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Catholic Life and Section 48

St Benedict's Mission Statement: 

"St Benedict’s seeks to develop the whole person so that they, and the community in which they live and serve can have life and have it to the full."

As a Catholic School we are committed to Gospel Values and this is reflected in our strong sense of community and outreach. We strive to help our students to become people of good character as outlined in our LIFE Values and virtues. These values permeate through every aspect of school life.

LEARNING

“Honour everyone and never do to another what you do not want done to yourself.” (Rule of Benedict 4)

Self Respect - Mutual Respect for others - Respect for the environment 

Stability in relationships - Discipline

INTEGRITY

Proverbs 10:9, says, “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.”  

Moral Courage - Honesty - Responsibility - Justice

FAITH & SERVICE

“The members should serve one another.” (Rule of Benedict 35) 

Stewardship - Hospitality - Prayer- Courage – Loyalty 

Commitment - Teamwork

EXCELLENCE

What defines the leader of a Benedictine community is  being in relationship with all the members. Wisdom, prudence, discretion, and sensitivity to individual differences.

Personal Excellence - Discipline - Pride - High standards and expectations

As a Catholic School we aim:

  • To provide the highest standards of Catholic Secondary Education.
  • To deliver a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum; within which specific moral, ethical and religious issues are taught in the light of the teaching of the Catholic Church.
  • To place worship of God and Prayer at the centre of School life through assemblies, Holy Mass and other liturgies.
  • To develop the desire in each pupil to progress academically, spiritually, morally, culturally, mentally and physically.
  • To provide a caring and secure atmosphere based on mutual respect within the entire School community.
  • To promote respect for, and understanding of, the culture and religious principles of others and to challenge any form of discrimination.
  • To promote equal opportunities for all.
  • To encourage personal and professional commitment of all staff.
  • To encourage the development of each pupil's unique talents and gifts.
"I have come that they may have life and have it to the full"  - John 10:10

 

Chaplaincy Team

School Chaplain

  • Rev Fr Damian Nwankwo 

Lay Chaplain

  • Mrs A Mason

Students can join the Chaplaincy Team which focuses on fun ways to put our values into action.  If any student is interested in becoming a Catholic or continuing with their faith in which they were baptised, then we will support them in receiving the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

The Chaplaincy Team seeks to facilitate the spiritual life and journey of each student. Year 11 students have the opportunity to serve our school as Eucharistic Ministers.

Section 48

The Archdiocese of Birmingham carried out a Section 48 inspection in March 2018. 

A copy of the report is below: