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  • Updated COVID-19 measures and Risk assessment...

    Published 22/05/20
    Please click the documents below to see the updated COVID-19 measures and risk assessment...
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  • Letter for parents concerning COVID-19 symptoms...

    Published 23/09/20
    Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms Public Health England has produced a letter for scho
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  • Year 7 Virtual Tutor Evening...

    Published 21/09/20
    Please see the downloadable letter below to see information on the virtual tutor meeting. 
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  • Scholastic Book Club...

    Published 18/09/20
    Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/dene-magna to browse the latest books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school
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  • Virtual Open Day...

    Published 16/09/20
    Welcome to our virtual open day for local students and their parents.  We would normally invite you to come for an open evening where you can meet staff and students, see our amazing facilities and even taste food that students have prepared,
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  • Y7 European Day of Languages...

    Published 16/09/20
    We are delighted to inform you that there are a number of activities taking place for our Year 7 students to celebrate European Day of Languages:       When Activity Where
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  • Y11 Period 6 14/09/2020

    Published 10/09/20
    On Monday the 14th of September, there will be no period 6 for year 11 due to staff training. Period 6 sessions will continue as normal on Tuesday the 15th of September.
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  • Important message from Mr Brady - 9/9/2020

    Published 09/09/20

    Please be aware of a video circulating on Tik Tok and other platforms....

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  • Year 7 Book Buzz...

    Published 08/09/20
    Bookbuzz is a scheme run by BookTrust, sponsored by children’s book publishers, with the aim of encouraging and inspiring children to develop and enjoy a love of reading. We have taken part in the scheme every year since it began. The selection
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  • A message about contact details...

    Published 07/09/20
    Due to the current pandemic, we will be using email and text messages more and more, please can you ensure that your mobile number and email address are up to date.  Please find attached an Emergency Contact Sheet should you need to change your
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  • Letter from Mr Brady...

    Published 07/09/20
    Please see below for a letter from Mr Brady. 
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  • Year 11 P6 Timetable...

    Published 04/09/20
      Please see below for the Year 11 period 6 timetable. This timetable will start on Monday the 7th of September. 
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  • The Library and Reading...

    Published 03/09/20
    The Library and Reading:   Reading is still a priority at Dene Magna!  Students should always have a reading book with them, but unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions, they can no longer just pop over to our Library. Any Li
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  • A message from PE...

    Published 03/09/20
    Hi all,   We have been discussing PE and how we organise things.   Please ensure that students know that during the days that they have PE, they MUST come in wearing their PE kit. We have no use of the changing rooms so it
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  • Bus timetable for Ruardean/Pludds Route

    Published 02/09/20
    Please see below for the revised bus timetable for Ruardean/The Pludds.      C325BJ (DM 2) Belfitts 01594 829364 Stop AM PM Ruardean, T
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  • Menu starting 7th September...

    Published 01/09/20
    Please click the link below to access the school food menu for the week starting on the 7th of September. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school.  
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  • Pupil Premium, FSM and financial hardship - 2020

    Published 01/09/20
     Please click below to access a letter on Pupil Premium, FSM and financial hardship - 2020
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  • School Transport COVID-19 Guidance...

    Published 01/09/20
    Please click below to access the COVID-19 school transport guidance from Grindles.  Below is some extra information about the guidance on school transport. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the school. Bus
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  • Latest guidance for a safe return in September

    Published 27/08/20

    Please find below our latest Covid guidance... 

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  • SCO (school trips) payment system closure

    Published 27/08/20

    Pay system closure...

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  • Weekly Update from Mr Brady

    Published 21/08/20

    Here is Mr Brady's update for the week...

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  • Dene Magna School Results 2020

    Published 20/08/20

    Once again, we are delighted with this year’s outcomes at Dene Magna School. It has been an incredibly tough year...

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  • Message to Year 11

    Published 19/08/20

    Good luck with your results Year 11

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  • Year 11 Exam Results

    Published 19/08/20

    A quick message from Mr Brady, regarding the collection of GCSE exam results

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  • Exam Update - Mr Brady

    Published 17/08/20
    17th August 2020 Dear Parent/Carer I am sure that like us, you have been watching the news with a mixture of emotions over the last week. It seems that changes are happening on a daily basis and the impact this is having on the mental health of
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  • Summer Reading...

