Broadfield Academy
December 11 2020

Friday 11th December 2020

Paula Osborn

What a lovely week it has been! At Broadfield, we have been playing Christmas music and showing off our festive socks. Our wonderful Year 1 pupils are also back to school after their period of self-isolation. The highlight of our week has been Christmas Dinner Day on Thursday. Our Kitchen Team and Lunchtime Supervisors worked so hard to ensure we all enjoyed our special lunch. We tucked into a festive feast and enjoyed the Christmas buzz. We maintained social distancing and still managed to have some fun. We all wore our Christmas jumpers as it was Christmas Jumper Day too. What a lovely way to end the week. 

As we draw nearer and nearer to the end of term, I would like to thank you for supporting our Christmas calendar activities. Have a restful weekend.

Aspire News:

Aspire Academies Trust have supported schools with succession planning and improving teaching and learning. Our Executive Principal, Lyndon Evans has been supporting Principals across the Trust to assess data in order to improve pupil outcomes.

November 13 2020

Friday 13/11/2020

Paula Osborn

It has been another productive and busy week. I have spoken to many children who have commented on how quickly the school days are going by. The highlight of this week was today’s Children in Need Day. Our wonderful pupils came to school wearing their pyjamas and donated £1 each. Class activities focused on charity and the importance of giving. This year’s focus was The Five Ways to Wellbeing. Children were taught well being strategies and had many opportunities to reflect on the topic. Thank you so much for supporting this worthwhile cause. Your donations will go towards helping less fortunate children improve their life outcomes. I think I will be wearing my pyjamas all day! 

Aspire Academies News:

This week, Aspire have supported schools to develop their Catch-Up Funding Plans. The Finance Team have worked with Principals to quality assure the process. 

West Herts Teaching School:

This week, the WHTS have been busy little bees delivering a range of Safeguarding training. They are working very hard behind the scenes to plan and organise guest speakers and experts to support teaching and learning. How exciting.

November 6 2020

23rd October 2020

Paula Osborn

We did it! We made it to half-term. This start to the school year has been like no other! Our children have shown great resilience and a love of learning. They want to be in school and are glad to be back into the school routine. Attendance levels have been the highest since 2017. Lots of classes are averaging 100% week on week. Thank you for supporting us and encouraging your children to come to school. We are most definitely making up for lost learning time. 

The highlight of this week was our BSA Crazy Hair Day! It was wonderful to see our children being so creative. It was also a little bit of normality. We certainly let our hair down today. Thank you for your donations. These go towards teaching and learning. 

It has been a busy half-term. However, it is good to be back at school. We have all worked so hard, and it is time for a well-deserved break. I hope you get a chance to relax. I look forward to seeing you after the break. 

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

29/11/2019

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.