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The BIG Anti Bullying Award

Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School has achieved the BIG Award for Excellence in Challenging Bullying for the second time.  This award is achieved by meeting all of our stringent criteria and demonstrating that the school has a wide range of anti-bullying strategies in place, including an excellent anti-bullying policy, a peer support scheme and staff training. 

This is the best way to reduce bullying, and ensure that students can learn and socialise in a happy and caring environment. 

Well done to all staff and students. 

Val McFarlane, Director, Bullying Intervention Group (BIG Award).

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Christmas Menu

On Tuesday 15th December we will be serving a traditional Christmas menu for pupils at the cost of £2.40.

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TikTok Updated Parental Controls

ONLINE SAFETY UPDATE – TikTok Update Parental Controls with Family Pairing Feature 

TikTok is used by many teenagers and sometimes children younger than that 13 despite its terms and conditions. Using the new Family Pairing feature can allow parents to guide their child’s TikTok experience in a safer way. Features include:

  • Search: Decide what can be searched for. This includes content, users, hashtags, or sounds
  • Screen Time Management: Sets how long your teen can spend on TikTok each day
  • Discoverability: Decide on the account being private (you decide who can see their content) or public (anyone can search and view content)

To find out more information about TikTok’s Family Pairing feature and to download a helpful poster to share with pupils and parents, go to: https://swgfl.org.uk/magazine/tiktok-update-parental-controls-with-family-pairing-feature/

Online Security – Christmas

Online Security Black Friday Sales!

This is a reminder that the ‘Black Friday’ periods sees the highest number of emails flying across the online world than at any other time of year. The means that not only are there millions of legitimate emails, but online scammers also send out lots too.

We are all vulnerable, but children, perhaps teenagers especially might be ‘secretly’ buying presents online for the first time. Reminders about safe buying online would be very timely.

The National Cybersecurity Centre has a Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) where you can send emails you are concerned about. The message might be from a company you don’t normally receive communications from, or someone you do not know. You may just have a hunch. If you are suspicious, you should report it. Your report of a phishing email will help us to act quickly, protecting many more people from being affected.

Just forward the email to: report@phishing.gov.uk

You can find more advice about online security here:
https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/section/information-for/individuals-families

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World War One Work

Our Year 9 pupils have produced some fantastic work on World War One in the last two weeks. In particular, a huge well done to J.Gibbs, E.Phillips, S.Sayles and M.Stowe in 9A. And thank you to K.Hart for bringing in a gas mask to share with his class who have been studying the weapons used as part of warfare in WW1.

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Bedrock Launch

You should have received a letter from school with your child’s username, password and parent access code.

Please log-in before 2nd November.

If you have any issues, please contact Mrs Sullivan: l.Sullivan@decschool.co.uk

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Birmingham City Council – Local Offer

Dear Parents, Carers, Children, Young people, SENCOs / Teachers and Practitioners,

As you may be aware we are currently developing our new BCC Local Offer website which is due to be launched on 30th November 2020.

We have been working with parents along the way to get invaluable input. Now we would like other stakeholders to visit the new site and offer feedback.  The Local Offer website is designed to be that ‘one-stop-shop’ that families can visit to find out what provision is available in their local area, how to get advice, support, things explained and a lot more!   The website is still very much under construction so you will find that some sections will not have any content.  We want Birmingham’s Local Offer website to be the best that it can be for all who use it and we understand that to achieve this goal we will need your help! All feedback is welcome.

Please visit the website at www.localofferbirmingham.co.uk and email Alice Okuyiga at Alice.Okuyiga@Birmingham.gov.ukwith your feedback/comments.

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Careers Guidance Pupil Hub

We are excited to launch our brand new Careers Guidance Pupil Hub.

Pupils need to be prepared for the evolving working world and so, at the heart of our Careers Programme, is a focus on building up essential lifelong employability skills.

Visit our new website to access a wealth of careers guidance, designed to support both pupils and parents.

With our brand new resources, you can…

  • Choose a subject you love and see where it might lead
  • Explore your options for when you leave school
  • Gain valuable advice on applying to university, apprenticeships and jobs
  • Practice your interview skills
  • Discover alternative options like gap years or starting your own business

www.matrixacademytrust.co.uk/careers

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Educational Psychologist Telephone Helpline

Educational Psychologist Telephone Helpline for Parents and Carers 

Running until October half-term 

Do you as a parent or carer feel that you need someone to talk to about your child during the return to school phase? 

Birmingham Educational Psychology Service is providing a telephone helpline for any parents or carers of children in Birmingham, who feel they would benefit from a consultation with a psychologist to support them with any concerns arising at this time, for them or their families. 

Areas of concern you may wish to discuss could include: 

• Supporting you to support your child as they return to school. 

• Concerns around the impact of the school shut down, and the return to school, on your children and family. 

• How best to look after yourself so you can support your children. 

The concerns can be related to school or family life. 

You will be offered an initial telephone consultation of 30 minutes with a psychologist and a potential follow up session of another 30-minute consultation at a later date. These will be Monday-Friday, within standard working hours. The helpline will be running until Friday 23rd October 2020. 

If you would like to access this service please email Kathryn.Brown@birmingham.gov.uk 

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Results Day Information

Surname Initial     Time Slot

A to F                       9:00 – 10:00

G to N                    10:00 – 11:00

O to Z                     11:00 – 12:00


Year 11 Results Day – Thursday 20th August

You will have received a letter with a time-slot for the collection of your results. In line with government safety guidelines, please only arrive during your allocated time. For more information please refer to the ‘Year 11 Results Day’ letter.

Here is a video from Ofqual with more details about how they are making grades consistent with previous years:

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.

https://bit.ly/39FzfLg

Contact Info

Woodbrooke Road, Birmingham,

West Midlands B30 1UL

Contact Number: 0121 464 4040

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

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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