Posted on: 16/07/2018
Wanted! Two Community member School governors!The Deanery school opens to pupils in September 2019. It will be an 11-18 Church of England Academy with a strong Christian ethos.
Sited in Wichelstowe (by Waitrose), the school will serve families from across Swindon. The Christian ethos will be central. In practice, this means that love for God and God’s love for all people, whether or not they have a religious faith commitment, will shape every part of the school’s life. We are committed to creating an environment where every child matters, can thrive and achieve their God-given potential.
The Board of Governors is already working hard to ensure that the school is a great success. Being a Governor is a rewarding and effective way of making a voluntary contribution to your community and to the lives of local young people. Community Governors are appointed by the Governing Body to represent community interests. They live or work in the community served by the school.
Have you got?
An interest in our children’s future and a commitment to the vision of The Deanery School (see our website for more details: )
Time, energy and enthusiasm
A desire to make a difference
Readiness to accept responsibility
An ability to work as a team
An appetite to ask questions, listen and learn
If the answer to these questions is yes, you could have what it takes to join one of the largest volunteer groups in the country, working with others to get the best for our children.
If you are interested in becoming a community governor, please submit a written application of no more than 200 words, detailing why you want the position and what skills and experiences you have to help make The Deanery School a success to: Clerk to the Governors, firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 27 July 2018. Interviews will be held w/c 3 September 2018.
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Posted on: 30/05/2018
State of the art new school for Swindon region reaches construction milestoneA 'last bolt' ceremony took placeat The Deanery CE Academy at Wichelstowe near Swindon, one of the UK's most ambitious and pioneering senior schools which is due to open in September 2019.
The event was attended by the new Principal, Miss Linda Culling and Mr Andy Hamer, Capital Project Manager at the Government’s Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), and representatives from BAM construction.
The ceremony celebrated the building of the new school reaching the final stage of steelwork construction and marks another milestone in the development of this exciting project.
"The opening of the Deanery CE Academy is especially exciting and significant for Swindon, as it offers the only dedicated Church of England secondary provision in the town and surrounding area," said Miss Culling.
Miss Culling added: “The innovative and challenging curriculum will nurture confident, secure, imaginative and selfless students. At the same time, the school will become the heart of the new community of Wichelstowe with regular events and the hire of sports facilities."
The school will feature national-standard sporting, creative arts and educational facilities and will open for 210 Year 7 girls and boys growing year by year to a school of more than 1,400 pupils from Year 7 to Year 13. There are plans to open an adjacent primary school in September 2020.
This is a new educational approach for a school, which will be unique in the Swindon area. It will blend a rigorous academic programme with a focus on the whole child and outstanding opportunities in sports, leadership, and the creative and performing arts. Through these activities they will learn key life skills such as communication, exploration, discernment and perseverance.
The Deanery CE Academy is the newest member of the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (DBAT). The Trust was established in June 2012, with the aim of supporting schools within the Bristol Diocese who wish to benefit from greater independence, operational innovation, consistent school improvement and substantial cost savings through economies of scale.
During the past six years, the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (DBAT) has grown steadily to comprise eleven schools across the region, with more schools planning to join.Read More
Posted on: 22/09/2017
Bishop of Swindon blesses site of Swindon’s new Church of England Secondary AcademyThe Rt Revd Dr Lee Rayfield, Bishop of Swindon, has blessed the construction site of The Deanery Church of England Academy, on the Wichelstowe development. After the blessing, the Bishop cut turf from the site of the school’s auditorium using a silver spade.
Sixty people attended the event including; John Swainston, CEO of the Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust, Richard Parker, Chair of the Trust’s Board of Directors and The Deanery’s Shadow Local Board of Governors, Cllr Fionuala Foley, Cabinet Member for Children’s Service and School Attainment, David Hayley Director for Children’s Services, Neil Dorrington Construction Director for the project from BAM Construction, a number of Local Ward Members and Stephen Harcourt, Chair of Wroughton Parish Council. They were joined by headteachers and pupils from East Wichel Primary School, South Marston CE Academy, St Francis CE Primary, Oliver Tompkins CE Junior School, Tadpole Farm CE Academy, King William Street CE Primary School and Bishopstone CE Primary. The pupils came mainly from the current Year 5, who will be some of the first pupils to attend the Academy when it opens in September 2019. Also attending were Elisabeth Gilpin, headteacher of the outstanding St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School in Bristol, a key partner in the development of the school, Revd Clive Deverell, the Swindon Area Dean and Linda Culling, The Deanery’s Principal Designate.
The cutting of the turf symbolised not only the beginning of the construction of The Deanery but the real start of activity on the next phase of the Wichelstowe development. With work on road and canal infrastructure due to commence this autumn and construction of the Hall and Woodhouse pub/restaurant and the first houses scheduled for early in 2018, things are really beginning to move forward
The £26.5 million Academy will be built by BAM construction. The Deanery will have enhanced sports and arts facilities as well as specialist suites for science, and design technology. In addition to meeting the need created by the new development, as the first Church of England Secondary School in Swindon, The Deanery will increase choice for parents across the Borough.Read More