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Welcome To Our School

We provide a wonderful learning environment and SEND expert staff who are highly committed to our pupils. An education at Birch Wood positively changes children’s lives allowing them to achieve their ‘personal best’. Our ENABLES culture embodies our high aspirations and unwavering passion and determination to provide outstanding outcomes for every pupil.

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This year’s Pride celebration day will be on Friday the 28th June. Our theme is "Celebrating Differences- Everyone Can Sparkle!" We encourage all students and staff to come to school wearing their brightest rainbow colours 🏳️‍🌈 or anything that makes them sparkle ✨ Please see below for more details on Pride Day events 👇🏼 See MoreSee Less

This years Pride celebration day will be on Friday the 28th June. Our theme is Celebrating Differences- Everyone Can Sparkle! We encourage all students and staff to come to school wearing their brightest rainbow colours 🏳️‍🌈 or anything that makes them sparkle ✨ Please see below for more details on Pride Day events 👇🏼

Meeting With Political Candidates to discuss SEN Support in our constituency*

On 28th June 2024 at 12:30 there will be a meeting with our local political candidates. This meeting will be held in the conference room at Birch Wood Vale and is open to any families who have children with SEND and whom may wish to attend. It will be in a hybrid format, so you are welcome to attend virtually or in person, but it would be great to see as many people as possible 🙂

Zafran Khan (Labour Party), Alastair McQuillen (Green Party), Teck Khong (ADF) and Andy Konieczko (Liberal Democrat Party) have all confirmed they will attend. Andy Konieczko is attending virtually.

Please if you can, support this as it’s an opportunity for us to hear what they intend to do to help our young people and it’s also a chance for us to educate them about the realities of raising a child with additional needs in this locality in the hope we can try and bring about some positive changes 🙏

Anyone wishing to attend virtually, please contact Lisa Bramall on bramalll@birchwoodschool.co.uk

Thanks

Lisa (associate parent governor)
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Meeting With Political Candidates to discuss SEN Support in our constituency*

On 28th June 2024 at 12:30 there will be  a meeting with our local political candidates. This meeting will be held in the conference room at Birch Wood Vale and is open to any families who have children with SEND and whom may wish to attend. It will be in a hybrid format, so you are welcome to attend virtually or in person, but it would be great to see as many people as possible 🙂

Zafran Khan (Labour Party), Alastair McQuillen (Green Party), Teck Khong (ADF) and Andy Konieczko (Liberal Democrat Party) have all confirmed they will attend. Andy Konieczko is attending virtually. 

Please if you can, support this as it’s an opportunity for us to hear what they intend to do to help our young people and it’s also a chance for us to educate them about the realities of raising a child with additional needs in this locality in the hope we can try and bring about some positive changes 🙏

Anyone wishing to attend virtually, please contact Lisa Bramall on bramalll@birchwoodschool.co.uk

Thanks

Lisa (associate parent governor)

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April Goodson

Thursday 6th June commemorated the 80th anniversary of D-Day, which took place on 6th June 1944.

The D-Day landings saw troops from the UK, US, Canada and France attacking German forces in Normandy, northern France, during World War Two. It was the largest seaborne invasion ever attempted, and marked the start of the campaign to liberate Nazi-occupied north-west Europe. By late August of that year, the Allies would liberate Paris.

This week, students took part in a number of activities in their humanities lesson across Birch Wood Vale and Ashton House. They explored the significance and importance of this day. Here are some of the students working extremely hard in their lesson.

#britishvalues #DDay #dday80anniversary #DDay80
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Thursday 6th June commemorated the 80th anniversary of D-Day, which took place on 6th June 1944.

The D-Day landings saw troops from the UK, US, Canada and France attacking German forces in Normandy, northern France, during World War Two. It was the largest seaborne invasion ever attempted, and marked the start of the campaign to liberate Nazi-occupied north-west Europe. By late August of that year, the Allies would liberate Paris.

This week, students took part in a number of activities in their humanities lesson across Birch Wood Vale and Ashton House.  They explored the significance and importance of this day. Here are some of the students working extremely hard in their lesson. 

#britishvalues #DDay #dday80anniversary #DDay80Image attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

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Welldone kids remembering D day great pictures

Well done all 👏👏👏👏

Well done 👏

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Last term the wonderful Bamboozle Theatre Company came to visit us with their new show ‘Pulse’, which had been specially developed for young people with PMLD. This incredible opportunity was funded by Happy Days Children’s Charity. As a thank you to them, we put together some of the magical moments that our young people shared with the performers. A massive thank you to both Happy Days and Bamboozle. We hope you enjoy this video! See MoreSee Less

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Thank you so much to Bamboozle for such a wonderful show and to Happy Days for funding this, so lovely to see everyone having such a fun time watching the show! 🤩

This looks absolutely amazing! What a fantastic production. Thank you to the funders.

Wow, what amazing production. Thank you Bamboozle and Happy Days!

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What Our Parents Say…

“Keep up the good work, excellent school.”

“The teachers are an asset to my son and others, thank you.”

“I am extremely happy with the progress my daughter is making – she has come on in leaps and bounds. I feel Birch Wood Vale is tailor made for her needs.”

“Keep up the good work, excellent school.”

“The teachers are an asset to my son and others, thank you.”

“I am extremely happy with the progress my daughter is making – she has come on in leaps and bounds. I feel Birch Wood Vale is tailor made for her needs.”

“I am so happy with how my son has progressed in the school setting over a short period of time. A big ‘thank you’ for everyone’s help and especially for their exceptional support. I know that he will blossom throughout the school setting. Thanks again!”

“The primary school said under no circumstances could he go back after Christmas. Sending him to Birch Wood is the best thing I ever did, I couldn’t be more pleased. He is calmer, telling me about things he enjoys at school. Everybody has noticed such a big change in him, all of my family appreciate everything you are doing, it has changed our lives.”

“My son is really happy, he’s started playing again and back to the old child. Everything is really positive and he is much happier when he comes home. The unit has been really positive for him”

“I am happy with the new assessment and tracking system. My son seems very happy at school and appears to be making good progress. The teachers seemed very knowledgeable about my son’s abilities and when to push him. I would like to comment on his next IEP before it is finalised.”

“The provision has been outstanding in every way and the staff are brilliant with strategies to ensure progress is made in all areas of my son’s school life. We couldn’t ask for anything more!”

“I was very impressed with how positive ad enthusiastic all staff were tonight (as always). Especially impressed with all the efficient, colour coded information on my sons progress and it’s equivalent grade in GCSE.”