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Welcome back to a new school year at Summerhill Primary Academy.  Latest Newsletter https://sway.office.com/WXolpZU4xxhwJoRI?ref=Link

Summerhill Primary Academy is a lively, exciting place of learning and has a growing reputation within the local and educational community.


At Summerhill we work hard to raise our children's aspirations and also value the individual achievements of each child.


 All of our staff are dedicated and are passionate about raising standards and improving the life chances of our children. We value each and every member of our school community, treating each other with respect and encouraging all of our staff and children to 'Reach for the Stars!'

Reach, for
the stars

We believe that this mission statement will manifest itself

through the following school aims:

Our Values


We will always treat each other with respect.


We will always be patient, caring and understanding.


We will show others that we are trustworthy.


We will always work collaboratively with others and listen to each other.


We will always tell the truth.

Belief & Perserverance

We will always believe in ourselves and others and try our best!


To view a section of our Policy and Procedure Documents in PDF format please select from the files below.


Should you require copies of any of the policies, please copy the school office who will be happy to assist.


Addendum for Child Protection Policy - COVID19 School Closure Update - January 2021.pdf - click to view

Charging and Remissions Policy 2020 - 2023.pdf - click to view

Charging and Remissions Policy Addendum May 2021.pdf - click to view

EYFS Policy 2021.pdf - click to view

MAT Privacy Notice.pdf - click to view

Peer-on-Peer_Policy Rivers FINAL 2021.pdf - click to view

Photography & Video at School Policy.pdf - click to view

Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-22.pdf - click to view

Rivers - Children With Health Needs Who Cannot Attend School.pdf - click to view

Rivers Behaviour Principles.pdf - click to view

Rivers EYFS Principles.pdf - click to view

Rivers Relationships and Sex Education Principles.pdf - click to view

Rivers SEND Principles.pdf - click to view

SH SEND policy 2021.pdf - click to view

SH SEND-Report 2021-22.pdf - click to view

SHPA ADMISSIONS POLICY 2021-2022.pdf - click to view

SHPA ADMISSIONS POLICY 2022-2023.pdf - click to view

SHPA ADMISSIONS POLICY 2023-2024.pdf - click to view

SMSC Policy.pdf - click to view

SPA Behaviour Procedures for Parents and Visitors.pdf - click to view

SPA Equality Informaiton and Objectives Policy 2019.pdf - click to view

SPA First Aid Principles and Procedures.pdf - click to view

SPA Trust Behaviour Policy.pdf - click to view

SPA Trust Exclusion Policy.pdf - click to view

SPA Trust Health and Safety Policy.pdf - click to view

SPA Trust Preventing Bullying Policy.pdf - click to view

SPA Trust RSE Policy.pdf - click to view

SPA Uniform and Appearance Policy July 2021 .pdf - click to view

Summerhill Complaints Policy 2021-2022.pdf - click to view

Summerhill Safeguarding Policy updated 23.05.2022.pdf - click to view

Whistleblowing Policy and Procedure.pdf - click to view

What is the Pupil Premium?



The Government allocates funding to schools to support raising attainment for specific groups of children. These groups include children eligible for Free School Meals now or at any point in the previous 6 years, children who have a parent in the armed forces or at any point in the last 4 years and children who are in care.



The Government allocates this funding to schools to enable them to tackle any aspects of disadvantage or inequality between these pupils and their peers.



Schools are held accountable for how they have used the Pupil Premium and from September 2012 are required to publish this information online to ensure that parents and others are made fully aware.



The plans below show how we are spending the funding to ensure that all our pupils make progress and gaps in attainment are closed.



Click on the links below to view the pupil reports:


EEF Review of Current PPG Spend (2019-20) - Nov'19 (1).pdf - click to view

PP Strategy 2021-22.pdf - click to view

SPA PPG Plan 2021.pdf - click to view

SPA PPG Review of Expenditure 2019-20.pdf - click to view

SPA Pupil Premium Report 2017-18 - Impact (1).pdf - click to view

SPA Pupil Premium Report 2018-19 (1).pdf - click to view

What is Sport Premium?



The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding, provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, is allocated to each primary school across the country and is ring-fenced for the provision of PE and sport in schools.


Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. This means that you should use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to:


* develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers

* build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years




What can the funding be spent on?



Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Possible uses for the funding might include:


*  hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE

*  supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs

*  paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport

*  running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games

*  buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport

*  providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs

*  pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.







From September 2013, schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the 'Inspectors’ handbook' and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.


Schools are required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website.




Click on the links below to view the pupil and sports premium reports:

SPA Sports Premium Report 2018-19 - Impact.pdf - click to view

SPA Sports Premium Report 2019-20 - Summary.pdf - click to view

SPA Sports Premium Report 2020-21 - Summary.pdf - click to view

Information on our children's test data (attainment and progress) are included in the below document:



Website link you may find useful:  Government Schools Performance Website



Academic Performance Results 2018-19.pdf - click to view

Summerhill Primary Academy was judged as a "Good" school in March 2022.

Available to view here.

Quotes from the Inspectors:

"Pupils at Summerhill Primary Academy are prepared well for learning at Secondary School.".


"This well led school is very successful at teaching reading and mathematics.".


"Pupils behave extremely well. They are excited by their learning and treat each other and adults with great respect".


"Classrooms are calm and purposeful places in which to work and learn"

Summerhill Primary Academy OFSTED report 2022.pdf - click to view

Excellent governance is reflected in the aims, vision and planning of the academy to ensure that all learners achieve their full potential. Governance arrangements embody a desire for continuous improvement.  As part of The Rivers C of E Multi Academy Trust our governors act as a school improvement board (SIB).



Summerhill Primary Academy is part of the The Rivers C of E Multi Academy Trust.  The Trust is run by members and Trustees. The members act like shareholders and are responsible for the Trust’s formation. They are informed of on-going activities by receiving reports from the directors and by attending the annual general meeting.



The Trust Board are responsible for delivering the vision, ethos and strategic direction of the Trust. They are capable of holding the academy to account and knowing how to bring about improvement. They ensure there is a strong commitment to leadership that establishes high expectations of pupil attainment; and leadership that understands that school improvement and development is fundamentally about establishing high-quality teaching and learning for the school community. Through monitoring and evaluation, the focus will be on continuous and ongoing improvement.



Members of the SIB provide effective and relevant challenge and support to their individual schools. This is underpinned by a proactive approach to their own continuous development, training and knowledge.



The level of authority delegated to the SIB is captured within the Governance Structure, which is documented here on the The Rivers C of E Multi Academy Trust website.



If you would like to become a SIB member, please email:  executive.head@summerpark.co.uk


Governance at Rivers CofE Academy Trust: Moving Forward 


During the last eighteen months, Rivers conducted its first external review of governance since the trust was established in 2014. The review was commissioned because trustees and school improvement boards recognised that the governance needs of the trust have changed as a result of its rapid growth over the last five years. Nationally, multi-academy trusts are recognising that trust governance needs to evolve as trusts develop and grow and many are now looking to implement new governance structures. Rivers is committed to being a leader and champion of innovative and sector-leading governance practice. 


Historically, the trust’s local governance has been provided through local governing bodies and, more recently, school improvement boards. The new structure will create advocate roles at local level to replace the existing school improvement boards. The aim of the proposed new governance structure is to define clearly the roles and responsibilities of the different governance tiers to avoid duplication, to strengthen communication between governance tiers and to maximise the use of the skills, knowledge and expertise of everyone within the governance team in order to ensure impactful governance across the trust. The new structure will ensure that pupils remain at the core of all decision-making. Trustees recognise the importance of the local voice and are committed to ensuring that the local tier contributes to the development of organisational thinking. Importantly, the election of two parent representatives per school will ensure that the voice of parents/carers will contribute to decisions made at trust board level. 


