Welcome to our End of Term Newsletter for Summer 2023.
Here you will find a round up of the terms news, details of upcoming events and messages from our Headteacher and Chair of Governors, as well as important dates for the next term.
Below is a round up of our news this term, it’s been a busy one!
Message from Headteacher:
Dear Parents and Carers
As we approach the end of another academic year it is time to reflect on all our successes and achievements here at St Benedict’s. I am incredibly proud of our school, our students and our reputation in our community.
The life cycle of a school continues relentlessly on, but it never makes the goodbyes any easier. We have bid farewell to Year 11 and Year 13. They have enjoyed their proms after all their hard work, and we await results day with excited anticipation. We are very proud of them. At this time of year, we also say farewell to some staff. Leaving us at the end of term are Lucy King, Lynne Goodwin, Amy Gilchrist, Alex Clark and Beth Clark. I would like to wish them well in the future. Some have given many years’ service to St Benedict’s and we will be forever grateful.
Earlier in July, we welcomed nearly 200 Year 6 students from many Primary Schools. As always, we are oversubscribed, and we look forward to seeing them all again in their shiny new uniforms in September.
We also have several new staff starting in September. We will welcome new teachers into Maths, RE, Performing Arts and the DT and Engineering departments. Our recruitment process is always rigorous, and I am pleased we have appointed such high calibre staff.
We do not take the support from you as parents and carers for granted. I am fully aware that our school has lots of cogs and wheels that make it work and you are an essential part of that. Thank you for your continued support.
I would like to finish with a personal thank you to all the staff in school. As always, every single one has worked tirelessly for the good of all our students.
Summer will hopefully bring some rest and recuperation. I look forward to seeing everyone refreshed when we return in September.