Author Archives: Mrs C. Garbutt

Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust – CONSULTATION

Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust – CONSULTATION

Dear Parents / Carers,

Prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of you will recall that in December 2019 the Diocesan Academy Policy was revised with the aim that all Diocesan schools will become academies within one of four Diocesan education trusts by July 2022.

Therefore, in line with Diocesan policy, our Governing Body has decided to consult with parents, carers, staff and other stakeholders, on whether each school should become an academy and join the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust.

We are therefore commencing formal consultation today, Monday 29th March 2021, for a period of three school term weeks. Consultation will therefore end at 3pm on Friday 30th April 2021.

Please find attached 3 important documents:

1. Parent / Carer consultation letter

2. Frequently Asked Questions

3. Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust Spring newsletter

We would encourage all parents to respond to the consultation process. Further details can be found in the attached letter. 

Kind regards,

Mrs Garbutt

Headteacher

Home Learning from September 2020

Home Learning from September 2020

Following the full reopening of school, Home Learning is taking a slightly different form. Please see the information below, linked ‘Remote Learning Policy’ and attached scenarios to learn more. Home Learning will no longer be uploaded to the school website. It will be sent via a year group specific email address. Staff will also use…Read More

Helping your child to prepare to start school

Helping your child to prepare to start school

If any parents are looking for activities to help their child to prepare to start school in either Nursery or Reception, please see the information booklets below. There are some helpful hints, tips and suggested activities which may be useful. If parents have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact school. Getting ready to look,…Read More

PE Awards at St. Columba’s

PE Awards at St. Columba’s

To recognise our school’s achievements across the Autumn Term 2019 and Spring Term 2020, as well as the virtual delivery and engagement of physical activity during the lockdown period, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our school has been awarded with the following badges: *Recognition Certificate: for the ongoing commitment and achievement in the School Games…Read More

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A message from the School Chaplain at St. Thomas More Academy for Y6

A message from the School Chaplain at St. Thomas More Academy for Y6

Dear Year 6 pupils and families, Please see below for a message from the School Chaplain at St. Thomas More Academy, Michael Thompson. Dear All, Every year at St. Thomas More we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Thomas More. It is an event that brings together our parishes, our staff, our students and families and…Read More

Daily Prayers at Home

Daily Prayers at Home

Prayer is central to our life at school. The children say prayers in their class every morning and afternoon, take part in weekly class liturgies and daily assemblies. During the Church season of Lent and Easter, the children would normally be attending Mass and Stations of the Cross at school. We would always celebrate the…Read More

Sunday Liturgy for Families

Sunday Liturgy for Families

Many families will be used to attending Mass at Church over the weekend. Live Masses are being streamed daily for families to watch and participate in. A list of the Parishes streaming Mass and the available times can be found on the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle Home Page: http://www.rcdhn.org.uk/index.php St. Columba’s RC Church also…Read More

Recycle with Michael

Recycle with Michael

During the month of September, we ran a campaign on behalf of the Salvation Army called ‘Recycle with Michael’. We were asked to donate unwanted clothing and shoes to help people who are less fortunate than ourselves. At St. Columba’s we collected 115 bags! The Salvation Army were thrilled with our donations and wanted to…Read More