Working from home

26th March 2020

While many parents have previously enjoyed the odd ‘working from home‘ day, we didn’t ever anticipate that this would be something our children would need to do!  We have had some lovely feedback from parents and children about how they have been managing their school day from the comfort of their own homes.  You will see from these photos that the whole gamut of school life is still taking place.  Here are a few of our children making sure that the routines of school life are not forgotten.

  1. Sitting cross-legged for assembly, is this when Mrs Byers’ message for the day is delivered?
  2. Peripatetic music, feeding the soul as well as the brain.
  3. Exercise with Joe Wicks instead of Mrs Carns.
  4. Working under the school banner, what a work of art!
  5. School work being done in my vest!  What would Mrs Byers say? She’s always so hot on school uniform.

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