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Calendar of Events

Please find below a list of events that are happening in school.
School will closed at 3:25pm on Friday 22nd May 2015 for our May Half Term Holiday and we re-open on Monday 1st June 2015.
We have a few key days for our Year 6 pupils and parents next half term:
~ Wednesday 17.06.15 is our Induction Evening starting at 4pm
~ Thursday 02.07.15 Year 6 pupil induction day
~ Friday 03.07.15 Year 6 pupil induction day
We hold our annual Celebration Evening on Thursday 18.06.15 starting at 6pm. The evening is an important event which gives us the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our pupils in Year 7 to Year 10.
On Tuesday 7th July 2015 we invite our Year 5 feeder primary school pupils to visit our school for the day. Further details will be sent to Year 5 parents via your primary school.

E-safety Advice

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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.  Please click on the logo's to follow the links

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SHARE DAY

Our annual charity fundraising day will be held on Wed 15th July 2015.  

 

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Examinations Timetable

Please find a link to the May/June 2015 Examinations Timetable here.  If you require any further information please contact school.

Our May 2015 Half Term Revision timetable can be found here

History revision tips can be found here

 

mary's mealsThanks to the massive efforts and generosity of our school community we are delighted to announce that St Damian's are sending over 40 backpacks in support of  Mary's Meals and their 'Backpack Project'.  Mary's Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding projects in some of the world's poorest communities, where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education. We wish to sincerely thank everyone who sent stationary and backpacks  into school in order that we could, in some small way, help chronically poor children by giving them the essential tools they need so they can learn and receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty.

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A Message from Mr Logue

I would like to share some good news with you.  St Damian's have received a letter from Rt Hon David Law MP congratulating us on our improved KS4 results for disadvantaged pupils since 2011.  His letter can be found here.  St Damian's results show that we have improved in terms of attainment and value-added progress.  You can view the Ofsted dashboard here and St Damian's Ofsted reports here.

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 staff may 15Damian’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.