Outstanding Leadership and management.
Outstanding Behaviour and safety of pupils.
Outstanding Quality of teaching.
Outstanding Achievement of pupils.
Outstanding Early years provision.
Ofsted said, ‘Something special and something of excellence takes place at Birkwood’.
This Outstanding Ofsted Report is a real celebration for our community of children, staff, governors and parents of what happens each and every day.
We are all so very proud!
Julie Allen (Mrs)
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449140 Birkwood PS – Published Report (October 2014)
We wish you a very warm welcome to the Birkwood Primary School website and hope that by using the site you will get a picture of our vision, aims and the values we uphold.
Our school is a caring, supportive and family orientated community where we encourage our children to ‘be the best that they can be’. This is achieved within the context of an exciting and relevant curriculum that meets their needs and is underpinned by our School Logo ‘Inspire, Cherish and Achieve Together.’
Our strong and committed Governing Body have made the decision to keep class sizes as small as possible lower down the school in order to ensure high quality support for our youngest children. The entire school has been refurbished over the past 4 years to include the playground and a Trim Train on the large playing field, a purpose built kitchen so that children can cook as part of their learning in Science, Maths and Literacy. A community garden area is soon to be undertaken following successful Big Lottery Grant funding.
We are very proud of our school community; if you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
With best wishes,
Mrs Julie Allen
Year 6 hosted a wonderful afternoon in Class as they wined (non alcoholic) and dined their families and School Governors. Inside a week, we made a Mexican Restaurant. The children used the ‘TASC’ wheel to help their thinking as well as our Cook It and ICT facilities. Many thanks to our customers, the Year 6 staff and especially the children! An amazing and delicious achievement.
What an amazing time at the Year 1 Banquet! The Whales and Dolphins have worked extremely hard on their topic of Knights & Castles this half term. They enjoyed the attention of some special waitresses whilst devouring a wonderful banquet. A lovely end to the half term.
The Vikings in Year 5 have been busy building their longboats ready to invade foreign lands. Look out Anglo-Saxons, the boats are ready!
After hearing about the famous artist Picasso in Mrs Allen’s assembly, Class 5 where inspired to create artwork in the same style. They used pastels to produce these super portraits.
We like to think of ourselves as flexible at Birkwood of course. This Year 2 Hawk took that to another level in Special Assembly! After a brief ‘warm-up’ look what she showed to the whole school! A fabulous treat.
Following on from their wonderful Video Performance of St. George & The Dragon, Mrs. Allen requested a ‘Live’ Version of the Year 1 Story Performance. In Special Assembly, the Whales & Dolphins entertained the whole School Community with a virtuoso display! Enjoy the wonderful costumes – the Banquet Day was certainly one they’ll remember.
Many thanks to Mrs. Smith and the Lunchtime Staff for again arranging our ‘Top Table’ for the Lunchtime Stars of the first Half Term. As always the table looked amazing and was crowned by the wonderful ‘Kim’s Cakes.’ We love a reason to celebrate at Birkwood and the Lunchtime Behaviour of these wonderful young people is a perfect example of why we are always so proud.
We just had to share this beautiful Pastel Work from Year 5. The Artist was so proud of his efforts that he presented his work to Year 6. Some amazing techniques have been mastered by one so young. A fabulous piece of work young man.
Year 3 are really enjoying their work on our Local Community and its mining heritage. They have been looking at the 1980s and the Miners’ Strike in particular. ‘Coal Not Dole’ is proving a popular slogan in their classroom.
Mr. Campbell accompanied our Long Distance Runners to Cannon Hall for the Cross Country Championships. The children performed wonderfully well and showed stamina, perseverance and of course fabulous behaviour to an enormous crowd. The event organised by ‘Team Activ’ was a great success. Our Sporting Portfolio continues to grow.