On Wednesday evening a team of budding rounders players travelled to Perry Beeches School to compete in a level 2 match against a very well-practiced Timberley.
Everybody played really well, in what was a very narrow defeat, and there were some very good individual performances. Well done to the whole team.
Kyle, Dylan, Tayyab, Joshua, Abdul-Ahad, Haris, Kallum, Cameron, Eashan, Keighley, Caleisha, Ciara and Grace.
Recent Ofsted Inspection
Following the recent visit inspection on 24th and 25th May we were thrilled and encouraged that Ofsted graded the following areas as Good: progress, behaviour, safeguarding, the curriculum, phonics and teaching in Early Years. They were particularly complimentary about the school’s values and spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. Ofsted gave the overall grading for the school as 'Requires Improvement' and we are working on the areas identified in the report so that we will be graded good overall at the next inspection.
The report has now been published and paper copies are available on request from the school office or you can view it online here.
Community Carnival Parade Response
We were delighted to receive this response from the Ministerial and Public Communications Division with regards to our recent Community Carnival Parade ...
Thank you for your email of 21 May, addressed to the Prime Minister, regarding British Values. Your email has been forwarded to this department as we are responsible for education and on this occasion I have been asked to reply.
Firstly, let me say how pleased I was to learn of your community carnival parade in which you actively promoted and celebrated British values and raised awareness on the important issue of challenging radicalisation.
A key part of our plan for education is to ensure that children become fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance. It is clear from your positive attitude and the hard work you have put into promoting British values that you are developing the knowledge, skills and values that we believe will prepare you for life in modern Britain as adults.
The department is always grateful when people take the time to make us aware of educational events within their communities and may I take this opportunity to thank you for your dedication and commitment.
I would like to wish you all well for the future and I hope the carnival was a huge success.
Ministerial and Public Communications Division
The Queen Visits Marsh Hill!
In honour of the Queen's 90th Birthday Marsh Hill Primary School decided to celebrate by giving the children an opportunity to witness the 'Trooping of the Colour'. The Queen arrived with her entourage and was escorted by the Household Calvary - the children cheered and sang the National Anthem to the Queen. Following which the School Choir sang their rendition of 'Sing' which was sung to Her Majesty by the Commonwealth Choir with Gary Barlow. It was a momentous occasion for all and one of which we shall never see the like again!
Marsh Hill Race for Life
Every year thousands of people's lives are directly affected by Cancer. We were therefore delighted when our Sports Lead Mrs Sally Coppock approached the School Council at Marsh Hill Primary School with the idea that the pupils should support the 'Race For Life' Campaign by holding their very own event. The pupils jumped at the chance to raise money for such an important cause and on Friday all four hundred children took part in the Marsh Hill Primary School Race For Life.
Mrs Coppock was overwhelmed by the response from the Pupils and their families, "Our original target was to raise £500 for Cancer Research, however the sponsor monies that have already been received into school far exceeded our expectations! We can't thank our families enough for their support - it's nothing short of amazing!"
Community Carnival 2016
For four hundred pupils Friday 27th May was the chance to show their community that they have the power to create a better and safer future for us all - the focus of the day's event was to share the British Value of Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with individual faiths and beliefs. The School's eight elected Anti-Bullying Pupil Ambassadors invited local faith leaders, former pupils and school governors to join them in the activities and the day's events which culminated in a carnival parade around Erdington.
It was a truly amazing day and the visitors complimented the pupils on their confidence, maturity and strong community spirit. Members of the public stood and watched the pupils in the carnival cheering them on! Mrs Douglas said "I am immensely proud of our pupils, their behaviour and socially responsible attitude towards their community - it is a privilege to witness"
Tackeroo Camping Trip
Educating children is a team affair and at Marsh Hill we recognise the value of good parental role models. Consequently we arranged an exciting Camping Trip for a group of pupils and their Dads, Grandads and Uncles. The weather was marvellous throughout and the Tackeroo Team participated in a wide range of activities including bat hunting, star gazing, making a camp fire, land art, wild play and computing without computers! It was a totally awesome experience and a real pleasure to see adults and children benefiting from spending quality learning and leisure experiences together. On behalf of the Staff Team we would like to thank the Family Adults whom attended as their contribution to the overall success of the trip was fantastic!!