Friday, 7 January 2022

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 7th January, 2022

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Happy New Year 

I would like to wish a Happy New Year to you all and I hope that you all enjoyed a relaxing and restful break as much as possible in these unusual circumstances. It has been great to see the children coming back to school full of enthusiasm, ready for an exciting term full of learning. 

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.

Oprah Winfrey

School Uniform 

It has been wonderful to see all of the pupils return to school looking very smart in their school uniform. Please be reminded that the school colours are navy blue and grey/black. All school uniform is available through Premier School Wear ( If you require any assistance with uniform please speak to Mrs West in the school office. 

Newsletters 2022
As you are aware we try to be as paperless as we possibly can as a school. We want to reduce our carbon footprint so that we can create a better environment for the future and our children. The weekly newsletter will continue to be available via the school blog (accessed via the school website), facebook and twitter. 

Since last year we have been using the sQuid system to send the newsletter weekly via email. Please ensure that your details are up to date on the school system and if you have changed your email address or telephone number that you let us know as soon as possible. 

Lost Property

We have lots of items of lost property which we would like to reunite with its owners. Please ensure that every item of clothing is clearly labelled with your child’s name, this way it is highly likely that it will be returned to its owner. However, if your child has lost an item of uniform you may find it in the lost property box that can be found under the canopy in the playground. 

Reception Admissions September 2022

If your child is looking to join our school in Reception 2022  it is vital that you get your application completed by 15th January 2022 or it is likely you will miss out. Last year we had over 150 applications for just 90 places. Even as a three form entry school, we have more expressions of interest than we have places – YOU MUST APPLY! Attending our Nursery will have no impact on your application. Many parents mistakenly believe that a place in the Nursery = a place in Reception… it doesn’t!


After school clubs resume on Monday 10th January. You will be informed by Mrs Said and Ms Float which club your child has been allocated for the spring term. If you are collecting your child, dismissal from clubs is at 4.15 pm. Year 5&6 pupils can walk home if we have received permission from parents or carers. 

If your child is eligible for free school meals, you can help us and we can help you!

For every pupil who is eligible for Free School Meals, our school receives funding of £1,345 per year for six years. This funding is essential to us to enable the provision of the learning resources, experiences and facilities that we provide to your children. Please also note that KS1 children who receive Universal Free School Meals may still be eligible for this funding.

Additionally if your child is eligible for this funding you will also receive:

a voucher for each child, once per year to assist with the cost of school uniform (redeemable at Premier Schoolwear).

assistance with contributions towards school trips and residential visits

After school clubs can continue to be free of charge.  


If you are in receipt of any of the following benefits your child may be eligible for free school meals.


* Income support

* Income based Jobseekers Allowance

* Income related Employment Support Allowance

* Guaranteed Element of State Pension Credit

* Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and have an annual income of less than £16,190

* Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

* Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for four weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

* Universal Credit (your household income must be less than £7,400 a year after tax and not including any benefits you receive)


If you believe you may be eligible please click on the link below and complete the application form


We can help you apply if you are unsure of your eligibility - please contact Mrs Gibson in the office.​


Pupil Jobs and Homework Expectations

As it is a new year we thought it would be a good time to revisit our pupil, parents and staff expectations. 

Pupils are expected to:

1. Be ready & turn up every day on time 

2. Be responsible and do their best in every lesson

3. Be respectful and be kind and polite to everyone that they meet


Parents and carers are expected to:

1. Ensure that our children arrive on time for school and ready to learn:

a. We will have provided our children with a healthy breakfast

b. They will have warm clean clothing

c. We will make sure they have the right equipment for school (book bag, reading record, PE kit)

2.     We will support our children’s learning at home through:

a. Reading regularly

b. Helping them to practise their spellings and mental maths

c. Encouraging them in their interests

3.      We will model politeness and kindness to every-one we meet


We will ensure that our staff are professional, approachable and focused on making sure that every child in their care achieves their full potential. Working together we can continue to deliver outstanding results for our pupils so that they have every chance of going on to succeed at the next stage of their education.

All pupils are expected to continue their learning at home. For children in years 1-6 there are three core elements for this:

  1. Pupils must read every night 15 mins (this may involve an adult reading them a bedtime story)

  2. Pupils must practise their spellings for 15 mins ready for the test on Friday

  3. Pupils must practise their times tables for 15 mins a night

Shared mailboxes and communication 

Don’t forget that you can contact staff using the shared mailboxes. They are checked daily and can be used to ask questions, pass on information or check details:

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have. I will be at the gate every morning for you to speak to in person. Most mornings you will also be able to find Mrs Stanley, Mrs Ward, Mrs Rice or Mrs Wallis to help you with any enquiries. If you would prefer an appointment please call into the office to fix a time. 

New Staff 

We are delighted to introduce our new members of staff to you. 

We would like to welcome Mrs Crane who has joined the office team. 

Mrs Lewis has joined our teaching staff and will be teaching Maple - year 5 alongside Ms Bell. Miss Lee has also joined our teaching team to support pandemic recovery. 

Miss Onabiyi and Miss Hannan are covering Miss Chapple’s and Miss Tynan’s maternity leave.

Ms Hardy and Mrs O’Riordan are joining our support staff.  

I know you will join us in warmly welcoming them all to the Broadford team. 

School Nurse Drop In Session - Tuesday 11th January 

On Tuesday 11th January Cathy Forrester, our school nurse, will be running her drop in session. If you have a question or concern and would like to talk this through with Cathy, she will be available at the school office from 8.30 am for any parent or carer who wishes to drop in.

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 10th January is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.30. 

Please be reminded that your child’s sQuid account should be topped up at all times. We cannot provide dinners for pupils whose account exceeds a debt of £10. If you are experiencing difficulties please contact Mrs West in the school office who will be able to provide you with support and  assistance.  

Breakfast Club 

Breakfast club runs every morning from 7.45 am. The cost of breakfast club is £1.50 which is payable via sQuid. Please make sure that you book your child’s place by 3.00pm the day before you would like them to attend on the sQuid system. 

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Amaya and Teodor


Lili - Rose






Layla - Mae




















Archie T
















Certificate of Presentation

The following children have been recognised for the beautifully presented work in their books. They clearly take pride in all that they do and are doing their best in every lesson. . 


Star Writers

These children have been awarded a star writer certificate and golden pencil in recognition of their excellent writing, use of powerful vocabulary and sophisticated writing  techniques:

 Oliver P, Alana, Harvy, Tavia, Ruby P, Jolene, Jackson, Sonny,k Eric, Livai, Deivydas, Nevaeh, Faizah, Poppy, Annabel, Roman, George, Isabella, Sophie, Ayaan, Mason

Learning Power Awards

These are the key skills that our children will need to learn effectively in class and to be successful later in life. 


These children have shown interdependence, collaborated effectively, listened to others, displayed empathy and have imitated effective  ideas and methods from others. 

David, Brooke, Maddison


These pupils have planned carefully, revised ideas, identified key features and can talk about their learning. 

Ceejay, Edward, 


These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks.

Alfie, Laura, Leonard, Charlie


These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources. 

Rio, Ethan, Sophia

Teacher Happy 

Olivia, Brooke, Lily-Mae, Melody, Monsur have all made sure that their teachers have been feeling happy the first week back at school. 

Bronze Volunteering Award

Bella, Ellie have earned themselves awards for volunteering their time to support others. 

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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