    Published 16/07/20
    Just a reminder that, even though it will be the holidays, students will still be able to use our online reading sources. Wheelers eBook and Audiobook platform will still be accessible via Student Quicklinks, as will myON, the new Renaissance di
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  • Returning in September...

    Published 16/07/20
    Please click the links below to view the guides for parents and students when returning in September...
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  • End of Year Letter

    Published 16/07/20
    Please click the link below for the end of year letter...
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  • Summer School 2020

    Published 16/07/20
    Information for Summer School 2020 - August 17th-21st   Acceptance emails and programmes are being sent out for those invited to Dene Magna Summer School 2020; please make a note of the dates and times your child is expected to attend, and
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  • Male in Linear Park

    Published 16/07/20
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  • MyOn...

    Published 10/07/20
    Introducing myON, Renaissance Learning's Digital Library   We have a new online resource for students!  https://www.myon.co.uk/login/index.html   All students have had an email from Mrs Goodwin with guidance for logi
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  • Update from Mr Brady (10/07/2020)

    Published 10/07/20
    Dear parent/carer,   Well, it looks like we have reached the final week of the school year and rather than make this a long update, I will be sending out a more detailed end of year letter to you during next week.   It has
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  • Science Revision Guides (Year 9 and 10)

    Published 07/07/20
    Please click below to access a letter from the head of Science about revision guides...
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  • Pupil Premium, FSM and Financial Hardship

    Published 07/07/20
    Please click the document below to read a letter concerning Pupil Premium, FSM and Financial Hardship...
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  • Summer Book Club

    Published 06/07/20
    Summer book club starting Monday 20th July!   To secure your place please email Mr Smith as soon as possible. 
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  • Student Reports

    Published 06/07/20
    Hi all, Just to let you know, reports are currently being collated for all year groups with the exception of yr11 and will be posted home towards the end of the week.  Thank you. 
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  • Update from Mr Brady (03/07/2020)

    Published 03/07/20
    Dear parents/carers   I cannot tell you how good it feels to be stood up again and typing this!  Thanks to Mr Mitchell for stepping in last week and updating you all on what is happening whilst I recovered from my back problem. &nb
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  • Pastoral Week Information

    Published 02/07/20
    Access the document below for information on Pastoral week. 
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  • Mitcheldean Road Works

    Published 26/06/20
    Just to let you know GripFibre surfacing works of Abenhall Road, Mitcheldean due to happen shortly. The works are weather dependent and dates may change at short notice, the currently proposed dates are: ·     &n
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  • Update from Mr Mitchell (26/06/2020)

    Published 26/06/20
    Dear parents/carers, Sometimes, in the apparent maelstrom of current events, we may forget that the normality of life is still going on. This was brought home to us this week as Mr Brady has been struggling through the week after putting his back
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  • Letter for Year 7 2020...

    Published 22/06/20
    Please download the document below to access this letter...
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  • Update from Mr Brady (18/06/2020)

    Published 18/06/20
    Dear parents/carers,   I will start by checking in once again to see how you are doing. Although lockdown is easing, I do know that it remains an incredibly difficult time for some. Please remember to get in touch if you need anything from
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  • Accelerated Reader Update 01/06 - 14/06/2020

    Published 18/06/20
     Accelerated Reader Update 01/06 - 14/06/2020   Well done to 7W1, the top tutor group this time. No overall winner in year 8, four tutor groups on the same score.    Particular 'Well Done' and 'Congratulati
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  • Update from Mr Brady (11/06/2020)

    Published 11/06/20
    Dear parents/carers   These updates seem to be coming around more quickly than before and yet it is now the 12th week since lockdown began!   If anything, this tough time has shown us how strong we are as a community and that wh
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  • Empathy Day...

