A personal welcome from the Headteacher

"It is always a privilege to welcome new families to our school community. If you are joining our school for the very first time or are returning to us after the school break I would like to offer you a very warm welcome.

I do hope that your family make the most of what our school has to offer and look forward to seeing you throughout the year. Please feel free to come in and look around the school or join us in many of the events and open days we run throughout the year.

I am usually available at the start of the school day if you have any questions or queries about Brandhall. Alternatively you can give me a call on 0121 422 5336 or contact me by email at "Elaine.Fitz@brandhall.sandwell.sch.uk" (Elaine Fitzgerald - Headteacher).

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Great day at the tournament

It was a fantastic day for Brandhall’s footballers at the Pulse Soccer Tournament on Wednesday 20th June 2015.  The boys and girls who took part all performed exceptionally well and their behaviour, attitude and sportsmanship were exemplary. Having won all three of their group games convincingly, Year 6 made it all the way to the Semi Final.  After a brave battle they suffered a
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Education City Home Access

EDUCATION CITY HOMEWORK ACCESS Children have been sent home tonight (Friday 8th May 2015) with a letter containing logins for Education City, a software package used by the school to promote interactive learning for children across Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  If your child has not received a login, please contact the school office so that we can give you this information.
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Have you seen our fantastic Animal Quad?

Lottery funding from “Awards for All” enabled us to develop a fabulous animal quad. Watch the slide show to see how it was created.

Governors' Update

Following our recent HMI monitoring inspection the governors are pleased to be able to tell you that:

* senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement
* the school's self-evaluation is now rigorous and supported by robust evidence
* A key strength of the school is the willingness of established staff to support new teachers
* Governors have worked extremely hard to develop their skills rapidly

We will continue to work hard on the actions identified by Ofsted and our own self evaluation including:

* developing staff in consistent application of school policies for effective teaching and learning
* measuring success against pupil outcome
* increasing attainment in reading and writing

For more information see section 8 of our recent OFSTED report at http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/files/2476557/urn/103976.pdf