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July 23rd, 2014
In September 2014 there will be major changes to the special educational needs and disabilities code of practice.
For those parents/carers of students with SEND updates about these changes will be available in the Autumn term after Governor consultation and approval. The new approved policy will be available on this site in the policies section.
Further information can be found by following this link to the Government document.
Until this time please refer to our current document by clicking here.
For any questions or further information please contact us at email@example.com
July 22nd, 2014
Opportunity for year 7s starting in September 2014
20 places have come available for our successful Holiday activities
There is no charge but we are not able to provide transport now
To book a place please phone 01332 557032 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to fill in the permission form and bring it to the first session
Click here to view our leaflet.
Click here for the application form.
Dr Rob Rodgers
July 18th, 2014
Congratulations to all our Art & Textiles GCSE and A Level students on producing such a fantastic exhibition. The work was shown in the Lafayette suite, which was transformed into a gallery for the month of June. If you didn’t get the opportunity to see the work, please feel free to browse through the Art & Textiles Powerpoint and enjoy the labours of our very talented and hardworking students- Well done to them all!
Click here to download the Art & Textiles PowerPoint.
July 15th, 2014
THE ACADEMY WILL BE OPEN TO YEAR 7, YEAR 10 AND YEAR 12 ON THURSDAY 10 JULY. A LETTER WAS HANDED OUT TO ALL STUDENTS YESTERDAY BUT FOR YOUR INFORMATION, THE INFORMATION IS INCLUDED BELOW.
This morning I confirmed that Unison and Unite had not notified us of intended strike action within the time limits set out legally, and so no Unison or Unite staff will be on strike on Thursday 10th July. This leaves the National Union of Teachers and GMB that have notified the academy correctly and so members may be on strike.
I have to consider the health and safety of children, numbers on site and how many classes are at risk of not having a teacher. As other union members cannot be asked to cover a teacher or other staff on strike, and as some of the agencies that provided cover will not do so for striking teachers, there are several factors to take into account. Children live too far away to be in for a lesson then go home, then return for a lesson.
I am pleased to be able to inform you that I have decided with the approval of the Chair of Governors that the best solution for Thursday 10th of July is to be OPEN for Years 7, 10 and 12. Classes in these years must attend normally. Years 8 and 9 will not be able to attend. Normal truancy and attendance checks will take place for those children who should be attending.
Should you be uncertain about the information in this letter please contact the school office.
July 9th, 2014
The students and staff of St Benedict CVA are proud to work on a 2 year Comenius project in partnership with schools from 7 other European countries; Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Spain and Turkey. This exciting project aims to promote love and respect for each other’s cultures and lifestyles as well as promoting Derby as a city of both national and international importance. In 2013-2014, the group met 3 times; Derby in November, Spain in March and Italy in May.
In July our students prepared and presented an exhibition about their experiences and what they have learned. They spoke with sincerity and passion about the project, describing how it had been eye-opening, confidence-building, even life changing. And yet, we are only half way through! Meetings in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany are planned for 2014-2015.
“The proper education of the young does not consist in stuffing their heads with a mass of words, sentences, and ideas dragged together out of various authors, but in opening up their understanding to the outer world, so that a living stream may flow from their own minds, just as leaves, flowers, and fruit spring from the bud on a tree.”
-Jan Comenius, 1592-1670
July 2nd, 2014