As you will be aware, we had our OFSTED visit in the last week of the Summer term.
The visit was extremely positive and is testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment of all our amazing staff. We would also like to thank all of our parents and carers for their feedback and continual support. The inspector was blown away by the curriculum for Reading, History and Maths. The school excelled in all areas (Leadership and Management, Behaviour and Attitudes, EYFS, Safeguarding, Personal Development and Quality of Education) and we were judged to still be outstanding.
This is an amazing achievement under the framework and we are so proud! If you have any questions about the inspection and report please contact the main school office.
RAISING MONEY FOR MOROCCO
A HUGE thank you for supporting our charity event on Friday 15th September. Together, we have raised £751, which is incredible!
A special mention goes to Amelia R in J5, who created and sold bracelets in her own time, in order to raise money for our fundraising day. A fantastic display of compassion - well done, Amelia!
All the money will be donated to the charity 'Education for All - Morocco'. Our thoughts and prayers go to all those affected by the crisis.
STANLEY HEAD 2023
28 children from Year 6 have had a wonderful (WET!) experience at Stanley Head. Many of the children overcame their fears by completing the high ropes and canoeing. For lots of children this was their first experience of staying away from home helping them grow in maturity and independence. The staff at Stanley Head commented on the enthusiasm of all the children and their excellent behaviour.
A huge thank you to all the staff that visited and Mrs Jones, Mr Mothershaw-Hall and Mr Jones for camping all week!
All of the children in school will have the opportunity to visit the local library to promote a love of reading. We would encourage all of our families to take their children to the library to lend books that excite and encourage lifelong reading.
Please ask your child about their library visit and how they can use their library card.
MESSAGE FROM REV. ANGELA BRYAN
Hello and welcome to a new school year at Belgrave St Bartholomew’s Academy, from all of us in Blurton & Dresden Church of England Parish. We hope that you had a good summer (if a bit soggy) and that you are raring to go for the autumn and winter.
This school year Reception will be visiting St Bartholomew’s Church to explore the building, Years 3 & 4 to experience a mock Christian Baptism, Years 5 & 6 for Experience Easter in April, and at the start of October Years 1 & 2 for Experience Harvest. I come in most weeks to lead Collective Worship for the whole school, and work with the senior leaders here to ensure that, as well as being a distinctively Christian school, we encourage the children and staff to make links between faiths, and to grow in their own spirituality.
I am here to support and encourage the children and staff in this journey, and the church family get involved with the school wherever we can. It is an exciting time with the launch of the new school vision and values, and the key story of the Good Samaritan to explore and allow it to shape us as a community. Please say hello if you see me around the school, as I love being part of the team here at Belgrave!
A reminder of the expectations for uniform and PE kit. We have noticed a wide array of PE kits, please make an effort to ensure you child’s PE kit meets the expected standard. The uniform expectations can be found on the link to our website below:
For further information please contact School’s In on 01782 310111 or visit https://www.schoolsinuniform.co.uk.
Mr Jones continually updates the website with key information for all our parents and carers. This includes curriculum updates and class pages. Lots of your questions can be answered on our comprehensive website.
Other ways to stay updated include Dojo, X (formerly known as Twitter), YouTube and Facebook - give us a follow! Links can be found at the bottom of this page.
A prayer for us all:
We thank you for the new academic year. Full of opportunities to meet new teachers, make new friends and develop knowledge and skills. We know you are looking down on us and supporting us with everything we do. Help us show our values of Courage, Compassion and Respect in everything we do.