Springfield House Community Special School

PROUD of our Roots

                                                                   Welcome to Springfield House School.

An introduction to Springfield House School

Springfield House is a Birmingham LA special school.  

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 behaviours that challenge, which are frequently associated with a wide range of complex conditions, including ASC, ADHD and Attachment Disorder.  They have also experienced significant disruption to their education due to multiple school moves, fixed term and permanent exclusions and long periods of part-time or no placement in a school.

We provide a nurturing environment, where we support children 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.

We use our PROUD roots at Springfield House School to be the best version of ourselves that we can be. These roots are:

Positive (I know my steps and where I am going)

Resilient (When things don’t go to plan I will repair and put it right)

Open Minded (I am ready to learn from others and share my ideas)

Understanding (Good choices leads to more choices)

Diverse (All different, all equal, all welcome)

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We had a very special visitor to school on Thursday 21st December 2023.   

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This week we have celebrated Christmas with a family carol concert on Wednesday and Christmas dinner on Thursday. We were also lucky enough to receive a visit from Father Christmas himself.

The lucky winners of the raffle were ticket numbers  1st - 1811, 2nd -1985, 3rd - 3943, 4th - 3678, & 5th 0479

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Instead of Secret Santa this year staff at Springfield House donated gifts for the children's ward     at Warwick hospital.  We  dropped them off this morning.  The staff were very grateful.

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A very BIG thank you to Dave Harms from Spin Master Games for the wonderful donation of        games and Rubik's cubes.

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Lichfield Christmas Tree Festival

Once again we are proud to take part in the Lichfield Christmas Tree Festival at Lichfield Cathedral. Every child made a decoration to decorate our tree.  Thank you to Charlie, Lola and Jessy for decorating

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Birch class had a special visitor on Friday the 1st December.  Click on the  latter to find out more.

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Magic Fairy Picnic - Birch Class 

On a sunny but cold Wednesday afternoon the children had a delivery from the postman. It was a letter from the Fairies to say that they love visiting forest school so much , that they have decided to move in . The fairies invited the children to come and visit them . The children's imaginations were ignited with the thought of searching for a fairy. They put on their wellies and coats and explored the site looking for clues! To their amazement, there was fairy dust everywhere!

The children loved playing the with the pieces that made up the fairy village. They started to construct and deconstruct the village for them and use all the pieces to make their own mini locations. It was an excellent opportunity for them to engage in imaginative play. The fairies even had tea and fruit on the little table for everyone to enjoy!.

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Thank you to NEWLIFE for their kind donation of clothes to our school.

Taken from their website - Joining forces with well-known high street brands like River Island, The White Company, Ted Baker and more has allowed us to do something unique: sell brand new clothes at a fraction of the original price.

Brands play their part by donating surplus stock to us, increasing its lifespan and preventing it from ending up in landfills.

And you can play yours by simply making a purchase. Every purchase made in Newlife stores or online makes a difference. 100% of our profits help disabled children and their families access much-needed specialist equipment.

Do something good. Shop in-store or online today.

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World Mental Health Day - Tuesday 10th October 2023.

This year we are taking part in ITV's  Britain Get Talking campaign. Please see the video below.   

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Willow class have been writing free poetry about space.  Here is Lexi's...

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                                                                                                                                               KNOWLE & DORRIDGE ROUND TABLE £25,000 DONATION

We are very pleased to show you pictures of our brand new de-escalation and sensory rooms which were only made possible by the very generous donation from The Round Table.  

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    EH SMITH BUILDERS MERCHANTS DONATION

Thank you to EH Smith's Charitable Trust for the donation of wood and for the three tonnes of topsoil to create our class raised beds. We had a great crop of peas, beans and potatoes earlier this year as well as some colourful flower displays. 

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30 DAYS WILD CHALLENGE

During June all of our pupils took part in The Wildlife Trusts’ annual 30 Days Wild programme, which this year had weekly themes linked to our Five MAGIC Ways to Wellbeing
                                                                                                                                   -  Mindful, Active, Generous, Interested, Connected.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Everyone deserved their certificate from The Wildlife Trusts for their brilliant efforts in getting outside to experience the nature all around us in our amazing school grounds."
 

 

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                                                                                                                   It was great to welcome so many families to our coronation celebration picnic, held on Friday 5th May.   We were lucky with the weather and managed to hold it outside.

A BIG THANK YOU to the Round Table (Knowle & Dorridge) for their fabulous donation of £25,000 which will allow us to fully equip both a sensory room, as well as a de-escalation room to support our children.   

                                                                                                                               _________________________________________________________________________________                                                                                                               Thank you to all families, charities and organisations that attended progress day.

Visit our 'Families Support' page to find out more information/links to resources.

 

 

World Book Day 2023

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Aerial view of Springfield House School on Thursday 9th March.

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Below is a short video of our school for new pupils to watch.

 Please click on the video below.

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