Our School

Welcome

Dear Visitors, Welcome to Benington Primary School website.  I hope you find all the information you require.  If you would like to find out more please get in touch using the contact details above. Benington Primary School is located in the small, picturesque village of Benington in Hertfordshire. We have 93 children who come from …

Ethos and Values

We are a small, caring school where all pupils are valued, nurtured and encouraged to achieve to their full potential.  Children are given the opportunity to develop their skills and talents through our exciting and creative curriculum and our most able pupils achieve to the highest levels. Vulnerable pupils are supported through our programme of …

Christian Values

Our Christian Values Education underpins everything we do at Benington School. Each half term we focus on one value in depth. We think about where this value is shown in the Bible and how Jesus showed them to other people. We also look at how they affect our everyday lives and build our characters. Our …

British Values

The Department of Education have reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and the tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” The Government set out its definition of British values …

Admissions

The majority of children attending Benington School live in the village, but our register also includes some from other villages in the area and some from Stevenage. We are pleased to hear from parents who may consider placing their children in our school and will be happy to show them around. Children may start school …

The Church of England

SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural), Christian Values and Character Development The following gives us an understanding of how our school has based its ethos on the Church of England’s views on education in a church school. “Character education requires learning and development to be set into context against an understanding of what it means to …

Ofsted

Our school was last inspected in November 2018. Inspection reports on the Ofsted website Key Documents Parentview Parent View gives parents the chance to tell Ofsted what they think about their child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.  Please follow the link below to have your say: Ofsted …

Attainment

National Curriculum Assessment Results, 2018 – 2019 Attainment – KS2  (EXS =Expected standard)    National Herts Benington School Reading EXS 75% 79% 94% Writing EXS 78% 79% 100% Maths EXS 76% 77% 94% SPAG EXS 78% 80% 100% RMW EXS 64% 66% 94% Average Scaled Score 105 106 108 KS2 GDS = Greater depth   …

Safeguarding

Benington School is committed to the safeguarding of the children, young people, their families and staff.  We have an effective culture of Safeguarding embedded through everything we do.  Our main priority is that all of the children in our care feel safe, secure and happy.  All staff, governors, volunteers and visitors who come into regular …

Staff

Teaching Staff Barbara Swann (Headteacher) Anja Tyler (Deputy Head & SENCO) Ellie Scott Julia Beaven Annie Garlick Paige Oakley Teaching Assistants Jan Presland (Higher Level) Sarah Cotton Karen Macleod Hayley Jordan Donna Baxter (After School Club Leader) Chloe Shadbolt (MSA and After School Club Assistant) Kelsey Stark (After School Club Assistant) Clare Baker (MSA) Support Staff …

Governors

The Governing Body of the school consists of elected parents, local education authority nominees, foundation governors, parish council representatives and elected teachers. the Governors meet at least twice a week and have general responsibility for the effective management of the school. they work within the framework set by both national legislation and the policies of …

Governor Profiles

Barbara Swann, Head Teacher I have been at Benington School since September 2017, when I was new to headship. Having come from another small village school, and spent about sixteen years in these settings, I felt that I understood what was important and understood the challenges as well as the many positives. Before this, I …

Governors’ Pecuniary Interests

It is a statutory requirement for all Governors to record any pecuniary interests held either personally or through a company or relative or partner. An ‘interest’ in this case, is a situation where a member of the governing body may be affected personally or financially, directly or indirectly, or in some other way by a …

School Clubs

Timetable of Weekly Clubs  Tuesday Sports Club with Mr Webb 3.15-4.15pm Wednesday Book Club with Mr Preston lunchtime Thursday Dance with Identity Dance 3.15-4.00pm Friday Homework Club with Mrs Tyler lunchtime Book Club (Every Wednesday lunchtime) We thought it would be good to run a book club and so far we have seven other children …

School History

Benington C of E Primary School was founded in 1873. It was opened as an all-age village school under the Diocese of St. Albans and our village church of St. Peter. Since the Education Act of 1948, the school has been a controlled school, meaning that it remains legally owned by the Trustees of the …