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Burnt Tree Primary School Head Teacher: Mrs J Bayliss

The staff and Governors welcome you to Burnt Tree School!

Burnt Tree is a place 'where everyone matters'! 

As an inclusive school, we ensure that everyone is treated fairly and provided with opportunities to achieve their full potential. We seek to motivate and inspire pupils through creative and innovative teaching and learning providing an irresistible curriculum that recognises and celebrates diversity. Working together we will enable our pupils to become lifelong learners who are independent, responsible and respectful. Our professional, approachable staff and Governing Body work in partnership with families to promote enjoyment, achievement and well-being for all of our pupils.

Burnt Tree is a Sandwell Local Authority Community Primary School.You will find most of the information you will need for this school year listed below. If there is anything else you would like to ask please feel free to ring or call in and ask at the office or talk to your child’s class teacher at the end of the day. We will always be very happy to answer your questions.

We have a regular newsletter which is sent home with the children. You can also access them on this website from the letters home leaf tab on the homepage.Class Teachers produce a newsletter each term to keep you up to date with your child’s learning. We also have termly parents meetings in which you can talk privately to your child’s class teacher about their learning and their progress.

It is very important to us that you and your child are happy. There will be many opportunities during the year to come into school and share activities with your child and celebrate their achievements. If you would like to get more involved by helping in school let us know, we will be very pleased to see you!

If you have any concerns or complaints we need to know so that we can continue to improve. In the first instance please speak to your child’s class teacher.

We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Burnt Tree School.

The School Day

Morning registers are taken promptly at 9.00am
Year Group Start Time Morning Break Lunch Time Afternoon Break Finish Time
Nursery AM 8.45am       11.45am
Nursery PM 12.30pm       3.30pm
Reception 8.45am   11.45-12.45pm   3.15pm
Year 1 8.45am 10.30-10.45am 12.00-1.00pm 2.15-2.30pm 3.15pm
Year 2 8.45am 10.30-10.45am 12.00-1.00pm 2.15-2.30pm 3.15pm
Year 3 8.45am 11.00-11.15am 12.15-1.15pm   3.15pm
Year 4 8.45am 11.00-11.15am 12.15-1.15pm   3.15pm
Year 5 8.45am 11.00-11.15am 12.15-1.15pm   3.15pm
Year 6 8.45am 11.00-11.15am 12.15-1.15pm   3.15pm

Children will be marked late if they arrive after 9.00am or 1.05pm. If children are more than 30 minutes late it is recorded as an unauthorised absence.



Burnt Tree Primary School has adopted the Sandwell LA Admissions Policy and Guidelines. These are provided on request to the School office or are on this website. Priority will be given to pupils with Special Educational needs or those who are Looked After. Classes contain no more than 30 pupils.

Child Protection and Safeguarding

Your child’s safety is our main concern. For this reason, we follow the Sandwell policy for Safeguarding. This means that we will contact Social Services if we have any concerns. The Designated Safeguarding Lead for Child Protection is Mrs J Gamwell, Family Support Worker. If you have any concerns about the safety of your own child or others please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Gamwell or Fr Martin (Safeguarding Governor), through the school office.

Operation Encompass

Our school is part of Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse. Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents with our school PRIOR to the start of the next school day when they have been called to a domestic incident. Once a Key Adult i.e.: DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) has attended an Operation Encompass briefing they will cascade the principles of Operation Encompass to all DDSL’s (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead). Our parents are fully aware that we are an Operation Encompass school. The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information. The Key Adult has also led training for all school staff and Governors about Operation Encompass, the prevalence of Domestic Abuse and the impact of this abuse on children. We have also discussed how we can support our children following the Operation Encompass notification. We are aware that we must do nothing that puts the child/ren or the non-abusing adult at risk. The Safeguarding Governor will report on Operation Encompass in the termly report to Governors. All information is anonymised for these reports. The Key Adult has used the Operation Encompass Toolkit to ensure that all appropriate actions have been taken by the school.

