Friday, 18 December 2015

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year:
Watching all the children come into school this morning, speaking with parents and talking to the staff you would be hard pressed to know that we are at the end of the longest term of the year. Certainly we have lots to smile about with the achievements of 2015 and it is a year we can look back on with a great deal of pride. Our school is ranked in the top 1% of all schools nationally for progress – for the third year running. In recognition of our improvements we were shortlisted for the TES School of the Year Award. Our partner school Hacton Primary have just seen their Ofsted grading improved to Outstanding from Good, a school we have supported in Barking & Dagenham has improved from Requires Improvement to Good and our middle leaders and teachers have been working with schools from Oxford to Greenwich to Harold Hill. To sustain a high level of performance and be able to impact positively on the performance of others is a great achievement. It means that we are well placed as we move in 2016, a year that could finally see the next stage of Broadford’s development. The Education Funding Agency are coming on the 6th January to discuss plans for the next £3.5 million development of our site. In September 2016 we are due to take our first official third form of entry into Reception, so the changes and improvements will keep on coming.

All of this is possible because we have such a strong community spirit. We value your support and the way you have championed the success of your children. Together we have put Broadford in a strong place for further success and I am very excited to look forward to what 2016 brings.

I am sad to say that we will be losing one of our teachers today. However it is for the best of reasons. Miss Chau has been a tremendous asset to the school in her time here and has had a fantastic impact on all of the pupils she has come into contact with. As a consequence of how she has developed here and the hard work she has put in she has an amazing new job opportunity which we wish her well for. In her place we have a new teacher – Miriam Corrales – coming to start in January. We have high hopes that she will carry on Miss Chau’s excellent work.

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