Welcome to Brockley Primary School

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 ‘The Brockley Way – Only My Best is Good Enough’

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Attachment Aware School

Welcome to Brockley Primary School

Brockley Primary School is a safe, welcoming and nurturing school that offers a sense of belonging. We are a growing and improving school and we pride ourselves that we know each and every child inside out. We do our best to help each child find their strengths and talents so that they will flourish and be challenged.

Our school motto ‘The Brockley Way – Only my best is good enough’ is at the heart of our philosophy; we support this through nurturing pupils’ creativity, encouraging independent thinking and learning and showing that failure can be a learning opportunity.

We work closely with our families to ensure that all children achieve their potential across our  community, having relentlessly high expectations of ourselves and others.

We are innovative, aspirational and consistent in our holistic approach, constantly reflecting on our practice. We try to make learning creative, stimulating, inclusive and fun with lots of challenge, setting ambitious goals for the future.

We offer our children a vast range of opportunities to light the spark of their learning, giving them the skills and tools they need to take off and fly!

We believe working collaboratively with other schools is extremely beneficial as it helps our staff reflect and adapt their practice, so that we improve our school’s approach to teaching and learning – which leads to improved outcomes for our children. Working in this way also provides a platform where we can share and celebrate what we are good at too.

‘The Bolsover Excellence Schools Trust – BEST‘ is one of the collaborations we are part of.  This collaboration consists of 10 geographically local schools working together within a set of shared values, principles and purposes. As a collective we challenge and support our schools within the trust, on their journey to excellence through an agreed Memorandum of Understanding and a robust action plan based on an external review of data and school performance as both individuals and as a collective.

Thank you for visiting our school website. You may be doing this to learn a little more about the school and our offer to pupils. You may wish to check term dates for 2018-2019, the latest news or curriculum content. You may wish to take a look at our January 2017 Ofsted report and HMI monitoring visit which is located in the ‘Parent Information’ section or our performance data which is in the ‘Performance Tables’ section. All of this information and so much more, including news and galleries of our most recent events are located on this website which we hope you will enjoy navigating!

I hope that our website will inspire new parents to visit Brockley Primary School, as I am always happy to show visitors the work of our  school.

Mrs Caroline Rodgers

How to get in touch out of hours

Visit our webpage:  www.brockley.derbyshire.sch.uk

Follow school on FaceBook: Brockley Headteacher – Caroline Rodgers

Email:  headteacher@brockley.derbyshire.sch.uk

Telephone: 01246 – 823344

 


 

Please scroll down this page for

news and updates from our Headteacher’s

‘Brockley Blog’


Filming & Photography at School Performances

Click here for the letter sent 14.12.18 Performance safeguarding letter


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Thursday 20th December 2018

Children must be accompanied by an adult


FOBS Auction to Raise Funds – please click the link below

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Support your child by helping them to learn their times tables

Follow this link to:

https://www.mathschase.com/

 


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Dates and times for Christmas Performances And Activities

Monday 17th December 2pm – Elephant & Lion Classes Performance of Christmas 1914 (ticket only event)

Tuesday 18th December 9am  – Zebra Class Christmas Nativity (ticket only event)

Tuesday 18th December 2pm – Monkey, Hippo & Giraffe Classes Christmas Performance Elephant & Lion Classes Performance of Christmas 1914 (ticket only event)

Wednesday 19th December – Christmas Lunch for children & staff

Thursday 20th December 4pm until 5:30pm – FOBS Christmas Disco

Friday 21st December 9:15am – Elephant & Lion Classes Performance of Christmas 1914 (ticket only event)

Friday 21st December – Zebra Class Christmas Party

Friday 21st December – Christmas Party Lunch sponsored by FOBS


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Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 14th December 2018

Children are invited to wear their Christmas jumper to school

Donations should be made directly to: https://christmasjumperday.org/


Afterschool clubs letter – spring


Dates for Your Diary spring 2019


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Remember Friday 16th November  is ‘Do Your Thing’ for Pudsey! Children are encouraged to do their thing whatever ‘it’ is They can dress up or dress down, perform, show off or just arrive in school ready to have fun and raise money for Children in Need.

