Tuesday 23rd December 2014
Last day of term 1 for pupils
Monday 5th January 2015
Teacher training day
Tuesday 6th January 2015
Pupils return back to school for term 2
Helping your child read: Reading Eggs
A reminder: Please ensure that you are still using the Reading Eggs package with your children, if you have misplaced your child's username and password, please get it from the school office.
Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatu Allahi wa Barakatuh
On behalf of Al-Birr staff I have the pleasure to welcome you to our school website. In light of the prophet's statement "whenever you perform any action, you should perform it perfectly and accomplish it in the best of form". The school's aims are to promote ethical and academic excellence in a caring andsecure Islamic environment, offer quality education academically and islamically and endorse excellent manners and positive integration with the society.
By providing a well structured, balanced and engaging curriculum, and by endorsing excellent manners through our Behaviour Policy and Rewarding System, we aim to encourage in all children the love of learning as well as the respect and care for one another.
We refer to the article published in the Daily Mail on Sunday 31st August 2014, titled:
'Revealed: Islamic State's 'banker' was director of a private Muslim primary school in Birmingham'
The article makes reference to the following claim 'He was also a director of the private Al-Birr school in Nechells, Birmingham'
"We write further to an online article by your newspaper set out above published on the 31st of August 2014 (and continuing) online by Leon Watson. For all intents and purposes Mr Watson held himself out as being a representative of your newspaper.
In that article you made a number of false and damaging statements which are as follows:
“Until February 2013, the Sunni director was a director of the independent Al-Birr school in Birmingham, which was founded in seven years ago”
Assalam Alaikum WaRahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu
It gives me great pleasure as the headteacher of Al-Birr Primary School to extend a very warm welcome to all parents and prospective parents of our school.
Al-Birr School is a model faith school adhering to the teachings of Islam and was first established in 2008 as a result of local demand. Al- Birr
"The curriculum is broad and carefully planned"
"Pupils are happy, and are increasingly self-assured and established in the daily routine,
which gives them new experiences that cover all seven of the EYFS areas of learning."
"The teaching is good and occasionally outstanding"
"The pupils’ behaviour is generally very good and is effectively promoted"