Brightening lives | Building futures

Angela Ramsden

We've recently expanded our services here at Birtenshaw which has resulted in a major recruitment campaign, and that means saying hello to new employees and well done to others.

One of the people who has recently been promoted is Angela Ramsden whose manager was happy to announce the following: 

Grease artwork

 at BirtenshYesterday saw the culmination of months of hard work by the pupils and staff at Birtenshaw School when they performed Grease to an audience of parents, carers, friends and family at an end of year celebration assembly.

The ambitious production was co-ordinated by teacher Jane Schofield who, along with the rest of the school staff, ensured every pupil took part or contributed to the performance. 

Richard Sutherland MBE

Our former chair of trustees and honorary chairman, Richard Sutherland, was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours List, and a couple of weeks ago he was invited to Buckingham Palace for the investiture.  Richard has very kindly written an account of his day for us to share:



A special day, a special place

Friday 27th June 2014

About my role: 

I have worked at Birtenshaw School since February 2013 I was initially appointed as Class Teacher of Kestrels but was promoted to Deputy Head Teacher in September 2013. I now have a joint role of Deputy Head Teacher and Class Teacher of Kestrels. I love the different aspects of my job.

As class teacher I deliver literacy, numeracy, creative curriculum, PSHE, science and technology to my students.

My role: 
Deputy Head of Birtenshaw School
Day trip to the beach






Summer term is always a busy time at Birtenshaw School as we prepare for the end of the school year and the start of the summer break.

Pupils have been taking part in a variety of activities, including Arts Awards projects, a day trip to the beach, shopping trips, a trip to the theatre, and Sports Day!

Making props















Chair: Board of Trustees- Clare Crowther
Chair: School Governing Body - Kath Smith
Chief Executive - David Reid
Deputy Chief Executive - Michelle Hinselwood
Director of Care & Health Services - Hilary Fenton

Director of Education & Head Teacher - Julie Barnes




Darwen Road

Head office: 01204 304 230
School: 01204 306 043

Who we are

Birtenshaw is a registered charity with the number 1092798 and a company limited by guarantee with the number 2978546
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