Vacancies - Pastoral and Learning Support Worker (GR3)

Contract Type: Fixed Term, one year fixed term contract from the 2nd September 2020 – 31st August 2021.           Please click here for Application form, Job Description and Person Specification.

Closing date 10th June 2020 at 10am.

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Super Sonic Newsletter 15th May 2020 by Alfie and Subhan

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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS & FAMILIES

 Message to families from Kay Reid, Executive Head Teacher.

Dear parents/carers,

 
Firstly, thank you for everything you are doing to support your child during this time with their home learning. We understand this can be a challenging time for many which only adds to the anxieties and worries that are present already throughout the country. We will be sharing with you further ways and ideas to support your child's learning at home next week. 
However, first and foremost the mental health and well being of our pupils and their families is paramount. Therefore please do not feel under pressure to have to complete all the work sent home. As mentioned this is a stressful time without the demands of school work. We understand that each family will do things differently and have different ways of managing at home so please do what works for you and your family above all else.
If you do have any feedback on the work sent home, or wish to share how your child is progressing through the work sent home please share it with the staff on the weekly phone calls we will be making each week to keep in contact with our pupils and their families.
 
Stay safe everyone,
 
Kay Reid
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 Resources and help sheets to support families if your children are at home.

    Daily Online Lessons

   Phonics and Reading Support

  • Phonics videos and resources that support you to help your child learn to read - Letter to parents.  Click here to go to site
  • Free access to over online 7000 books - click here
  • Oxford Owl - free online books for 3 to 11 year olds, just register for free - click here
  • Accelerated Reader Parent help sheet - Each child has their own log on details which were sent home.  If you have forgotten your details please  phone school office and they will be able to provide your child's logon details.                   

  Variety of different resources to support learning at home                                                                      

       Physical Activity resources 

Free School Meal Vouchers - Frequently Asked Questions - Click here.

Free school meals update - families who are in receipt of free school meals will soon be issued with supermarket vouchers for £15 per week.   Click here to read 'Free School Meals Guide Book Digital Supermarket Vouchers.

Families that are eligible for these check please check your spam/junk box for these please.                          ________________________________________________________________________________________

University of Sussex - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Relationships, Emotional Well-Being, and Family Adjustment Study

As part of the work being are doing to capture how families are coping with COVID-19  and to plan for how the Local Authority/government coordinate the approach as we come out of lockdown for our schools and families, they want to capture a snap shot from families by completing a questionnaire on current experiences. Professor Banerjee’s research, conducted by the University of Sussex, will help them to understand how families in Birmingham and throughout the UK are responding to the impact of the COVID-19 restrictions on family life, emotional wellbeing, and social relationships. In particular, the research intends to improve understanding of the experiences of families with young children and help to identify those most in need of support during this time of change and crisis.  The research finding will also be reported to the DfE and Public Health. Professor Banerjee’s research is well established in this field and  we look forward to his expertise here in Birmingham to help shaping our response and support for our schools and families. The Local Authority expect the research to provide them with some valuable insight on how they can ensure we have the right support in place. Please circulate to as many families as possible please through your networks. The link to the questionnaire is https://tinyurl.com/vagdn2v

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Year 6 pupils - Kooth is being provided now as a free, safe and anonymous service to support young people’s emotional and mental health in Birmingham. Because young people have suddenly had exams cancelled, transition arrangements thrown up in the air and are dealing with the impact of COVID-19 on their loved ones this is important. The new service was successfully launched yesterday for young people from year 6, aged 11 up to 25. The full offer, including online self-referral can be accessed at www.kooth.com.
Kooth is linked into the wider mental health support from Forward Thinking Birmingham and offers:
  • Online mental health counselling and chat services from midday to 10pm during the week, and 6pm to 10pm at weekends
  • Peer to peer support through moderated discussion forums
  • Self-care tools and resources to build resilience
  • Early response to and identification of emotional wellbeing and mental health problems
  • And there are no waiting lists, referrals or thresholds to access the service                                                                   ____________________________________________________________________________________ 

 

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          Making a Difference, Together

 A warm welcome to Springfield House School.

 

Springfield House is a Birmingham LA day/residential special school situated in a rural position near Knowle, Solihull.  The main house is a former country residence and the listed buildings provide a pleasant environment in which the children can feel valued and begin the long process of raising their self-esteem.  Our extensive grounds provide an excellent opportunity to enhance the curriculum and engage the children’s interest.

Our provision is targeted to meet the special educational needs of young people, aged 5 -11, who experience social, emotional and mental health difficulties.  In previous settings our pupils have exhibited challenging behaviours, which are frequently associated with a wide range of complex conditions, including ASC, ADHD and Attachment Disorder.  We provide a nurturing environment, with firm boundaries, where we support pupils to develop strategies to manage their responses appropriately.  We seek to celebrate successes and achievements to build self-confidence and esteem, whilst allowing space and time to reflect on the issues that prevent their full social inclusion.

I hope that you find our website useful and informative, we welcome visits and enquiries to our school.

 

Ms Kay Reid                                                       

 

Executive Head Teacher 

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We have'Diamond Rules' in school and would like to share them with you.  They are...
Show respect and good manners.
Care for everyone and everything.
Follow instructions with thought and care.
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Click here for our latest Ofsted report.  We remain 'Outstanding.'

Click here to read our 'Basic Skills Quality Mark Award'.

Click here to see the results of the parent/carer survey.

 

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

Latest Springfield School Events

Open the Book Assembly11Jun2020

Staff Training Day - school closed to pupils.22Jun2020

Calendars page(s): Springfield School >>

 

 

Click below to listen to our  'At Springfield House' song.

Click HERE to read the words.

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