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News & Attainments

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Science Technician of the Year 2023

We are so proud to announce that Natalie Hartshorne, our Senior Science Laboratory Manager, has won the prestigious ‘Philip Harris Science Technician of the Year 2023 Award’. [supported by ASE, Association for Science Education]

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An Outstanding Partnership

We have received a plaque from the University of Manchester ‘In recognition of the Excellent quality of its commitment, involvment and expertise as an Outstanding Established Partnership School for Initial Teacher Education’. Pictured are Mr Logue, Headteacher, Mrs Sutton, Professional Mentor and four members of staff who have been trainees at St Damian’s.

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Inclusion Quality  Award

The Inclusion Quality Mark [IQM]  is an award to show the inclusivity of schools. It is a rigorous procedure by where evidence is collated over a period of time and submitted for appraisal by the IQM board.

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Award Winning Secondary School

We are absolutely delighted and honoured to announce that St Damian’s are winners of the Outstanding Progress in a Secondary School Award at this years Education Business Awards 2023.

This is such a splendid achievement as St Damian’s celebrate our 60th Anniversary this year. 

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Mrs Elizabeth Jones MBE
 

Elizabeth Jones, Chair of Governors at St Damian’s Science College in Ashton, has been honoured in the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Birthday Honours.

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Governor of the Year

We are so very proud of all Betty’s achievements. She is an exceptional leader and our guiding light. Betty you are truly ‘one in a million’  

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Literacy Hub  Commended

The Elizabeth Jones MBE, Literacy Hub was COMMENDED in the ‘School Building Award’ category at the Education Business Awards, 2023.  This category judges the most technically advanced building constructed for the purpose of teaching present and future pupils.

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Excellence in Pupil Development

We are proud to announce, that in July 2022, we achieved the ‘Excellence in Pupil Development’ award. This award recognises that our pupils personal development is at the heart of everything we do and under pins our pupils academic success.

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Mayoral Visit

On Wednesday 22nd January 2020 we were honoured to have a visit from Leigh Drennan the Civic Major of Tameside.

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Winners in The Education Business Awards 2023

06/2023

We are absolutely delighted and honoured to announce that St Damian’s are winners of the Outstanding Progress in a Secondary School Award at this years Education Business Awards 2023.

This is such a splendid achievement as St Damian’s celebrate our 60th Anniversary this year. 

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An Outstanding Partnership

01/2023

We have received a plaque from the University of Manchester ‘In recognition of the Excellent quality of its commitment, involvment and expertise as an Outstanding Established Partnership School for Initial Teacher Education’. Pictured are Mr Logue, Headteacher, Mrs Sutton, Professional Mentor and four members of staff who have been trainees at St Damian’s.

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Governor of the Year

12/2021

We are so very proud of all Betty’s achievements. She is an exceptional leader and our guiding light. Betty you are truly ‘one in a million’

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The Spirit of Enterprise

10/2019

Super excited and exceptionally proud that we are finalists in Educate Awards 'Spirit of Enterprise' category for developing entrepreneurship and enterprise across the curriculum and working closely with employers and businesses. Such a great honour.

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Award winning Mr Logue

07/2019

Selected from thousands of nominations, Mr Logue is one of just 68 Silver Award winners across the country who celebrated on ‘Thank A Teacher Day’

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Certificates of Excellence

09/2019

Dr Mitchell is absolutely delighted with her Certificate of Excellence.

Also Mrs Marshall was overwhelmed to receive a Certificate of Excellence from Pearson National Teaching Awards for Lifetime Achievement and dedication to the Teaching Profession. 

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Food 4 Life Gold Accredited 

02/2023

We are delighted to achieve this prestigious accreditation for the 4th time.  St Damian’s is recognised for good practice around healthy eating and healthy lifestyles, and that we provide healthy food and drinks which meet evidence based nutrition and oral health guidelines. This shows that working as a partnership....

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Mrs Elizabeth 
Jones MBE

06/2022

Elizabeth Jones, Chair of Governors at St Damian’s Science College in Ashton, has been honoured in the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Birthday Honours.

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Mayoral Visit

01/2020

On Wednesday 22nd January 2020 we were honoured to have a visit from Leigh Drennan the Civic Major of Tameside

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Careers Excellence Award

06/2019

Mr Logue and the St Damian’s community were delighted & exceptionally proud to welcome Mrs Henshaw with the Careers Excellence Award for ‘Most Progress from a School’

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Committed to Inclusion

09/2019

St Damian’s RC Science College is an outstanding Catholic secondary school deeply committed to providing a fully inclusive ethos in accord with its mission as a Catholic school.

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TES School Awards 2019 Finalist

08/2019

Double recognition for Michelle as she receives a Pearson Teaching Award Certificate of Excellence and finalist in TES Classroom Support Assistant of the Year.

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NOS Certified 

01/2023

The online world is posing an ever-increasing risk to children, and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to take an active role in teaching children about online dangers. Learning how to act safely when using the internet is an incredibly important part of safeguarding our children.

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Once again St Damian’s hits the mark!

01/2022

Recognition for our catch-up program organised by Mrs Henshaw. We have been working with the Tutor Trust as part of the National Tutoring Programme.  Last year 150 pupils in Yrs 7 – 9 received extra Maths and English tuition in the summer term and this year Yr7 pupils are receiving extra tuition. Well done to the pupils!

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Exceptional School Business Leader

11/2019

We are extremely proud and delighted to announce Angela Ogden has won School Business Leader of the Year at the inaugural National Schools Awards 2019 showcasing the exceptional contributions School Business Managers make in our schools 

 

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M.E.N Headteacher of the Year!

06/2019

Mr Logue has won the M.E.N Schools Award Headteacher of the Year in recognition of his transformational and vibrant leadership. 

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Secondary School of the Year

09/2019

St Damian’s are honoured to receive a Certificate of Excellence from Pearson National Teaching Awards for Secondary School of the Year. 

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