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The Leadership Team

Our Leadership team are here to help. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to speak to a member of the Leadership team about any matters of concern.

Mrs Dennis

Mrs Dennis

Head Teacher

As your Head Teacher I am really delighted to serve this fantastic community. I look forward to bringing out the very best in our school. I am very ambitious for all your children, I know we can work together to give Benson pupils the very best start in life.

Mrs Weatherley

Mrs Weatherley

Deputy Head

It’s great to be back at Benson. It really is a happy school and after an absence of 2 years I am delighted to be working here again as Deputy Head of School. I first started at Benson in 2007 and then the school was only half the size it is today.

Mrs Clarke

Mrs Clarke

Head of Phase 1

My name is Mrs Clarke, and I am the Assistant Head Teacher for Phase 1 at Benson Community School. I have responsibility for the youngest children in the school, aged from 2 – 5 years old.

I have taught Early Years children for 30 years, and joined Benson in 2009.

Mrs Beer

Mrs Beer

Head of Phase 2

Hello. My name is Ms Beer and I am the Assistant Head Teacher for Phase 2 (Year 1 and Year 2) at Benson Community School. My role is to support all the students and staff in my team to ensure we learn a lot this year, while having some fun along the way!

Mrs Virgo

Mrs Virgo

Head of Phase 3

I started Benson as a Newly Qualified Teacher. Over the years I have taught in many year groups and led on various key subjects and areas across the school.

My current role as the Assistant Head Teacher of Year 3 and 4 is extremely rewarding.

Miss Willis

Miss Willis

Head of Phase 4

Hello everyone my name is Miss Willis and I am the Assistant Head teacher for Phase 4, which includes years 5 and 6. I have worked at Benson for many years and I feel that I know the local community very well.

English

My name is Mr Newell and I lead English at Benson.

English is such an exciting subject, one that is at the heart of all that we do and learn.
Reading is a big focus for us this term and one of our new features is ‘Book Club’. This is a fabulous session where the teacher reads to the whole class, discussing the features of the text, unpicking how the author has written it, questioning and challenging, giving the children the maximum opportunity to read and enjoy.

Writing too is something we are passionate about here at Benson. From the Early Years through to Year 6, the children are engaged in daily writing activities drawn from real life experiences. The key to the success is providing opportunities for our children to write for a purpose.

One unique part of our English Curriculum is drama. Drama is an integral part of being a ‘Benson Bee’ , be it in the classroom setting, through engaging with travelling theatre groups or by the support of our in-house drama specialist teacher. At Benson, we like to bring the world alive with our children.

Maths

My name is Mr Hughes and I lead Maths here at Benson School
At Benson we aim to not only teach the critical mathematical facts and concepts, but we also strive to cultivate the children’s thirst for knowledge whilst developing their investigational and problem solving strategies.
We take great pride in offering a mastery curriculum that helps every child to gain a wider and deeper understanding of all of the relevant age related mathematical concepts.

Maths provides a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems.

Through making Maths lessons fun and engaging, we aim to enable children to develop a positive, confident attitude to mathematics, and an ability to think clearly and logically. As part of the Home/School Partnership we encourage parents to be involved in their child’s mathematical work and progress by taking an active part in their learning.
You can help your child to progress in Maths by ensuring that they have a good understanding of their times tables and basic calculation strategies. At Benson, we reward the children who can quickly recall multiplication facts with the Superhero Multiplication system. This is something that the children really enjoy so be sure to ask your child about it!

Science

Hi I’m Dr Choudhury and I am the Science lead at Benson Community School.

At Benson we believe a high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Therefore all pupils within our school are taught the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils at Benson are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Children are given the opportunities to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

In addition to the learning in school, children at Benson are given the opportunity to visit Science Museums, Planetariums, Science Shows and a whole host of other exciting venues, where children can marvel and open their minds to the latest Scientific discoveries. Moreover, each year we celebrate National Science Week at Benson through Science Projects, competitions, quizzes and much more!!!