The Venerable Bede School - A Good School - Ofsted 2012

 

A Message from the Executive Head:

Executive Headteacher’s Welcome and Vision Statement

The Dayspring Trust comprises of Ian Ramsey CE Academy in Stockton-on-Tees and Venerable Bede CE Academy in Sunderland. Formed as a multi-academy trust in December 2014, the Dayspring Trust brings both over-subscribed 11-16 academies together and exists to:

> Forge a supportive and challenging family of schools

> Provide excellent education within a strong Christian community

> Resource our students for wise and generous living

As Church of England academies, we place EACH child at the centre of our vision as outlined above.

In addition, each academy also has its own distinctive mission statement, underpinned by the vision statement of the Dayspring Trust.

At Ian Ramsey CE Academy:

"Together to learn, to grow, to serve"

This is embodied in the words: "Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." (1 Peter 4:10)

At Venerable Bede CE Academy:

“To create a stimulating, secure and caring environment within which all members of our community will realise their potential in the light of the Christian Gospel.”

This is embodied in our school motto: “Soar to the Heights Together”.

Ethos of The Dayspring Trust

Our mission together is to bring a first class education and a breadth of opportunity to all of our pupils in light of the Christian Gospel. We also hope that these opportunities benefit the wider community, whether locally, nationally or internationally, such as in the links from both academies to Lesotho.

At the heart of everything is inclusivity. We are committed to being inclusive and serve equally those who are of the Christian faith, those of other faiths and those with no faith. We seek to give opportunities that educate, encourage participation and increase the aspirations of our young people, but also seek the same opportunities for all of our staff, regardless of their role within the trust. Everyone is valued for the role they play and we see opportunities for professional development as pivotal to this vision. Working with young people is a vocation and we are here to serve our community. Being true to our Christian values and keeping the well-being of our students at the heart of all decision-making are the keys to success.

We do pride ourselves on being inclusive, neighbourhood schools and hope to inspire in our pupils a love of learning that will stay with them long after they reach the school leaving age. We believe in encouraging each pupil to have high self-esteem and to realise that, by believing in themselves and through hard work, they can reach their true potential as children of God. We also believe firmly in Pupil Voice; by listening to our young people, we can improve their education and the opportunities that we can offer.

We take a strong stance against bullying and passionately believe that every child has the right to feel safe and nurtured whilst in our care. It is important that we model tolerance at every opportunity so that our young people leave us at 16 with the skills and moral purpose to make a difference to their communities.

Our Christian and British values underpin all of our actions and I encourage you to visit each of our academies websites to see some excellent examples of how we live these values every day.

My role is as Executive Headteacher across both academies, ensuring high standards, that we live out our values on a daily basis and that all of our pupils have opportunities to fulfil their true potential.

In each academy, there is a Head of School who will be your first point of contact:

In Ian Ramsey, this is Mr. Brian Janes;

In Venerable Bede, this is Mr. David Airey.

Please also see our Contact page for details of our Governance arrangements.

We have an open door policy and welcome you to The Dayspring Trust. Please contact the relevant Head of School if you would like to arrange a visit or a tour. We look forward to meeting you.

Best regards


Gill Booth
Executive Headteacher

 

 

 

 

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SUNDERLAND COLLEGE, CITY CAMPUS

You will no doubt have seen the flagship new City Campus located in the heart of the city centre opposite Park Lane Interchange, but are you wondering what it is like and what is in there? Then wonder no more! Sunderland College's City Showcase event on Saturday 3rd December gives you the chance to come along, be given a guided tour and even try out some of the facilities through a range of exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy*.

From pizza throwing, to painting and decorating, hair and make-up to plumbing, we've something for everyone, and it's all FREE!

To take a look at the full range of sessions and book your place, CLICK HERE

Book early to avoid disappointment, bookings will close at 6pm on 1st December.

Please bring your event ticket along with you on the day. See you there!

*Age restrictions apply to some sessions

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DURHAM YOUTH CONFERENCE

SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2016 10AM TO 3PM

(REGISTRATION FROM 9.30AM)

CUTHBERT HOUSE, STINEBRIDGE, DURHAM, DH1 3RY

  1. A conference in Durham for pupils in years 11, 12 and 13 exploring some of the big faith issues with some great speakers and plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

    £3 entry includes buffet lunch and all refreshments - Pay on door

    For more information please click the link to download a .pdf including flyer

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WELL DONE TO OUR CLASS OF 2016

We wish you every success for the future!

Year 11 Locker Key Draw 2016 Winner: Angeley Randhawa

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OFSTED GOOD SCHOOL

Thank you to everyone who was involved in our Ofsted Inspection.

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ROYAL VISIT

Venerable Bede CE Academy was delighted to welcome the King and Queen of Lesotho on Friday 24 June. Their Highnesses had accepted an invitation by the Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, to commemorate 30 years of the link between Durham Diocese and Lesotho. Also in attendance were the Mayor of Sunderland, Cllr. Alan Emerson, the Lord Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear and the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Durham, as well as the Diocesan Director of Education, Paul Rickeard, and the Director of Sunderland, Simon Marshall, with the Assistant Chief Executive, Sarah Reid.

Picture by: Keith Blundy


Mrs. Booth, Executive Headteacher, commented: " Venerable Bede pupils and staff have been visiting Lesotho since 2006 and we are delighted that their Royal Highnesses and Bishop Paul were able to find time in their busy schedule to visit our academy. Along with a tour of the school and visiting classrooms, their Royal Highnesses watched a presentation of our visit to Lesotho earlier this year and met some current and ex-pupils who have acted as our ambassadors over the years."

Picture by Keith Blundy


Mr. Airey, Head of School, commented, "This was a joyous occasion that celebrated the partnership between Venerable Bede and our friends in Lesotho. Each year, the academy raises money to support our partner schools in Lesotho, St. James' and St. Stephen's, as well as the Child Headed Households and the God's Love Orphanage."

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Sunderland City Council is looking at what is available to young people in the city (there are 36,662 young people aged between 8 – 19 years across the City) and wants to hear from as many people as possible so we can help shape and facilitate what is available in the future.

Please click the image or link below for more information and to take part in Sunderland Partnership's

'Youth Offer Survey'

We are conducting a Youth Offer Survey with young people, their parents and carers, residents and organisations working with young people.


We would be grateful if you could support this survey, it should only take 5–10 minutes.

Our aim is to reach out to as many young people as possible so that we have as comprehensive a picture as possible of their views in relation to youth activities they would like.

The deadline for completing the survey is Friday 18th March.

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    John 14:14
    Living Bible (TLB)

    Yes, ask anything, using my name, and I will do it!

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