Welcome to Brockley Primary School


 ‘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 2019-2020, the latest news or curriculum content. You may wish to take a look at our June 2019 Ofsted report  when we were judged ‘Good’ in all areas or  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

Email:  headteacher@brockley.derbyshire.sch.uk

Telephone: 01246 – 823344

(The office is open weekdays during term time 7:30am until 5:00pm – alternatively leave an answerphone message anytime)

Welcome to

‘The Brockley Blog’

Find out what’s going on, what’s coming up and what you need to know by scrolling down through the posts below, checking out our Facebook page and remembering to review your emails and text messages

Apply for primary, infant and junior school places

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

July 2019

Click here to find out more FAQ


Brockley’s Latest OFSTED Report

June 2019

We are delighted to share with you the judgements from out recent OFSTED visit. Click here: Report June 2019


Festival in a Day

Thursday 18th July 2019

12pm until 3pm

Please see your email  inbox for details

Brockley’s Got Talent

Thursday 27th June at 6pm

talent show letter – click here


Dinosaur Class Invitation

We are offering parents another opportunity to join us for a day of learning ‘The Brockley Way’ on Tuesday 21st May. You must commit to arriving at the start time of 8:50am and remaining at school for the whole day with a finish time of 3pm and promise to engage with the great learning sessions planned by staff.

During the day you will experience teaching and learning in a typical Brockley Day for our children including English, Maths, Phonics, PE and a couple of surprises!

 Lunch will be provided (please let the office know of any dietary requirements)

Please contact the office as soon as possible as places are limited.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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.

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Random Acts of Wildness

Throughout the month of June children across school will be carrying out acts of wildness. To find out how you can be involved click on the link below.

Wildness Month Brockley Primary School


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.

Easter Bingo & Cream Tea

Monday was our fantastic Easter & cream tea afternoon all hosted by the amazing FOBS team. Thank you to everyone able to join in and a huge thank you to the ladies for hosting a lovely afternoon.
Posted are some of the wonderful bonnets entered into the competition by children. Visit the gallery to see the lovely bonnets entered into the competition.


World Autism Awareness Week
Monday 1st April until Sunday 7th April

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.

Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be ‘cured’. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity.

Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.

We’re inviting children to wear something blue for school on Friday 5th April.

No cost just showing a greater awareness of autism and celebrating we are all different, we are all the same and we should be nice to everyone.

Castleton Residential Giraffe Class Y3 2019

The children had a fantastic time on their residential last week

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Brockley Primary School is making a pledge to reduce the amount of plastic we waste within our community. Each class will begin a journey to discover how we can help the environment by making changes to our lifestyles.

Find out more by following the link below.


red noseVoluntary Day of Fundraising

Non-uniform, dress up or do something funny – the choice is yours. Donations can be given to school or you can make them directly to: https://www.comicrelief.com/rednoseday

The Big Battery Hunt March 2019

We have recently signed up to The Big Battery Hunt a nationwide campaign to help recycle more batteries. We would be most grateful if you could help us with this challenge at home.

A small battery box has been sent home with your child for you to recycle as a family. When the box is full simply return it to school with your child so they can deposit their batteries into the large battery box. They can then take their box home and start recycling again! Together we can make a real difference to the planet.

Each school that books a collection for their batteries will be automatically entered into the Big Battery Hunt prize draw. By helping us to recycle as many batteries as possible your school could win:

  • A 2-night class trip to the sustainability centre

  • A 3-year subscription to MyMaths worth £1,000

  • £2000 worth of school equipment vouchers

  • iPads

  • Certificates and trophies

The competition will close on Monday 3rd June so make sure you get a battery collection before then!

Thank you for your support

Weekly Attendance

Week Ending Friday 1st March 2019

 Whole School Attendance 97.68% (National Average is 96%)

Best Class Attendance = Lion & Hippo 99%

Online Safety

Momo is a sinister ‘challenge’ that has been around for some time. It has recently resurfaced and once again has come to the attention of schools and children across the country. Dubbed the ‘suicide killer game’, Momo has been heavily linked with apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube, and most recently (and most worryingly)… YouTube Kids. The scary doll-like figure reportedly sends graphic violent images, and asks users to partake in dangerous challenges like waking up at random hours and has even been associated with self-harm. It has been reported that the ‘Momo’ figure was originally created as a sculpture and featured in an art gallery in Tokyo and unrelated to the ‘Momo’ challenge we are hearing about in the media.