    Published 05/06/20
     EMPATHY DAY 9 June 2020 Read Stories, Build Empathy, Make a Better World. https://www.empathylab.uk/empathy-day-20204bde2d62 Links in the Library Google Classroom 6w36hf4 to authors reading aloud, brand new short stories, author blogs,
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  • Weekly Update from Mr Brady (05/06/2020)

    Published 05/06/20
    Dear parent/carer Where has the time gone?  I hope you all managed to have a restful half term and that you are all staying safe and well. It remains a busy time at Dene Magna and I have a few updates for you. Firstly, I am delighted to
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  • Information for Year 6 Parents...

    Published 04/06/20
    Please click the links below to access the document...
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  • Gloucester College Online Open Event...

    Published 02/06/20
    GLOUCESTERSHIRE COLLEGE - ONLINE OPEN EVENT: 1-5 JUNE   Meet our teaching team  Explore the wide range of courses on offer   Understand what you could learn  Ask questions about the course and the College   Disc
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  • Accelerated Reader Update...

    Published 01/06/20
     Accelerated Reader Update for 11 - 31 May Well done to the Top Tutor Groups this time, 7D1 and 8F1. Dowty is still in the lead for the number of quizzes passed, but only 14 points separate the other three houses - your effort counts! 
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  • Update from Mr Brady (22/05/2020)

    Published 22/05/20
     Dear Parent/Carer   You will be fed up from hearing from me this week, so I will keep things brief today.   Hopefully, the letter I sent out yesterday gives some clarity on the plans we have in place for after half term?&n
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  • Year 10 and 12 return letter...

    Published 21/05/20
     Please click the link below... 
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  • Accelerated Reader and Wheelers ePlatform...

    Published 14/05/20
     Accelerated Reader and Wheelers ePlatform Wheelers have just informed us that the AR program has now been integrated with our ePlatform digital library (access via Student Quicklinks, eBooks & Audiobooks). This means that stude
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  • Update from Mr Brady (14/05/2020)

    Published 14/05/20
    Dear parent/carer,   It feels odd writing this from my office and not having that buzz of students and staff around the school. When I am in school I still cannot get used to the feeling.   I wrote to you on Tuesday to update yo
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  • Hay Festival

    Published 13/05/20
     HAY FESTIVAL is digital this year, 18 - 31 May, and FREE to view! This gives us easy access to many amazing author events which are available to view anytime after 8 am on the day they are scheduled. While the events are free to view, you can &
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  • Weekly update from Mr Brady (w/c: 12/05/2020)

    Published 12/05/20
     Dear Parent/Carer,   Sorry to intrude into your week again!  I just wanted to briefly reassure you that we are hard at work putting plans together for the many scenarios that may arise over the coming weeks with regard to a
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  • Accelerated Reader Update...

    Published 12/05/20
     Accelerated Reader Update 12 May 2020   Well done to Jenner readers! 7J1 and 8J2 were the top tutor groups for passing quizzes since 27 April.  Jenner is no longer bottom of the chart! Dowty is still well in the lead, fo
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  • Weekly update from Mr Brady (w/c: 11/05/2020)

    Published 11/05/20
     Morning everyone,   I hope you managed to have a nice weekend?   The announcement from Boris Johnson did offer some information on schools going forward but the initial focus will be on primary schools.  From a Dene M
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  • NHS Colouring Competition...

    Published 07/05/20
     I really hope that you are safe and well during this Challenging time.   Now more than ever The Children's Centre at Gloucester Royal Hospital along with NHS Staff and Key Worker's need our support.    At The
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  • Weekly update from Mr Brady (w/c:07/05/2020)

    Published 07/05/20
     Dear parent/carer   The sun has made a welcome return as I write this to you and I do hope that everyone is staying safe and well.   As we approach the weekend, can I please remind you all that we continue to be
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  • Help us win £5000 for the school library!

    Published 07/05/20
     Our school needs you! Help us win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for the school library - and get £100 for yourself! Just enter the competition online, it only takes a minute - Just click here.
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  • Free School Meal Update...

