It is my pleasure to welcome you to Calthorpe Academy, a 2-19 special needs school in the centre of Birmingham. The Senior Leadership team and I are determined to provide the best possible education to our learners regardless of their needs, background, beliefs or age to enable them to develop the ‘skills they need for the life they want’.
We strongly believe that all our learners have the right to be safe, engaged and happy to enable them to learn effectively. Our strength is our diversity, creativity and unconditional care for our leaners who are at the centre of everything we do.
Calthorpe Academy is proud to be part of Thrive Education Partnership. Our previous Headteacher, Richard Chapman is now the CEO and has designed a succession planning programme aimed at retaining and developing our outstanding team of leaders to grow Thrive leadership capacity.
Continuous external reviews are an essential part of our academy ethos, as well as a good quality assurance model used by our Board of Trustees to assess the effectiveness of the academy. The academy’s external monitoring visits take place regularly using our School Improvement Partner or other specialists such as NSPCC for our safeguarding audit. Calthorpe has been central to the creation of the BSSCT (Birmingham Special School Cooperative Trust) which has allowed the Academy to work in partnership with 8 local SEN schools on CPD and peer to peer reviews.
Calthorpe Academy has received the prestigious IQM Centre of Excellence award, for its continued work around Inclusion. In addition, the Academy has achieved the Music Mark award for its commitment to providing high-quality music education. The Academy continues to keep its Quality Mark for English and Mathematics, in addition to the Primary Science Quality Mark (Gold Award).
I am very proud to be part of this fantastic school and to serve the Calthorpe community as a leader and aspire to only provide the best for our amazing learners.
For details on the Birmingham Local Offer for click here.
Our SEN Information Report is available here.
For enquiries please call 0121 773 4637 and our reception team will be happy to help.
Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org – this email is manned by Ms J Reynolds, any correspondence will be forwarded to the most appropriate person.
Any paper copies of information can be requested at the above email address.
Our SENCo is Mrs N Benjamin and can be reached via email at email@example.com or by calling 0121 773 4637.
Our Designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children is Mrs T Ward and can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0121 773 4637.
Please see here for our middle and senior leadership teams profiles.
Holidays and Training days are listed on our attendance page.