Please do not hesitate to contact Kate Brunt, CEO of Rivers CofE Academy Trust, if you have any further questions or comments about our proposed new governance structure: kbrunt@riverscofe.co.uk  


8591050 Summer Park Multi Academy Trust 2021 FinStat.pdf - click to view

Declarations-SummerHillJubileePark.pdf - click to view

Meetings-SummerHillJubileePark.pdf - click to view

Members-SummerHillJubileePark.pdf - click to view

Summer Park Multi Academy Trust - Financial Statement 2019-20.pdf - click to view

Senior Management Team


Mrs N Rich

Head of School - KS2

Mrs H Lloyd-Davies 

Head of School - EYFS & KS1

Mrs J Berry

Assistant Headteacher - EYFS

Mrs J Harmon

Assistant Headteacher - EYFS

Miss K Shaughnessy 

Assistant Headteacher - Year 1 & 2

Mrs Hannah Radford

Associate Assistant Headteacher - Year 1 & 2

Miss J Martin

Assistant Headteacher - Year 3 & 4

Mrs R Perry

Assistant Headteacher  - Year 5 & 6

Mrs Kate Udall

Associate Assistant Headteacher - Year 3 & 4

Mrs J Aston

School Social Worker

Mrs C Burgess 

Attendance and Admissions Manager 

Mrs Holly Lashford

Business Manager

Miss E Yourell

HR Officer



Teaching Staff



Year Group and Subject Responsibility 

Mrs A Bailey

Year 5 – SENCo

Miss N Allmark 

Year 6 - Maths

Miss E Allsop-Buckler

Year 4

Mr B Bailey 

Year 5 - Curriculum

Mrs D Betts

Year 3

Miss M Bilku

Year 4

Miss A Bridgwater

Year 1

Mrs M Brown 

Year 4 - Curriculum

Miss S Bryan 

Year 3 - Maths

Mrs S Cartwright

Year 6

Miss B Causer

Year 2 – Curriculum

Mrs S Dolman 

Nursery - Early Years Co-ordinator/Forest School 

Miss E Gadsby

Year 2 

Mrs R Harris

Year 1 - English

Miss H Henfield 

Year 1

Mrs M Hindle


Miss D Hughes

Year 5 - English

Miss H Jones

Year 5

Miss S Keay

Reception - Early Maths

Miss A King

Year 3 - Maths

Miss A Lewis 

Year 1

Miss E Mayling

Year 1

Mrs S Quinton


Miss B Richards

Year 2

Miss O Richards

Year 4

Mr A Samra

Year 6 

Miss A Slater

Year 2

Miss L Till

Year 5

Miss L Thorpe

Year 6

Miss S Trees


Mrs K Udall

Year 4

Mr O Zaki

Year 6/PE Co-ordinator



Higher Level Teaching Assistants


Miss E Deakin

 Mr D Hampson

 Mrs K Hermon

Miss A Penk

Mrs N Staines

Mrs R Thorpe



Learning Support Staff


Miss R Begum 

Miss H Boycott

Miss N Coates

Mrs E Fellows 

Mrs K Fletcher

Miss L Griffiths

Miss S Grimshaw

Miss L Guest

Mrs L Hadley 

Mrs L Haines

Miss L Hill

Miss S Houlders 

Miss Kiran Kheela

Miss J Leddington

Mrs M Lees

Miss J Lewis 

Mrs G McFarlane

Miss O Mukhtar

Mrs L Moore

Mrs D Murphy

Miss N Murphy 

Mrs H Nicholls 

Miss R O'Connor

Miss C Parker

Mrs G Parsons

Miss K Perks

Mrs D Rai

Mrs L Roberts

Mrs V Rowberry

Miss E Summers

Miss S Walker

Miss SJ Wordley

Miss J Wilkins

Mrs E Wood 



Welfare Support Staff


Miss A Hayes

Parent Support Advisor

Miss G Winsper

Family Support Worker



Admin. Support Staff


Mr L Bradley

Finance Assistant

Mrs J Butler

Resource Clerk

Miss J Howard

Receptionist/Admin. Asst.

Miss K Lowe

Receptionist/Admin. Asst.

Mrs P Millard

Receptionist/Admin. Asst.

