Broadfield Academy
December 2 2019


Paula Osborn

Dear Children / Parents / Carers,

It has been another fantastic week! We are getting closer and closer to Christmas. We have ben getting ourselves in the festive mood by playing Christmas songs across the school. We feel like Christmas elves spreading joy! The highlight of this week has been our BSA Christmas Fayre. This year, we decided to run it straight after school. This worked really well as it was at a convenient time. Santa’s Grotto was amazing and the stalls were so festive! As always, our BSA work really hard and support the school with fund raising. It was such a pleasure seeing you all at the Christmas Fayre. Thank you for supporting and I hope you had a great time too.

Aspire Academies Trust: This week, Aspire have been supporting Hammond Academy with their Ofsted inspection.

West Herts Teaching School: This week, the Teaching School have supported Senior Leaders across the Trust with coaching. They have a dedicated coaching offer and our wonderful leaders are benefiting form their empowering sessions.

November 15 2019

Friday 15th November 2019

Paula Osborn

Dear Children, Parents / Carers,

It has been another productive week at Broadfield Academy. The highlight of the week was our Remembrance Ceremony on Monday. We all took time to remember those who willingly sacrificed their lives for us all. Children engaged in a assembly, to help them understand the importance of the day. We all took part in a two minute silence at our Reading Garden and children were so respectful. Children also took part in a range of activities to support their understanding of why we take time to celebrate the day.

Aspire News: This week, the Aspire Team have been busy bees and moving into their new office space in town. The Trust is growing and the Central Team can now support us even more. The Central Team have more room to carry our training and school support.

West Herts Teaching School: This week, the Teaching School have supported curriculum development. Teachers took part in subject leader training. Our NQTs also continued to attend their training sessions.

October 24 2019

Thursday 24th October

Paula Osborn

Dear Children, Parents / Carers,

I cannot believe how quickly this half-term has gone! It has been a fantastic start to the new year and I am so proud of all our children and staff, who have worked so hard to improve standards at our wonderful school. Systems and processes are now embedded and teaching and learning is our focus! We are making great strides and our children are the centre of our focus. This week, our Harvest Festival was the highlight of the week. Mary, from Dens came into school and delivered an assembly to raise awareness of food banks and giving to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. She really hone in on the impact of your donations and how they will be used. Thank you so much for all your support and donating to this worthy cause

. Aspire Academies Trust News: This week, Aspire Academies Trust have been working with schools across the Trust to monitor the effectiveness of Reading.

West Herts Teaching School: The Teaching School have worked with NQTs this week and supported their continuation of teaching and learning. Lot of positive feedback and useful tips for our newer teachers.

September 27 2019

Friday 27th September 2019

Paula Osborn

Dear Children / Parents / Carers

It has been a really wonderful weeks. This week, KS2 had their Safer Internet Assembly led by Google. It was an interactive learning opportunity and they really delved into the different aspects of being safe online. This is such an important life-skill and staff learned a lot too! Today, we supported Macmillan Cancer and took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. All I can say is WOW!. Children made such a fantastic effort with their cakes and there was definitely a positive buzz in the air. Children learned lots about the charity and the wonderful work Macmillan do. Once again, thank you for supporting this worthy cause. Another great week – have a restful weekend. Aspire News: Aspire Academies Trust have been working with Senior Leaders across the Trust to deliver essential leadership training. The training has been carefully crafted and we are grateful that we can benefit from such resources. West Herts Teaching School News: West Herts have been busy bees and hosting many Ofsted Updates. The new framework has been published and we have had the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding the high expectations schools will continue to be expected to deliver.

