It has been another very busy week welcoming visitors to the school and showing them what we have to offer, even though this became rather difficult when the fog closed in and we were struggling to see anything at all! That said, all visitors seem to have enjoyed learning about our heritage, our fantastic facilities, our high-quality care, and our aspirations for all of our pupils – that is the essence of what St Bees School is all about. We look forward to talking to more prospective families on our “Get to Know” dates.
Mr Gareth Seddon, Headmaster
This Week at School
As always, a lot of learning, laughter and activity has been going on at school. On Thursday the pupils went to the Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project and met their instructors, who introduced the pupils to the National Indoor Climbing Achievement Scheme (NICAS). The pupils are excited about working towards the level 1 certificate this year. Ahmed (Y7) said “We learned how to put a harness on and tie a figure of 8 knot. I am looking forward to doing it again next week!”
Get to Know Helen Scott – Our Office Manager
Tell us about your responsibilities at the School
Tell us about your responsibilities at St Bees School. “I’m the first point of contact at school for all enquiries,and I provide support across multiple departments. As PA to the Headmaster and the Bursar, I manage diaries & keep everyone organised! One of the best parts of the role is guiding parents through the admissions process from enquiry to entry. I also look after reception and maintain pupil files.”
Tell us about yourself
“I’m originally from Cumbria, but lived in Cheshire for many years. My partner and I relocated back here to be closer to family following the birth of our daughter. After completing a degree in English and Education Studies in Cheshire, I completed a Primary PGCE. Following this, I worked as a Primary School supply teacher, and have held various office and customer service based roles since then. These have expanded my knowledge of payroll, HR and managing a team. As a mother with a young family of 2 children, I enjoy
family days out, music concerts, and travelling.”
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role at the School?
“The most rewarding part of my role is being part of a strong, dynamic team, who have a positive impact on shaping future generations. The support we have received from the local community has been amazing. Seeing the children happy to come to school, receiving the highest level of education with a wide range of opportunities, and smiling when they leave is what I also find really rewarding.”