Key Adults in our school are:  

DSL (Designated Safeguarding Leads):-

  • Mrs Joanne Gamwell (Family Support Worker)

DDSL (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads):-

  • Mrs Jayne Bayliss (Head Teacher)
  • Mr Matthew Brazier (Deputy Head Teacher)
  • Miss Charlotte Wakeman (Assistant Head Teacher)
  • Mrs Claire Brown (Business Manager)

 Safeguarding Governor:-

  • Fr Martin Ennis




Attendance is very important; children need to be at school every day. We work closely with the Local Authority Attendance and Prosecution Service to support families whose attendance falls below the expected level of 97%. If children need to leave during the school day because of a medical appointment or illness they must be signed out at the School Office. We have a separate Attendance policy which you may have a copy of; it can be requested through the school office or on our website on the policies page found via the Parents tab on the homepage. Legislation introduced in September 2013 states holiday in term time can no longer be authorised. The Governors have agreed that they may authorise up to 5 days leave of absence in exceptional circumstances.  

Term Dates and Holidays 22/23

Autumn Term 2022

  • Term starts: Monday 5 September 2022 
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 24 October 2022 to Friday 28 October 2022
  • Term ends: Friday 16 December 2022
  • Christmas holidays: Monday 19 December 2022 to Monday 2 January 2023

Spring Term 2023

  • Term starts: Tuesday 3 January 2023 
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 20 February 2023 to Friday 24 February 2023
  • Term ends: Friday 31 March 2023
  • Easter holidays: Monday 3 April 2023 to Friday 14 April 2023

Summer Term 2023

  • Term starts: Monday 17 April 2023
  • Half-term holiday: Monday 29 May 2023 to Friday 2 June 2023
  • Term ends: Tuesday 25 July 2023
  • Summer holiday starts: Wednesday 26 July 2023

Teacher training days

  • Monday 5 September 2022
  • Monday 31 October 2022
  • Friday 3 February 2023
  • Monday 24 July 2023
  • Tuesday 25 July 2023

School Governors

The School Governors meet once each Half Term. Their role is to support and challenge the school to obtain the best possible outcomes for each pupil. If you would like to speak to a member of the Governors, please see Mrs Bayliss or write to the Chair of Governors, care of the school.

Co-opted Governors Mr Harmohan Sood Co-Chair of Governors Health & Safety, Finance & English Governor
  Fr Martin Ennis Co-Chair of Governors Safeguarding,Behaviour,Attendance and Community Governor
  Mr Matthew Brazier Deputy Head  
  Mrs Sheila Reid-Simms   English: Reading/Writing Governor
  Mr Muhammed Loan   Science and Maths Governor
  Ms Shayda Babajafaray   SEND, EYFS & Phonics Governor
Parent Governors Miss Temitope Akintola   Pupil Premium and Sports Grant Funding Governor
  Mr Daniel Haywood   Thematic Curriculum Governor
Staff Governors Mrs Jayne Bayliss Head Teacher  
  Mrs Claire Brown   Maths, Pupil Voice/British Values, Science Governor

School Personnel

Mrs J Bayliss Head Teacher
Mr M Brazier Deputy Head Teacher
Mrs C Cotton Deputy Head Teacher
Miss C Wakeman Assistant Head Teacher
Mrs C Brown Business Manager
Mrs J Gamwell Family Support Worker / Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs C Exall SENCo
Mrs S Poulton Office Manager/Attendance Officer
Miss K Field School Administrator
Miss S Clinton IT Technician
Mr M Brazier Year 6 Teacher
Miss E Griffiths Year 6 Teacher
To    be advised Year 5 Teacher
Miss C Crannage Year 5 Teacher
Mrs J Wood Maternity Leave
Mrs C Cotton Year 4 Teacher
Mrs O Ononeme Year 4 Teacher
Miss L Paskin Year 3 Teacher
Miss E Horton Year 3 Teacher
Miss R Hine Maternity Leave
Miss C Bailey Year 2 Teacher
Mrs S Bryant Maternity Leave
Mrs L Hadley Year 1 Teacher
Miss S Sanghera Year 1 Teacher
Miss C Wakeman Reception Teacher
Miss N Fox Reception Teacher
Mrs A Cheshire Reception Teacher
Mrs J Hutchinson-Pinnock Nursery Teacher
Mrs W Di Vito Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Miss D Bladen Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs L Horton Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mr A Mahmood Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs K Marlow Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs R Andrews Learning Support Practitioner
Mrs A Aston Learning Support Practitioner
Mrs R Ballokne Bankovics Learning Support Practitioner
Mrs D Bell Learning Support Practitioner
Mrs S Burgess Learning Support Practitioner
Miss A Di-Vito Learning Support Practitioner
Mrs V Ferguson Learning Support Practitioner
Mrs H Giles Learning Support Practitioner
Mrs J Harris Learning Support Practitioner
Mrs C Herrington-Andrews Learning Support Practitioner
Miss K Jackson Learning Support Practitioner
Ms M Kaur Learning Support Practitioner
Mrs A Lawton Learning Support Practitioner
Mrs J Langford Learning Support Practitioner
Ms P Mall Learning Support Practitioner
Mrs N Patel Learning Support Practitioner
Mrs S Waqas Learning Support Practitioner
Mrs D Wright Learning Support Practitioner
Miss F Begum Learning Support Assistant
Mrs M Hawkins Learning Support Assistant
Miss S Merryweather Learning Support Assistant
Mr J Timbrell Site Manager
Mrs N Burrows Cleaner in Charge
Mrs S Lemek Cleaner
Mrs J Rush Cleaner
Miss J Johnson Cleaner
Miss N Hare Cleaner
Mrs S Akhtar Principal Lunchtime Supervisor/After School Clubs Co-Ordinator
Mr P Mutto Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs K Vowles Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs S Wasaf Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs K Maddock Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs A Krasinkiewicz Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs B Kaur Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs U Jan Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs G Doody Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs R Begum Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs Y Begum Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs K Millard Lunchtime Supervisor
Mrs S Monnes Head Cook
Mrs P Sadler Assistant Cook
Mrs C Power Assistant Cook
Mrs M Bowen Assistant Cook


