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16.02.2013. Young Entrepreneur Project

Dear Parents/Carers

VCASH FOR KIDS – YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR PROJECT, 2012. SUPPORTED BY, Metro radio, Gateshead College and Gentoo.

16 teams from schools across the region took part in the “Young Entrepreneur” initiative whereby they had to set up a business idea to raise cash to support local disadvantaged children who suffer abuse or neglect, are disabled or have special needs or who simply need extra care or guidance. The project was led by Miss Hill and she was supported by 10 business enterprise volunteers from years 10 and 11 to raise funds for the charity over a period of 8 weeks.

The project as a whole raised £3662.88. The 5 teams who raised the most money were invited to the grand finale at Gateshead College to find out which school had raised the most money for the charity and achieve the title “Young Entrepreneurs 2012”. The evening was hosted by Metro radio DJ’s Steve and Karen and much to our delight the Venerable Bede School won the competition, raising a grand total of £1000.

The students worked extremely hard every day of the 8 weeks, throughout their break and lunch to raise the funds and the school is very proud of their success.

The students involved were Megan Davison, Samantha Harris, Lauren Goodrick, Jayne Burnikell, Natalie Storey, Kier Jefferson, Bridie Scott, Daniel Burns and Michael Gallagher.

Well done you deserved to win
Miss Hill

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