School Update (4th April 2020)

We are currently recruiting for a number of roles for September 2020. Please visit our virtual recruitment page for details of the exciting positions that we have and for further details on the virtual application process

Dear Parents/ Carers, we have now come to the end of what has been a challenging term for all. During the Spring break Ark Boulton will continue to support our families and are available to be contacted through our email: info@arkboulton.org. Please continue to monitor your SMS messages and post as these we will be our primary methods of contact in the coming weeks. Our teachers are working to ensure that the website is continually updated with new learning content and we will be sending further guidance in time for the new term. We recently sent a text message with a link to a short survey regarding access to online materials at home. Please complete this so that we are able to support and tailor the resources we provide. Finally, we must continue to show our support for NHS and all other keyworkers who continue to serve on the frontline, by staying indoors and practicing social distancing should you need to go out.

As you are no doubt aware Year 11s will not be sitting formal GCSE examinations this Summer. We are currently receiving guidance from Ofqual on how grades will be attained by students. We will, of course update our Year 11 families and parents as soon as we have definitive details.

Please click here if you need any additional information regarding free school meals.

We all have our part to play in helping to stop the spread of Coronavirus. This means we must stay at home to protect the NHS and help save lives. Please continue to follow health guidance from the NHS and the Government.

Thank you to everyone for your understanding during these challenging times and a heartfelt thanks to our NHS and key workers who are working so hard to look after us all.

If you need to contact the school, please email: info@arkboulton.org

Extended Learning

The below sites contain extra resources to support your personal development and learning journey.

Personal Development Music & Drama
Physical Education Literacy
Social, Emotional & Mental Health Virtues
Enterprise Life Skills

 

Literacy

Crash Course: Study Skills

Miss Hannah Loves Grammar

School House Rock

Audible - Listen to Books for FREE (no subscription) at this current time of crisis

Participate in National Poetry Writing Month

 

Music & Drama

Gareth Malone's Great British Home Choir - check out his work on Youtube

Ollie Tunmer's Daily body percussion videos

Calling all guitarists and ukulele players! Learn to play with Mr Matthews

Watch Broadway and West End shows online

 

Physical Exercise

PE with Joe

Per week:

Week 1 PE with Joe

Week 2 PE with Joe 

 

Personal Development

KS3 Bitesize PSHE & Citizenship

GCSE Bitesize PSHE & Citizenship

Khan Academy

Newsround

Crash Course: Philosophy

Knife Crime Awareness

Safer Internet Centre

Learn to Code

Army Home Learning Resources

Training on Microsoft Office Apps

Sign up to recieve FREE FIRST AID TRAINING From St Johns Ambulance (free until 1st June)

 

Life Skills

Life Skills Tracker

Skill up Icebreaker

Adaptability: lesson plan & presentation

Aiming High: lesson plan & presentation

Creativity: lesson plan & presentation

Exploring Personal Strengths: lesson plan & presentation

Leadership: lesson plan & presentation

Listening & Presenting: lesson plan & presentation

Problem Solving: lesson plan & presentation

Staying Positive: lesson plan & presentation

 

Enterprise

Register as a young person for free to access a range of resources from the Barclays Young People Hub

Enterprise idea planner (heres an example)

Money Role Models

 

Virtues

Values Guide for Individuals

Virtues and Values Exploration (Involves watching a show or reading a book first)

Thinking Hats - Evaluation of your own perspectives and understanding

Healthy Minds Program - Free mobile app to develop self awareness and perspective

eQuoo: Emotional Fitness Game

 

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Healthy Minds Program - Free mobile app to develop self awareness and perspective

eQuoo: Emotional Fitness Game

WOW Mental Health Pack

WOW Emotions Pack

WOW Motivation Pack

WOW Magic of Music Pack

Podcasts and Videos from Think for the Future

Wellbeing-toolkit-part-1

Wellbeing-toolkit-part-2

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook