PTA

Broomfield House School Parent Teacher Association is very active and has three main functions:

  • to form a link between parents and the school
  • to organise social events for parents and their children
  • to fundraise for specific equipment and events to benefit the children

The PTA Committee is made up of the Head, teachers and parent representatives from each class who are elected at our Annual General Meeting. The officer roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer are elected at the first committee meeting. Committee meetings are held once every half-term and all parents are welcome to attend even if they are not a Rep.

The PTA Reps liaise between parents and teachers and are a key part in helping to foster the strong community which Broomfield enjoys. They are responsible for class lists and communication to parents in their class, organising class parties and coffee mornings, helping out at PTA events and representing their class at the PTA meetings. Reps will often also assist on school photo days, class trips or other activities such as our very own cycling event, the Tour de Broomfield.

The PTA organises a number of fundraising and social events throughout the year. These include the themed Summer Fair, an exciting Christmas Market, a very popular annual parents’ social, a quiz night and the second-hand uniform sale.
The funds raised by the PTA finance visiting authors, speakers, musicians, theatre groups and specialist science days. We have helped to fund, amongst many other things, a new mini-bus, playground awnings to enable all-weather-play, sports kits, African drums, library books and playground equipment.

It is a great way to get to know the staff and other parents throughout the school and ultimately benefit your children. We are always grateful for new volunteers and fresh ideas so please do get involved.

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