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Academic research has shown that dogs working and helping in the school environment can help to achieve the following: Improve academic achievement Increase literacy skills Calming behaviours Increase social skills and self-esteem Increase confidence Teach responsibility and respect to all life Help prevent truancy Motivate children who are often less attentive After much research and discussions with primary stakeholders and other SEN schools and colleges who have successfully introduced a dog, we feel ready to make this commitment. I am really pleased to now introduce Simba! Simba will be owned by Mrs Palmer and will live with her young family, so will have a great deal of contact with young children. We have looked into the various breeds that make successful school dogs and have chosen a Cockapoo, which is a cross between a cocker spaniel and a toy poodle. It will be a medium sized dog known for its friendliness. We would introduce the School dog as a puppy on a gradual basis, so it can become familiar with the school environments and then gradually meet the pupils. We will be working with a well-respected Dog Trainer, Pawfect Dog Sense who have successfully introduced dogs into schools. The training will be provided for pupils, staff and Mrs Palmer’s family so there is a consistent approach to how Simba is handled. We are all really looking forward to getting to know Simba, welcoming him into our school and ensuring he feels safe and happy!... Read more...Off To The Rugby We Go!16/04/2019Secondary SchoolOn Saturday 9th April, we as a school where invited to watch Wasps vs Worcester in an exclusive box. The pupils had an amazing time and were given so many wonderful gifts that they will not forget in a hurry! The staff at The Ricoh Arena was fantastic, the were so supportive of our pupils’ needs and helped us with anything that we needed. Jordan Young gave us a tour of their Sensory Room. The boys loved the game and the opportunity to watch a live rugby game in an exclusive area that made them feel safe. One of our boys now wants to join his local rugby club to be able to watch. This is the beauty of sport, to be able to so inclusive and supportive. We were given the opportunity to do this through the Next Generation Awards (NGA) where we put forward an idea for a sensory area in Birmingham City Centre, we came second in the whole West Midlands schools. We want to say a massive ‘thank you’ for those who helped us with the NGA as well as Wasps for their support as they have come into the school to talk about their sensory area and their desire to help us further with this proposal.... Read more...St Paul’s Next Generation Awards12/10/2018SchoolLast night pupils and staff attended finals for The Next Generation Awards at Highbury Hall Moseley. It was a much anticipated evening with many schools around Birmingham participating in the event. The pupils at St Paul’s school took part in thinking of an innovative idea to spend £1,500 to improve an aspect of Birmingham. Our ideas were to raise awareness of children with hidden disabilities, a cause which is dear to us all at St Paul’s. Our idea was to create a sensory tree or area in Birmingham to allow anyone who may be stressed, even Parents, to have a safe and quiet area to calm down. Last night we reached a pinnacle in the event, where pupils at St Paul’s were up against some of the higher profile schools and able pupils in Birmingham. Unfortunately, we didn’t win but we surprisingly won an alternative prize! Turves Green School came first to win and then there was a surprise cheque that had been put forward last minute. As the speech continued after the winners were announced the Head of SEND provision for Birmingham, Julia Davey, spoke of difficulties faced by pupils coming from Social and Emotional backgrounds with hidden disabilities. Our hearts began to pound with the anticipation, was she speaking of us? Yes! A last minute surprise was in store for us! We were awarded £500.00 for our idea! Well done to Mckobie and Kion for their relentless commitment to this project and presenting their idea so eloquently. They showed charisma, sophistication and above all bravery in speaking in front of complete strangers. They overcame huge barriers and proved to themselves that they are head and shoulders above anyone their own age and ability. I’m so proud of these pupils and the support of staff at St Paul’s. Here’s to next year’s competition. WE ARE READY! By Mrs Dutfield English Teacher... Read more...The Next Generation Awards: St Paul’s Pupils reach the final!11/10/2018SchoolWe are so proud to announce that two of our pupils have managed to reach the finals of the Next Generation Awards (NGA). NGAs have been designed to engage young people in Birmingham to become active citizens who contribute positively to Birmingham’s future! The competition is for schools within Birmingham to think of an idea that could improve their local community spaces. Pupils could win up to £1500 to spend on their idea. Pupils were tasked to investigate what they liked and disliked about Birmingham. Pupils debated about what would be useful to them in Birmingham and what would be sustainable as an idea. Pupils began by forming a team- The Dream Team! Each child played a role in the group and learned about teamwork and leadership skills. Pupils began their research by surveying members of the public. Many of our pupils at St Paul’s have complex social and emotional needs and it was here that their fantastic idea was born. Pupils decided they would like to see more inclusion for children with hidden disabilities. We pride ourselves in Birmingham by being part of a multicultural society and pupils wanted to take this one step further and looked at putting Equality and Diversity into practice. Pupils came up with the brilliant idea of creating a Sensory Space in Birmingham so that children with similar difficulties could access quiet areas. We spoke to members of staff at St Phillips Cathedral who were only too pleased to work with us. On Friday 22nd of June pupils Jack, Mckobie and Sam presented The Dream Team’s initial idea to members from The Next Generation team who visited St Paul’s School to hear their proposal. We were delighted to get through to the semi-finals on 17th July 2018, and much to our surprise and sheer delight Jack and McKobie have made it to the Finals. The award ceremony is tonight, with pupil’s involved attending with staff.... Read more... School Newsletters St Paul's School Newsletter - Summer Term 2018 Click the Icon to open the attached document. 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