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 St Benet’s in this academic year of 2016/17 we are building upon our very successful Ofsted, from October 2014, our outstanding R.E. inspection of June 2015 and excellent end of Key Stage 2 results in 2016. We continue to work tirelessly to improve our school.
This term our Year 5 have visited Harry Potter World. This visit and our March trip to London was linked to their performance for parents based upon their focus upon British Values. Our Year 4 children will be completed their First Holy Communion Programme with mass at church on Saturday 6th May, our procession on Sunday 11th June and culminating in our assembly on Friday 16th June. Our new Parish Priest is Father Michael McCoy and he has extended a very warm welcome to all in our parish and school community. We are now part of a parish partnership with St Joseph’s, St Hilda’s and our parish of St Benet’s. We are thoroughly enjoying working in partnership with our families, parishioners and colleagues.
At St Benet’s RC VA Primary School and Nursery, we believe that our children will learn and reach their full potential, if they are developed in our Catholic school in a happy and nurturing environment.

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.
Please remember to follow us on Twitter on - @St_Benets
Yours sincerely
Denise Willis, Chair of Governors     &        Ann Blakey, Headteacher