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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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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!

Incident

Parental Safeguarding Incident

8th March 2019

Last night one of our female students was walking home alone from school along Popes Lane in Bournville, when 3 males of school age (unknown to her) approached her from behind, physically assaulted her and stole her mobile phone.

As always, please remind your child to be extra vigilant on their journey to and from school and to keep all valuables out of sight also, to not have earphones in so that they are aware of what is going on around them.

Reminder. We are closed to all pupils next Friday (29th November 2019) for a staff training day.

25 days until the deadline for applications to our 6th Form!! Please speak to Mr Hanson for another application form or if you have any questions.

Contact Info

Woodbrooke Road, Birmingham,

West Midlands B30 1UL

Contact Number: 0121 464 4040

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

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