September 13 2019

Friday 13th September 2019

Paula Osborn

Dear Children / Parents / Carers

We have had a great first week back! We have settled into routine very quickly. School has been calm and I have enjoyed hearing stories about summer adventures from children. Roald Dahl Day today was lots of fun. It was so lovely to see so many children dressed as their favourite book character. Raising the profile of Reading is so important and such a vital life skill. I would like to thank you for your support and hope you enjoyed this special day too. Mrs Bennett led an assembly to launch Roald Dahl Day and this gave children a consistent message with regards to the pleasure of reading. Roald Dahl has produced a range of iconic books and today took me back to my childhood. Teachers n the school were smiling all day and it is a fantastic end to a positive week. Have a great weekend. Aspire News: Aspire Academies Trust have supported us with financial planning and budgeting this week. All the Principals and Business Officers across the Trust got together to discuss financial planning. Mrs Land, Finance Manager was very informative and honed in on the importance of finances and curriculum development. West Herts Teaching School have supported Subject Leadership training this week and have been welcoming their new trainees and NQTs.

July 24 2019

End of the year…

Paula Osborn

I cannot quite believe how quickly the year has flown by. We have achieved so much and progressed so far on our improvement journey. Once again, thank you for your support. We are in a strong position to drive teaching and learning next year as our foundations are strong. I hope you have enjoyed meeting your child’s new teacher. Our transition days and teacher handover sessions have put us all in good standing to start the new year.

Next year, we enter phase 3 of our improvement journey. You will see many positive changes again and most of them are related to curriculum knowledge and skills. Another great year and a well-deserved summer break is upon us. Please rest and enjoy your hol-iday! I look forward to seeing you all again in September.

Ms B Shah Principal

June 7 2019


Bijal Shah

Dear Children, Parents / Carers

What a great first week back! The weather has been really up and down but we have been just right! Children have settled in quickly and school routines have kicked in.

Our lovely Year 6 children visited Pizza Express and made their own pizzas. Taking learning out of class really helps to inspire children. They all enjoyed themselves and came back to school rather hungry.

It was so wonderful meeting the new Nursery and Reception starters this week. It is comforting to know our school is now being held in high regards and positive comments are flowing. Thank you all for supporting our improvement journey.

A good start to the final term. Have a restful weekend.

Aspire Academies Trust

The Central Team are supporting us with staffing this week. As we get to that time of year, planning and strategy are a priority.

West Herts Teaching School

The Teaching School have been running curriculum and NQT training this week. They have also been delivering NPQH training to Heads.

May 17 2019

This Week: 17.05.19

Bijal Shah
Dear Children, Parents / Carers 
It has been a fantastic week! Our Year 6 pupils showed real determination during their SATs exams and made us all very proud. 
The highlight of the week was our Fun Run. We have been hosting this event for the past nine years and it is part and parcel of Broadfield’s tradition. Children had so much fun running the circuit. It was lovely to see so many parents supporting. 
Have a restful weekend and I’ll see you all next week for our last week before May half-term. 
Ms B Shah 
May 3 2019


Bijal Shah

Dear Children, Parents / Carers

It has been a fantastic week and we all settled nicely back into school life. This week, our wonderful Year 6 pupils sat their Mock SATs. Children at Broadfield were really supportive and encouraging to Year 6 pupils and were saying such positive things to them. It is such a pleasure to see our values embedded in our pupils and their day-to-day dialogue.

Staff have worked so hard to ensue our pupil wellbeing was maintained. SATs breakfast really helped to set children up for the day. All went well and we look forward to actual SATs very soon.

Thank you to parents for supporting us and your children, to be the best they can be.

The bank holiday weekend is upon us and I hope you enjoy the long weekend.

Ms B A Shah


April 5 2019

Happy Easter

Bijal Shah

Dear Children, Parents / Carers

Happy Easter! It has been a wonderful half-term. We have been busy Broadfield Bees once again. Today’s Principal’s Brilliance Assembly was fantastic. Lots of children being awarded for demonstrating our school values. The vibe was up-beat and positive and we enjoyed celebrating their success. Once again, children were recognised for their progress and achievements in all areas of learning. Thank you for your support.

Just a reminder … our BSA are holding a Music Quiz Night on Friday 26th April. It’s not too late to sign up. It will be a fun night for all.

Aspire News:

This week, Aspire Academies Trust have supported us with recruitment and finance monitoring.

We are now ready for the holidays and I wish you a restful and relaxing break. ☀️🐣

Ms B A Shah