Minimum donation is £1 please.

 


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Monday 12th November 2018

Lest We Forget

We held our Remembrance Day Service outside school under the plaque to remember those within our community who gave their lives during WW1 and WW2.

 

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Friday 9th November

Elephant & Lion Classes will be taking part in a Remembrance Service at Bolsover Church. Unfortunately, parents are not able to join us but we would like to invite you to stand with us on Monday 12th November starting at 10:45am to remember those who gave their today for our tomorrow.

Photographs from the service held at Bolsover Church on

Friday 9th November 2018.


Lest We Forget

E Holmes served in WW1 and died of his injuries on 4th November 1918 aged just 20 years old; his name is engraved on the plaque outside school.
To remember Ed or Billy as he was known to his friends we have collated a display available for you to see in Bolsover Church and with his nephew John we will be laying a wreath and saying a prayer outside school on Sunday 4th November at 12pm.

Everyone is welcome to join us.
Please share this information.

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INSET

Reminder

Friday 26th October

School is closed

 

 


 

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Brockley Primary School Safeguarding Statement 2018

Brockley Primary School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all our children in school. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse; where staff are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying the/our safeguarding processes to avert and alleviate any such problems.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is:

  • Safe from harm:
  • Safe from bullying
  • Safe from people who could abuse
  • Safe from discrimination or harassment
  • Safe in our environment.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).

Mrs. Rodgers – Designated Safeguarding Lead

Miss. Bates – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs. Goodison – Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Brockley Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a Child Protection Policy and follow the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 procedures amongst others. (Please see the school policies page on our website)

Parents and carers are welcome to read the Child Protection Policy on request or via our web site. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard, and report to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day.

If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs in confidence, who will refer the matter to the Headteacher (or the Chair of Governors if the concern relates to the Headteacher) who will consider what action to take.

Anyone who has concerns about the health, welfare or safety of a child can call Derbyshire County Council via Starting Point on o1629 533190


We are extremely proud to have been named Primary School Team of the Year Winners at The Bolsover 2018 Sports Awards

October 2018

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October 2018

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I am writing to inform you that we are able to offer your child an exciting opportunity to participate in a nationally funded scheme designed to support the health and well-being of all groups of people.

Restart a Heart Day has been designed to train young people in CPR techniques in the event that they were ever to find themselves in a situation where someone has collapsed and their heart has stopped beating. We have enclosed some information from East Midlands Ambulance Service regarding the training day.

The training, which takes approximately half an hour, will take place on Tuesday 16th October. We hope that all pupils will see the benefits of being involved in this project, but if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact school.

Please be aware that during the day, there is the potential for photographs to be taken by the Ambulance Service, which they may use in briefing papers for the local media.


Sept 2018

September 2018 Newsletter

Please visit the Newsletter or Parent Letter page to read the latest newsletter. This was sent to you via email.


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To celebrate Roald Dahl Day on Thursday 13th September, parents and carers are invited to join one of the storyteller sessions that are being held throughout the day.

Please contact the office to book your slot.


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Mischief Makers Summer Challenge 2018 Champions

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Well done to our Mischief Maker Champions 2018. They successfully completed the summer reading challenge and we are very proud of them.


 

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The Department for Education has revised the guidance Keeping children safe in education: statutory guidance for schools and colleges, following a 10 week consultation in 2018. The guidance came into force for schools from 3rd September 2018.

The guidance has been strengthened and further clarified throughout. The key addition to the guidance is the new part (Part 5) on advice for schools on responding to and supporting young victims of sexual violence and harassment.

Relevant parts of the guidance may be updated in line with the new Working together to safeguard children statutory guidance published in July 2018 .

Summary of key changes

The updated guidance includes a new section (Part 5) on Child on child sexual violence and sexual harassment.

