Broadfield Academy
May 6 2020

Ms Shah’s message

Paula Osborn
March 3 2020

Remembering Mrs K

Paula Osborn

Dear Children, Parents & Carers,

This week we we celebrate the beautiful life of our beloved, Mrs Lynn Kwaricany (Mrs K).

She was the heart of Broadfield and cared deeply for others. She absolutely adored our children and would always go the extra mile for them.

Assembly on Monday was heart-warming as children shared their memories of Mrs K. This really lifted our mood in this time of sadness.

Mrs K was always there for staff. We will remember her positive attitude and her beautiful smile.

Many of you as parents will remember how great she made you and your children feel.

It is important to hold onto these loving memories. Mrs K, we will miss you and hold you in our hearts forever…

February 3 2020

Friday 31st January 2020

Paula Osborn

Dear Parents & Carers,

It has been another productive week. This week, our SEND Coffee Morning was the highlight of our week. Our SEND children are sometimes some of our most vulnerable pupils. It is highly important to engage SEND families into school life. Mrs Nolan and Mrs Buchanan had a great time getting to know these families.

This week, Mr Giles took our Dodgeball Teams to compete in matches and tournaments. Children had a fantastic time and we are so glad we now have the capacity to start offering more and more sporting activities at Broadfield. A special recognition was made in assembly and it was heart-warming to see how proud the Dodgeball Team felt. Team spirit and support were highly evident during the matches and tournaments. Our children demonstrate our values wherever they go.

I cannot quite believe how quickly this half-term is going. We continue to make positive progress. Have a great weekend.

January 17 2020

Friday 17th January 2020

Paula Osborn

Once again, the week has just flown by! We have all settled nicely back into school routine and it has been a wonderful start to the new term. Myself and our Assistant Principal, Mrs Nolan delivered assemblies on the importance of sleep this week as part of our Value of the Month: be the best you can be. Pupils were shown informative videos and we discussed why sleep is important. Children were very engaged and asked lots of questions. We would really appreciate your support with regards to discussing this with your children as it raises the profile of the subject and enhances their learning power. The subject matter is not only important for children but for us too. We want to start the year on a positive note and what better way than focusing on being rested and rejuvenated! Please see below for liks to videos we shared with children:

EYFS & KS1 – sleep video link:

KS2 – sleep video link:

Aspire News:

Obtain from RP

West Herts Teaching School News:

This week, West Herts have supported NQTs with training and developing their teacher tool-kit. Our NQTs are very lucky to have access to such valuable resources to support them to be the best they can be.  

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.