Broadfield Academy
January 4 2021

School Closure

Paula Osborn

As you are aware, there has been much speculation in the news relating to possible school closures and delaying the start of term for pupils. You may also be aware that unions have advised teachers to exercise their right to work remotely via a Section 44 letter on the grounds of health and safety at work. The Government have put Headteachers in a very difficult situation. Whilst we understand last minute decisions are not ideal, we are doing our very best to update you as soon as information is available to us. 

I can confirm Broadfield Academy will now provide education to pupils remotely commencing tomorrow: Tuesday 5th January 2021 due to a lack of staff available to run the school safely

School will be open for critical key worker and vulnerable children. 

We have already contacted all our critical key worker and vulnerable families to assess on-site provision required. If you fall into the critical key worker or vulnerable category and have not been contacted, please call the school as soon as possible. 

January 4 2021

Move to remote learning

Paula Osborn

Broadfield Academy will be moving to remote learning from Tuesday 5th January 2021. Communication has been sent out to all parents via the school gateway.

December 11 2020

Friday 18th December 2020

Paula Osborn

Please be aware that the last day of term is Friday 18th December at 1:30pm. Due to the timing of the most recent announcement from the DfE, we do not feel that there is appropriate notice for children and parents to end the term early.

November 13 2020

Parents Evening Reminder

Paula Osborn

This coming week sees parents evening for the following year groups: Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5.

Year 2 and Year 6 will have their parents evening week commencing 23rd November 2020.

SEND ADPR’s will take place during parents evening and slots have been pre-booked and you should have received your link by email. All other parents slots can be booked via the school parents evening system, links were sent out by email.

November 11 2020

Mathletics – 16th – 22nd November 2020

Paula Osborn

Please click on date above to access the poster and more information.

November 9 2020

Remembrance Day – Wednesday 11th November 2020

Paula Osborn

To mark Remembrance Day, children will be completing Remembrance activities in class. This year due to the pandemic, we will not be gathering as a school. However, we will of course be taking part in a 2-minute silence. 

Children can come to school wearing their Scouts, Guides, Brownies, Rainbows, or equivalent uniform on Remembrance Day. 

If your child has PE on the same day, and they would normally come to school wearing one of the above uniforms, they should wear their PE kit. We know this is not ideal. However, we do have to limit the amount of changing in school for safety. 

November 9 2020

Parents Evening Booking System is now open.

Paula Osborn

Please seen email for link and more information.

November 6 2020

Parents Evening Booking System

Paula Osborn

We are currently experiencing a technical problem with the new School Cloud booking system, we are hoping to have this up and running by Monday. We will send communication once the issue has been sorted. Thank you for your support and understanding.

November 6 2020

Children in Need

Paula Osborn

On Friday 13th November 2020, Broadfield Academy will be supporting the Children in Need appeal. This year is very special because it marks their 40th year!   

Children in Need is a charity with a special mission. They help ensure every child in the UK is safe, happy, secure and has the opportunities they need to reach their potential. 

They raise money both throughout the year and in November. They fund local charities and projects who help remove the barriers that are facing children and young people, so that they can thrive. 

Broadfield Academy Arrangements: 

Every year, we ask children to come to school wearing their pyjamas, bring in their favourite teddy and donate £1. However, this year, due to the pandemic, we cannot allow teddies in schools.  

On Friday 13th November, we would like children to wear their pyjamas to school and donate £1. You can make your donation by clicking on the following link: 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/broadfield-academy2

In Primary Schools, the focus  activity for this event is, “Five to Thrive”. This relates to the Five Ways to Wellbeing Strategy. In class, children will complete activities related to wellbeing.   

Children in Need is such a worthy cause. We hope you will be able to join us by supporting them with your donations.  

Thank you.  

November 6 2020

New Guidance Update

Paula Osborn

As you are all aware, the DfE published new guidance yesterday in-line with our national lockdown. I have outlined a few changes below. 

Face Coverings:

From tomorrow – Friday 6th November, our expectation is that parents will be required to wear face coverings when they are dropping and collecting their children from school. This is in-line with other schools and expectations outside of school, e.g. shopping etc. However, it is not mandatory, but we do expect all parents to wear face coverings from tomorrow. 

Breakfast & After-School Clubs:

Breakfast Club will run a s normal. Parents must wear a face covering when dropping their child off. They must not come inside the school. They can drop their child to the door and then the child needs to walk in by themselves. 

After-School Club will run as normal. Parents are not permitted to come inside the school to collect their child. Children will need to collect their belongings and meet their parent at the door. Parents must wear a face covering. 

After-School Sports Clubs:

From Monday 9th November, Extra-Curricular Sports Clubs will not run over the lockdown period. Sports clubs will run as normal today and tomorrow. At our school, the following clubs will not take place during the lockdown period:

– Football – Dance  – Karate – Netball – Adventure Club – Pro-Soccer – Dodgeball.

These are the main changes impacting our school as a result of the national lockdown. I will of course continue to update you as and when new information is available, or if we need to make any amendments. 

Thank you for your co-operation.