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Welcome to Birdwell

Primary School

At Birdwell School, children come first.  We are a learning organisation that seeks to develop children’s potential in order to achieve the highest possible standards.  Our culture of enjoyment, excellence and fun aims to develop innovation, experimentation and independence.  At Birdwell we believe in a commitment to ‘learning for life’ and seek to develop highly motivated staff who investigate excellent practice to improve the achievements of all.  We encourage everyone to respect themselves, school and other people. With our community, we will ensure that children have opportunities to develop responsible and caring attitudes through confidence building and challenging learning experiences.

A school to be proud of.

Birdwell Primary School

Governing Body


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A School to be Proud of




LEARNING and TEACHING – Pupils deserve the highest possible standard of teaching and support to help them learn
  • Develop children’s self-esteem, physical and social well-being, and encourage ambitions
  • Develop learning through a balanced and exciting curriculum which challenges and motivates pupils within a positive learning climate
  • Respect difference, develop potential and talent, encourage enthusiasm and promote learning for life
  • Praise and support their child for effort and good work
  • Take an interest in what their child is learning
  • Come to school ready to learn
  • Try to do their best and help others to do their best
  • Respect each other and staff
BEHAVIOUR AND DISCIPLINE – Pupils learn best in an orderly environment where everyone knows what is expected of them
  • Have a code of behaviour which creates a safe and caring environment for everyone
  • Make behaviour expectations clear to staff, pupils and parents
  • Support the school, upholding our code of behaviour
  • Ensure their child comes to school appropriately dressed
  • Listen to staff and follow school and class rules
  • Consider other people’s feelings
  • Look after the grounds, buildings, furniture, equipment and books
COMMUNICATION – Good communication between home and school is essential to make sure pupils get the support they need
  • Inform parents about their child’s progress, behaviour and attitude to learning, as well as general school matters and events
  • Be friendly and approachable, listen to concerns and do our best to help
  • Let school know about anything which might affect their child’s work or behaviour
  • Participate on parents’ evening or at agreed times to discuss their child’s progress
  • Raise concerns directly and promptly with school
  • Take home letters, notes and reports from school and give them to parents or carers
  • Share achievements and worries
ATTENDANCE – Pupils have a right to education and parents have a legal responsibility to make sure that children attend regularly
  • Have a prompt beginning and end to the school day
  • Make sure their child comes to school regularly, on time, alert and ready to learn
  • Inform the school as soon as possible about an absence and the reason for it – on the first day of absence.
  • Attend regularly and arrive on time
HOMEWORK – Learning at home has an important part to play in helping pupils achieve
  • Provide suitable information and advice on homework
  • Support with homework and learning at home
  • Take and complete homework to the best of their ability and return on time
  • Read regularly and return books to school