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Open Evening

Due to the unprecedented demand for tickets, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting two Open Mornings. The Open Mornings will take place on Monday 27/9/21 and Wednesday 29/9/21. All Open Mornings will have two sessions, the first beginning at 9.15am and the second beginning at 10.15am. Space for these events is limited, and tickets MUST be booked in advance. Book Here.

Open Evening – Thursday 16th September 5.00pm-8.00pm

Our Open Evening is always extremely busy. Therefore, to keep the flow of people moving and minimise large gatherings we are having staggered entry times this year.

These will at 15 minute intervals with arrivals from 4.45-7.15pm

Tickets MUST be booked in advance or you will not be permitted entry. A ticket must be booked for every person attending, including any children. As tickets are limited, please support us by booking only the number of tickets you need and keeping your party as small as possible. Ideally, parties will consist of just one parent/carer and their Year 6 child.

Tickets are available below. Even with these measures in place, we strongly encourage all visitors to wear face coverings during Open Evening.

When you select your arrival window, please note that the Head Teacher’s presentation begins promptly 15 minutes after the first arrival, so if you book the 4.45pm slot you will be ready for the Head Teacher’s speech starting at 5.00pm.

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World Book Day

Pupils will have access to the following literacy and reading resources for World Book Day 2021: 

  • literacy quiz (complete and enter to win points and prizes) 
  • reading podcasts (listen to a range of authors and attend live literacy-based broadcasts) 
  • short stories (years 7-10 – read and engage with tasks) 

Click on the following link to watch free bespoke videos by some of Britain’s best authors and artists; we highly recommend listening to Michael Rosen and Benjamin Zephaniah discuss rhythm, rhyme, and poems – https://bournvillebookfest.com/schools

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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

Dame Elizabeth took part in #Take10toRead last week with some fantastic reading for mental health taking place across school. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed sitting back and getting into a good book in aid of Mental Health Day. #Take10toRead #LiteracyTrust #MentalHealthDay

@WaseleyHills @knbs_school @FollowDECTC @thefactory_YPC @StEdCampSixth representing Birmingham at Queens Baton Relay, check out the pictures in our twitter feed

Contact Info

Woodbrooke Road, Birmingham,

West Midlands B30 1UL

Contact Number: 0121 464 4040

Email to Ms J Newsome: enquiry@decschool.co.uk

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

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