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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.

 

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Duke of Edinburgh Award

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We are delighted to announce that St Damian’s will be offering this opportunity to the current Year 8's who will start the award in Sept 2015 as they move into Year 9. In the first instance, we will be giving pupils the opportunity to work towards the Bronze Award.

The DofE scheme is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities, designed to support the personal and social development of young people. It offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable things in their free time. The award is widely recognised by employers and educationalists.  For further information visit our DofE page here or the official DofE website here

 

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MEN awards 2015Finalists for the MEN Schools Awards 2015

We are delighted to announce that The St Damian's Liturgy Group who were finalists for the Active Community Award Manchester Evening News Schools Awards achieved an impressive 'Highly Commended'.  This category is for a group in school who play an active role in their local community; raising money for local charities and getting involved in the local community.  Our Liturgy Group certainly do!  The St Damian's Liturgy group are a group of approximately 25 students who spend many dinner times and own time leading the liturgical and charitable life of the school. They have been excellent role models in the faith and are an inspiration to others. Their selflessness is most obvious evidenced in raising thousands of pounds for many different charities. This has the added advantage of raising awareness of the suffering of others who are not as fortunate. They are proactive in the liturgical life of the school further developing their confidence and leadership skills that are fundamental skills for their futures. This includes assisting in the preparation of every school Mass. They truly are shining ambassadors for the school.