1. Information for Staff and Parents a link will be available as and when required.

    Birkett House School
    Cosby Road
    Countesthorpe
    Leicester
    LE8 5PE
    Tel. 0116 2477711

    Email:  seniors@birketthouse.leics.sch.uk

    Birkett House School TERM DATES

    Academic Year 2016 – 2017

     

    Autumn Term

    Schools Open Tuesday morning 30th August 2016

    Mid-Term Break Monday 17th to Friday 21st October 2016

    Schools Close Friday evening 16th December 2016

     

    Spring Term

    Schools Open Wednesday morning 4th January 2017

    Mid-Term Break Monday 13th to Friday 17th February 2017

    Schools Close Friday evening 7th April 2017

     

    Summer Term

    Schools Open Monday morning 24th April 2017

    May Day Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2017

    Mid-Term Break Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June 2017

    Schools Close Thursday evening 13th July 2017 *

    * Parents at the Wigston Site have been notified of different open and closing dates

                                                

     

     

     

     

    SCHOOL DAY – Timetable

    Birkett House Wigston

    9.00 a.m. Pupils arrive at school on L.A. transport or taxi

    Morning school

    Classes groups and sessions according to timetables

    11.45 a.m. Primary lunch starts, Middle school starts at 12.00noon

    1.15 / 30 p.m. Afternoon school

    3.30 p.m. Transfer to taxi/buses for journey home

     

    Thythorn Fields Primary

    8.40 a.m. Pupils arrive at school on L.A. transport or taxi

    3.05 p.m. Transfer to taxi/buses for journey home

     

    The Centre at Thomas Estley

    8.30 a.m. Pupils arrive at school on L.A. transport or taxi

    Morning school

    3.00 p.m. Transfer to taxi/buses for journey home

     

    Seniors based at Countesthorpe College

    8.30 a.m. Pupils arrive at school on L.A. transport or taxi

    Morning school

    Classes groups and sessions according to timetables

    1.10. Lunch

    1.50 p.m. Afternoon school

    3.00 p.m. Transfer to taxi/buses for journey home

     

     

     

    Lunch Times

    Teachers will liaise closely with midday staff regarding pupil needs throughout the lunchtime period.  The midday supervisors are deployed to cover a range of needs.  Midday supervisors on duty at lunch times are responsible to their teachers to carry out the duties determined necessary to meet the needs of the children in the school.

     

    Police have introduced a system to help schools support safeguarding of children and young people when there has been  an incident of domestic  violence or abuse, where incidents have occurred in the homes of their pupils since the previous school day. The process is called ‘Operation Encompass’ and works in the following way:

    Police will share information with First Response who will phone the school between 8.00 and 8.30am and ask to speak to the head teacher or a designated safeguarding lead (DSL). The school will be informed simply that there was an incident and the name of the child. This information will inform the school’s response to any presenting behaviour. The head teacher or DSL will share this information on a need to know basis e.g. with the class teacher.

    You can find out more about the background to Operation encompass at http://www.operationencompass.org/

    Domestic Abuse helplines

    County – 0300 303 1844

    City (safe project) – 0300 123 0918

    Rutland – 0300 3650112

     

    An online general awareness training module is available at http://course.ncalt.com/Channel_General_Awareness/01/index.html

    This module is suitable for school staff and other front-line workers. It provides an introduction to the topics covered by the Prevent Duty and how to identify factors that make people vulnerable to radicalisation, and case studies illustrating the types of intervention that may be appropriate, in addition to Channel. Once completing the module you can print off a certificate. The online training will only take approx.10 minutes.

     

     

     

    Midday Supervisors 

    The closing date for this intake is Monday 13th March 2017, but if you are interested in future possibilities in this role, please contact the school on 0116 2885802.

    For further details and application, please add the following link to your browser :-

    https://www.eteach.com/microsite/ourjobs.aspx?empid=17594

     

    Use link below to view the Department of Education site

    http://education.gov.uk/schools/performance/

    The link below details the structure and organisation of the school.

    The school comprises of 3 departments based on 4 sites. It is important to know that whichever site pupils and staff are based on e.g. Thythorn primary, The Centre at Thomas Estley and seniors at Countesthorpe that they are on the role of Birkett House School and therefore the responsibility of Birkett House.

    > Internal School Organisation

     

     

     

    SENA is the Special Educational Needs assessment service for Leicestershire Authority, they are based at County Hall.

    As an academy SENA commission an agreed number of funded places from Birkett House and allocate places accordingly.

    Please visit this link

    http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/education/special_education_
    needs/special_education_needs_assess/sen_service_info/senacontact.htm

    Changes to Special Educational Needs and Disability Support Information.

    > Final Designed Easy Read SEND Reforms (parents)

    > Final Draft Easy Read SEND Reforms (Young People)