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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Newsletter 11: Friday, 21st November 2014

Newsletter 11: Friday, 21st November 2014

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CANCELLED Ballroom

Unfortunately, the Ballroom due to be held after school on Wednesday 26th November has had to be cancelled.

Cancelled 

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Magical Maths

Look at this amazing Maths that Year 6 have been tackling! This is our first ever attempt at formal Long Division and we were keen for you to see how we’ve done! Incredible work!

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Beware!

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The Centurion is on the loose and doesn’t she look terrifying? This Year 4 Tiger has made these amazing artefacts at home and couldn’t wait to share them with everybody in school! Well done – beautiful and exciting homework.

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Gardening Galore

Here are some of the KS 2 gardening club planting trees we were given by The Woodland Trust. It was hard work digging the holes as their spades kept hitting the roots of other trees, but worth the effort in the end! Altogether 30 have now been planted on the edges of the school field.

 

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Year 1 Assemblies

Our Whales & Dolphins gave an amazing Class Assembly to our #IncredibleCommunity as they shared some wonderful work from this term. From ‘Good Morning’ Songs to maths, to story telling and Art Work – they have been superb hard working pupils. Well done to all of the staff across Year 1 and as ever, thank you to everyone for their support. The large audiences, including Mrs. White (Chair of Governors) were suitably impressed, well done everyone.

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Anti-Bullying

Year 6 have been enjoying activities on Anti-Bullying this week. They have been working in TASC Groups and will prepare a presentation to the class using a range of different media.

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Christian Art

Year 2 Eagles are seen enjoying an afternoon of art making wonderful stained glass windows inspired by their Christianity work! We bet Father David would love to include some of the beautiful work at St. John’s Church.

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Anti-Bullying Week

Year 5 have enjoyed some lovely work on Anti-Bullying with Mr. Campbell. They produced work in the form of these shields which carry some very powerful messages. Well done to Year 5 on the wonderful messages they have shared.

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Year 3 Assembly

Year 3 shared their learning with our friends and families, and what a tasty treat it was too! Cornish Pasties and Jam Tarts were on the menu after the audience had heard some expert miners, mathematicians and all about the history of the local area! Thank you to all of the audience which included Mrs. White (Chair of Governors) for your support. A lovely afternoon – many thanks to Mrs. Sutton, Mrs. Whitfield and of course the children for a great afternoon.

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