Tuesday 20 December 2022

Weekly Newsletter - Tuesday 20th December, 2022

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

In this final newsletter of the year, I would like to thank you all for the support you have shown the school over the last 12 months. 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 all that your children have achieved during 2022 and they can all finish the year with a great deal of pride.


Broadford is such a wonderful place to work because we have such a strong community spirit. We value your support and the way you have championed the success of your children. Everyday I continue to be inspired by the pupils and my colleagues and all that they do together to make Broadford the special and unique school that it is. 

Thank you as well for all the cards and gifts that have been given to staff. On behalf of them I would like to thank you for your kindness and generosity. I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year… see you in 2023!

Mrs Rice has started her maternity leave but there is no baby news as yet. Today we say goodbye to Mrs Hathaway who has been teaching with us since 2019. Mrs Hathaway is taking some time away from teaching and we wish her all the best with her future plans.
Mrs Gradley is leaving us and moving to a SEN  school after nearly 10 years at Broadford and teaching 300 children. We wish Mrs Gradley all the best for her future and we shall miss her positive attitude very much. Mrs Gradley wanted to express her thanks to the Broadford community;

  I have had the absolute pleasure to call Broadford my home for the past 10 years. I have worked in every single year group with the most amazing colleagues and senior leadership team. I wanted to take this time to say goodbye to all of my past and present pupils and wish you all the absolute best for 2023. As part of my teaching journey I have always wanted to work in a specialist school and I will be leaving Broadford to become a SEN teacher in a local Havering school. 

I will miss my class and year group so much and all of the children I have had the pleasure to teach and work with. Our children at Broadford are amazing and inspiring people. I laugh everyday that I come to school and love watching all of the many lightbulb moments I have witnessed during my time here. I will truly miss everyone. 

Thank you to all of the parents and carers for your support during my time here.

Lastly, I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Spring Term After School Clubs
Application Form for Spring 2023 After School Clubs
Please reply by Midnight on Tuesday 3rd January.
There are limited spaces in each club and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and the clubs are already filling up fast. You may select one 1st choice and one 2nd choice of club.
Children can attend a maximum of 2 clubs each (1 club for Reception children this term).
Applications will close at midnight on Tuesday 3rd January.
Places in a club will only be given if you apply via this form - The school office can no longer issue places on a club.
When places have been allocated, clubs that are full will be removed from the list of choices.  Late applications will be considered if there are still spaces in a club.
Please complete a separate form for each child you have within school. 

Attendance News

I am delighted to announce the winners of the attendance league for the Autumn term - Pine (EYFS & KS1) and Cedar (KS2) classes! They will enjoy their reward at the beginning of next term, congratulations to all of the pupils in these classes who have remembered their number one job of coming to school every day on time. The overall attendance for this term is 93.4%. We have the Spring term to make 2.6% improvement to reach our  target of 96%. 

Housepoint Reward

I am thrilled to say that yellow house (Dulverton) are the autumn term winners! They have earned the most housepoints during this term and will enjoy a reward when they return in the spring term. Well done to all of the members of yellow house for displaying pupil job number 3 - being kind and polite to everyone that they meet. 

First Day of 2023

We are looking forward to seeing all children back at school in January 2023. There are no clubs at the beginning of term, so all pupils should be picked up promptly by 3.10pm. Essex After School Clubs will commence on the first day of term and are available for childcare until 6.00pm. School opens again on Thursday 5th January – Breakfast Club at 7.45am – with the doors opening at 8.30am for all other pupils. 

Start of Day Arrangements for 2023
During the snow, we felt very nostalgic and remembered how great it used to be that all children used to come through the same gate every morning and start the day together. Lots of parents commented last week on how great it was to start the day at the front of the school. So we have listened to your feedback and from the 5th January we would like to revert to our former morning routine. This involves all pupils coming through the main gate in front of the school office.
Nursery pupils will enter the nursery via the nursery door.
Reception pupils and children in classes pine, mulberry, cherry and cedar can use the first door.
Pupils in years 1&6 can use the second door closest to the Charlton building.
Pupils in rowan, ash, birch, larch, willow, maple, redwood and elm can enter via the double grey doors. 

We look forward to welcoming all pupils into school this way from Thursday 5th January.
End of day arrangements will be the same as usual and parents can collect pupils from their classroom doors.
Thank you for your co-operation. 


INSET Dates for 2022-23

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

1st September 

2nd September 

31st October 

20th February 

5th June 

Havering school term dates 2022-2023

Spring Term Dates 

5th January - 10th February
20th February - 31st March 

Summer Term Dates
17th April - 26th May
5th June - 21st July   

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 1st January is week 3 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.37. 

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.  

I am very pleased to inform you that the school kitchen now offers a halal chicken option. Whenever there is a chicken dish on the lunch menu there will always be a halal option available for those pupils who follow a halal diet. 

Wishing you all a very peaceful and restful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Eat, drink, be merry and make the most of the quality time with your families. We look forward to seeing you in 2023!

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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