Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Your School: St Benedict's Primary Catholic Voluntary Academy; Education & Training

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Your School: St Benedict's Primary Catholic Voluntary Academy; Education & Training

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School: St Benedict's Primary Catholic Voluntary Academy Address: Mersey Road, Redcar, Redcar and Cleveland. TS10 1LS Head Teacher: Liz Henry What are your school aims/ policies? Our school motto is, "Together with God, we Love, Learn and Grow"and this is at the heart of everything we do at St Benedict's. It is represented in school by our mural which is on display in our school library. Everyone in school helped to construct it and it illustrates our links with the wider school community. At St Benedict's we promote the knowledge and values of the Catholic faith so that each person grows closer to God. We strive to motivate, stimulate and assist children in developing their unique gifts and through a broad and balanced curriculum, assist them in acquiring the knowledge and skills, which support their continuing education. We seek to build strong partnerships with parents, families, the parish and the wider community, encouraging active participation in the life of the school, in order that each individual is valued and respected. We recently held a 'Family Bingo and Quiz night' which was well supported by our parents and children. It was a chance for families to spend quality time together and have lots of fun. What were you rated in your last Ofsted? Since our last Ofsted inspection in November 2013, we have made positive steps forward which are very evident in our outstanding End of Key Stage SATs results last year. A recent Standards review conducted by the Diocese of Middlesbrough identified the school as having a strong vision and ambition which is lived out and shared by all members of the school community. We have a culture of high expectations and a determination to sustain and secure high quality teaching. The review also stated that our children are confident and articulate when talking about their learning and are able to explain how to improve their work and progress further. …

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