Birmingham Library Jail Experience

On the 10th March four of our residential pupils visited the Birmingham Library which was featuring a ‘Go to Jail’ project. The Cell Project consists of a replica prison cell, complete with regulation fixtures and fittings, that is home to two ‘prisoners’ who are willing to talk about their daily lives and answer any questions you may have. The prisoners are all ex-offenders. 

It was a positive experience for the four pupils.   They were all very apprehensive at first but soon became confident and were able to exchange life experiences (life at home, bedroom at school and isolation at school).  They all agreed it was not something they wanted to pursue in the future.

The ex-offenders commented on how charming and bright our pupils were as they responded confidently to the questions the ex-offenders posed and our pupils asked many questions of  them whilst they were in the cell.   The pupil’s behaviour and approach was positive and exemplary.


On return to the Steven Sutton House (Residential Unit) the pupils completed an on-line survey about their visit which they thoroughly enjoyed.  

 

Attendance Week ending 18th march 2016

Attendance for this week

Yr7 : 93.33%

Yr8 : 76.6%

Yr9 : 88.89%

Yr10: 67.97%

Yr11: 59.77%

Whole School average : 74.53%

 

Communication Matters

Free Autism Event for Parents

Communication Matters
 

Kidz to Adultz

Kidz to adultz
 

OFSTED results 2016

OFTED 2016 Report

We are very proud and pleased to announce the results of our 2016 OFSTED inspection.

"We are a GOOD School" [ Inspection report ]

Quotes :

"The headteacher, leaders, staff and governors have worked exceptionally hard and effectively to transform this school. It is now a calm, positive community where the daily focus is on learning and success."

"The school places great importance on keeping pupils safe and teaching them how to keep themselves safe. The staff’s knowledge of safeguarding is very good."

"Teachers pay careful attention to pupils’ individual needs. They plan in detail to ensure that learning is truly personalised. Where pupils need extra help with key aspects such as reading, they receive a tailored programme that helps them to improve their skills."

"Expectations of pupils are high and they respond well. One pupil summed up the rules simply as ‘no messing around allowed’."

 

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