December 2018 Events December Events 2018
Exciting news!! St Bede’s has been awarded the prestigious National Centre of Excellence Award from GL Assessment. You will notice this logo which will now be featured on our website. This demonstrates how St Bede’s are driving assessment forward within school and across the country. GL Assessment is a nationally recognised company whose assessments are widely used across the UK, and their assessments give us an accurate picture of how our pupils are comparing to national standards. This also further backs up our impressive SATs data where we performed above National standards for the first time last year. St Bede’s were selected for this case study due to the way in which we manage the systems, use the data to get the best out of pupils and our outstanding exit data by year 8 pupils. Last year, year 8 pupils’ exited with 89% of pupils at National Standard in English, when they arrived in year 5 this figure was only 30%. In maths there was a similar success story with 32% entering St Bede’s at National expectation and 85% leaving at National Expectation.
30 Nov 2018
**Photo consents** Its great to see so many parents using the SIMS App – Interim reports will be released before we break up for Christmas and will only be accessed by parent/carer on this app. Please ensure you have e-mailed firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having any issues registering, IT are working on solutions. We are excited to share photos of events and achievements at St Bede’s. Your child’s face will be blurred out if consent to share photos is not given via the app.
21 Nov 2018
Severe Weather/School Closure In the event of severe weather or other event which will require the school to close parents will be informed through the following channels: The school website: st-bedes.worcs.sch.uk Our Twitter & Facebook Pages/Account Text to your child’s registered contact Worcestershire County Council website: worcestershire.gov.uk For our text system to be of use to you please ensure you have updated the school with any phone number changes – this can be done via your SIMs Parent App. NB: Do not take note of a text message from your child, or a third party – the information on the school website WILL be accurate.
Year 7 CONFIRMATION 2018/2019 Parents Information Evening 11 December 2018 : 6pm-7pm – Parents and Pupils to attend Parish Commitment Masses 19 January 2019 – 5pm OLMC 20 January 2019 – 11.30am OLMC 20 January 2019 – 10.30am StP Confirmation Retreat @ Harvington Hall 20 or 22 May 2019 Confirmation Sessions (5.30pm-6.30pm) Session 1 – 4 February 2019 Session 2 – 25 February 2019 Session 3 – 11 March 2019 Session 4 – 25 March 2019 Session 5 – 8 April 2019 Session 6 – 13 May 2019 Enrolment Forms to be submitted by 11 January 2019
Christmas Carols with St Bede’s TODAY from 3.30pm – 5.00pm. Christmas Carols St Bede’s 04 12 18 (1)
8 Nov 2018
ParentPay Please ensure you log into your child’s ParentPay account to pay for any trip/visit etc. Electronic letters go out to those that have subscribed to our news/newsletter for all trip/visits Contact the school if you need a copy of your ParentPay details email@example.com
5 Nov 2018
Parents SIMs App Please ensure that you have signed into the parent app and updated consents along with checking yours and your child’s personal details. We would appreciate that ALL parents go onto the app to update accordingly. School often sends text messages out to parents and these will not reach you if we have the incorrect information stored. We have photos from residential trips that we are wanting to post but we are unable at present as we don’t have consents to publish your child’s photos. Any issues you have with the app please fell free to contact school firstname.lastname@example.org or come into the school reception. NB if you are not using desktop – rotate your device to see the consents in full
Applications for High School (present Yr 8 pupils) Complete application, on-line, by 31 October 2018. On Line Application Form Any issues please call School Admissions 01905 763 763
Remembrance Day (non-uniform with a splash of red 09/11/18) To commemorate Remembrance Day, pupils should wear non-uniform with a splash of red or, if they belong to a uniformed group e.g. Scouts, Brownies etc., they may wear their uniform. £1 donation for the Royal British Legion *Sportswear is not appropriate for this occasion*
Lourdes MAC Parents Support Group 15/10/18 @ St Bede’s 7pm Connecting Families worker, Jill Wallis, will be showcasing the Family Toolbox. Practical activities to engage family life. All welcome to attended. 7pm start at St Bede’s.
St Bede’s Catholic Middle School Draft Admissions Policy 2020/2021 (consultation) We are consulting on our admissions criteria for 2020/2021 admissions, there are a couple of minor changes. Any feedback please contact our clerk to the governors Mrs Sarah Cosgriff (email@example.com). Admission policy for consultation 20-21 Kind regards, Mr Matthew Russell Assistant Principal
Online Services for Parent/Guardian This is to enable you to make the best of our online services. We will have staff on hand during the evening to assist with passwords and downloading apps. There will be an IT presentation at 7pm in our school hall. Moving forward we will be a cashless/paperless school so using these services are a needs must. Online Services for Parents 2018 (1)
4 Sep 2018
**Parent SIMS App** Please ensure you have logged in and completed all relevant consent for your child – rota your device to landscape to view these in full. If you haven’t received your invite please email: firstname.lastname@example.org SIMS Parent App Poster Parent App Letter to Parents 2018-2019
18 Jul 2018
End of Year Reports Your child’s report is now available to view via your Insight Account – if you have forgotten your username & password please e-mail: email@example.com We have a lot of pupil success to share with parents along with photos – we are limited at present due to lack of consents. Consents can be done via Insight as well as the SIMS App – please update so we can share photos. Insight will be phased out over the next few months and replaced by the SIMS APP.
13 Jul 2018
St Bede’s Summer Fete 16/07/18 We look forward to welcoming everyone to our Summer School Fete on Monday 16/07/18. We have just secured bumper cars (£3 a go) and Tina’s Ice Cream Van will be there too! Pupils have worked hard on their stalls and look forward to a fun filled afternoon! St Bede’s Summer Fete 16 07 18
11 Jul 2018
End of Year Reports You will be texted next week when these reports are available to view via your Insight Account – if you have forgotten your username & password please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org We have a lot of pupil success to share with parents along with photos – we are limited at present due to lack of consents. Please ensure you have logged in to the new SIMS APP and completed all relevant consents for your child – rotate your device to landscape to view these in full. NB: the APP is only working on devices NOT desktop – so we have enabled you to update consents via Insight for the remainder of the term. Insight will be phased out over the next few months and replaced by the SIMS APP.
Copy of transition letter for our year 4’s visiting on 11/07 & 12/07 Transition Days July 2018