In order to achieve a cohesive community, we endeavour to:
- Promote understanding and engagement between communities
- Encourage all children and families to feel part of the wider community
- Understand the needs and hopes of all our communities
- Eliminate discrimination
- Increase life opportunities for all
- Ensure teaching and the curriculum explores and addresses issues of diversity
- Increase opportunities for all pupils to make a contribution to school life not only as friends and classmates but as playground buddies and school councillors and in anti bullying and anti racism initiatives.
We work in close partnership with our neighbouring schools, academies and community support groups to improve the learning opportunities for our children and open up a range of learning experiences that involve our parents, staff and children in the wider Sutton Coldfield area and help to involve the community in the life of Penns Primary.
Parents looking for help or advice can make an appointment via the school office with either Mrs A Unsworth (DHT) or Mrs H Lowe (HT)
If you would like to collaborate with Penns or would like to suggest ways in which we can further support or serve our community, please make an appt via the school office.
March 2021 - Mrs Ward of Erdington designed and developed our Penns Value Logo
June 2021 - The Wylde Green Rotary club supported our Legacy Project with six volunteers coming in to support
Wickes, donated £100 of free building equipment, plus Mr Knibbs negotiated an additional discount on further supplies.
Pets and Gardens donated £100 of plants
The Timmins family (via their business DT Industrial Contractors Ltd) £600 to develop the quiet area under the shelter
Mr Richard and Mrs Emma Jones donated the cost of the sand for the sandpit.
Many other donations from families via the Amazon wish list to support the project
Mr Down attended every afternoon of the project to help build the willow shelter
Mr Knibbs volunteered his time to build the planters around the pond area
Mr Sambrook made us 15 bird box kits then came into school to help the children build them
Mr Richard Jones built the sandpit
Mrs Fisher painted our birdboxes
Mrs Vicky Jones attended several afternoons to work alongside year 3 to create the mosaic top for the games tables.
Many other parents and grandparents gave up their time to come along and support the work being carried out.
Our legacy project lead by Mrs A Stapleton is a fantastic outdoor learning resource for our children and we are eternally grateful for the help that we received from everyone in our Penns community.