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Mr Taylor - Thu Oct 25th

Dear Parent/Carer

I am delighted to introduce myself as the new Head Teacher of St Benedict’s High School.     


Working with young people in their formative years is a great responsibility. It is also, for me, a great privilege and my passion. My teaching career to date includes class teacher of Physics and Mathematics, Principal Teacher of Mathematics and latterly Depute Head Teacher. As a result of the experience that I gained in each of these roles, I have developed a clear understanding of what makes a school successful.  An excellent school is an environment where every pupil feels empowered and supported. Where everyone - teachers, pupils, families - work together to enable our young people to develop their confidence and skills. I firmly believe that in a vibrant Catholic community of faith and learning each and every pupil can achieve their potential in attainment and achievement. This is my vision for St Benedict's High School. 

As a leader of a Catholic school, I will endeavour to ensure that our Gospel Values are central to school life. I will strive to ensure that everyone feels valued and respected. It is of the utmost importance to me that every pupil's wellbeing needs and aspirations are supported in a caring, inclusive environment.

My first task is to get to know you all.  You play a crucial role in supporting your child. I value your opinions and contributions and hope to meet with you in person in the very near future. I also look forward to visiting the wider community so that I can promote and support the good relationships that our young people, as good citizens, have already established.  

I have high expectations for all pupils in discipline, attendance and work ethos. I am committed to ensuring that all young people have a voice and that their voice is heard. Pupils should be at the centre of their learning and that begins with a clear understanding of their own learning journey. This, of course, is developed through high quality teaching and learning experiences, delivered by motivated and skilled staff. I am looking forward to working closely and collaboratively with staff members, using their expertise and knowledge to deliver a curriculum which offers breadth, depth, and challenge to motivate learning and engagement.

I am very excited about the future and what lies ahead for St Benedict’s High School. As Head Teacher and member of the school community I look forward to meeting and working with you all.

Yours sincerely

Alan Taylor

Head Teacher

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Own Clothes Day - Renfrewshire Foodbank
Mr Miller - Tue Oct 9th

On Friday, pupils in all year groups are invited to take part in an Own Clothes Day to support our annual Renfrewshire Foodbank collection.

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School Improvement Documents
Mr Miller - Tue Oct 9th

Parents/carers can now access the School Improvement Plan, as ...
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S4 Work Experience
Mr Miller - Wed Oct 3rd

Please ensure your supervisor completes the during placement report before Friday and bring this to SE next week. If you have lost your copy of the re ...
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Primary 7 Open Evening - Wednesday, 3rd October @ 7PM
Mr Miller - Tue Oct 2nd

We look forward to welcoming parents and carers to our Primary 7 Open Evening tomorrow, Wednesday, 3rd October at 7pm. ...
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Inaugural Mass
Mr O'Neil - Thu Aug 23rd

Our Inaugural Mass of the session takes place this evening at 7pm in the school.  This is a Cluster Mass and we are delighted to welcome staff, p ...
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Important Dates
Mr O'Neil - Sat Jun 30th

We wish all members of our school community a relaxing and enjoyable summer break. A few key dates to note: 

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St Benedict's Mass
Mr O'Neil - Wed Jun 20th

Our annual St Benedict's mass to celebrate the work of our school takes place in St Conval's at 10am this morning.  All families and friends of t ...
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School Show
Mr O'Neil - Thu Jun 7th

Rehearsals currently going on for what promises to be a showcase of our talented young people.  Come along and join us next ...
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Primary 7 Parents' Information Evening
Mr O'Neil - Thu May 31st

Our  Primary 7 Parents' Information Evening takes place in the school at 7pm this evening, Thursday 31 May.  We look forward to welcoming the par ...
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New Timetable S5/6
Mr O'Neil - Thu May 31st

The new timetable for S5/6 pupils returning to school start this Monday, 4 June.  ...
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Glasgow Science Festival at UWS
Mr O'Neil - Tue May 15th

This is a great opportunity for parents and pupils to attend a 'Science in the Spotlight' event at the University of the West of Scotland in Paisle ...
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SQA and S6 Leavers Mass
Mr O'Neil - Tue Apr 24th

We will be celebrating mass in the school at 7pm on Thursday evening to mark the start of the SQA Examinations and to celebrate the pos ...
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Easter School
Mr O'Neil - Tue Apr 3rd

We are running additional classes to support our young people preparing for SQA Examinations at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level over the ...
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School Open on Monday
Mr O'Neil - Sun Mar 4th

The school will be open tomorrow, Monday 5 March.  We look forward to seeing all pupils in the morning.

Please see the post below ...
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Higher Maths Saturday Morning Class - Cancelled.
Mr O'Neil - Fri Mar 2nd

The Higher Maths revision class scheduled for this Saturday morning has been cancelled. The first class will now take place on Saturday 17 Marc ...
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School Closure Update
Mr O'Neil - Thu Mar 1st

The current Amber weather warning for Renfrewshire has been extended until 10am on Friday 2 March, and conditions will remain very challenging into ...
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School Closure Update
Mr O'Neil - Wed Feb 28th

Due to the Red Weather Alert that has been issued, all Renfrewshire schools will remain closed tomorrow, Thursday 1 March. Please continue to chec ...
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School Closed
Mr O'Neil - Wed Feb 28th

St Benedict''s High School is closed today (Wednesday 28 February).  Please follow @RenCouncilNews on Twitter for updates or consult the council w ...
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S1 Parents in Partnership
Mr O'Neil - Mon Feb 5th

Our S1 Parents in Partnership event takes place on Thursday 8 February. All S1 parents/carers are invited. Sessions will run from 2pm -5pm follow ...
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Time to Talk Day 2018
Mr O'Neil - Wed Jan 31st

St Benedict's are supporting See Me Scotland's Time to Talk Day. With the help of pupils, staff and the Hearty Lives Peer Educators we ca ...
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S3/4 Leadership Weekend to Arran
Mr O'Neil - Mon Jan 22nd

A quick reminder that the Information Evening for our S3/4 Leadership Weekend to Arran takes place this evening at 7pm. ...
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S2 Information Evening
Mr O’Neil - Mon Jan 15th

Our S2 Information Evening takes place at 7pm on Tuesday 23 January.  This is an important first step in the process of ensuring that parents are ...
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S1 Interim Reports
Mr O’Neil - Mon Jan 15th

S1 Interim Reports were issued on Thursday last week.  All pupils should now have a copy.  Please contact your child’s Pupil Support teacher if yo ...
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Date   Event  
Thu Nov 15th   S5 Raising Attainment Seminar
Thu Nov 22nd   S4 Parents' Evening
Fri Nov 30th   Holiday
Fri Dec 21st   School Closes
Mon Jan 7th   School Re-opens
Mon Jan 14th   Prelim Exams Begin