Federation of St Bede's and St Bernadette Catholic Schools

Federation Head Teacher Welcome

A Very Warm Welcome to our Schools

It has been almost two years now since I took on the Federation Headship across St Bede’s and St Bernadette Catholic schools. A lot has changed in that time in our world and in education and with three Lockdowns, we have had to face a new way of teaching and learning and new challenges.

We are so happy to have all our wonderful children back and now face the enormous task of supporting them to catch up on their missed learning.

We have a hugely committed staff team across the Federation and we are all extremely excited about our journey ahead, working in partnership with our Parents and Carers and outside agencies.
Through our Recovery Curriculum, we aim to create a warm and nurturing atmosphere, which enhances the highest expectations for all our children, whose needs are always paramount in the life and decision making within our schools. We strongly believe in providing the children with exciting, creative and meaningful learning experiences, which build their enthusiasm for learning and help them to grow and develop positively in a variety of ways, ready for the challenges they will face going up from the Infants to the Juniors and then onto Secondary schools.

Our two schools are very strongly centered around our Catholic faith and the school community and ethos thrives on mutual respect and values positive relationships both within school and with our Parents and Carers. The School – Parent partnership is of paramount importance and we look forward to working very closely with you all in order to ensure that your children are happy, learning and reach their full potential in all areas.

I look forward to meeting you all. Please visit our website for further information about both of our schools.

Ewa Ostrynska
Federation Headteacher