This section covers in detail:

  • how schools should respond to incidents of sexual violence and sexual harassment, emphasising the need for effective training and policies in schools and colleges
  • the need for risk assessments in school following reports of incidents of sexual violence or sexual harassment
  • the action needed to take to support victims and alleged perpetrators of sexual violence or harassment.

The guidance adds further information on the management of safeguarding in a school, including emphasising that staff need to act immediately if they have a concern about a child.

The guidance includes new or more detailed information on safeguarding issues including:

  • child criminal exploitation: children being used to carry drugs or money from urban to rural areas
  • homelessness
  • domestic abuse
  • child sexual exploitation
  • children missing from education.

Follow the link to read the full document:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/737289/Keeping_Children_Safe_in_Education_Sept_2018.pdf


Autumn Term 2018

We are really looking forward to seeing all our lovely children and parents on Tuesday 4th September at 8am for Breakfast Club and 8:40am for everyone else.

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October

Bags of Help for Brockley Primary School

Bags of Help is Tesco Supermarkets exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised from plastic carrier bag sales is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.

Brockley Primary School’s application for Tesco Clowne has been approved. During October can we please ask you, family and friends to support us by popping your blue coins in Brockley Primary School’s Early Years Fundraiser to help purchase new interactive whiteboards.
Thank you!


Corporate_logo_CMYK_BLUEWe are delighted to announce that our Big Lottery Fund application to improve the outdoor area has been successful. Work will commence during the autumn term. Further information will be shared when we return to school in September.


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Click below for the final newsletter of the academic year 2017 – 2018

Newsletter july 2018 Final Version


INSET Days for Academic Year 2018 – 2019

Monday 3rd September 2018

Friday 26th October 2018

Monday 28th January 2019

Monday 3rd June 2019

Monday 22nd July 2019

 


Rich Willis Visit

Thursday 12th July 2018

Rich holds the AWPC Masters 2 Raw Benchpress 56kg British and World Record

Despite being born with a condition called Diastrophic Dwarfism Rich has led an independent  and success life in government and sport.

His aim is to represent Great Britain at the next Paralympics.

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Rich can be seen with a group of parents proudly displaying his medals


Fortnite  for Parents

July 2018

Keep your children safe online by following the easy steps in the factsheet emailed today!

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Click here – Fortnite factsheet

 

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Summer Reading Challenge 2018

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Mischief Makers

Follow the links below to find out more!

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk

https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/help



Ice Pops for Sale Daily – July 2018

Ice pops are available for children to purchase during the warm weather for 30p at Tuck Time every morning. For those children with allergies and intolerances we will contact parents to check suitability.

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Final Dates for your Diaries
12th July – Olympian athlete in school – Parents invited at 10am for the welcome assembly
12th July at 12pm – New Nursery Intake Meeting
13th July – Mini Olympics Year 2
17th July – Trips for all classes – children not on the trip attend school as usual
18th July – Brockley’s Got Talent & Fundraising stalls
19th July – School Disco 4pm until 5:30pm – Children must be accompanied by an adult
20th July – School closes for the summer

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Sports Day Update 05.07.18

The hot weather is set to continue so please ensure your child has:

  • Hat

  • Water Bottle

  • Sun protection

  • PE Kit

Don’t forget parents you are invited to join us on Thursday for Sports Day from 9am until 1pm.

Please bring your own chairs and blankets to sit on if you have them.

Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy with your children, freshly made ham baguettes, hot and cold drinks, cookies and ice lollies will be available to purchase on the day by adults.

Any questions please ask the office.

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Story Teller Visits Brockley

Thursday 28th June 2018

Check SeeSaw for your child’s experience

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Careers Morning

Wednesday 27th June 2018

Brockley Primary School welcomed:

Derbyshire Fire Service

Derbyshire Police Service

Derbyshire Paramedic Service

Digital Leader from Derbyshire County Council

RSPCA Representative

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Project READ

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Tuesday 26th June

Uttoxeter Race Course

Mischief Making!

