Birchen Coppice Primary School ,Kidderminster, UK
Birchen Coppice is a primary school teaching pupils from age 3 until 11 years. It is a maintained school under the jurisdiction of Worcestershire County Council and caters for 279 pupils. It serves an area of high economic and social deprivation. A significant group of pupils come from the Gypsy Roma community.
The school curriculum is based on the 2014 National Curriculum which is adapted to meet the school's specific needs. Progress made by all children from their data on entry is judged to be good. However, the school struggles to achieve National Standards for a number of children who enter education well below age appropriate expectations. The practical and expanding curriculum proposed by the Erasmus Partnership is aimed at aiding the school in meeting needs in innovative ways.
To support the needs of children Birchen Coppice has a number of extra curricular areas of expertise. Nurture is provided to develop the emotional and behavioural needs for a range of pupils; there is a Learning Support Unit (LSU) and the school has recently introduced learning support teams to meet the learning needs of the most vulnerable pupils.