About the Birches
Welcome To The Birches Specialist Support Primary School!
We are a 164 place school that supports pupils with diagnosis of ASC, SLD and PMLD. The Birches is a fun, forward thinking school that has communication at the heart of everything we do. Maintained by Manchester Local Authority, facilities include a hydrotherapy pool, a range of outdoor play areas, a sensory garden, two multisensory rooms and two soft play areas. We offer a vibrant and exciting curriculum with independence, life skills, comunication and physical development as common threads of all that we do.
The School Day
School starts at 9.00am
9am - 9.15am Welcome Pupils and Transition from Transport to Classroom
9.15am - 9.30am AM Registration
9.30am - 12pm Class Morning Teaching Time
12pm - 1pm Lunchtime (Lunch and Recreation)
1pm - 1.15pm PM Registration
1.15pm - 3pm Class Afternoon Teaching Time
3pm - 3.15pm Reward Time / Collective Worship
3.15pm - 3.45pm Supervision of Transport / Transition to Parents
The Secretary of State for Education has made suggestions about the recommended minimum teaching hours for pupils and as far as is possible the school tries to follow these guidelines.
Sec 1.32 of Code of Practice: Provision for the pupils is a matter for the school as a whole. In addition to the governing body, the school's head tacher and all other members of staff have important day to day responsibilities. For any matters that would be referred to a SENCO in a mainstream school please contact the school directly.
Mission Statement – Working Together, Achieving Together