Consultation by the Interim Executive Board of Skilts Special School 

 
 

Proposal to Alter the age range from 5 – 11 to 5-14 years 

 Introduction

The interim Executive Board (IEB) is consulting on a proposal to make changes to Skilts Special School.

  • Skilts School is one of 27 Birmingham special schools and can offer up to 90 places for pupils with an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) for Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs, (SEMH). Skilts School is a Birmingham School that is located outside of the City of Birmingham boundary, in Worcestershire.

  • Skilts Special School is relocating from its current location at Gorcott Hill in Redditch to a new site at Hallmoor Road, Birmingham B33 9QY from 1st September 2021 subject to the new building being handed over to the school. The new site is 20km/12.5miles from the current site – measured by “straight line distance”. The number of places that the new School will be able to accommodate will increase to 120 when it relocates to Hallmoor Road. The proposal to change the age range is not dependant on, nor will it have an impact on, the already approved relocation and pupil numbers increase.

  • The Interim Executive Board of Skilts School consulted upon and approved a proposal in June 2020 to make a temporary amendment for one year to change the age range of Skilts School from 5 – 11 years to 5 – 12 years with effect from 1st September 2020. This enabled Year 6 pupils who wished to remain at the school to stay on in a Year 7 class for a further year until the end of the academic year (July 2021).

The Interim Executive Board are proposing to carry out the following temporary changes to Skilts School: What changes are proposed?

  • Alter the Age range from 5 -11 years to 5 – 14 years.

Proposal to Alter the Age Range of Skilts School from 5-11 years to 5 – 14 years to include years 7, 8 and 9 until August 2022

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Changes implemented:

1. Increase in pupil places from 64 to 90 – 1st January 2020.

2. Relocate to Hallmoor Road and Increase pupil numbers from 90 to 120 – 1st September 2021

3. Proposal to Alter the Age Range of Skilts School from 5-11 years to 5-14 years to include years 7,8 and 9 until August 2022

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Covid 19

A full risk assessment for Skilts School during the Covid 19 pandemic and  periods of lock down, has been reviewed in January 2021 and can be accessed by clicking HERE

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Following the latest Ofsted Inspection on 15th October 2020, please click this link to read the outcomes. 

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DFE EDENRED FREE SCHOOL MEAL VOUCHERS

We are pleased to inform you that free school meal digital supermarket voucher codes for our pupils are now available. Details of your unique code and validation code will be distributed over the next few days along with guidance notes on how to obtain and redeem your e-vouchers.

Please follow this LINK to access How to use your free school meals vouchers

Please follow this LINK to access the Free school meals Voucher Scheme Parent/Carer FAQs

Parents/Carers should go to https://www.freeschoolmeals.co.uk which will take you to the main login page and by entering your personal voucher/cheque no and validation codes, you will be able to select your preferred supermarket. You will then receive 2 emails, one ‘order confirmation’ and the second containing a link to your evoucher.

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Remote Learning

 

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Launch of BBC Bitesize

The BBC has launched an education package across TV and online, featuring celebrities and teachers, helping to keep children learning at home and supporting parents.

BBC Bitesize can be accessed here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

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Please find attached a range of  parent help-lines that families might find useful.  Please click on the relevant link for:

Birmingham Educational Psychology Service Helpline for Parents and Carers

Communication & Autism Team

The Children’s Occupational Therapy Service

Top Ten Tips to help your child

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Click HERE for letter from Special School Nursing Service and HERE for their supporting leaflet

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