Many thanks to our contributors to this year’s Open Day & Spring Fayre. The event was very well supported with many parents and carers in attendance and plenty of fun was had by all. Plenty of hard work went into the numerous stalls and entertainment included face painting (Smile Education), Beat the Goalie and, 0f course, the inflatable slide was a real hit! Raffle prizes up for grabs included T20 Cricket Match tickets at Edgbaston, tickets to the Old Rep performance of “Snow Queen” later in the year, tobaggoning sessions at the Ackerts, £30 voucher at Touchwood to name a few. Many thanks for your support.
This academic year’s Christmas Fayre took place on Tuesday 18th December 2018. Our spectacular Christmas raffle will be drawn during the morning. We have received kind donations from the following contributors:
- from the guys at www.experiencedays.co.uk
- Lindt chocolate
- West Bromwich Albion Football Club
- Birmingham City Football Club
- Becketts Farm
- Webbs of Wychbold
- Hollybush Pub
- Perry Barr Greyhound Track
- Severn Valley Railway
- MAC Cinema
- The Island Inn, Quinton
- Blackpool Pleasure Beach
- Sandcastle Waterpark
- Gullivers World, Warrington
- Rush Trampoline Park
- West Midlands Safari Park
- Anthony Greenwood, IEB
- Catering Team
- Smile Education
- NOW Education
- Staff members
Funds raised continue to allow us to take the boys on educational and social experiences that stimulate their social and emotional development.
Many thanks to all of the above for their contributions in helping to raise important funds for our school
Please follow this link for full details of scheduled Inspire Workshops throughout the forthcoming academic year.
Reminders will be sent out nearer the date.
At the Summer Fete & Open Day July 2018, parents and carers were asked to complete an Ofsted Questionnaire, following the most recent Ofsted Inspection Report in order to gauge progress.
The results of this survey may be accessed by clicking HERE
The SWEET Project Break
Domestic abuse is consistently under-reported, turning to someone for help can be one of the biggest challenges you face. The SWEET project is a non-for-profit Socail Enterprise Organisation, who work with Children & Families providing support based on early and realistic interventions.
Please follow this link for details of the SWEET Project Break & Stay Free Programme
Bright at Night
As a school we are getting involved in encouraging kids to stay ‘Bright at Night’. This is a road safety awareness scheme for primary and secondary school children in the United Kingdom.
Over the years, we have created some great long standing relationships with local people, schools, clubs/initiatives and businesses.
As a school it is important to make ties locally. Working together with local companies, other schools and organisations is great for the community and anything we can do to help is always on our mind.
‘Bright at Night’
As we know during winter months, it goes darker much sooner and as your children are finishing school, reduced visibility does without doubt add to your concerns.
Local coach operator Coach Hire Booking are offering advice to schools and parents on how we can help keep kids stay visible during the winter months and beyond. They have also offered to sponsor High-Vis vests when the school becomes in short supply. Coach Hire Booking have also recommended, and are happy to supply, Smiley Face Reflectors for both children and teachers upon request.
Children wearing High-Vis tags are proven to be visible up to three times further away than those without them.
The goal is to educate children in road safety awareness, especially during the darker winter months.
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Early Help Group Drop In Session
Once a month on Fridays between 10:30am – 12:30pm, we welcome parents / carers to call into school to chat about any concerns / issues you may be having at home with your child.
We will be trying to offer early help where possible to support you with any concerns you choose to raise with us…
Two members of the Early Help Group will be available, The Early Help Group are:
Tony Pridding, Ann Hewitt and Tracy Handley
Forward Thinking Birmingham
Pause is Forward Thinking Birminghams’ city centre drop-in service, based in Digbeth. They also run a weekly pop-up Pause in Aston.
It’s a little bit different to other mental health services you might have experienced. The best bit about Pause is you don’t need an appointment; you can simply drop in for a chat.
Whatever your reason for coming, whether you’re a little worried about something that’s going on in your life or you just need some space to think, Pause is here for you. Drop in and talk to one of the team, learn a new technique for managing your emotions or simply browse our online self-help materials. Pause is run by our friendly team of therapists, youth workers and volunteers, who are always on hand to lend a listening ear.
Details of the City centre drop in service for Forward Thinking Birmingham can be found by following this link.