Timberley Academy Awards
Basic Skills Quality Mark
Timberley Academy is very proud to have been awarded the Basic Skills Quality Mark. It is an award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy.
It is awarded to a setting or school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy. We have been awarded the Quality Mark for the fourth time.
A school or setting must demonstrate a whole school approach to improving standards in literacy and numeracy, with evidence of the impact of its approaches.
Basic Skills Quality Mark- Extended Provision
We have also been awarded the Basic Skills Quality Mark for Extended Provision for the second time.
The provision of extended activities and services forms part of a wider agenda and highlights was we do as a school to contribute to both national and local strategies for integrated children’s services, community regeneration and community cohesion. At the heart of these is the raising achievement agenda.
We are very proud of everything we do for our children including breakfast and tea club, Stay and Play, the fantastic work our Pastoral Care Manager does with children and their families. We have a range of after school clubs which include: football, dance, cricket, gardening, cooking, Latin, basketball, homework, ICT, craft and art and many more!
Investors in People- Champion School
Timberley Academy is very proud to be an Investors in People Champion School.
Investors in People Champions are a prestigious group of role model organisations, drawn from the private, public and third sector and ranging in size from less than ten to thousands of employees. This shows that all our staff are happy to work at Timberley and feel happy and valued.This Award has just been renewed in January 2014.
The Primary Science Quality Mark is an award scheme to develop and celebrate the quality of science teaching and learning in primary schools. We have achieved the Science Quality Mark Silver Award.
Food For Life Bronze
In 2011 we were awarded Food for Life bronze award. BRONZE schools serve seasonal school meals that are at least 75% freshly prepared by a well-trained school cook. Pupils and parents are involved in planning improvements to school menus and the dining experience via a school nutrition action group, boosting school meal take-up. Every pupil has the opportunity to visit a farm during his or her time at school, and opportunities are given for cooking and food growing activity.
Healthy School Award
Timberley Academy successfully achieved the National Healthy School award in 2009. To achieve the award we as a school had to demonstrate that we could meet set criteria in the following four areas: Personal Social Health Education, Emotional Health and Well- being, Healthy Eating and Physical development.
Many of the extra curricular activities that we offer at Timberley show that we are a Healthy school. We foster an understanding with our pupils about how to follow a Healthy lifestyle. Pupils are consulted at all times, through the school council, to ensure that their views are taken into consideration before decisions are made.
Birmingham Mail Awards- Go Green Award
We were really proud to be awarded the Go Green Award for our conservation work in school. We recycle clothes, shoes, cans, plastic and CDs. We have a farm on site and their homes are made from recycled materials. The hens’ eggs are sold to parents and staff to raise money.
Birmingham City Council Awards
Best Waste Reduction 2012- Winner!
Best Recycling Scheme 2012- Runner Up!
Overall Recycling Awards 2012- Winner!
In June 2008 Timberley were awarded the Basic 21 award. This is for going above and beyond in terms of actively promoting sustainability and tackling climate change.
Bio Diversity Award 2009
Schools Litter Charter-2008
Arts Mark- Silver
Supporting Other Schools to Improve Standards in Writing
Over the past five years, Timberley has worked with over two hundred other primary schools, offering support and training with improving standards in writing. Below is just a sample of the schools we have supported:
2009 – Bellfield Primary, Stechford Primary, Mere Green Primary, St Michael and St Mary’s Primary, Trescott Primary – attended Timberley for a twilight training course.
2010 – Nottinghamshire training days for Literacy Leaders led by Principal and Vice Principal with two different cohorts of schools.
2010 – Primary Leadership Conference Nottinghamshire – 1 hour workshop delivered to over 100 school leaders by Principal and Vice Principal.
2010 - Full INSET days training for Peafield Lane Primary, led by Principal and Vice Principal.
2010 – Support provided for Northfield Manor Primary with changing writing scheme and marking of writing.
2011 - Full INSET days training for Northfield Manor Primary, Bramcote Hills Primary, Lynncroft Primary, Berry Hill Primary, Hucknall National C of E Primary, Arnold View Primary, Broomhill Junior School, Trowell Primary, Holly Hill Primary led by Principal and Vice Principal
2011 - UCB – Early Years PGCE students – half day training for trainee teachers led by Principal and Vice Principal
2011 – Berry Hill Primary Deputy and Literacy Leader visited Timberley for support with changing writing scheme.
2013 - Medway Literacy Conference Creative Literacy Day – Literacy leader delivered presentation to school leaders.
2013 – 14 School leaders from Medway visited Timberley for a day (St Benedicts Primary, New Road, St Margaret’s Infants, Delce Infants, St James, St Nicholas Infants, St Mays Island) – writing learning walks and question and answer sessions with Principal and Literacy Leader.
2013 - Presentation to school leaders from West Bromwich LEA (invited by Nigel Edge – leading on school improvement).
2014 – 12 West Bromwich Primary leaders and Nigel Edge (leading on school improvement) visited Timberley for a morning – writing learning walk and question and answer session with Literacy Leader.
Our EYFS Leader, Miss Hunter, is also currently offering support for schools in improving standards of teaching and assessment in the Early Years Foundation Stage, including a local primary school.