‘Only My Best is Good Enough’
Brockley Primary School
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.
Lest We Forget
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.
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.
Enterprise Week is here!
Attendance winners (again 2nd week) 10.11.17
(Just below the expected standard of 96%)
Bolsover Cluster Tag Rugby
Well done to Brockley’s Tag Rugby Team.
They took 2nd place in today’s event!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Congratulations Elephant Class
Best Attendance for Autumn 1 96.4%
You win the end of term treat of your choice – A movie afternoon!
October 2017 – ROBLOX Advice for parents. Follow the link for guidance
October 2017 Newsletter – see Letters Home and Newsletter pages for the PDF version. Copies have been emailed today 16.10.17
FOBS Race Night 13.10.17
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.
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.
A huge thank you to Leanne Watkinson for being such an active supporter of Brockley Primary School!
‘Only My Best is Good Enough’
Brockley Primary School is proud to be an Attachment Aware School – A Safe Space, A Nurturing Community
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
Congratulations 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.
Thank you for supporting our Macmillan Coffee Morning we raised £80 to support families living with cancer.
‘Only My Best is Good Enough’
‘Only my best is good enough’
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.
We are also part of the Teaching School Alliance (TSA) Synergy and work with 35 schools throughout Derbyshire. Again, we feel that this develops professional development and enables staff to understand their roles within a child’s academic and pastoral journey to success. You can find out more about the alliance by following this link – www.synergytsa.com
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, the latest news or curriculum content. You may wish to take a look at our January 2017 Ofsted report 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 is 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