Walking the corridors of power!

3rd March 2020

The Houses of Parliament hosted Year 6 this week and they had a terrific day out learning about how Britain works.  They enjoyed a workshop entitled People’s Parliament about the power of protest and discovered some of the changes brought about as a result of the strength of public opinion.  They particularly enjoyed finding out more about the Votes for Women campaigns.  Their tour of these iconic buildings and the weight of history they represent was a particular highlight, as was meeting the MP for Richmond Park, Sarah Olney.  I wonder how many children might be inspired to go on to play a role in Parliament in the future?

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
Headteacher