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School NameBirklands Primary School
Postal addressAppleton Street, Warsop, Mansfield NG20 0QF
Telephone No.(01623) 842163
Enquiries contact nameMrs J Hughes
Name of Head of School / PrincipalMrs Celia Smith
Name of Executive HeadteacherMrs Helen Duffy
Name of the Chair of the Local Governing BodyMr Tim Gibbon
Name of SENDCoMrs C Wesley
Admissions arrangements (Current Academic Year)If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.
http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/education/school-admissions
If your child is pre school age please ring 01623 842163 to add them to our waiting list.
Our Nursery admission form can be downloaded from the link here: Admission form for Nursery.doc

Please also see the Noticeboard for information about Nottinghamshire County Council's consultation on admissions arrangements.
Exclusions arrangementsWe reserve the right to use exclusion from school on either a fixed-term or permanent basis. Decisions to apply this sanction rest with the Executive Headteacher and Head of School. Exclusion is a serious sanction and must be reasonable and proportionate. Careful consideration must be given to the nature of the incident and full account taken of the student’s age, any special educational needs or disability they may have and any religious requirements affecting them. The indicative sanctions table indicates the type of incident that might warrant exclusion, but the list within the table is not exhaustive. Reintegration meetings should always follow a period of fixed term-exclusion.

Information regarding exclusions is contained within our Behaviour Policy provided as a linked document.
Most recent OFSTED reportBirklands Primary School underwent a full Ofsted inspection from the 28th February to the 1st March, 2017.

The outcome was that Birklands School was judged Good in all areas. A copy of the report can be found by clicking on the arrow icon to the right of this text

KS2 results

Percentage of pupils who've achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths65% of pupils at Birklands Primary School reached the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics in 2016.
Compared to similar schools Birklands was ranked 10th out of 125 schools.
Average progress that pupils have made in reading between KS1 and KS2+1.8
Average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2+1.6
Average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2+4.1 well above the national average
Percentage of pupils who've achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and maths0% compared to 5% nationally
Pupils' average score in the reading test103 compared to the England average of 103
Pupils' average score in the maths test105 Birklands School compared to the England average of 103

DfE Performance tables

DfE Performance TablesPlease follow the link to the latest performance data.

Parents and other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we offer by visiting our Curriculum page.

KS1

Curriculum contentAt Birklands Primary School we ensure that all children have a secure grounding in the basics. The children are taught reading, writing and maths every day. Within English and Mathematics lessons the children have their own targets, which allow them to work at their own level and develop at their own pace. Our school curriculum overview can be seen on the following PDF.
Name of Phonics schemeJolly Phonics is encouraged in the Foundation Unit and in KS1.
Name of reading schemeAcross the whole school children read a variety of texts at an individual level, we do this through the book banding process.
Name of Curriculum LeadMrs C Smith

KS2

Curriculum contentAt Birklands Primary School we ensure that all children have a secure grounding in the basics. The children are taught reading, writing and maths every day. Within English and Mathematics lessons the children have their own targets, which allow them to work at their own level and develop at their own pace. Our school curriculum overview can be seen on the following PDF.

Values and Ethos

Values and EthosEvery child deserves the best start in life, and at Birklands Primary School we strive to help our pupils develop academically and creatively.
Birklands provides a safe, nurturing environment that allows our pupils to learn, grow and develop with confidence. We believe learning should be active, stimulating and engaging, and will ensure that any barriers to learning are overcome.

We want every child at Birklands Primary School to have a rich, rewarding and happy primary experience, learning skills that enable them to be successful and thus our core values were developed with the pupils.

Our core values and ethos is:
Work Hard-Be Kind
Together these make success.
Behaviour PolicyIt is a primary aim of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. The school's behaviour policy is therefore designed to support the way in which all members of the school can work together to promote an environment in which everyone feels happy, safe and secure. Our policy is informed by current DfE guidance and statutory duties as outlined in ‘Behaviour and Discipline in Schools July 2013, which states that schools must have a behaviour policy, which must include the school rules.
Safeguarding/Child protectionBirklands Primary School recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding children and protecting them from harm.
Our policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school. We have developed this policy in consultation with the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board (N.S.C.B) and Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board (N.C.S.C.B).
Anti-bullying policyThe aim of our anti-bullying policy is to clarify for students and staff that bullying is always unacceptable. We wish to encourage an environment where independence is celebrated and individuals can flourish without fear. Every student has the right to be safe and happy, and to be protected when feeling vulnerable.

Our anti-bullying policy is contained within our Behaviour Policy which can be downloaded via the link.
Health and Safety policyThe Governing Body / IEB of Birklands Primary School will meet its responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act and other health and safety legislation to provide safe and healthy working conditions for employees, and to ensure that their work does not adversely affect the health and safety of other people such as pupils, students, visitors and contractors. Details of how this will be done are given in this health and safety statement.

The Governing Body will ensure that effective consultation takes place with all employees on health and safety matters and that individuals are consulted before allocating particular health and safety functions to them.

Where necessary the Governing Body will seek specialist advice to determine the risks to health and safety in the establishment and the precautions required to deal with them.

The Governing Body will provide sufficient information and training in health and safety matters to all employees in respect to the risk to their health and safety.

The Governing Body requires the support of all staff to enable the maintenance of high standards of health and safety in all the schools activities.

