Outstanding

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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)
Headteacher

Click the link or the image below to read or print the full report

449140 Birkwood PS – Published Report (October 2014)

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Headteacher’s Welcome Message

 

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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
Headteacher

 

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Birkwood’s Got Talent 

What a wonderful evening it was!  Congratulations and well done to all of the children ~ the standard was exceptionally high and what a difficult job it was for our judges, Father David, Nick Jackson and Dave Martin.  Thank you to everyone who attended and supported and also the sponsors Timpsons and Cannon Hall Farm.  Special thanks to Mrs Porter and Mrs Sutton and all of the staff who supported behind the scenes to make it such a great success.

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Assembly Treat – Year 1 Star

We had an extra ‘Birkwood’s Got Talent’ in Assembly! This Year 1 Star sang us her favourite song and even let us join in! No wonder Mum was SO proud. Wonderful stuff. 

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Country Learning

Our Gardening Club had a wonderful treat as they enjoyed a day at The Ledston Estate. Thanks to funding from The Wheeler Foundation, Countryside Learning hosted the event as ‘Learning outside The Classroom.’ We certainly loved our first class learning experiences – thanks to Miss Betts, Miss Greenwood & Mrs. Whitfield for their help in arranging such a special day.

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Moon Landings

Year 1 are really enjoying their topic on Space. This Superstar even used his Big Writing to tell everybody about the first Lunar Landing! Well done, wonderful topic based writing.

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EYFS Star Worker

Look at this amazing Independent Writing & Drawing from our EYFS Star. She has shared her wonderful efforts with us as both tasks were completed independently. A great effort, well done.

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Newsletter 32: Friday, 22nd May 2015

Newsletter 32: Friday, 22nd May 2015

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Wonderful Workers

Year 1 Super Space Learners have really impressed Miss Ward. Two boys produced some excellent Independent Writing & the Model Maker worked extremely hard at home with Dad. Some superb work, well done everyone.

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A Wonderful Gesture

20150521124826084_0001MANY thanks to Wentworth Garden Centre – a wonderful £20 (2 x£10) donation for our Community Garden Project. We can’t wait to choose what we may use the vouchers for! Miss Greenwood is VERY excited and we are all extremely grateful. Thank you.

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Pentecost Assembly

Father David visited us to explain about Pentecost. The main sign of Pentecost is the colour red ~ it symbolizes joy and the fire of the Holy Spirit. Father David also shared some special news with us ~ he has been invited to attend a Garden Party by none other than Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth!  We can’t wait to hear all about it following the Half-Term Break.

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Birkwood Bargains Open For Business

Lovely tomato and vegetable soup are both on offer at Birkwood Bargains (Thursday 21st May.) Also, some chocolate crispy buns, made by the one and only Miss Betts, will be on sale. Be sure to move fast – our Bargains are proving popular!

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