Parents v Pupils: Competition reigns!

29th January 2020

On a wonderfully sunny but brisk afternoon our Year 6 parents donned their sports kit to take on their children on the football field and netball court.  We were delighted to see so many mums compete in the football matches, although netballing dads were in short supply!  There was a fantastic atmosphere as both sides were keen to win, with the parents not giving a quarter.  The girls led throughout the match but towards the end their parents were catching them up and, gaining confidence by this, they persuaded the girls to play on after the match.  This was a mistake as the girls’ success continued, culminating in a final 15:6 result.  The boys’ parents worked the field very effectively and, after some strong competitive play, they just had the edge over the boys.  With a final score of 10:9 you can see that the result was neck-and-neck and it was exciting to watch, as first one team then the other edged ahead.  A huge thank you to the many parents who came along for a truly great afternoon, full of skill, fun and sportsmanship.

Arrangements for learning from 23 March

It is with regret that Broomfield House School will be partially closing from 3.30pm on Friday 20th March.  We have been open and providing our customary high quality education in school until this point but, following Government advice, we will now be fully supporting the children’s learning at home.  We have developed robust plans for this, working with our website provider and IT systems support and will be delivering age-appropriate teaching to our children and families.  We will be supporting many different ways of learning which will include text-based work, online lessons, video content and, with parental support, will be marking the children’s work and giving feedback to parents about it.  In Early Years we will also use the Tapestry system.

Developing these new ways of working and learning are exciting and we are confident that the innovations we are introducing to deal with these strange times will offer long term benefits to pupils, parents and staff alike.

We will continue to support the children of key workers at school to allow their parents to provide these critical services during the current situation.

We have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among our school community.

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone well and hope you all stay safe and healthy.

With all good wishes

Mrs Susie Byers