transport and contact information with SIMS Parent Lite. In a move to improve home-school communication, we are adopting a more paperless approach to contacting parents and carers.
- Allows you to review and request changes to information such as medical details and contact details. Parents can also provide additional information on these crucial details, ensuring that personal information not previously held in SIMS is collected.
- Allows you to complete an online “data checking sheet” to update the contact information we hold for your son/daughter removing the need for paper-based collection –something we would urge you to do the first time you log in.
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect, schools will have certain requirements around the way they use pupil and parent data. SIMS Parent Lite helps schools comply with the new GDPR data requirements, by providing a simple way to collect, manage and handle information by obtaining accurate data securely from parents.
Mental health resources for parents and young people
We have a number of dedicated resources in support of well-being and mental health at BGS.
- View useful numbers for the school
- Visit ‘Spotlight on happiness’: An online public resource dedicated to the importance of happiness and well-being at BGS told through the voices of parents, pupils, teachers and staff
- Read about our School Counsellor Jo Rutter and how you can get in touch
- Read about our Sixth Form Mentors and their role in School
- Read our ‘Well-being and mental health’ booklet
- Read our Junior ‘Information for Parents‘ booklet
- Read our ‘Pastoral care information’ booklet
- Read our supporting ‘Anxiety in Children and Young People‘ led by an Educational Psychologist from Bradford Council
- Visit our ‘Community commitment’ page where you will find a full list of our mental health partnerships and charities with direct links to websites and useful resources
- Weekly School menu
- Examination Results GCSE and A Level 2017 booklet
- Collaborating with ‘The Mental Health Foundation’, ‘Tutora’ has published a University Applications Guide aimed at helping all of these students, and ultimately allowing them to focus on what matters most – learning during such a critical school year and maintaining good mental health
Useful Information for Parents
- What parents need to know about the online blackmail known as ‘sextortion’
- Don’t focus on the so-called ‘Momo Challenge’: educate children about online safety
- Simple life hacks if your family wants to cut back on screen time
- Low mood: a guide for parents
- Safer Internet Day 2019: How to help your child be kind to others online
- How to talk to your child about gender stereotypes
- A fun tool to help your child solve online safety dilemmas
- Why summer shouldn’t be a time for body image worries
- When should technology be used during exam season?
- How exercise can help raise your child’s self-esteem