As parents you can help your child by ensuring you remind them of how to keep safe online and checking what they’re up to. The link below will be really useful.



DfE Update February 2019

All children in England will be taught how to look after their mental wellbeing and recognise when classmates may be struggling, as the Government unveils new guidance for the introduction of compulsory health education.

Bold new plans set out today (Monday 25 February) by the Education Secretary Damian Hinds confirm that, from September 2020, pupils of all ages will be taught the new subject – with a focus on promoting the positive link between physical and mental health.

This comes alongside the introduction of compulsory relationships education for primary-age pupils and relationships and sex education (RSE) for secondary-age pupils, to ensure children have all the knowledge they need to grow up healthy, happy and safe.

It follows an extensive call for evidence and three-month consultation on the draft regulations and guidance. This received more than 11,000 responses including from leading charities, teaching unions and subject associations – many of whom have welcomed today’s proposals.

Making health education universal – and updating sex education guidance for the first time since 2000 – will ensure pupils are prepared for the opportunities and challenges of an “ever more complex” world, both on- and offline.

Click on the link to find out more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/all-pupils-will-be-taught-about-mental-and-physical-wellbeing?fbclid=IwAR1MOPOEBWDDQaCMl4IKFJ_jlK2u-VdiRj84BMCP-Gfawt3bf18ngCSq9oA


Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is here to keep children and young people safe from sexual exploitation and abuse. Please complete the below to start your report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors.


Online safety is in the news more than ever and with the endless choice of apps and websites to visit as parents you can never have enough advice. Please follow the links below as to how to keep your child safe.





Weekly Attendance

Week Ending Friday 15th February 2019

 Whole School Attendance 93.47% (National Average is 96%)

Best Class Attendance = Monkey Class 96%

Freaky Friday

Friday 15th February

School Council developed a day of learning across school – from the discovery of the crash landing to the clues left by the aliens in each class.

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February Half Term

School closes today Friday 15th February for half term. We re-open on Monday 25th February at 8am for Breakfast Club and 8:40am for everyone.

Don’t forget if you need to get in touch use the usual email or you can message via facebook/messenger.

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We are delighted to have achieved the YST Silver Quality Award 2018-2020.

Follow this link to find out more – https://www.youthsporttrust.org/

The Lunar Box Project

Christa Roberts is a local Mum living in Glapwell who is providing schools with a Lunar Box. A Lunar Box provides free sanitary items for young women at school to either use in an emergency or every month if needed. The box is to support our young women in attending school when circumstances might be difficult for them to access these products.

The box contains sanitary towels day and night, tampons, feminine wipes, sanitary disposal bags, new clean underwear and a small toilet bag for the easy transport of essential items. The young women can take what they need from the box for free, they are not restricted to items or how often they use the box. Once items are running low I can be contacted to stock up the boxes.
This is a small charity run by Christa with the support of a few friends to help our local young women.

The box is in the main toilets by the office and is easily available when it is required. If you want to find out more then follow The Lunar Box on facebook and find out more.

School will be open as usual on 12.02.19 as the heating is now repaired

School is closed today as we are without heating 11.02.19 – We will send updates as we have them throughout the day.

Lion Class trip will take place as planned.

Weekly Attendance

Week Ending Friday 8th February 2019

Much Better Whole School Attendance 98.05% (National Average is 96%)

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Best Class Attendance = Lion Class 100%


BBC Radio 2

500 Word Competition 2019

Is your child a budding David Walliams or Malorie Blackman?


‘500 Words’ is the UK’s most successful short story-writing competition for children between the ages of 5 and 13.

In 2018 134,790 children entered the competition

It was launched back in 2011, after Chris Evans had a dream. He dreamt of getting children excited about reading and writing. All children: no matter what their ability, experience, or background.

In 2018 134,790 children entered the competition, and since it launched, the competition has received over 800,000 short stories.

It’s super simple. All entrants must pen an original story, no more than 500 words in length, and submit it online. It can be about ANYTHING you want – space-ships, grannies, insects, microwaves. The list is endless!

