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A Welcome From The Head Teacher and Chair of Governors

Dear Visitor,
Thank you so much for visiting our website. We would like to extend a very warm welcome to you.
At the end of this academic year, we wish to express our gratitude to our children, staff, families, governors, parishioners and friends for their continued hard work, help and support. This has been a very positive year for St Benet’s. We have built upon our very successful Ofsted, from October 2014, our outstanding R.E. inspection of June 2015 and our results in all Key Stages have improved this year. Our end of Key Stage 2 results in 2017, are particularly impressive and we are immensely proud. We will continue to work tirelessly to improve our school.
Our children have been wonderful. They continue to be a delight and we are sure they will be in the future. They have all worked so diligently throughout the school and are all ready for their new challenges.
We would like to say goodbye, good luck and God bless to our Year 6 children and their families. They will be missed but we look forward to hearing about all of their future achievements. We have ended the year on a real high with their production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Presentation Night, Hit the Surf, visits to the beach and our Year 6 Leavers’ mass.
We are excited about our Year 5 children, they are ready to rise to the challenge of Year 6 – they have shown their potential in school throughout the year and in London in April.  I don’t think Downing Street and Parliament had seen such well-behaved and friendly children! Their motto, chosen by our departing Year 6, is – Conquer Your Fears, Rise up & SHINE.  We know they will live up to this motto.
In addition to our hard-working team of staff, we are very lucky to have such supportive parents and carers who want the best for their children. Our families work in partnership with us in many ways including, our PTA, volunteering, and generously supporting fundraising events.
As a school we are part of a variety of partnerships including the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle, St Bede's Deanery Partnership of Catholic Schools, Together for Children (Sunderland Local Authority) , The North of the River Sunderland Schools, Redby Primary Academy (our same site school) and our feeder schools of St Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic Academy and St Aidan’s Catholic Academy. We work closely with a number of individual local schools for staff development and lessons for our children. We employ a number of agencies and individuals to further serve the needs of our children and families.
Our governors are an extremely caring, supportive and challenging group, who work hard for the development of our school. We will continue to add to our site regularly and carry on improving it.
Thank you for visiting us and please continue to do so.
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Yours sincerely
Denise Willis, Chair of Governors     &        Ann Blakey, Headteacher