    Published 05/05/20
    Free School Meal update   The next round of free school meal voucher codes has now been requested. You should receive these by the end of the day on Monday 11th May.   If you are entitled to free school meals, you should have re
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  • BBC's Culture in Quarantine: The Big Book Weekend

    Published 05/05/20
      This is a 3-day virtual festival from 8 - 10 May that brings together the best of the cancelled UK literary festivals, broadcast as-live at https://bigbookweekend.com/  It is produced by MyVLF (online book festival site) and
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  • Bank Holiday (08/05/2020)

    Published 04/05/20
    Just a reminder about the bank holiday coming up this Friday. This bank holiday marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day. There will obviously be no lessons that day and we encourage as many people as possible to take part in the challenge that
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  • Library Google Classroom...

    Published 01/05/20
     The Library has a Google Classroom! Within it you will find threads with information about events online, links to authors, reading suggestions, chat about what we've been reading to escape from Lockdown, almost anything relating to the enj
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  • Accelerated Reader Message...

    Published 01/05/20
    https://www.renaissance.com/renaissance-at-home/ Renaissance Learning (Accelerated Reader) have produced a page for parents and guardians, to help them understand how AR and myON support learning.    We have free LIMITED acces
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  • Weekly update from Mr Brady (w/c:0105/2020)

    Published 01/05/20
    Dear parent/carer   I hope you have managed to have a nice week and that most importantly, you and your loved ones are managing to stay safe.   As you know, the school continues to be open for children of key workers and some of
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  • New Dates for Rescheduled Geography field trips...

    Published 30/04/20

    Below are the new dates for the geography trips for year 10, going into year 11...

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  • FSM Orders...

    Published 28/04/20
    All FSM orders went through last week. Some have now received their vouchers and Mr Bishop is chasing up all of those that have yet to arrive.  Stay safe everyone. 
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  • Accelerated Reader Update...

    Published 27/04/20
    Accelerated Reader Update... CONGRATULATIONS and WELL DONE to Caitlin Hall, 7W1, who is now a Word Count TRIPLE MILLIONAIRE!!   Quiz uptake by y7 and y8 has been a bit disappointing since lockdown, only 11 students have taken quizzes in
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  • Work Experience Placements

    Published 27/04/20

    A quick notice about work experience placements...

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  • Weekly update from Mr Brady (w/c: 24/04/20)

    Published 24/04/20
     Afternoon everyone,   I know I say this all the time, but I hope that everyone is safe and well. The return of some sunshine has really helped and most of you are probably now into something of a routine.    Less
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  • A message regarding Free School Meal vouchers...

    Published 23/04/20
    Dear Parent/Carer, For those that don't already know me, my name is Matt Bishop. I am the school's attendance officer & pupil premium champion and I will be administering the FSM vouchers. If you have any enquiries regarding
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  • A Message from Mrs Goodwin...

    Published 23/04/20
    Gloucestershire County Libraries have updated their online services and now all running well. If you would like to use their eBook, eMagazine and Audiobook online services, which are all FREE to use, and you haven't already joined Gloucestersh
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  • Year 11 Leaver Hoodies

    Published 22/04/20
    Below is a downloadable document containing information about the year 11 leaver hoodies. 
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  • A message from Mrs Goodwin

    Published 20/04/20
    Please remember if students have read their library books they can do Accelerated Reader quizzes AND briefly rate and review books on Library catalogue Oliver, both accessible through Student Quicklinks. Also through Quicklinks, students can acces
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  • Weekly update from Mr Brady (w/c: 13/04/20)

    Published 17/04/20
    Afternoon everyone. As usual, I want to start by asking how you are and to remind you that you can get in touch with us if you need anything. With the much anticipated (but not surprising) news that lockdown will be continuing, we move into the ne
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  • Message for parents of children in receipt of Free School Meal

    Published 17/04/20
    Message for parents of children in receipt of Free School Meal As you may be aware, the voucher scheme for Free School Means has been in the news and has been overwhelmed in terms of orders. We have signed up to the scheme, but like many schools,
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  • Information about subject grading.

    Published 14/04/20
        To all Dene Magna Year 11 students and parents/carers, here is a useful explanation from Ofqual (the people in charge of exams and qualifications) about how you will be graded for each of your subjects. At Dene Magna we
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  • 614 face shields so far and counting....