Stories are judged anonymously, without regard to grammar, punctuation or spelling. The competition culminates in a broadcast extravaganza of live music and sensational story-telling every summer, at a special venue. Past venues have included The Globe and The Tower of London. 2018 saw a magnificent extravaganza come live from Hampton Court Palace. From the 134,790 entries – that’s 67.5 million words, the 6 winning wordsmiths were announced on-air by celebrity narrators including Jason Isaacs, Jim Broadbent, Amanda Abbington and Shobna Gulati. Also there were enchanting performances from sensational superstar John Newman, X-Factor alumni Alexandra Burke, and the amazing Bastille.

500 Words were also delighted to welcome back real-life royalty to the competition: Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall, who returned as our Honorary Judge, where she read and debated the top 50 stories of the competition with our amazing author panel: Malorie Blackman, Charlie Higson, Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Francesca Simon.

In the words of the HRH Duchess of Cornwall “Keep saying a big fat YES to adventure”.

Please refer to the FAQ section if you have any questions.

You can use the teaching resources on our website all year round! We’ve got LOADS of fun assets under the Learn section.

Follow this link to find out more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00rfvk1

February 2019

Very proud to announce another fantastic sporting achievement this week for Brockley Primary.

Our Y2 team have won the Infant Agility competition today.

Chinese New Year 2019

Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! Help your children learn more about this important Spring Festival and explore Chinese language and culture with our #YearOfThePig Education Pack. http://ow.ly/Ztoj30nAfsy


Click on the link below to find out what’s happening!

FOBS Calendar



Follow this link to find out how to keep your children safe online. https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2019

SID2019 Education Pack for Parents & Carers or click this link and download the information


The Anti-Stigma Ambassadors have been busy restocking the ‘De-stress Bags’

They are available for everyone to use if you’re feeling ‘not quite yourself’



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Weekly Attendance

Week Ending Friday 1st February 2019

Disappointing Whole School Attendance 93% (National Average is 96%)

Best Class Attendance = Elephant Class 97%


World Book Day Thursday 7th March

We have chosen 3 of Britains most popular authors for children and are inviting Brockley children to dress as their favourite character from one of their books.

The authors to choose from are:

Julia Donaldson – http://www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/index.php

David Walliams – https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/

Roald Dahl – https://www.roalddahl.com/

Children are encouraged to bring their book into school , dressed as the character and share why they love it so much.

Follow the links provided to begin planning – any questions don’t hesitate to ask!

We have several cases of Chicken Pox across school.

For advice visit: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/is-my-child-too-ill-for-school/?fbclid=IwAR3QxR-KHH9LjGBbPxbgF9tpUirOV0l4Kr_S8X0e2R82eb28M73sp-RBKNs


Weekly Attendance

Week Ending Friday 25th January 2019

Whole School Attendance 94.78% (National Average 96%)

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Best Class Attendance = Elephant Class 100%


Do you have a child who is 2, or almost 2?

Then you could qualify for free childcare worth hundreds of pounds.

If you meet the criteria, your child can start the term after their second birthday and access up to 570 hours per year of free early education funding. These hours can be flexible dependent upon your chosen provider’s delivery model. The funding will remain in place until your child becomes eligible for the 3 and 4 year old funding.

Follow the link below to find out how to access



paren championParent Champion meeting on Tuesday 29th January at 9am. Please come along and find out more.

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 info@brockley.derbyshire.sch.uk


Week Ending Friday 18th January 2019

Whole School Attendance 97.8% (National Average 96%)

Best Class Attendance = Lion and Giraffe Class 99%

Print We are delighted to welcome Rich Willis this morning  18.01.19 as we officially open the National Lottery funded MUGA. Everyone is welcome from 10:30am – refreshments will be served.

Critical Thinking for Achievement

FREE CPD here at Brockley

5th February and 26th March

Joining the project

Eligible teachers are those working in schools:

NB: whilst Ofsted 3-4 schools are the main target of the TLIF fund, other schools within Opportunity Areas and Category 5 or 6 Local Area Districts may be eligible as part of a local network.

  • Find out if you or your school might be eligible for this free CPD here.

The Critical thinking for achievement project provides free CPD for primary and secondary teachers of geography and science, to strengthen their subject knowledge and build confidence and capability in curriculum planning and teaching.

Download a powerpoint summary of the project

Key features

These include:

  • free ‘plan-do-review’ CPD over one school term, worth £360 per teacher
  • a focus on knowledge application, critical use of data and construction of evidenced arguments to raise achievement in geography and science
  • CPD tailored to local priorities, delivered through teacher networks
  • support for teachers to apply techniques in their classroom
  • an additional extension to core training on the use of data in geography and science, including geo-located and fieldwork data worth a further £360 per teacher
  • funded by the Department for Education Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF) and run by the Geographical Association in partnership with the Association for Science Education (ASE).