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Wednesday 20th June 2018

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Mr Singh and Sikhism

We welcomed Mr Singh into school from The Sikh Education Service. Mr Singh visited each class throughout the day and answered questions posed by the children. It was a wonderful experience for staff and children. Mr Singh was very complimentary about our children and their attitudes and behaviours towards each other and our community.

We hope to invite Mr Singh back again soon so you can all meet him too.

What is Sikhism?

Sikhism developed from Hinduism in the 16th century.  It is the youngest religion that believes in one God.

What do Sikhs believe?

Sikhs believe in one God.  They think religion should be practiced by living in the world and coping with life’s everyday problems.

Who is the founder?

Sikhismm was founded in the Punjab by Guru Nanak

Why is Guru Nanak important to Sikhs?

Guru Naka was the first Sikh Guru who’s teachings are the basis of Sikhism.  Nine Gurus followed Nanak and developed the Sikh faith and community over the next centuries.

Symbols in the Sikh religion

The Sikh symbol is called the Khanda.  The circle means God is always there.  The sword means Sikhs believe in truth and must help people in need.

Where do Sikhs Worship?
Sikhs worship in a Gurdwara, Punjabi for residence of God or the door that leads to the Guru.  Although a Gurdwara is called the residence of the Guru Sikhs that God is present everywhere.
What is the sacred text (holy book) of Sikhs?

The Sikh holy book is called the Guru Granth Sahib.   It is the only scripture of its kind which not only contains the works of its own religious founders but also writings of people from other faiths.

What are the central beliefs in Sikhism?
The central beliefs are:

  • There is only one God
  • God is without form, or gender
  • Everyone has direct access to God
  • Everyone is equal before God
  • A good life is lived as part of a community, by living honestly and caring for others
  •  Empty religious rituals and superstitions have no value

The 5K’s
The 5 Ks taken together symbolise that the Sikh who wears them has dedicated themselves to a life of devotion and submission to the Guru.
The 5 Ks are 5 physical symbols worn by Sikhs who have been initiated into the Khalsa.
The five Ks are:

  • Kesh (uncut hair)
  • Kara (a steel bracelet)
  • Kanga (a wooden comb)
  • Kaccha – also spelt, Kachh, Kachera (cotton underwear)
  • Kirpan (steel sword)

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June 2018

Parents Guide to Fortnite – What you need to know!

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/parents-guide-fortnite-battle-royale

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Handi App

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Follow the link below to download the Childhood Illness Handi App

http://www.southernderbyshireccg.nhs.uk/your-health-services/handi-app/

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Tesco Clowne Bag Packing Fundraising Morning

Saturday 12th May 2018

tescoWe raised an incredible £430.08

Thank you to everyone involved

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Please let parents know about our new Parent Champions Volunteer Scheme which is taking place in the Bolsover district!  We are looking for parents in this area to volunteer just a few hours each week, parents will help other parents get the information they need to support them with their early years and childcare choices.

Training is provided – please email: enquiries.parentchampions@derbyshire.gov.uk for more details.

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June 2018

Dinosaur Class – Parents & Carers Day at School

Have you booked your place? Closing date is soon.

Read the letter attached and contact the office!

Dinosaur Class

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Click below for May 2018 Newsletter

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Friday 18th May 2018

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Invitation – royal wedding

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Superhero Dress Up Day

Raising money for Holiday Hunger with GEM106

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April 2018

Domestic Abuse Notice for Brockley Primary School

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This school will receive from Derbyshire Police a notification of every incident that has been reported to them or known to them of domestic abuse where a child is known to be living in the household.

This is a Derbyshire Police initiative working with Derbyshire County Council Childrens Services. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and this is to help schools with responses to domestic abuse by helping them support children and their families exposed to or involved in domestic abuse.

This may mean talking to pupils about their experiences, raising awareness through classroom discussion and schools activities, helping victims and families by providing to them signposting information.

This school is committed to protecting children and young people and working with partners to stop domestic abuse.

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Date for your diary

Saturday 7th July 2018

11am – 3pm

Everyone invited!

Stallholders please contact school to book.

