Consultation by the Interim Executive Board of Skilts Special School 

Further to the recent consultation, the IEB agreed on 5th March 2021 that the date of the temporary age range change of Skilts School to 5 – 14,  be modified to come into effect from 19th April 2021.

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March 2021

To: Stakeholders of Skilts School

 

School Organisation Proposals: Skilts School

Dear Parents, Carers, Staff and Other Stakeholders

I am writing to inform you of the proposals that Birmingham City Council is planning to publish following collaboration with the Interim Executive Board of Skilts School.

As you will be aware the Interim Executive Board has approved the following temporary changes to Skilts School:

Change to the age range from 5 – 11 years to 5 – 12 years from September 2020 for one year.

Change to the age range from 5 – 11 years to 5 – 14 years from 19th April 2021 to 31st August 2022.

These changes have given pupils in year 6 the opportunity to remain at the school in year 7 if they wish to do so. The further changes will allow for pupils to remain at the school in further year groups should they wish to do so. It will also provide an opportunity for other pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs in their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) to be offered a year 7, 8 or 9 place at Skilts School.

These changes have been carried out on a temporary basis. Temporary changes cannot be in place longer than 2 years. After 31st August 2022, unless formal proposals are issued by the Local Authority to make these changes permanent, Skilts School will revert to a school with an age range of 5 – 11 years.

The Local Authority,  in full collaboration with the IEB has now agreed to issue formal school organisation proposals to make the following change to the age range at Skilts School permanent from 1st September 2021.

·         Alteration to the age range from 5 – 11 years to 5 to ? years with effect from 1st September 2021.

If the proposals are approved this will mean that pupils who wish to remain at Skilts School through to year ? will have the opportunity to do so.

In order to make these changed the Local Authority will need to formally consult with all stakeholders. We will write to you again in the summer term, after the Easter break to give you details of the formal consultation on these proposals (also known as the representation period). The formal consultation will run for four weeks in the summer term. At the start of the formal consultation we will be providing a full proposal document with details of the planned changes and with all the information on how you can participate in the formal consultation and make your views known.

If you have any immediate comments or concerns, please contact the Estates Management Team at Birmingham City Council via email to edsi.enquiries@birmingham.gov.uk or in writing to the address below. Please put Skilts in the heading of any correspondence.  Please submit any immediate comments by the end of term no later than Thursday 1st April 2021.

Yours sincerely

 

Jaswinder Didially

Head of Service – Education Infrastructure


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. Further to the recent consultation, the IEB agreed on 5th March 2021 that the date of the temporary age range change of Skilts School to 5 – 14,  be modified to come into effect from 19th April 2021.

 

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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

 

More links to learning: https://stories.audible.com/

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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