Welcome to St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School
It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School, judged by Ofsted as Outstanding in June 2014. September 2015 saw us celebrate our 10th year.
We were delighted to open the gates and meet our first pupils and their families on 19th September 2005, and we are equally delighted to welcome you and your child.
With our wonderful building comes the challenge and responsibility of creating a community with Christ at its heart and people at its centre; little people, big people. St Bernadette’s is a community where everyone is valued, nurtured and encouraged to fulfil their God-given talents.
We very much hope that parents and guardians of the pupils entrusted to our care will become involved in the life of the school. Accordingly, we look forward to working with you, and the parishes, as we seek to foster and develop the intellectual, spiritual and social growth of our young people by, “Loving, serving and growing together with Jesus”
Milton Keynes headteacher
chosen for key school support role
The headteacher and staff at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School have been selected for a top role supporting schools in challenging circumstances.
Maxine Clewlow is one of 107 headteachers to be appointed to the role of National Leader of Education (NLE) in the latest recruitment round.
NLEs along with staff in their school - designated a National Support School - use their success and professionalism to provide additional leadership capability in other schools.
NLEs are deployed to suit the needs of each school needing support, or to those in transition to academy status. The type of support provided is flexible and can sometimes involve NLEs becoming executive headteacher. They also have responsibility for bringing on the next generation of NLEs and National Support Schools.
Maxine Clewlow, St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School said: “I am delighted with the appointment. I look forward to working with colleagues in other schools to provide support and challenge. Staff in St. Bernadette’s have so much to offer others and we are all excited by the opportunity to improve outcomes for children in other school settings.”
On behalf of the Board of Governors, Mary Mcgowan says, “ Maxine is an exceptionally able and committed leader and will excel in this new role. We are delighted with her appointment and the new status of the school”.
Many NLEs/NSSs report improved outcomes at the schools they support.
Roger Pope, Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said:
“It’s fantastic that heads like Maxine have the passion and ambition to help improve the life chances of young people not just in their own but in other schools as well.
“The aim of National Leaders of Education is to drive improvement in underperforming schools. We now have over 1,100 NLEs and we will be working to increase this number further to spread educational excellence everywhere.”
Successful heads will be invited to attend a formal induction and training event for the role in driving school improvement.