Click below for details

The Event Invite

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School opens on Monday 9th April at 8:00am for Breakfast Club and 8:40am to everyone else.

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School Council Road Safety Campaign

Update 22.03.18

Mr Skinner has responded to the letter sent. He has referred the matter to the Chief Constable of Police for Derbyshire asking for information and action.

This is fantastic news and a real break through.

March 2018

We are writing with an update regarding our school road safety campaign. We have written to Dennis Skinner MP to ask for his help. In our letter we told Mr Skinner all about the road traffic problems we experience and how dangerous it is. We have asked for speed bumps, more signs and help with parking – we even included a self addressed envelope for his reply.

We will keep you informed of the reply we receive.

If you would like to support the Brockley Primary School Road Safety Campaign please contact Mr Skinner directly.

School Attendance

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The Governing Body and Headteacher of Brockley Primary School are committed to improving outcomes for all children. Attendance at school and being on time everyday has a huge impact on a child’s learning and helps to ensure personal success.

Whilst the Governing Body and Headteacher will do everything they can to support families struggling with attendance and lateness it must also be understood that as part of the monitoring procedures parents and carers may receive a sternly worded letter informing them of their child’s late and/or absent rate. This letter is a statutory requirement.

The letter will invite you to attend a meeting with the Headteacher to discuss any problems you may be experiencing and share ideas  in which we can work together to achieve an acceptable level of attendance.

Staff are here to help you and may suggest:

  •  Joining Breakfast Club (Available daily 8am until 8:40am)

  • Providing contact details of an external local provider to help with work commitments

  • Providing contact details of a local child minder to help with work commitments

  • Referral to School Health where on going illness is a recurring issue

  • To discuss possible external agencies and the help they can offer

  • Support with transport (If eligible)

Please speak to the Headteacher in the strictest confidence.

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Thursday 1st March 

 An email has been sent with further details.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BASKETBALL TEAM

CHAMPIONS OF THE BOLSOVER DISTRICT TOURNAMENT

 

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Week Ending

15.03.18

Well Done to  Lion Class

100% Attendance

 

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nut letter to parents

This letter was sent to parents on Monday 5th February 2018 regarding their role in keeping children safe in school by not allowing nut based products to be brought into school.

 

communityVisit the website calendar and check your emails to find out how you can join us for special lunches throughout the year!

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A huge thank you to the Watkinson family for their extremely generous donation of £1140.90 towards our school playground. We very much appreciate all your hard work and continuing support.

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Don’t forget it’s our Spring Term Open Morning tomorrow 18.01.18

Booking is essential and some classes are full – please contact the office for details.

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Sheffield Arena

Tuesday 16th January 2018

A huge well done to Brockley Primary School’s Choir who travelled to the arena on a very cold and snowy Tuesday afternoon. They performed during the evening as part of a choir containing over 5000 children and had the most amazing experience!

Follow this link to find out more:

www.youngvoices.co.uk

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=young+voices+2018+sheffield

 

 

 

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Mobile phones and the law – click here to find out more

 

New Guidance from the Department for Education

Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges

Click here – Sexual_Harassment_and_Sexual_Violence_-_Advice

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Anti-Stigma Ambassadors Assembly

Monday 8th January at 9am

Did you know?

1 in 10 children and young people aged 5 – 16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder – that is around three children in every class.

 Between 1 in every 12 and 1 in 15 children and young people deliberately self-harm.

 There has been a big increase in the number of young people being admitted to hospital because of self-harm. Over the last ten years this figure has increased by 68%.

 More than half of all adults with mental health problems were diagnosed in childhood. Less than half were treated appropriately at the time.

 Nearly 80,000 children and young people suffer from severe depression.

 The number of young people aged 15-16 with depression nearly doubled between the 1980s and the 2000s.

 Over 8,000 children aged under 10 years old suffer from severe depression.

 3.3% or about 290,000 children and young people have an anxiety disorder.

