Meet Our Heads
Meet our Heads
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On behalf of myself and the team at Birchfield, I want to warmly welcome you to our school community. Birchfield is a vibrant and friendly school where relationships matter. Our staff team are committed to providing our children with a high quality curriculum and education in a caring and nurturing environment. We believe that happy children who feel valued will succeed and thrive academically, personally and socially. At Birchfield, we want to prepare our children for the wider world and equip with them with the skills they need for life.
Mrs Z. Thewlis
Birchfield Primary School
Please allow me to extend a warm welcome to you and your family. It is my absolute pleasure to be Head of School at Sutton Park Primary. We are a two-form entry primary school, located on the perimeter of beautiful Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield. We are proud to be part of the Prince Albert Community Trust - a successful multi academy trust that believe their schools must be good enough for their own children. As a mother to a beautiful, six year-old daughter, I hold this value close. Anything happening at Sutton Park Primary needs to meet my own expectations for her schooling. Our children get one chance at their primary years...we want to make them count!
We have a carefully considered curriculum in place at our school which ensures National Curriculum coverage in all key stages. High-quality texts form the basis of our Literacy curriculum and are also woven into weekly assemblies. Reading is a life skill which opens doors children didn’t even realise existed. It opens hearts, imaginations and curiosities - making the impossible seem possible. We want every child to leave our school loving reading; with a thirst to read more; with expanded vocabularies and with a catalogue of texts they’ve enjoyed during their time here.
We have four houses at Sutton Park Primary, named after world-famous children’s authors: Rowling, Lewis, Dahl and Donaldson. This propels reading to the forefront of each day but also fosters vital social skills in our pupils such as effective communication and nurture for those younger than themselves. Our houses work together to overcome challenges, celebrate successes and care for each other.
At the beginning of our Sutton Park Primary journey, staff shared their hopes and vision for our school. Their responses showed how dedicated, passionate and invested they are in our school and its future. Three words formed their underpinning values: BELIEVE, INSPIRE, ACHIEVE.
Whether you are joining us on the beginning of your child’s academic journey in EYFS, or in a later school year, we welcome you into our family. Those of you who are already part of our wonderful school, please remember my door is always open. It is a privilege to work alongside you in ensuring the very best education for your child.
Mrs L. Middleton
Sutton Park Primary School