Head Teacher Welcome
Everyone I have met here is so very proud of Benson Community School. There is a genuine commitment from all our stakeholders, including children, parents, staff and governors, to make this school the very best school it can be. Benson is in a great location: not too far from the city with all its fantastic shopping, theatres and cinemas and there are good links by bus, train (just across the road) or car that bring us into the best & biggest city outside London. Nearby we have parks and canal walks, not to mention the beautiful Soho House. The jewellery quarter is a short hop away too. This part of the city feels like the real Brum. Of course we also have access to one of three amazing football clubs - no favouritism shown here!
This is a great school, in a great location. We welcome you all to visit and receive a warm Benson welcome. Mrs Dennis
‘There are no limits to what you can achieve’
Whenever you walk into a school you can get a real sense of what is going on from the way children and adults greet you. At Benson one is struck by the friendly nature of all the staff and pupils here. Respect for one another is a keystone to our success. We are proud that we treat each other well and know that we in return are shown the respect we all deserve. This school is a ‘respecting rights’ school and as such really helps children understand that they are valued and listened to. We will be teaching our children that respect is a very essential element of life.
But we also have a really important job to do to ensure that our children grow up with the necessary skills of reading, writing and maths. We will be trying to instil a real love for books and the characters encountered there. Children will learn not only how to read a wide range of literature but will also have opportunities to talk about how stories impact on them and their own lives and how they can bring history & RE alive. We will help children make mathematical links with the world around them and show them how maths skills help solve scientific and geographical problems.
Of course, as a healthy school we are keen to make sure that our children are active and skilled in running, throwing, catching, batting and swimming. We have some top athletes, cricketers, basketball players and footballers here (watch this space Aston Villa!). Our links with King Edwards Aston Grammar School ensure we have the highest quality ‘skills’ teaching here. We know their support makes a real difference to all we do.
We value creativity too. Not just through art and design and technology but through the way we teach in every subject by asking open questions and demanding that our children make judgements and evaluations. Our ‘Ask it’ sessions really challenge our children to deepen their understanding of the world around them. So there really are no limits. Welcome to our school.
Mrs B Dennis