 72% of children in care have behavioural or emotional problems – these are some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

 

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Brockley Primary School Open Morning

Thursday 18th January 2018

9:30am until 10:30am English in action

11am until 12pm Maths in action

Adults only permitted and prior booking essential

Contact the office to book your place

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School opens for the spring term on Tuesday 2nd January 2018 at 8am for Breakfast Club and 8:40am for everyone else.

 

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Huge thanks to Fare

Share for the fantastic Christmas treats for all our families.

 

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 Thank you to all at Hallam FM for the amazing Christmas gifts we received for the children of Brockley Primary School.

 

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Well  done to

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Winners of the Autumn Term 2017 

Attendance Award

96.58%

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Final Reminder for Christmas Dates

Thursday 14th December—Christmas Lunch and Polar Day Finale Parents invited from 2:45pm to see the progress

Friday 15th December—Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day £1 (Families to donate directly online)

Tuesday 19th December—Party Lunch, Carols Round the Tree & Farewell to Mrs Chambers starting at 2pm

Breakfast Club Letter following a review of our provision – click here *breakfast club

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Well Done to Hippo Class

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Best Attendance for Week Ending 24.11.17

96.8%

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Stalls in the Hall – Enterprise Day

Monday 27th November Doors Open at 1:30pm

After a busy week researching, marketing and producing their unique items Brockley Primary School children are ready and eager to sell their products to the local community. A café will also be serving refreshments.

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There is no denying it children love YouTube. They can spend hours searching and watching their favourite videos, researching a school topic or creating their own videos and uploading them to share with family and friends. Unfortunately, not everything on YouTube is child friendly, and young people can come across some very inappropriate content including violence, sexual videos, bad language and even bullying and trolls. So we’ve put together some top tips for parents to help make YouTube that bit safer.

  1. Create an account in Google that is used by the whole family. When you make a shared Google account you can see exactly what videos your children are watching, uploading and sharing.

  2. Once you have signed in to Youtube via the Family Google Account, the next thing to do is switch on restricted mode. If you scroll all the way to the bottom of the YouTube page you will see an option to turn on restricted mode. This will help keep out some, but not all, of the inappropriate stuff you don’t want your kids to see. Remember that you have to save this option and you have to set it up for every browser that you use. So if you have multiple computers then you will have to do this on each one.

  3. Sit down with you kids and go through the things that they like to watch. Most content they like will be attached to a channel. If you are happy with the content of the channel then ask your children to subscribe to it, this will then promote content to their feed when they log in. It also lets them know when new videos are available and hopefully this will stop some of the searching which may lead them into content they don’t want to see.

  4. If your children are into creating videos then make sure they are signed into the Family Account when they upload, and make sure they upload privately. When they click the upload button they can choose to upload as Public, Private or Unlisted. Private means that only people you choose can view the video. If you choose Unlisted then the video can only be viewed by a link generated within the video and this means that only people that you send the link to can view the video.

  5. The last thing to do is disable the comments. By disabling this it stops people from making inappropriate comments on any video uploaded by them.

YouTube is an amazing resource for knowledge and entertainment, as well as a great way for children to explore their creativity when making videos. By following these 5 tips you will make it a safer place, but remember you can’t make it 100% safe, so keep having regular chats with your kids about what they are doing and take time to sit down with them and use YouTube together and have some fun as a family. Lastly don’t forget that YouTube’s own terms and conditions mean that it should not be used by anyone under 13 years of age.

If your children are under 13 years of age then YouTube has created an App available on Google Play and Apple’s App store especially for them called ‘YouTube for Kids’. Created especially by Youtube using stronger filtering algorithms to keep kids safe. Remember though nothing is 100% safe so maintain an interest in what they are doing and keep having those important safety chats.

Click here for more information –  YouTube child Safety Fact Sheet

 ofYou will remember Mr Stephen McMullan visited school to carry out an Ofsted Monitoring Visit on Monday 6th November 2017 – click here to read the report: Brockley Primary School Ofsted

Copies have been sent via email. However, if you require a paper copy please contact the office.

