A Welcome From The Head Teacher and Chair of Governors
Thank you so much for visiting our website. We would like to extend a very warm welcome to you.
As this academic year progresses, we continue to rely on our children, staff, families, governors, parishioners and friends for their hard work, help and support. Last year was a very positive year for St Benet’s. We built upon our very successful Ofsted, from October 2014, our outstanding R.E. inspection of June 2015 and our results in all Key Stages improved. Our end of Key Stage 2 results in 2017, are particularly impressive and we are immensely proud – 90% of our children achieved the expected standard in all subjects, this is 29% above the National level. We will continue to work tirelessly to keep improving.
Our Year 6 children are rising to the challenge of their final year with us. Their motto, is – Conquer Your Fears, Rise up & SHINE. They are living up to this.
Our Parish Priest is Father Michael McCoy and he extends a warm welcome to all in our parish and school community. We are part of a parish partnership with St Joseph’s, St Hilda’s and our parish of St Benet’s. We thoroughly enjoy working together 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, by 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 LA) , 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.
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Denise Willis, Chair of Governors & Ann Blakey, Headteacher