White blouse, shirt or t-shirt. Plain, dark (black or grey) trousers, shorts, or skirts. Royal blue school sweatshirt, cardigans or jumpers,

 *School sweatshirts 22” -34” £10.00 and 36″+ £12.50 * *

 *Cardigans 24”- 34” £12.00 and 36″+ £13.50 * *

 *School book bags £6.75 * *

 *Water bottles £1.50 

* These can be ordered through Parentpay .   

* * These can also be ordered direct from School Trends Online using the following link

PE Clothes

For PE lessons, your child will need:

A white T-shirt with black shorts or leggings and a pair of black pumps for indoors.

For outdoor PE black joggers and a sweatshirt or hoodie.

Trainers are acceptable for outdoor PE.

PE Drawstring Bag £1.50 * ( To be kept in school ) No large bags or rucksacks please

For swimming lessons your child will need a swimming costume and a towel.

* These can be ordered through Parentpay.

Please mark all clothes with your child’s name.


The wearing of jewellery is discouraged. Your child must be able to remove any bangles or earrings for PE, for health and safety reasons. We cannot accept responsibility for any valuable items brought into school.


First Aid

If your child has an accident, is injured or becomes unwell, we will need to contact you. Please make sure that we have an up to date phone number for you and at least one other contact as children can become very distressed if we are unable to reach you.


If your child needs medicine during the school day, please see the School Office; we are only able to administer medicine that is on a prescription from a Doctor.

Religious Education

The school follows the statutory requirements for the teaching of RE. A child may be excused wholly or partly from attendance at Collective Worship or from RE lessons at the request of parents, in writing, to the Head Teacher.

School Lunches

We are very proud to be a Healthy School and encourage all pupils to eat well. School Lunches are provided by SIPS Education Caterers Services. The LA website has details of menus. Many staff eat school lunches and the children have a say in what is served through the School Council.

Packed Lunches must not contain hot food or large chocolate bars, sweets or fizzy drinks. Children will be asked to take these home again.

Meals cost £2.50 per day and £12.50 per week. The school operates a cashless system through ParentPay. All payments are made through this system. Lunches must be paid for in advance.


Each week your child will be given an activity to complete in their learning log. They will also have spellings to learn, a reading book and we encourage them to practice their times tables regularly.


Breakfast Club starts at 8am every day, children have cereals and toast and take part in activities. This costs £2.00 a day payable through Parentpay. Please see the School Office for an application form or download one from the website.

We have a range of clubs which run after school, due to high demand these are booked each half term through Parentpay at a cost of £2.00 per session per child.

4 Community Trust run an after school club on our premises. This runs every school day from 3.15 pm to 6.00pm and costs £11.00 per day, payable to 4 Community Trust. Registration forms are available in the school office or on the 4 Community Trust website.  

Special Needs

All pupils with Special Needs whether these are due to illness, learning or behaviour have their own education plan which is reviewed termly. If you would like to speak to someone about your child please see their class teacher or the School’s SENCO – Mrs C Exall.

If you would like further information about the teaching, assessment and testing of pupils please contact the Head Teacher who will be happy to discuss these issues further.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.