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A week in the life of DBIS

Head of School

“Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.” – Geoffrey Chaucer

This week marked a significant event in the history of DBIS with the announcement of our third campus and the addition of Year 12 and Year 13 from August 2017 onwards. Since its establishment in 1983, the young people, staff and parents of DBIS have achieved many great things together and as a result, have ensured that the school has continued to grow in tandem with the community it serves while developing an excellent reputation. I am delighted therefore that from August we will be able to build on the school’s strong foundations with the establishment of our eagerly awaited Senior School for Year 12 and Year 13 students. I am also confident that the Senior School will be a stimulating and supportive environment for students to spend the final years at school and to prepare for life beyond.  As a result of this significant development, DBIS children will be able to enjoy for the first time a complete through school experience with a learning journey that starts in Nursery and ends in Year 13.

Also this week, brilliant Year 1 and Year 2 celebrations of learning took place at the Globe Theatre. Both events featured some of our youngest Primary children sharing what they had discovered, created and designed through performances, presentations and exhibits. The events certainly provided parents with a fantastic picture of our engaged and reflective learners in action.

Earlier in the week, teachers and educational assistants across the school were engaged in meaningful collaborative work with a focus on inclusion. During a full staff meeting, we discussed the school’s revised support framework for students with learning difficulties and developed a shared definition for our inclusive approach to education at DBIS. Once this statement has been finalised, we will be publishing it to the wider school community and using it as a reference point for future decision-making.

We are now looking forward to the Year 5 and 6 Sports Day, the Year 3 and 4 Sports Day, our Reception Show and FOBISIA Primary Music Festival at Kellett School. All of which promise to be great stages for the varied and extensive talents of our students to shine.

Best wishes for the weekend ahead.

Paul Tough
Head of School

Confirmed School Dates and Holidays for 2017/18 - HERE

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