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Sports Day 2019

Thursday 4th July saw our annual sports day take place at the wonderful Abbey Stadium. A selection of photographs and a snapshot video of the day can be found below.

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Pride Youth Network

Six students travelled to London on Friday 5th July for their first Pride Youth Network Conference to kick start their year as LGBTQ+ ambassadors for the school. During this exciting day, students had the privilege of hearing from keynote speaker, Labour MP Angela Eagle, who spoke to the crowd of 100 pupils and teachers from across London and Birmingham about LGBTQ+ youth activism, the history of LGBTQ+ oppression and the importance of speaking up to make the changes you want to see in the world.

Students spent the rest of the day divided into groups for workshop sessions on Intersexuality, the future of gender, poetry writing, how to use social media to an advantage, singing and poster-making and ended with a large group chorus and the presentation of certificates. Students left the conference feeling inspired and galvanised to return to school to create meaningful campaigns based on their new-found knowledge. 

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Examination Result Days

Students are expected to collect their exam results on the following days:

A-Level/Level 3 Examination Results

Thursday 15th August 2019, 9.00am – 10.00am

GCSE Examination Results

Thursday 22nd August 2019, 9.00am – 12.00pm

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National School Sports Week

Day 1 of NSSW 2019 – Over 40 participants and sports leaders made our basketball tournament a fantastic success!


Day 2 of National School Sports Week at DEC. Exceptional performances in our tennis and football tournaments. Dance warm-ups in Year 7 core PE were a huge success. Leading the way on wellbeing #NSSW

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Host an International Student

High schools international are a provider of international study programmes for overseas students. We are partnering with them to provide quality language immersion experiences.

We are looking for host families! You could earn £140 per student per week based on 1 to 2 students per household.

Who can host?

  • Aged over 25+ and live within reasonable travel distance from our host school.
  • Have at least one spare single or twin bedroom.
  • Can provide breakfast, packed lunch and dinner for students.
  • Are interested in other cultures and keen to meet new people.
  • Can provide a warm and welcoming environment for students of any nationality.
  • Are happy to undergo a full DBS background check.

Benefits of being a host?

  • Hosts are paid a weekly sum per student.
  • Learn about new cultures and languages.
  • Build connections with people from other countries.
  • Many students remain life-long friends with their host family.
  • Have fun!

Support

Parental Workshops

Last term saw the beginning of our new Parental Workshops. So far the workshops have focused upon anxiety and stress management. The idea of these workshops is to support parents and carers in developing the skills they need to support their young person.

Feedback has been positive, and we plan on continuing the workshops this term, and into the next academic year. Other forthcoming workshops will look at a variety of topics such as internet safety and positive money management, as well as a host of other interesting topics. Please keep an eye out for dates and invites, we would love to see lots of parents coming along.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Miss Morris (School Social Worker) through the usual communication routes.

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Bullying Intervention Group Update

All of our Year 7 and 9 pupils were involved in two separate programmes during the first week of May. Our Year 9 pupils were involved in the SELMA project and learnt about hate speech and crime and were able to work in groups looking at case studies.

The idea of this was to help pupils to identify different aspects of hate speech and crime as well as to come up with ideas to change pupil’s viewpoints if they hear or see this happening in our local community. Over the summer term, Year 9 will be given the opportunity to work on a project surrounding tackling hate speech in the local community. We will keep you updated on this. Year 7 were involved in the “Nice Bus Campaign” which involved being able to identify different types of bullying, as well as the use of social media and how to spot signs of bullying. It placed emphasis on social inclusion and how to build solid friendships. Year 7 will also be working on different projects surrounding these issues and we will keep you updated as these develop.

Our Anti-Bullying signature wall has been painted white and is ready for everyone to sign. The Anti-bullying team are finalising the pledge, as to why we are all signing the wall and what it will mean to have our signatures on there.

For the second year running, we are proud to announce that we have been awarded the BIG award for excellence in challenging bullying. This has been achieved through the hard work of our pupils and the commitment they have in helping to tackle any forms of bullying.

As always if you have any concerns or questions or your child has disclosed anything to you at home, please let us know so we can deal with it promptly.

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Year 8 – Aiming Higher

Our brilliant Year 8 pupils had a fantastic opportunity last half term to take a ‘sneak-peak’ at their futures during an action-packed day at two local universities.  In partnership with Aim Higher West Midlands, on Thursday 11th April, pupils visited the University of Birmingham and University College Birmingham to be part of the ‘Explore Your Future’ event. The event gave pupils the chance to take part in exciting and interactive workshops from leading university professionals in areas such as science, robotics, art and business. Pupils were inspired by the fabulous opportunity to experience university life and be involved in live-action workshops.

The opening phase of the day was spent at the University of Birmingham. Here pupils explored the link between GCSEs and their perfect career; how might their GCSE ‘portfolio’ prepare them for a career in a thriving and competitive industry? Another session included a revealing exploration of how robotics is influencing modern life and the intricacies of how science, maths and robotics continue to be pivotal in everyday life and society.

Following this, pupils were whisked off to their second inspirational location of the day: University College Birmingham. Following a quick ‘re-fuel’ stop for lunch, pupils attended a particularly useful workshop that explored the important skill of networking and presenting yourself in a positive way. This covered all aspects of being successful at interviews to adopting the correct tone and approach when working within individual sectors.

The climax of this incredible careers day involved uncovering the real pathway for success with a presentation exploring problem solving in business. With secret tips from leading educational and business experts, experience of university seminars and a genuine understanding of which doors university can open, our pupils now have the insider-knowledge on how to make it big in education and the business world!

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Student Leadership Update

As we begin the Summer term it is always good to reflect on the success of the student leadership team both as a cohort of students and some key individuals who have being successful in different areas across school so far this academic year during the Spring term.

New Prefect Cohort

As we move into the Summer term it is the time of year when prospective Year 9 & 10 students undergo the rigorous and robust prefect application process, so that they have the Summer term to be introduced to the role and develop the skills needed to be an outstanding prefect prior to going into Year 10 & 11.

The quality of the applications received this year were absolutely phenomenal and congratulations to the successful candidates.


Outstanding Prefects

On reflection from the Spring term the a group of prefects have been selected to attend a reward meal during the Summer term for their outstanding contribution to the Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School community ensuring that school remains a safe space for all students and that high standards and expectations around school are maintained.


Prefect Standards/Expectations

A reminder for all students who are interested in becoming a prefect in the future below is the expected criteria to maintained and met once becoming a prefect:

  1. 97% attendance or above.
  2. Less than 5 negatives in a term.
  3. Less than 3 lates in a term.
  4. Less than 2 missed duties.
  5. Outstanding behaviour in lessons and unstructured time.

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A brilliant DEC snowman – well done Matthew in Year 7! ❄️❄️❄️⛄️

We’re thrilled to launch the #VirtualSchoolLibrary in partnership with @Literacy_Trust, which will offer free books and audiobooks to pupils as they learn from home. 📚

This week, you can read @FansofJWilson's The Story of Tracy Beaker. Visit http://library.thenational.academy 🙌

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