The school is committed to continually improving its health and safety performance.
First Aid PolicyBirklands Primary school is committed to providing emergency first aid cover to deal with accidents, which occur to employees, children and all categories of visitors.
To achieve this the school will:
• Have a minimum of one suitably stocked first aid box in each key stage area.
• At least one appointed person to take charge of first aid arrangements.
• Provide information to employees, children and parents on the arrangements for first aid.
• Have a procedure for managing accidents.
• Review the arrangements for first aid annually.
Complaints policyBirklands Primary School aim to provide an excellent education for all our children, and we believe that the Head of School and other staff work very hard to build positive relationships with all parents. However, the school is obliged to have procedures in place in case there are complaints by parents.

This document sets out the school’s procedure for addressing complaints. It should be used only when informal attempts to resolve problems have been unsuccessful. If you have any concerns about the school or the education provided, please discuss the matter with your child’s class teacher at the earliest opportunity. The school considers any concerns very seriously and most problems can be resolved at this stage. Please phone the school office to make an appointment with the class teacher on 01623 842163.
SEND PolicyAt Birklands Primary School we aim to provide every child with access to a broad and balanced education. We aim to provide every child with access to a broad and balanced education. This includes provision for those children attending EYFS and the National Curriculum in line with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.
Publication SchemeThe Trust Publication Scheme available to download here.
Charging and Remissions PolicyAt Birklands 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, disability, faith or religion or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life. Full information about Charging and Remissions can be found in the attached document.
Pupil Premium Funding AllocationFor the Academic year 2016-2017 Birklands Primary School is in receipt of £79,200
PE and Sports Premium Funding AllocationFor the academic year 2016-17 Birklands Primary School has £8610 in funding.
How we are spending the fundingThe premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2016 to 2017 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
See attached plan
The impact on pupilsSee attached plan

Special Education Needs (SEND) Report

SEND report for the current academic yearAt Birklands we pride ourselves in the support we give to children with Special Educational Needs.
Provision maps are drawn up to ensure all children receive the interventions required to support their learning. Specialist teaching assistants are deployed throughout school again to support with learning.
Gifted and Talented children are identified and recorded on the school register. Special activities are planned with these children in mind.
Click under related downloads to access the school's current Special Educational Needs Policy.

Accessibility Plan for Disabled Pupils

Accessibility Plan for Disabled PupilsThe Birklands Primary School Accessibility Plan has been developed and drawn up based upon information supplied by the Local Authority. MAT, and consultations with pupils, parents, staff and governors of the school. The document will be used to advise other school planning documents and policies and will be reported upon annually in respect of progress and outcomes. The intention is to provide a projected plan for a three-year period ahead of the next review date. Please find attached our Accessibility Plan.

Equality Objectives

Equality ObjectivesBirklands Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout our school. There are a number of statutory duties that must be met by every school in line with legislation from the Race Relations Amendment Act 2000, Disability Equality Duty 2005 and Equality Act 2010.
Birklands Primary School is committed to meeting its public sector duties and acknowledges that we have a statutory duty to:
*Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
*Promote equality of access and opportunity within our school and within our wider community.
*Promote positive attitudes to difference and good relationships between people of different backgrounds, genders, cultures, faiths, abilities and ethnic origins.
For full information about our Equality Objectives please see our attached document.
Annual accountsPlease follow the link to be taken to the relevant information.
Business and pecuniary interestsFurther information is provided on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Governance arrangementsThe Nova Education Trust Governance Arrangements are available to download here.
Trust annual reportPlease follow the link to be taken to the latest Trust annual report.
Memorandum and Articles of AssociationA copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association for Nova Education Trust can be accessed on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.
Funding AgreementA copy of the Funding Agreement for Nova Education Trust can be accessed on the Nova Education Trust website. Please follow the related link.

School Governor Information

Names of Governors of the Local Governing BodyBirklands Primary School would like to thank the IEB for all of their support and challenge over the last 18 months.
On 3rd February 2017 a Local Governing Body was formed. Our governors are:

Chair of Governors - Mr T Gibbon (Safeguarding/ Outcomes)
HoS - Mrs C Smith
TAGT Executive Head - Mrs H Duffy
Community Governor - Mrs S Andrews
Parent Governor - Mr A Elce
Staff Governor - Mr M Cohen (Health and Safety)
Staff Governor - Mrs J Hughes
Parent Governor - Ms E Rick
Business InterestsThe Business Interests of the school's Local Governing Body are available to download here.
Financial InterestsThe Financial Interests of the school's Local Governing Body are available to download here.
Governance roles in other schoolsThe Governance roles in other schools are available to download here.
Structure and responsibilitiesThe Structure and Responsibilities of the school Local Governing Bodies are available to download here.

Trust Governor Information

Names of Trustees/DirectorsMr John Mills (Chair)
Albert Woods OBE
Mr John Tomasevic
Mr David Hooker
Mr Ash Rahman
Mr Chris James
Prof Christine Hall
Mr Alan Goddard
Mrs Janice White
Mrs Sylvia Macdougall
Mr Richard Flewitt
Mr Kul Ghattaora
Mr Michael Auty QC
Mr Brian Stein
Names of Members of the Academy TrustMr John Mills
Mr Jonathan Sims
Professor Sarah O’Hara
Mr Barrie Thomas
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