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Birley Learning Community

30 June 2016

Dear Parents/Carers


As you will have seen in the news, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) is planning strike action on Tuesday 5 July 2016. This is a national strike involving teachers that belong to the NUT. The NUT states that its action is over two issues – school funding and the deregulation of national terms and conditions for teachers. Its dispute is with the Secretary of State for Education.

As a result Birley Community College will be closed to all students in Year 9 on Tuesday 5 July 2016. Lessons will run as normal for Year 7 and 8 students. Year 10 are on work experience that day and that will continue as planned. We have also been able to make arrangements for Year 6 transition events to continue on that day as planned.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Steve Robinson
Executive Headteacher


The online booking system for Year 10 Parents evening on Wednesday 29 June can be accessed from here: Y10 Parents Evening Booking Further information is available from Mrs Denniff at the College.

The February 2016 Letter to Parents and newest OFSTED Link can be found on the SECONDARY button above. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to find the documents.

On 12 January 2016 the College had a monitoring visit from Her Majesty's Inspector Helen Lane following last years Section 5 OfSTED visit. Her report can be found here:Monitoring Report

A list of the term dates and training days are available from these links: College and Primary

The latest Birley Bulletin is available by following this link: 28th Edition Parental Update

The Birley Learning Community (BLC) consists of two schools sharing a single campus, situated around a large playing field within a residential area in south east Sheffield. We have nearly 2000 children and young people within our community and over 250 staff who care for, support and educate them. Within the nursery element of our Primary we offer childcare and provide Children’s Centre facilities. Within our College we also have an Integrated Resource for young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Across the area we support and run a wide variety of adult learning programmes, with learners up to the age of 84.

The BLC is also a Leadership and Innovation Hub, originally co-funded by the SSAT and Sheffield City Council. We have developed a reputation and wide experience in working “by schools, for schools” to commission and deliver a range of leadership and learning opportunities within the Sheffield region ( Sheffield Learning Hub Website ) and this remains an important part of our work.

This is an exciting innovative place to be, with its community at its heart and focussed on learning in all its forms. We have children on site from 6 months old to learners of 84, and we have a wide range of experience in providing for all our learners. Our two schools are Birley Community Primary School and Birley Community College. You can read more about them by following the links.


If you have any queries please use the Contact Us page on either the College or Primary area of the website, alternatively email Debbie Salisbury on dsalisbury@birleycc.sheffield.sch.uk

Steve Robinson
Executive Headteacher