‘The Brockley Way – Only My Best is Good Enough’
Due to Covid19 and the Government’s advice Brockley Primary is operating a virtual learning system, online support and reduced opening hours.
How to get in touch or find something
Visit our webpage: www.brockley.derbyshire.sch.uk
Follow school on FaceBook and use Messenger: https://www.facebook.com/brockley.headteacher.5
Telephone: 01246 – 823344 or contact your teacher via Dojo or SeeSaw
Safeguarding and Child Protection has been updated in accordance with the Governments Covid-19 guidance and is available via our policies page.
“There are decades when nothing happens; and there are weeks when decades happen”
At the end of this Spring Term it certainly does feel that over the last few weeks more than a decade of events has happened. None of us would have thought when we came back to school in January that the nation would be in lockdown, the school would be shut for the foreseeable future, public examinations cancelled and Brockley operating as a ‘virtual’ school.
Out of adversity hope arises – and the Brockley School community has certainly shown that it is able to deal with challenges. I have been overwhelmed with how well we have adapted to our new way of working – the online learning through Dojo and Seesaw just shows the amazing engagement students and staff have shown at this very challenging time. The excellent responses to our community work reinforces the positive relationships between home and school.
We now move to the school holiday – a very odd one in that the country remains in lockdown and many of the things we normally enjoy during a school holiday period are not possible. However, this holiday gives us all a chance to rest, relax and reflect on the last very busy few weeks and, more importantly I think, to start to plan for the future. This national crisis will end and when it does we will all be able to get back to our normal routines. So, take stock on what you have achieved in these last few weeks of being part of a virtual school and set yourself goals for what you want to achieve as a virtual learner when the new term starts and also goals you wish to achieve when we are all back together as a school community in person.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement”
So even in these challenging times, remain optimistic and focus on achieving the very best – remember our school values of excellence, respect and integrity. Strive to achieve the very best standards possible; respect yourself and each other; and show integrity by doing the right thing.
The Summer term – communications
The last few weeks has been a frenetic time, as we scrambled to respond to the latest developments, and endeavoured to keep staff, students and parents fully aware of both the national picture and the school’s response. In the new term, we will be communicating daily to parents via our Facebook page and we will continue to send a text/email message reminders as the page is updated. If there are any more urgent items, we will continue to send out a text message to alert you to updates.
Brockley Primary School is proud to be an
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 2019-2020, the latest news or curriculum content or take a look at our June 2019 Ofsted report when we were judged ‘Good’ in all areas or perhaps review 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: https://www.facebook.com/brockley.headteacher.5
Telephone: 01246 – 823344
(The office is open weekdays during term time 7:30am until 5:00pm – alternatively leave an answerphone message anytime)
‘The Brockley Blog’
Find out what’s going on, what’s coming up and what you need to know by scrolling down, checking out our Facebook page and remembering to view your emails and text messages regularly
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors
Apply for Primary, Infant and Junior school Places in Derbyshire
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 they’ll be eligible to start school in September 2020. You should apply for their infant or primary school place by 15 January 2020. You can make an application from 9am on 11 November 2019.
If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 and is in their last year at infant school you should apply for their junior place by 15 January 2020. You can make an application from 9am on 11 November 2019.
The application process is quick and easy and you can also find information about how to choose a school and apply for a place in our guide for parents.
You’ll get your offer on 16 April 2020 and if you’re unhappy with the decision you can make a primary school admission appeal.
Mixed Age Classes at
Brockley Primary School
Brockley’s Latest OFSTED Report
We are delighted to share with you the judgements from out recent OFSTED visit. Click here: Report June 2019
The way in which we offer advice and support to our lovely families at Brockley is changing and from May 2019 we will be working with P4YP. Please read the document below to find out more. Any questions please get in touch.
Nursery Places 2020
Do you have a child born between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018? Have you registered them for a nursery place at Brockley?
The application process for these places will begin on 1 September 2020 but you can beat the rush by completing an application form now – contact the office for further information.
Monday was our fantastic Easter & cream
We are delighted to have achieved the YST Silver Quality Award 2018-2020.
Follow this link to find out more – https://www.youthsporttrust.org/
Brockley Primary School needs you to be a School Governor
Our school needs Governors who:
✓Are interested in the well being of children.
✓Bring appropriate skills and experience.…
✓Will commit time and energy to the work of the Governing Body.
✓Will visit the school occasionally during the working day.
✓Will work as part of a team.
✓Will attend training.
✓Will work for the benefit of the school as a whole and uphold it’s values.
The key task for governing bodies is to promote high standards of educational achievement.
Governing bodies work in partnership with the head teacher and staff of their schools and with the Local Authority. Support is available to ensure that governors have the necessary skills and knowledge. Once appointed, governors have access to a comprehensive programme of training and guidance.
If you are interested and want to know more, please contact the school on 01246 823344 or firstname.lastname@example.org