Acting Headteacher Update – 5th May

Good morning everyone,

If you haven’t already please do read our happy news – In collaboration with our wonderful students – Miss Crowther (Curriculum Leader for Art) and Miss Scott (Year Leader for Year 8) have created our 1st of Issue of the Happy Newsletter. Whether you are a teacher, carer, parent or sibling I hope you find this newsletter can provide you and those around you with a little bit of happiness and positivity at this time. 

We know that being stuck at home can be a challenge and our staff are working incredibly hard to ensure that all our pupils have lots of things to do to keep busy.

Skills Toolkit
Another resource that has become available which provides pupils with something completely different is the Skills Toolkit. Keen to develop your employability skills? The Skills Toolkit includes a long list of courses and resources that your child may want to access to help them not only in the future. The Skills Toolkit is an online learning platform created by the Department of Education which has a wealth of free courses aimed at the beginner to the more advance learner (that includes parents and carers!). Courses on offer cover topics like everyday maths, the use of email and social media at work to more advanced training. The courses are flexible so that people can work through them at their own pace.

The Skills Toolkit can be accessed here:


Just a reminder that our Wellbeing resources are updated each week with useful links and resources to help pupils during difficult time – all resources can be accessed via the main menu on Firefly.

If you are worried about you child and want some help and support from us, please don’t hesitate to email your child’s Year Leader and we will ensure that someone from our Achievement and Inclusion Team makes contact with you.

Year 7 – Mr Heath (

Year 8 – Miss Scott (

Year 9 – Miss Meredith (

Year 10 – Miss Harkin (

Year 11 – Mrs McDowall (

Year 13 – Mr Davies-Tagg (

SEND and Safeguarding – Mrs Wilson (

From all of us at BRS, thank you for your support,

Laura O’Leary