Our school has a warm and friendly ethos, where we encourage children to be polite and consider others. We encourage children to join in activities, make friendships and value others regardless of their abilities/disabilities.
We have traditionally had excellent support from our parents and the local community. This is one of the school’s many strengths and we look forward to continuing this with your support into the future.
There is strong evidence that parents make a huge difference in their child’s performance and achievement at school. There will be a range of opportunities, throughout a child’s school life, for parents to be involved in such as workshops, sports days, Christmas productions, reading at home, parents evenings and home tasks.
We hope that you will enjoy taking part in our school community and that you will be able to attend some of our parent groups and meetings.
At Birley Spa we are extremely proud of our high educational standards and our highly inclusive environment. In order to maintain these priorities the Governing Body have increased the complement of teaching staff and widened the leadership team.
We are constantly striving to improve the internal and external environment. The Governing Body have committed considerable funding in improving playground and classroom facilities.
We are also endeavouring to keep pace with the ever-changing world of information technology. There are plans in the coming years to update our ICT infrastructure and improve hardware to give further opportunities for children and staff.
We wish to grow and learn as a school but also to work in partnership with our family of schools and in our locality of schools.
We are increasing involvement in the leadership of collaborative and improvement work across the city of Sheffield and beyond to improve the life chances of all our children.
The school is highly successful, with three outstanding and one good inspections in recent years. The most recent stated that:
• Teaching Assistants’ time is used effectively to support the least able in lessons.
• Teachers make learning fun and enjoyable.
• Pupils behave well in school.
• Reading is taught effectively.
• All groups make good progress.