News from the Headteacher
“God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress”. Psalm 46:2
Thank you to everyone in the Archbishop Beck Catholic College community, students, parents/carers, staff and governors, who have worked collaboratively at this most challenging of times. A time no-one has experienced before and has led to many challenges on a daily basis for everyone, both in the College and in your homes.
Our College teaching community continues to provide up-to-date “Online Learning” and we are fully committed to enhancing our ability to provide lessons in this format. This includes face-to-face lessons through Microsoft Teams and online lessons through various learning platforms such as MathsWatch and Google classroom.
Our community of students are impressive with their involvement and positive attitude to their Online learning and the many challenges this presents.
The college staff are doing outstanding work in maintaining quality learning, high expectations and challenge in their classes.
Parents and Carers have been very trusting of and loyal to our College and we are deeply appreciative of this. As always, we welcome comments, reflections and thoughts about our community.
I take this opportunity to thank you for your trust, support and prayers and reiterate our commitment to standing with our community during this difficult and unprecedented time.
As people and a community of faith we continue to hold our world in our thoughts and prayers. Please take care and stay safe.
My Prayer for all members of our community,
Generous and Merciful God, fill us with compassion and concern for others, young and old; that we may look after each other in these challenging times, especially those among us who are vulnerable. May your example give us the courage we need to go to the margins, wherever they may be. Heal us of our fear.
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Safeguarding is highly effective in the sixth form. Students say that they feel safe and are well prepared for adulthood.
Students value the specialist support provided by the school's pupil support service. The staff in this team pride themselves on seeing every pupil enter the school each day and are vigilant in ensuring that pupils are happy, safe and well cared for.
Pupils spoke positively about their school. They say that they are valued as individuals, are well supported by staff and would recommend the school to others.
Pupils say that bullying is rare at the school. If there is bullying, pupils know how to report it and are confident that it is dealt with by school staff quickly and effectively.
The school's use of the additional funding for disadvantaged pupils is more effective than was the case previously, because of strengthened leadership in this area.
School leaders work effectively with parents, carers and external agencies and act swiftly when required. Referrals are followed up in a robust manner and record-keeping is good.
School leaders have adopted an internet filtering system, which helps keep pupils secure. Pupils know who to report concerns to and how to do this.
Pupils say that they feel safe and are well looked after. Pupils have a clear understanding of the risks which might affect them and how to keep safe, including in e-safety.