Archive September 2017

Cross County Event – 27 September 2017

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We have our first cross country event this year on Wednesday 27 September at Yeovil Rugby Club from 4 pm – 5.30 pm.  We hope all the children have an enjoyable time.

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Football Competition – 25 September 2017

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Our footballers are taking part in their first event this year at Bucklers Mead on Monday 25 September from 12 noon – 4 pm.  We hope they have a good time.

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KS2 Assembly

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On Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 2.40 pm we are holding our KS2 Achievement Assembly to which parents and carers are warmly welcome to come along and see their child receiving their award.

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KS1 Assembly

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On Tuesday 26 September 2017 at 2.40 pm we are holding our KS1 Achievement Assembly to which parents and carers are warmly welcome to come along and see their child receiving their award.

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FoBS AGM – 5 October 2017

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Our Friends of Birchfield School are holding their AGM on Thursday 5 October 2017 at 3.30 pm.  Elections for various officer roles and committee members will take place together with discussing ideas for fundraising.  Our FoBS committee does such important work during the year fundraising for the school – please click on this link to find out more September 2017 AGM letter

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Job vacancy: Full time Year 3 Teacher, fixed term initially…..

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We are looking to appoint a full time Year 3 teacher, this is a fixed term post for one year in the first instance, however does have the potential to become permanent position.

Start date: asap (or 1 January 2018 latest)

We are seeking a teacher with a proven record of highly successful teaching to work alongside the existing year group teacher. The successful candidate:-

  • either has the potential to be an outstanding teacher, or already is one!
  • is engaging and creative; bringing learning alive,
  • is friendly and approachable,
  • is a team player with good social skills and great ideas,
  • promotes active parental involvement and links within the community,
  • is organised, dedicated and hardworking,
  • has high expectations of themselves and of children,
  • has an excellent knowledge of the Primary Curriculum

In return we offer you a rapidly developing school with huge ambitions, wonderful children, a dedicated team of staff and supportive parents and Governors.

Visits are welcomed and encouraged.

For further information click here or contact the school office. Application form to be completed and returned to the school office by the closing date.

Closing date: 12 noon on 09 October 2017, Interview dates: tbc

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts subject relevant employment checks and criminal background check via the disclosure procedure.

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Job vacancy: SEN Learning Support Assistant……

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8.30am – 3.30pm – 3 days per week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays – 18 hours per week, plus 1.5 hours lunchtime cover)

LSA Grade 15: £15,375 – £16,491 pro rata (£7.96 – £8.54 per hour)

Lunchtime Grade 16: £15,115-£15,246 pro rata (£7.83 – £7.90 per hour)

Permanent position

Start date: asap (or 1 January 2018 latest)

Birchfield Primary School requires a SEN Learning Support Assistant to work 1:1 with children in KS2. Ideally the successful candidate will have experience of working with individual(s) with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder, however training will be provided.

The successful candidate will:

  • help adapt the curriculum for the pupil,
  • carry out 1:1 intervention programmes,
  • track and monitoring progress for the individual
  • work closely with the class teacher, parents, SENCO and on occasions professionals from external agencies
  • display a range of attributes including personal organisation, initiative, enthusiasm and a caring nature

The person appointed would be expected to work collaboratively with the SENCO along with many other members of staff and will be fully supported in the day to day role.

We would welcome all prospective candidates to visit the school prior to interview.

For an informal discussion once you have read the job details, please contact Judy Parker, SENCO on 01935 427609.

Please click here for further information. Alternatively please contact the school office on 01935 427609, or office@birchfieldprimaryschool.co.uk  

Closing date:  5.00pm on 05 October 2017 Interview date: w/c 9 October 2017

(due to the volume of applicants we are not able to respond to every applicant individually, therefore if you have not heard from us by 13 October 2017 you have not been successful in reaching interview stage).

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Secondary School Open Days

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Our local secondary schools are holding their open days for Y6 pupils moving into Y7 next September on the following dates:

Westfield Academy – Thursday 21 September 2017

Preston Academy – Thursday 28 September 2017

Bucklers Mead Academy – Thursday 5 October 2017

Stanchester Academy – Thursday 12 October 2017

Please contact the schools for more information

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Individual and Family Group Photographs

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Our school photographer will be visiting us on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 September 2017 to take individual and family group photographs.  The family group photographs will be of children who attend our school and those who have siblings in our Pre-School.

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Welcome to our new Reception children

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On Monday (11 September) we welcome our new Reception children who will be joining us in RLB and RLM.  We hope they enjoy their time with us here at Birchfield.

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