Special Olympics


The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Dear Parents/Carers, 

As a Trust,we are committed to world-classsporting opportunities for all our children. We encourage participation in a wide range of sports by all our pupils. This means we may have to adapt our offer to ensure that all pupils can take part. As a Trust,we care for many pupils with learning difficulties and we want to build up awareness and empathy, within our Trust’s community, for children who face difficulties and adaptations to aid their learning either academically or in the sport.

The 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games is a multi-sport event for athletes with intellectual disabilities in the tradition of the Special Olympics movement. It will be held in Abu Dhabi, the UnitedArab Emirates from March 14–21, 2019. 

In the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, athletes will compete in 24 different individual and team sports: Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Bocce, Bowling, Cycling, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics – Artistic, Gymnastics – Rhythmic, Handball, Judo, Kayaking, Open Water Swimming, Powerlifting, Roller Skating, Sailing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, and Volleyball.

During the Special Olympics week, we would like, as a Trust, to celebrate this global event and as such,we plan to deliver a wide range of sporting activities to all our children. The pupils will research the history of the event, learn about the athletes competing in the Special Olympics and be aware of the barriers they have to push through to compete in the sports they love.  

We look forward to this special week in school and an itinerary will be sent out nearer to the Special Olympics week – 14thto 21stMarch 2019. We will also end the celebration week with an exhibition for parents to showcase some of the fantastic work that has been completed by the children. Please have a look at the website with your children and discuss the determination of these athletes and the sports your children would like to try in the future.

If you have any questions please speak toany ofthe senior leaders at any of the Trust’s schools.

Yours sincerely,

Ms Y Malik

Deputy Head Teacher

Non School Uniform day 11th February 2019


On Monday 11th February 2019 we will be having a non-uniform day to raise money for school fund.

If you would like your child to take part they will need to bring in a £1 coin.

REMINDER:  Sensible shoes must still be worn, no wheelies or high heels.

Thank you for your support

Online Safety Workshops for Parents

05.02.19 2PM for KS1 (NUR, REC, 1, 2) Parents

06.02.19 2PM for KS2 (3, 4, 5, 6) Parents

Mr Tromans, Trust leader for Computing, will be holding two parent workshops in order to support you with the most recent and relevant information and advice. Amongst other things he will cover:

  • Age ratings - what do these mean - including the legal implications
  • Safe ways to use the internet outside of school
  • Applying parental settings to your devices

Technical support will be available during the workshop.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Parent Coffee Meetings

We are looking forward to seeing parents this week for coffee. The parent meeting times are as follows:

29.01.19 2:30 – 3:30 Year 3 and 4 parents

30.01.19 2:30- 3:30 Year 5 and 6 parents

If you were unable to join us last week, you are welcome to join us at either of the above dates this week.

The meeting are in the hall. The SLT look forward to seeing you there. 

100% Attendance Winners become #PartOfThePride

On Saturday 15thDecember Two very lucky pupils from Birchfield School had the amazing opportunity to bear flags at Villa Park in a home game vs Stoke City.  As the pupils arrived to Villa Park they were briefed by staff from AVFC of their important duties ahead. Starting with meeting and greeting the players in the tunnels as they came back in from their warm up. As kick off approached our attendance winners took centre stage on the pitch In front of a home crowd of 36,999. Shortly after, AVFC club manager Dean Smith took the opportunity to greet Birchfields’ flag bearers. As the final moments before kick-off approached Mikaeel and Nufaysa took their places at the side line to wave AVFC flags with pride. A magnificent display ahead of exciting game resulting in 2-2 draw between Aston Villa F.C and Stoke.

Nufaysa said “It was exciting walking into the stadium for the first time because of how big and loud it was, then we got high fives from the players as well”. Mikaeel also enjoyed the experience he said “I have never been to a football match before and it was amazing to see them in real life and not just on TV. It was scary at first because of how loud it was, 36 thousand fans roaring as we waved our flags on the pitch”.

Pupils were given this incredible, unique opportunity due to their fantastic achievement of 100% attendance during the Autumn term. In addition to this both pupils have been regularly attending wake up shake up which takes place Monday-Thursday morning from 8.30-8.45 am. 

All pupils at Birchfield are in with the chance of winning fantastic prizes such as this one, all they have to do is attend school every day and join our Wake Up Shake Up which is free of charge. We also love to see Parents/Carers joining in the fun so please feel free to come along to the playground and join in the fun. 

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School Nurse Drop in Sessions

Dear Parents,

I am delighted to be able to tell you that Birchfield School will be having a new school nurse service starting again this year which will mean a school nurse will be on-siteat school for one and a half days per half term.  The school nurse Louise Poundlock will be delivering a range of services including workshops for parents, workshops for pupils and seeing parents for scheduled parent appointments.


The school nurse will next be in on 30th January all day and the 6th February2019 for half a day.

If you wish to see the school nurse please can you come to the main office and arrange a time with the office staff who will allocate you a time slot.

If you have any questions, please do speak to a member of the office

Yours faithfully

Miss C Rose

Lead Practitioner for Inclusion