Statutory School Information
Headteacher - Mr Davie Clifford (Safeguarding Lead)
Deputy Head - Miss Karina Chivers (Curriculum lead and acting SENCo)
Assistant Head - Mrs Sara Richards (KS1 and EYFS Lead)
SENCo - Mrs Vicky Priddon
Pastoral and Parental Support - Mr John Hemming
Administrator and Receptionist - Mrs Naomi Hemmings
School Bursar - Mrs Sally Aris
Address - 1459 Pershore Road, Birmingham, B30 2JL
Telephone Number - 0121 458 2989
Email - email@example.com
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Our School Ethos and Values
Within Stirchley Primary School, our vision is to:
- Enable each child to reach their academic potential and be equipped with the skills to be lifelong learners;
- Enable each child to develop into a resilient, well rounded, respectful individual
- Be a positive member of their local and global community
- To be equipped with life skills in order to achieve ambitions and overcome challenges
We will achieve this vision by creating an ethos which promotes our ACORNS values. We want our pupils to be:
- Active Learners
- Confident communicators
- Open-minded citizens
- Responsible for their conduct
- Nurturing towards others and themselves
- Successful in their individual goals
For more information on our Ethos and Values click here.
There is a clear link between pupils’ achievement and their level of attendance at school. The governors and staff, alongside the LA, firmly believe that all pupils benefit from regular attendance. We want all pupils to achieve the very best they can and for this they need to be in school regularly.
To define the legal duties for the school and parents to ensure that children attend school regularly and on time;
• To set out roles and responsibilities for the school, parents and children,
• To set out the ways in which good attendance is promoted and the link made with educational achievement,
• To set out ways in which school can support parents in ensuring children attend school.
Children should be at school, on time, every day the school is open, unless the reason for the absence is unavoidable. Permitting absence from school without a good reason is an offence by the parent. Some children are sometimes reluctant to attend school. Any problems with regular
attendance are best sorted by the school, the parents and the child. If a child is reluctant to attend, it is never a good idea to cover up their absence or to give in to pressure to excuse them from attending. This gives the impression that good attendance does not matter and may make things worse. Every half-day absence from school has to be classified by the school, not by the parents, as either authorised or unauthorised. This is why information about the cause of each absence is always required.
More information on attendance including school times can be found here.
It is in everyone’s interest that complaints are resolved at the earliest possible stage. Many issues can be resolved informally, without the need to invoke formal procedures. As a school we take informal concerns seriously and make every effort to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.
There are occasions when complainants would like to raise their concerns formally. In these cases, the school’s formal procedure should be invoked.
For further information click here.
Please follow this link to our Curriculum area of the website to find out further information about our school's approaches to Teaching & learning, including subject information and helpful links.
Schools Financial Information and Benchmarking
Effective from 1st January 2021, there is a requirement for all maintained schools to publish specific financial information on the school website, including (if any) have gross annual salaries of £100k or more.
Financial Declaration: No individual earns in excess of £100k.
Governors Information and Duties
The Governors of Stirchley Primary School come from a range of professional backgrounds and bring high levels of expertise, knowledge and community links to ensure that the children at Stirchley have the best possible education. For more information on the Governors and Evolve Education Trust click here.
EYFS Policy and Procedures
Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chances. To find out further information on Early Years click here.
Equalities Objectives and Information
At Stirchley Primary School we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, belief or socioeconomic background. More information can be found in our equality policy here.
OFSTED Reports and Performance Tables
OFSTED is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are responsible for inspecting and regulating schools, pre-schools, nurseries, and any services caring for children and young people, as well as those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
For more information on our most recent inspection click here.
PE & Sports Premium
PE & Sport Premium is funding provided to primary schools to enhance the provision of PE and sport. It is for schools to decide how the PE and Sport funding is spent.
Click here for more information on how the PE & Sports Premium has been used.
The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
To find more information on our Pupil Premium strategies click here.
Reading & Phonics
We deliver daily phonics lessons in Early Years and Key Stage One using the high quality DfE accredited phonics programme, Bug Club Phonics. Bug Club Phonics is a Systematic Synthetic Programme (SSP) and works in conjunction with our phonics reading book scheme. It is a comprehensive phonics teaching programme centred around an accessible and inclusive teaching approach. The authors of Bug Club Phonics were also the authors of the seven-year Clackmannanshire study that proved systematic synthetic phonics to be the most effective way to teach children to read
When children are first learning to read, we select home reading books that closely match phonics teaching in school. The children are only given books that they have been taught the skills to decode. These decodable reading books are also published by Pearson and are designed to work alongside the Bug Club Phonics programme. Once children are using and applying the skills taught in Phase 5, they will then move away from decodable phonics books and on to ‘Independent Readers'.
More information on Reading and Phonics can be found on our Curriculum page here.
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
At Stirchley Primary School we take safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of children very seriously. To know further policy information on Safeguarding click here.
Special Educational Needs (SEN) & Disability Information
Children with SEN all have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. These children may need extra or different help from that given to others.
Mrs Vicky Priddon is our SENCo.
To view more information on support, reports and our local offer as well as our policy please visit our SEND page here.