Introduction to the Birchwood Federation

From Mrs T Bowman, Executive Head Teacher
and Mr B Main, Chair of Governors

Welcome to the Birchwood Federation Website. We are three schools working together in the Birchwood Community sharing expertise, experience and resources with the aim of providing a first class education for our children. At the same time as working collaboratively, we also retain the advantages of being individual and friendly.

We work closely together and share our Governing Body and some key members of staff including our Executive Headteacher.

Please take the time to have a look at our three individual websites which give more information about each school.


Our Schools

Birchwood Junior
School

Larchwood Crescent, Lincoln, LN6 0NL
Email: enquiries@birchwood.lincs.sch.uk
Telephone: 01522 800971


The Lancaster School

82 Jasmin Road, Lincoln, LN6 0QQ
Email: admin@lancaster.lincs.sch.uk
Telephone: 01522 685078 or 01522 690374


Woodlands Infant &
Nursery School

Whitethorn Grove, Birchwood, Lincoln, LN6 0PF
Email: enquiries@woodlands.lincs.sch.uk
Telephone: 01522 683557


Special Educational Needs & Disabilities


S.E.N.D. within the Birchwood Federation

From Miss C Page, SENCo

At the Birchwood Federation Schools we strive to support all children in accessing an exciting and relevant curriculum. We believe that all pupils have individual needs and that some pupils may require more support than others. In order to do this successfully careful consideration is given to a child's individual needs and particular learning style. The nurture principles are well embedded throughout our school and all children are made to feel valued, individual and important. We, as a school, believe that high quality teaching is the first step in supporting any child to make progress; however we also recognise that for some children there are occasions when further 'additional to and different from' support may be needed to help them in achieving their targets.

What Is The School Offer?

The School Offer has been written with parents and carers for parents and carers. It allows children, parents and carers to understand exactly what our school can offer a child with special educational needs; what provision and resources are available to them as well as understand how their child and family will be supported.

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo)

If you have any concerns about your child, whether this be social, academic, physical, mental or emotional, please contact Miss Page, SENCo through the form below or speak to your child’s class teacher.




Governing Body

GovernorRoleAppointedBusiness/Pecuniary Interests
Mr Brian MainChair of Governors,
Safeguarding Governor
Local Authority,
02.10.2018 –
01.10.2022
None Declared
Mrs Lucy RedfernVice Chair of Governors,
Chair of the Standards Committee
07.01.2019 –
06.01.2023
None Declared
Mr Andy GantCo-opted,
Chair of Finance Committee
23.05.2017 –
22.05.2021
None Declared
Mr Cliff PenningCo-opted,
Vice Chair Finance Committee
01.04.2019 –
31.03.2023
None Declared
Mr James ToddCo-opted,
Vice Chair of Standards Committee
23.09.2018 –
22.09.2022
None Declared
Miss Naomi HaughtonCo-opted,
Standards & Finance Committee,
Head of School at Lancaster
07.01.2019 –
06.01.2023
None Declared
Mr Matthew DaviesCo-opted,
Standards & Finance Committee,
Head of School at Birchwood Juniors
07.01.2019 –
06.01.2023
None Declared
Mrs Jude SmithParent,
Standards Committee
01.01.2018 –
31.12.2021
None Declared
Mrs Karen BannisterParent,
TBD
14.07.2020 –
13.07.2024
None Declared
Mrs Yvonne TurnerPartnership01.04.2019 –
31.02.2023
None Declared
Miss Carrie PageStaff,
Standards & Finance Committee
07.01.2019None Declared
Mrs Tracey BowmanEx Officio –
Executive Head Teacher
07.01.2019None Declared

Attendance at the current academic year's Full Governing Body meetings and Formal Termly Committee meetings:
GovernorFGB
16.09.19
Standards
18.11.19
FGB
13.01.20
Standards
03.02.20
Finance
10.02.20
Extraordinary
08.04.20
Finance
11.05.20
Standards
13.07.20
FGB
14.09.20
Finance
28.09.20
Mr Brian Main YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Mrs Lucy Redfern YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Mr Andy Gant YES N/A NO N/A YES NO YES YES YES YES
Mr Cliff Penning YES N/A YES N/A NO NO YES YES YES YES
Mr James Todd YES NO YES NO YES NO NO NO YES NO
Miss Naomi Haughton YES YES YES YES YES N/A YES YES YES YES
Mr Matthew Davies YES YES YES YES YES N/A YES YES YES YES
Mrs Jude Smith YES YES YES YES N/A YES YES YES YES N/A
Mrs Karen Bannister - - - - - - - - NO N/A
Mrs Yvonne Turner YES N/A YES N/A N/A YES YES YES YES N/A
Miss Carrie Page YES YES YES N/A N/A N/A N/A NO YES N/A
Mrs Tracey Bowman YES YES YES YES N/A YES YES YES YES YES