Brockley Primary School 

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Observe Remembrance Day on Monday 13th November at 11am

We will stop to observe a moment of silence at 11am on November 13, to remember the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour when hostilities formally ended after more than four years of battle during World War I.

Poppies are worn as a symbol of respect and tribute on Remembrance Sunday and/or November 11.

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Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom (UK) honors the heroic efforts, achievements and sacrifices that were made in past wars. The main observance is on the second Sunday in November, but 2 minutes of silence is also made on November 11.

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Operation Christmas Child

A huge well done and thank you to our Year 5 girls for organising, collecting and delivering the boxes.

On Friday 10th November they travelled with Mrs Saxton to deliver the boxes to Brimmington Methodist Church.

Here they are getting ready to leave school with the boxes.

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Enterprise Week is here!

10.11.17

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Attendance winners (again 2nd week) 10.11.17

95.98%

(Just below the expected standard of 96%)

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Well done to Brockley’s Tag Rugby Team.

They took 2nd place in today’s event!

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HMI Ofsted

Mr Stephen McMullan a Senior HMI from Ofsted will be visiting school on Monday 6th November 2017 to carry out a monitoring visit. Mr McMullan will be on site all day and may speak to you on the playground at drop off.

Please give him a warm Brockley welcome.

Poppy Appeal Launch 2017

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Meet our Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal collectors. They’ll be on the playground every morning 8.40am until 8.50am and at playtime until Monday 13th November. They have a range of items for sale costing from 10p to £1.

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Welcome back! School is open as normal from Monday 30th October. Breakfast Club is open from 8am and the main gates for everyone will be open from 8:40am. Staff will be on duty as usual to help answer any questions or queries. Clubs are on as usual this week.

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Funeral Arrangements for Mia Gartland

The family of Mia Gartland have asked us to share details of her forthcoming funeral. It will occur on 26th October at 2.50pm, at John the Baptist Church, Church Street, Staveley. Attendees are asked to wear items of blue clothing in recognition of Mia’s favourite colour.

The school alongside The Bolsover School will be hosting a non-uniform day on November 17th with proceeds being donated to the local Air Ambulance Service. This is also the same day as Children in Need so any donations received from the bake sale and tuck treats will be sent to Pudsey.

 All staff, parents students are invited to participate. Thank you

 parent voice

We have been busy this term finding out what parents and pupils think about our school. We received some really good questions that I will put to the staff. Click on the links below to find out what the children and parents think.

 

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Pupil Questionnaire pdf 1

questionnaire results website

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Congratulations Elephant Class

Best Attendance for Autumn 1  96.4%

You win the end of term treat of your choice  – A movie afternoon!

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October 2017 – ROBLOX Advice for parents. Follow the link for guidance

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/roblox/

 

October 2017 Newsletter – see Letters Home and Newsletter pages for the PDF version. Copies have been emailed today 16.10.17

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FOBS Race Night 13.10.17

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A huge thank you to FOBS for arranging a very successful evening. We raised a fantastic £361 towards our school projects.  Thank you to The Woodman for hosting the evening and to the Shuttlewood  community for being so supportive.

 

 

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just give

We are raising £10,000 to help fund new playground and outdoor learning activities plus roll out ‘Start Bee’ across the whole school. Please log in to the ‘Giving Page’ and make your donation.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/leanne-watkinson-1?utm_id=2&utm_term=zNKg5Wegk

A huge thank you to Leanne Watkinson for being such an active supporter of Brockley Primary School!

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‘Only My Best is Good Enough’

Brockley Primary School is proud to be an Attachment Aware School –  A Safe Space, A Nurturing Community

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School Council’s chosen charity for Christmas 2017 is Operation Christmas Child. Don’t forget the Parents Meeting on 13.10.17 at 2:30pm

sainsburys goldCongratulations to Mrs Leivers and the Sports Crew who are very proud to announce we have gained the Gold School Games award for the second year running.

Thank you for all the engagement, participation, leadership and much more from your children.

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Thank you for supporting our Macmillan Coffee Morning we raised £80 to support families living with cancer.

‘Only My Best is Good Enough’

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