Message from Headteacher

The Venerable Bede CE Academy are delighted that we have the exciting opportunity to work with some local feeder primary schools and host, at our academy, a community concert during the summer term. The performance will take place on Wednesday 6th July 2022 at 6pm (doors open 5.30pm, please note they will not be opened before this time).

The evening will feature vocal and instrumental performances from students at Venerable Bede CE Academy, St Paul’s Primary School, New Silksworth Academy & East Herrington Primary Academy. There will also be the opportunity to see our successful acts from Sunderland’s ‘Search for a Star’ competition, perform their pieces and celebrate their success!

Tickets are available via ParentMail. Please contact the school office for further information.

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On Wednesday 6th April we took 2 acts to Sunderland College to compete in the Search for a Star talent show. What a night and what a fantastic showcase of talent in Sunderland. There were 12 secondary schools participating.

Venerable Bede acts were awarded 2nd and 3rd place – a fantastic achievement! In 2nd place, the Runner-Up award went to Matthew, our Head Boy, who sang an arrangement of I’m Still Standing from Rocketman. In 3rd place, the Rising Star award went to Vennerz, one of our rock bands, performed Love Story with a twist – our talented drummer completed 2 Rubix cubes during the band’s performance!

Mrs Bonner, Head of Music, said “It was great to see such a variety of talent from across many different art forms and the performers clearly really enjoyed seeing each other schools’ performances as well as feeling a great sense of achievement about their own performance. I am so proud of our pupils – they are extremely committed and talented and have worked hard to prepare for this event. To secure 2 of the top 3 places is an amazing achievement and we are all delighted with the results. It has been a very rewarding experience.”

Mr Exley, Assistant Headteacher, said “The wealth of talent attending Sunderland Search for a star is incredible. Given this high standard, we are incredibly proud to have not one, but two acts finish in the top three for the evening.” 




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After an intense round of auditions, we have found the two Venerable Bede acts who will represent us at the upcoming Sunderland Music Hub ‘Search for a Star’ event!

The successful candidates are:

Matthew who will perform as a solo singer


Charlie, Sam, Erin, Ashlayne, Lexie, Andrew, Brandon and Jack who will perform as a group – ‘The Vennerz Rock Band’

Congratulations to all of them and from our community we wish you the very best of luck!!!

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We have received the below communication from the organisers of the event which contains information on how you can book tickets to attend the event!

Dear Search for a Star school!

It has been great to hear that you’ve had a great time choosing acts for Search for a Star and for some schools, actually having a live audience back for the first time in ages!  Whether you’ve done a public event to find your participants or you’ve just done it within your department, the good news is the tickets are now ON SALE for the grand final on April 6th!
Tickets are being sold on a ‘pay what you feel’ system.
Here is the link!
We are glad to be having the following schools perform:
St Aidan’s
Academy 360
Venerable Bede CE Academy
Sandhill View
The event will be hosted by Monkwearmouth (previous winners) taking place at Sunderland College.
Thank you,
Laura Tindall
(Sunderland Music Hub)

Venerable Bede CE Academy is proud to once again support National Careers Week! See below for useful information and guidance about the various careers paths open to young people as well as the events taking place this week.

The Careers Download – Edition 1 The Careers Download – Edition 2 The Future of Work Guide 2022

Virtual Careers Fair

The Virtual Careers Fair will go live on day 1 of Careers Week.

  • No registration required
  • No data is collected from students.
  • Tons of opportunities for students to explore

Visit the link below from 7 March to explore this resource.

Careers in the Army

Visit the link below to explore further resources.

Careers in the Civil Service

The Civil Service is changing. Together we’re finding new ways to serve the public, work more efficiently, and make the government more transparent. We’re making the Civil Service a truly brilliant place to work.

Follow the link below to complete a ‘Career Matcher’ activity.

Careers at Sea

There are plenty of exciting careers in the maritime sector to choose from – both on and offshore. As a Deck, Engineering or Electro-technical Officer you could be in charge of operating and managing commercial ships. While becoming a Rating would make the most of your broad seafaring skills – from navigation and engine room maintenance to Catering, Hospitality and other Onboard Services. 

For shore-based jobs in ship management and other marine industries, you’ll find incredibly varied and rewarding opportunities such as maritime law, surveying ships or training future seafarers.

Visit the following link to find out more.

Careers in the NHS

Have you ever thought about a career in the NHS? Complete the ‘career finder’ or read about what it is like to work for the NHS.

Visit the following link to find out more.

Careers in STEM

Visit the following link to find out more.

Presentation Resources
Year 7 and 8 – The Future of Work Year 9, 10 and 11 – The Future of Work

For two weeks every year, thousands of schools, colleges and universities come together to learn from the people who grow what we eat, drink and wear! Unfortunately, many of the people who do these jobs are often exploited and underpaid. That’s why Fairtrade is so important, it allows the workers to be paid fairly for their work.

This years’ theme for Fairtrade fortnight is all about standing up with farmers and workers to seek climate justice. 

We at Venerable Bede are going to celebrate Fairtrade fortnight during the week we return from half term (28 February – 4 March 2022). We are giving you an opportunity to think about your future, to look into the work Fairtrade does and its impact on those who need their help and protection to thrive. 


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