I am delighted that you are interested in Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College. I trust that you will find the information you need within our new website. If you do not, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Buttershaw is a popular and improving school which, nevertheless, understands the need to continue to improve in every area of school activity; we are determined to remain restlessly ambitious on behalf of our students and community.
The school ethos is underpinned by our shared values of wisdom, integrity, justice, compassion and ambition. We believe in teaching and modelling these values and using them as a reference point for our decision making. Whilst we want the very best qualifications for our students, we also want them to develop as citizens, able and keen to make a real difference in their community.
We are proud of our school and hope that you will see something of that reflected in these pages.
Mr RB Hughes
BBEC holds an accidental international conference
We were delighted to host visits by overseas headteachers on Wednesday 24 September. In the morning, the Principal and Vice-principal of No1 Middle School in Beijing were in school to discuss strengthening our developing partnership. Exciting plans were discussed for future student discussions and exchanges.
Joining them for lunch were two Australian headteachers who had come to look at how Buttershaw encourages student voice and participation.
All the headteachers pass on their thanks to students and staff for their hospitality and their congratulations on the successes students are enjoying.
New arrangement for Special Educational Needs:
The government has changed the way SEN provision is organised. In response, we have produced a draft school SEN offer, which you can read below. Once governors have considered the offer in detail, we shall arrange information sessions for parents. If you have any questions in the meantime, please let us know.
Click here for SEN Offer.
We are delighted, and excited, that our much delayed academy conversion plans have received the final go ahead for this autumn. The council, the school and our sponsors, Navigate Academies Trust, are working closely together to shape the next phase in the life of the school. We believe that Navigate’s ambition and resources will bring real benefits to the school over the next few years.
We are expecting that conversion will take place in the next few weeks, but this is merely the legal aspect of the change; from this autumn, Navigate will be helping the school to improve its systems and processes even further and so change will continue, behind the scenes, for some months to come. Branding will also gradually change to reflect our new status and name and the uniform badge will change in time for September 2015. Navigate Academies Trust has a website at www.navigateacademiestrust.org if you wish to read more about it.
Keep in touch with what's been happening at BBEC by reading our latest Weekly Reporter:
Weekly Reporter (17-11-14)
Our regular school magazine. Click here to read about recent events:
13 November Junior Presentation (a) Evening 6.30pm
19 November Inspiration Evening Yr11/Parents’/Post-16
26 November Junior Presentation Evening (b) 6.30pm
27 November Sixth Form Open Evening 5.00-8.00pm
1 December School closed. Training day.
2 December Yr11 Parents' Evening 5.00-8.00pm
16-18 December Aladdin BBEC Christmas performance
19 December School closes for Christmas
5 January School opens
22 January Yr8 Parents’ / Options Evening5.00-8.00pm
5 February Yr13 Parents’ Evening
12 February Yr12 Parents’ Evening
13 February School closes
23 February School opens
5 March Yr11 Parents’ Evening 5.00-8.00pm
12 March Yr10 Parents’ Evening 5.00-8.00pm
17-19 March School Production - Little Shop of Horrors
27 March School closes for Easter holiday
13 April School reopens
23 April Yr9 Parents’ Evening
4 May School closed
14 May Yr7 Parents’ Evening 5.00-8.00pm
22 May School closes
1 June School reopens