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
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.
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.
The children will be moving up to meet their new teacher on Thursday 13 July in the morning, please click on this link to see the new class structure Sept 2017 class structure
Parents will have the opportunity to meet their child’s new teacher after school for a brief introduction.
Reminders: please click on this link to see reminders about our school fete, parent questionnaire and last day of term details Meet the teacher and reminder letter 2017
On Thursday 13 July, in the morning for an hour, the children will be moving up to meet their new class teacher for September. I am sure they are all looking forward to this. There will be an opportunity for you to meet your child’s new teacher after school if you wish. School reports will be sent home on Friday.
Just another reminder to you all about our School Fete which is taking place on Saturday (15 July) starting at 12 noon. There are lots of things taking place – donkey rides, tank museum display, bouncy castle, stormtroopers, Frozen characters, a superhero character, our own school choir and country dancers plus lots, lots more. Refreshments will be on sale aswell as BBQ, ice creams and cream teas. There will be a raffle with some brilliant prizes and we also have our ‘silent auction’ – these gifts are on display in the school foyer so please come along and place your bids.
Please come along and support this event as the proceeds go back into supporting school events.
It is important for Governors and staff know your thoughts about the school and so a questionnaire has been prepared for parents to complete. Please click on this link to access the survey link Parental Questionnaire July 2017 – colour
We love to reward our children and at lunchtime the children can earn a reward for eating well, good manners, healthy lunch etc. Their names are picked out of the hat and the winners are invited to the Captains Table where they eat their lunch with our Captain (alias Mr Culham). The children love this occasion and it is great to see them all smiling and enjoying this time together.
Job Vacancy: Assistant SENCO
30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, term time (38 weeks).
Grade 13 (£17,772 – £20,138 FTE) Actual salary £12,545 -£14,215 (£9.21 – £10.43 per hour)
Start date: 1 September 2017
We are looking to appoint an experienced and motivated individual to work alongside our SENCO. The role will include day to day administrative duties such as attending meetings, writing reports and preparing applications and referrals, as well as supporting pupil premium and more vulnerable pupils in a pastoral role.
Closing date: Wednesday 5th July 2017
Interview date: w/c 10th July 2017
Our school is committed to safeguarding our children and this post will require a criminal background check (DBS) via the Disclosure Procedure before commencing work.
Please click Assistant SENCO Recruitment Pack, and here for the application form.
Our KS2 children are looking forward to their Sports Morning on Tuesday 27 June 2017 starting at 9.30 am. Our Y6 pupils, as part of their Young Enterprise Scheme will be selling ice creams and soft drinks and our Y3 pupils will be selling cream teas. The children will be able to eat their lunch with parents on the field. KS2 Sports Day 2017 Please click on this link to find out more about this event. It would be lovely to have as many parents, carers, grandparents supporting the children in this event.