Principal’s Blog – Spring 2020

What an amazing term and half we have had! Halfway through the year and it feels like only yesterday we had our very first day. Time truly does fly when you are having fun. We are so proud to see our pupils’ progression in the core subjects since September and know that we could not have done it without the wonderful support of staff and families. Their E3L theme work in foundation subjects has also been phenomenal, with some great pieces of work being produced both in-school and at home. With the high level of engagement we have received, particularly through social media and our Class Dojo, it really does feel like we have been a school longer than 6 months!

Friday Enrichment has been a roaring success with every child having taken part in many different activities that cover a wide range of skills, including: dance, music, karate, sports and art. Watching the children show off their talents has been wonderful and we look forward to watching them develop these even further in the coming weeks.

We had an extensive Christmas Programme at our Primary which included a Christmas Cinema Evening, a Christmas Party and a Friday Enrichment Christmas Concert. Father Christmas even paid a visit to Smethwick, making the festive period even more magical! Christmas Jumper day was also a success and we raised £140.70 for Save the Children.

Our classes had their first round of trips with us, with fantastic opportunities for our children provided by the Birmingham Hippodrome and the CBSO. Reception had a fabulous time with their Birmingham Hippodrome Rainbow Fish workshops and Year 1 had a great time with the Dinosaur Disco at the CBSO Centre. Both classes also had a fantastic time visiting the site of our brand-new build for September 2020. ‘Buzz Sitegear’ the safety bee was a great hit with the children.

Speaking of September 2020, we were very excited to have appointed 3 new teaching members of staff who will start with us when we move over to the new build. We had a large number of applications but in the end, we narrowed it down and recruited 3 fantastic teachers. We can’t wait to welcome them into the Shireland Family in September.

We also started recruiting for our nursery classes with our Nursery Applicant Evening. It was a lovely evening, meeting potential new families, and we may look to host another in the future.

With a Mother’s Day celebration and an Easter Bonnet Parade to look forward to, I know that the next half term is going to be as fantastic as the last! I would like to give a massive thank you to everyone for their continued support for our growing school!

(If you are interested in working with us at Shireland Technology Primary or indeed want to come and look around for a place for your child, then please make contact to arrange a visit.)