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21.06.2013. Annual Literacy Day Monday 8th July

Dear Parents/Carers

Venerable Bede Academy would like to invite members of the local community to help celebrate their annual Literacy Day.

Come along to our free ‘Nostalgia Morning’, (10 am ‘til 12 noon), where we can share old images and memories of our community. We have a scanner and photographic paper so that you can create free copies of your precious photographs. Enjoy a cream tea and help our students create a ‘Memory Wall’.

Parents and toddlers are invited to our free ‘Toddler Book Party’ which is being held by staff from ‘7 Stories’ (1:15 pm – 2:15 pm) with a Julia Donaldson theme. Juice and snacks will be provided.

You are all very welcome to attend both events. Please contact the School office on 01915239745 to reserve your space.

Ofsted Comments

The school is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners
• Behaviour is good...calm and well-ordered
• Students are enthused and want to learn
• Exceptional staff commitment
• Senior Leadership of the highest calibre
• Pioneering work
• Significant investment to develop the quality of teaching
• Teaching is motivational
• Students are making strong gains
• High parental satisfaction
• Students talk with pride...relationships are positive in lessons and around the school
• The atmosphere for learning and for personal and spiritual growth is outstanding
• A purposeful and forward-looking institution capable of further outstanding growth

Recent Inspections

Congratulations to our students, staff, governors and families on two fantastic inspections,

each lasting two days! Ofsted were the first to visit under the New Framework in January this year, closely followed by a SIAS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools). Judged from Good to Outstanding in all categories.:

Most of all, we pride ourselves on being inclusive; a neighbourhood school, open to all. See our new Admissions Policy or simply give us a ring and we’ll show you around.

Mrs. Booth
Headteacher