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See below for a link to the NSPCC new campaign #ShareAware and guidance for parents to help their child keep safe online… For all the latest news and instant updates you can now follow us on Twitter @StDamiansRCSC

Calendar of Events

Please view our advice to parents on severe weather which can be found under INFORMATION / SEVERE WEATHER
Please find below a list of things happening in school over the next couple of weeks
Year 8 parents evening will be on Thursday 29th January 2015. Details will be sent home via pupils this week.
We have lots of events during Feb to help raise awareness how our pupils can stay safe on-line. On 4th The Take Away Theatre Co will perform ‘Hope’ which combines Music & Drama focusing on cyber bullying to pupils. There will also be a Cyber Safety Day on 10th Feb with lots of activities for pupils. We are asking parents to be Share Aware to help keep their child safe on-line and visit the NSPCC website http://www.nspcc.org.uk/
Students will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, Joanna Millan, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET). The visit will enable students to better understand the nature of the Holocaust and to explore its lessons in more depth. The visit is part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s extensive Outreach Programme and Tameside Council's 2015 Diversity Festival

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Please click on our e-safety logos for advice on helping you and your family keep safe on the internet.   

Also there is some new advice from the DfE on cyber bullying and the NSPCC new campaign #ShareAware 

safer internet day 2015  ceop 2015

 

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A Message from Mr Logue

It is almost a year since we received the really positive Ofsted report that deemed the school as ‘good’. As Headteacher, I was very pleased that the hard work of the committed staff at St Damian’s was externally recognised. I was also delighted that the fantastic pupils of St Damian’s can now proudly boast that they go to a ‘good’ school. Along with my great staff and the pro-active governors we will continue to relentlessly drive forward the school so that we can meet our vision of becoming an ‘outstanding Catholic school’.  I have no doubt that working in partnership with our supportive parents we will achieve our vision.

The letter found here is simply an up-date and outlines some important information which I would like to share.

Our Ofsted report can now be viewed here.  Whilst you read it I hope that you feel as proud as I do of the many, many positive comments about both the great children and the fantastic staff.  These 2 key ingredients, children and staff, are what makes St Damian’s so special and such a good place to be.

Only a few years ago St Damian’s was in Special Measures, we then became a satisfactory school and now is officially a GOOD school. This report is simply the next stage of St Damian’s vision to become outstanding !

Can I take this opportunity to sincerely thank the overwhelming number of parents who, through ofsted parents viewParent View, supported the school in such large numbers.  This follows on from Parental Questionnaire Returns from parent’s evenings which are almost 100% fully in support of the school.  It reassures my staff and me that you have complete faith and confidence in the school, not only now, but in the future, that promises to be very bright.

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