    Published 09/04/20
    A great big thank you to Mr. May for all the hard work that's going into creating plastic shields to help protect our local NHS heroes. 👏 Also, we'd like to thank Mr. Sherwood for all his help on Tuesday and GCHQ for giving a fi
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  • Weekly update from Mr Brady (w/c: 06/04/20)

    Published 09/04/20
    Good Afternoon Everyone, I just wanted to check in to update you on a few things from this week. School has remained open for those children who needed to be in and during the week, Mr May has continued to make PPE face shields. These
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  • A message to Year 11

    Published 03/04/20
     A number of Y11 students have asked about the Prom and their outfits. Rest assured that as per Mr Brady's assembly, the plan will be to make good use of these once we are back to normal and we will be having a celebration to mark the end of
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  • Free online resources...

    Published 03/04/20
    Free online resources covering Mental Health, General, Reading, Writing, STEM, Culture & Creativity, PE, SEN, Geography, History. https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/media/2097262/online-resources-for-parents-and-teachers.pdf
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  • An update from Mr Brady...

    Published 03/04/20
      Hi everyone,   I will start by hoping that everyone is staying well. We continue to be in awe of the response to this crisis and I once again thank those front line workers on behalf of everyone in the Dene Magna community for th
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  • The Day Home letter...

    Published 03/04/20
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  • A message FSM parents/carers...

    Published 01/04/20
    Dear all, Firstly, I hope that are managing to cope in these very difficult times. It certainly seems to be difficult to get some of the most basic things in for the house and with this, in mind, we have decided to make a second food parcel availa
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  • An update from Mr Brady

    Published 30/03/20
    Morning everyone! I hope you all managed to have a good weekend? Only a brief update from me to say that we are looking at the timetable for after Easter. With the loss of P5, this obviously impacts on some lessons so Mr Mitchell has been mappi
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  • An update from Mr Brady

    Published 27/03/20
    Dear all,   Well, that has been a week hasn't it!  Thank you so much for your continued efforts in trying to keep some sort of normality to life. It's really tough isn't it, and I must remind everyone that if you are strug
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  • School Transport Update

    Published 27/03/20
    School Transport Update Having assessed the travel needs of our students of key workers that attend school, the non utilised school transport routes will step down at the moment. When normal school operations are resumed, services will be reins
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  • Community help hub launched to support residents...

    Published 26/03/20
    Community help hub launched to support residents Gloucestershire’s councils and partners have created a community help hub to connect local people who need help, with others who
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  • An update from Mr Brady...

    Published 25/03/20
    Morning everyone! Thanks for your continued support during the very early days of remote learning. Feedback has been great but one theme has been the impact of sitting at a screen for two hours. From today, lessons will start at their usual tim
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  • A message from Mr Brady...

    Published 24/03/20
    Thank you so much for your ongoing support of how we are trying to keep lessons going during this difficult time.  After a while, this new 'normal' will feel a bit more comfortable. Of course, there may be issues along the way (usually w
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  • Free support for students from Pearson...

    Published 23/03/20
    Good afternoon all, As promised, we’re getting back in touch with you all to share news of our free support site for parents and carers looking after children during the school closures. Here, parents and carers can find free pr
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  • DM Challenge - Week 1

    Published 23/03/20

    DM challenge info...

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  • Black Country trip...

    Published 23/03/20

    The Black Country museum trip... 

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  • End of year letter

    Published 20/03/20

    DM's end of year letter.

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  • Year 11 Hoodies

    Published 20/03/20

    Information about Year 11 hoodies...

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  • URGENT - Key workers

    Published 20/03/20

    Please read the letter below...

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  • GCSE Geography webinar cancelled

    Published 18/03/20

    GCSE Geography webinar cancelled  

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  • A parent's/carer's guide for your daughter/son if they are either in self isolation or the school is closed

    Published 18/03/20

    A parent/carers guide

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  • COVID-19 Information

    Published 18/03/20

    Below is some updated information about COVID-19. 

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