Download: Why engage with critical thinking to improve your school?
Download: Evidence for success

Benefits of the programme

Teachers joining the programme receive free, local CPD from GA and/or ASE expert trainers, working alongside local network leaders. Each school chooses from a package of quality-assured GA and ASE teaching resources, saving planning time and helping to apply new techniques to the classroom.

The programme improves teacher capability by:

  • building confidence in curriculum planning and critical pedagogies
  • increasing subject knowledge around data, scientific and geographical concepts and language
  • supporting effective teaching of reformed geography and science qualifications and curricula
  • saves time and aids efficient planning through use of practical tools and quality-assured curriculum plans and resources.

It introduces teaching techniques to help students:

  • gain the geographical and scientific knowledge and skills needed for success in examinations and further study
  • tackle complex issues more independently and construct evidenced argument through social and natural scientific investigation
  • make adept use of data, use evidence critically
  • appropriate challenge increases engagement with geography and science, generates interest in further study.

Download: critical thinking practice guide

Joining the project

Eligible teachers are those working in schools:

NB: whilst Ofsted 3-4 schools are the main target of the TLIF fund, other schools within Opportunity Areas and Category 5 or 6 Local Area Districts may be eligible as part of a local network.

  • Find out if you or your school might be eligible for this free CPD here.

Thursday 10th January 2019

What a night! Our amazing school choir performed at FLYDSA Arena as part of the Young Voices 2019 Concerts.

Click on the links below to watch the amazing The Greatest Showman Finale



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yv  It’s Young Voices 2019 tomorrow night 10.01.19 at the Sheffield FLYDSA. The children in our choir are very excited!


What does our community say about our school?

Click on the links below to find out!

Monkey Class Feedback

Elephant Class Feedback

Hippo Class Feedback

Giraffe Class Feedback

Lion Class Feedback

BPQ2018 completed – Parent questionnaire responses


Happy New Year Everyone! Looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 7th January 2019.

Breakfast Club as usual at 8am and 8:40am gates open to welcome all our lovely families.

merry christmasWe wish all our families a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year – thank you for all your lovely messages, cards and gifts.

School closes today Friday 21st December at 3pm and re-opens on Monday 7th January 2019.

Gifts this Year

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A huge THANK YOU to Fareshare and Hallam FM for the Festive Food Bags and toys we were able to send home with every child.

Filming & Photography at School Performances

Click here for the letter sent 14.12.18 Performance safeguarding letter

disco posterChristmas Disco

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:



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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.




Friday 26th October

School is closed





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



October 2018


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


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


untitledKeeping Children Safe in Education September 2018

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:


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.




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.



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

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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.


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!


Click here – Fortnite factsheet




Summer Reading Challenge 2018

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Mischief Makers

Follow the links below to find out more!




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.


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


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.


Story Teller Visits Brockley

Thursday 28th June 2018

Check SeeSaw for your child’s experience



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


Project READ


Tuesday 26th June

Uttoxeter Race Course

Mischief Making!


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)


June 2018

Parents Guide to Fortnite – What you need to know!



Handi App

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Follow the link below to download the Childhood Illness Handi App



Tesco Clowne Bag Packing Fundraising Morning

Saturday 12th May 2018

tescoWe raised an incredible £430.08

Thank you to everyone involved

_______________________________dcc2Derbyshire Parent Champions

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.



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



Click below for May 2018 Newsletter

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Friday 18th May 2018

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Invitation – royal wedding


Superhero Dress Up Day

Raising money for Holiday Hunger with GEM106

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April 2018

Domestic Abuse Notice for Brockley Primary School


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.



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




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



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.

WBDChildren are encouraged to bring their favourite book to school on

Thursday 1st March 

 An email has been sent with further details.







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Week Ending


Well Done to  Lion Class

100% Attendance




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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!



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.



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:


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






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.



 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

Lion Class

Winners of the Autumn Term 2017 

Attendance Award



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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November newsletter (2) pdf

Well Done to Hippo Class


Best Attendance for Week Ending 24.11.17



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.



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 


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.


Enterprise Week is here!



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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!


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


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


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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!


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

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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.





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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!

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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.


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

‘Only My Best is Good Enough’