Mrs P Power 

Resource Clerk

Mr M Summers 

IT Support



Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants


Mrs H Arshad

Supervisory Assistant

Mrs A Cooper

Supervisory Assistant

Mrs S Cope

Supervisory Assistant

Mrs L Haines

Supervisory Assistant

Miss S Hill

Supervisory Assistant

Miss K Holt

Supervisory Assistant

Miss C Jones

Supervisory Assistant

Miss R Mansell

Supervisory Assistant

Mrs K Perrins

Principal Supervisory Assistant

Mrs C Short

Supervisory Assistant

Mrs N Smart

Supervisory Assistant 

Mrs T Smith 

Supervisory Assistant

Mrs S Unitt

Supervisory Asstistant

Mrs M Wright

Principal Supervisory Assistant




Site and Cleaning Staff


Mrs T Barnes


Mrs T Belnavis


Mr A Cox 

Facilities Manager

Mr S Hall


Mrs A May


Miss S Sharman


Mrs C Short


Mrs T Smith 


Mr M Steventon

Site Apprentice

Mrs M Wright



Coronavirus (COVID-19)



Welcome to our information page on Coronavirus (COVID-19) designed to keep parents, pupils and the wider Summerhill community up to date with our position on Coronavirus.  Along with keeping parents informed via school communications, we will ensure that this page is always up to date with the latest news, announcements and any updates to trips and events.



We should like to reassure you that we are monitoring the situation very carefully and that the health and welfare of all members of our school community remain our priority. Whilst we do not believe that our pupils and staff are at any greater risk of infection here at Summerhill than they are in any public place, in line with advice and instruction from Public Health England, we are providing briefings (using the information below) to all pupils and staff and we are asking them to adhere to the advice we give as well as the advice from Public Health England should they or any of their family have traveled to an area of heightened risk of infection.



We are actively reviewing all school events including fixtures, trips and meetings and we will make in any decisions based on advice from Public Health England and the Department of Education.




What is Coronavirus?



Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new highly infectious disease which is causing a serious threat to public health around the world. The national and international situation is changing rapidly, and so guidance about how to manage the risks associated with Coronavirus is also subject to change.



Available Advice:



The latest government advice and information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public.



NHS advice about COVID-19 is at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/



The Department for Education has produced a guidance document for educational settings about COVID-19:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-schools-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak/guidance-for-full-opening-schools



It also has a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the below helpline:


Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)




Safeguarding Support during COVID-19



During this challenging period it is important for pupils and their parents/carers to access help whilst their child is away from school.  These are some agencies that may be able to help:



Tipton Early Help:   0121 569 7291


Tipton Children's Centre (Ridgeway Road, Tipton):  0121 522 5150


Shout:  Text Shout to 85258 - crisis volunteers providing 24/7 guidance and support if you are worried, anxious or stressed.


Childline: 1111 - free confidential service to help young people under 19 with any issue they have.


NSPCC: 0800 802 5000 - free service open 24 hours a day.


Young Minds: 0808 802 5544 - information for children and young people about mental health and emotional well being.


ThinkUKnow - support and guidance for keeping children safe at home whilst online.



Online Support:


https://www.kooth.com  (age 11 upwards)








Beam is a service in Sandwell that supports children's emotional well being.  Email:  AskBeam@childrenssociety.org.uk


Sandwell Family Information Service also have a useful information Facebook page, which provides some fun and educational resources for different age ranges and topics:  https://www.facebook.com/SandwellFIS






COVID Family Support Information - January 2021.pdf - click to view

Covid-19 Catch up Funding School Proposal (Updated Dec'20).pdf - click to view

Vulnerable Workers Individual Risk Checklist - Template.pdf - click to view

Current vacancies:


After School Club Assistant: 15hours a week, term time only, scale 1. Please see advert, job description and application form below for further information. Closing date 12noon 1st July'22. 


Class Teacher: 1.0FTE, M1-M6, Fixed Term (1st Sept'22 to 31st Aug'23) to cover maternity. Please see advert, job descrition and application form below for further information. Closing date 12noon 1st July'22.

Speculative Applications


We are always happy to hear from individuals who would like to work for us. Whilst there may not be any current vacancies for some roles, we will be happy to keep your name on file and contact you when appropriate. We particularly like to hear from people who may be interested in the post of cleaner or lunchtime supervisory assistant.


Please feel free to complete and return an application form to:

Summerhill Primary Academy

Upper Church lane


West Midlands


Tel: 0121 557 3282




E-Mail: hlashford@riverscofe.co.uk


After school club advert.pdf - click to view

After school club application form.docx - click to view

After school club Job description and person spec.pdf - click to view

Class Teacher application form.docx - click to view

Class Teacher Fixed Term Advert.pdf - click to view

Class Teacher JD and Pers Spec.pdf - click to view