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World Book Day 2020

On Thursday 5th March pupils are invited to join us in fancy dress in aid of this year’s World Book Day. 20 points will be awarded for any pupils dressed as their favourite literacy character.

If your child does not wish to partake, they must wear school uniform.

Book Swap

This year we will also be running ‘Book Swap’. In order to get involved in this exciting opportunity, all you have to do is bring a book from home and pass it to Room 13 by Monday 2nd March. The book needs to be appropriate for Year 7, 8 or 9 readers; no graffiti, no missing pages and no broken or ruined covers.

Book Swap will take place on Friday 6th March from 3:05pm in Room 13. You can come and collect a book providing you bought one in previously.

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Maths in Action

Pupils had the exciting opportunity to visit Bletchley Park for a Maths trip. Learning how to break the enigma code and having lots of maths in action fun.

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KS4 Badminton

Outstanding performances by our KS4 Badminton Team @BhamSchoolGames. Won the group and semi-final. Runners-up in the final against an incredibly talented team which included some top 20 national-standard players. Brilliant efforts to earn the silver medal!


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Stranger Danger Reminder

Incident – Monday, 3rd Feb at 3:30pm.

Location – Back of Colmers School, connecting Colmers School with Hollywood Bowl.

On  Monday 3rd Feb, an unknown adult male was riding past several pupils from Colmers School and saw a group of teenagers who were pupils from other schools. The male jumped off his bike and produced a long-bladed and serrated knife from his coat. The group of 14-15 year olds ran and the cyclist chased two of them back up the lanes. Pupils who witnessed this were understandably shaken. We have contacted the police, who were already aware of the incident and are investigating. The assailant remains unknown but is described as having a deep voice, tall, Caucasian, wearing a long, black coat with the hood up, possibly in tracksuit leggings. Please discuss vigilance on the way home and stranger danger with your child, please see some guidance below.


STRANGER DANGER REMINDER

The police have asked us to share stranger danger advice with you to help keep you safe when you are out and about and travelling to and from school.

STRANGER DANGER PREVENTION ADVICE

Here are some simple steps you can take to make sure you stay safe on the street.

  • Never go off on your own with a stranger, take things from them or get in a car with them.
  • Make sure you tell your parents where you are
  • If someone scares you or makes you feel uncomfortable go somewhere safe, which could be your home, your school or a police station.
  • Remember to tell someone what has happened straight away
  • If you have Snapchat check the settings on the new location sharing feature, Snap Maps , including details about how to change your settings and tips for staying safe.

USEFUL LINKS FOR PARENTS

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is the only children’s charity which can safeguard children. Visit their website for more information – https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/staying-safe-away-from-home/

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Coronavirus Advice

Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers.

The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.

The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However, we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China.

Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

Advice for parents/guardians

You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.

There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.

We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half-term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.

What action you can take?

A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.

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LGBT History Month

February is LGBT History Month! We want to use this month as an opportunity to celebrate the strength and spirit of the LGBT community. Over the coming weeks, we will be posting a variety of LGBT icons, animals and historic events over on our Twitter account as well as updating this page with our posts.

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SEND Newsletter January 2020

Welcome to the first Newsletter of 2020. I hope that the information provided is both informative and useful.  Please make every effort to attend the forthcoming Coffee Morning as this is a great opportunity to meet and discuss current SEND news. Please be reassured that the Inclusion Team continue to work hard to ensure pupils feel happy, safe and supported in school. All staff receive regular Continual Professional Development on specific topics aimed at supporting children with additional needs. Staff have recently received training around ‘Autism Awareness’, Mental Health, Dyslexia and Speech, Language and Communication Needs. I will keep you updated on such news in future issues.

If there is anything that you feel would be useful to include in future editions please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

You can also read more here about an upcoming workshop from Birmingham City Council called Be Empowered.

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Chatroom Alert! : DISCORD

Please be aware of a chat room application called Discord.  This app is commonly used by gamers to talk to each other whilst gaming.  Users can send direct messages to one another or listen in to larger group chats.  Connecting with friends is easy – users can simply join an existing gaming server or send an email invitation to start a new one. Most significantly, you do not have to download an app to use it as it can be accessed via any browser and is free to use.

Safeguarding professionals have asked us to share with parents as the Discord social networking tool is geared towards adults, not children and young people.

The link below provides more information about Discord, with some parental advice relating to the app.



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Well Done to our Handball Team

Outstanding performance by our Dame Elizabeth Handball Team at the School Games Girls’ Handball Finals. The girls walked away with Silver Medals – narrowly missing out on being crowned champions during extra time!

Well done team – you have made everyone at Dame Elizabeth proud.

We have a brief overview of how pupils can use the 'read aloud' function on Microsoft Word, which may help with their remote learning. Please follow the link: https://bit.ly/3nWcqrO

We love this 'Student's Guide to Learning from Home' booklet. It includes some tips and ideas for getting the most out of your remote learning day.

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Contact Info

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Contact Number: 0121 464 4040

Email to Mr Dunn: enquiry@decschool.co.uk

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