Communication between home and school is very important. At Brockley Primary School we do not always produce ‘Newsletters’ instead we regularly send letters, leaflets, text messages and update our school website almost daily.
Also, don’t forget everyday we operate a ‘Meet & Greet’ system which means there’s always someone available to speak to from the team.
We are such a busy school and like to keep you informed as much as possible. Therefore remember to check your child’s bag regularly, update the office if you change your mobile number and visit the website – we don’t want your child to miss out!
March Update Online Advice for Parents email2
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.
Click here to find out what parents think s
about our school November 2018 – BPQ2018 completed
What do the children think about our school? Click on the class link below to find out.
Invite to the official opening of the MUGA
Click here to find out what’s coming up after Christmas – Dates for Your Diary spring 2019
Recording and Reporting Racist Incidents
Schools have a statutory duty as outlined in the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 to record and report all incidents of a racial nature to the Local Authority (LA). Racism is a problem affecting society as a whole: it is not something that occurs in isolation in schools and one key step towards creating a safe learning environment is ensuring that all forms of racism (and other discriminatory behaviour) are tackled firmly as and when they occur, because no child can feel safe in an environment where racism, sexism, disability harassment, and homophobia is not challenged. If racist and other incidents are not dealt with in schools, then this will send a powerful message to children that such behaviour is acceptable – not only in schools but in society as a whole.
Keeping a record of racist incidents is important because it shows both the victim and the perpetrator that the school takes the issue of racism seriously. It also demonstrates the way in which the school is meeting the legal requirements of the Race Relations
Reporting systems should be made easy so that all staff and pupils know the systems and feel encouraged to use them.
It is important that reports on incidents should be kept confidential to minimise repercussions for the victim.
It is good practise for schools to regularly analyse their recorded information to identify trends or patterns regarding the nature of incidents, who is involved and where incidents are happening. This will enable schools to take a proactive approach in preventing racist incidents.
In relation to each incident schools should consider whether it is appropriate to contact the LA and/or other agencies for support and advice. If an assault takes place and the head teacher considers it to be serious, the matter must be reported immediately to the police and the LA.
In the case of serious incidents, an assessment will be needed to find out:
- whether the incident was so serious that the whole school community needs to be informed
- whether teachers should explain the circumstances to all pupils
- whether all parents/carers need to be informed
The LA has a duty to collate and report all racial and other incidents reported by schools. This is an authority wide report on the number and nature of incidents and does not identify individual schools or pupils. The LA, on an annual basis will publish a report feeding back to schools information on its findings.
investigating Racist Incidents
All racist incidents, no matter how trivial they seem, should be investigated as quickly as possible. Nominate a lead person responsible
for investigating racist incidents. This person does not have to be a headteacher but should be a senior member of staff.
Adopt an agreed approach for investigating racial incidents. For example, in the case of minor incidents it may be sufficient to obtain a
verbal account from those involved. For more serious incidents, schools may wish to obtain a written statement that both victim and perpetrator sign and agree to as an accurate record of the incident. This will be particularly helpful in cases where there are no additional witnesses to the incident.
When investigating the incident, the school should respond appropriately to both the nature of the racist incident and to its level of seriousness. The school should be mindful of factors such as:
- the age and level of understanding of the perpetrator
- whether the perpetrator intended to inflict physical or emotional harm on the victim/s and whether they were aware of the
- effects of their action
- whether actual and/or serious physical or emotional harm was inflicted on the victim/s
- whether the incident was a one-off or part of a pattern
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.
Online Safety for Parents October 2018
Parents Evening Thursday 18th October – Link has been sent via text.
Wednesday 20th June 2018
Brockley Primary School
Mr Singh and Sikhism
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 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)
Parents Guide to Fortnite: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/parents-guide-fortnite-battle-royale – June 2018
may newsletter 1 – May 2018
royal wedding menu – Friday 18th May
royal wedding – Friday 18th May
superhero pdf – Friday 11th May
April 2018 – Latest information sent to parents regarding Cyber-Bullying and what they can do to protect their children. Follow the links below:
Nut Allergy letter to parents – February 2018
nut letter to parents – click here to find out your role in keeping school safe.
lunch information – Click here to find your Community Lunch invite!
November newsletter (2) pdf – Click to open the latest newsletter
Latest Ofsted Monitoring Visit Report – Brockley Primary School Ofsted
Posada Letter and Information for Parents – posada
Information for parents regarding ROBLOX can be found by following the link below.
October newsletter PDF – click here for the October 2017 Newsletter
October 2017 Newsletter
Communication between parents and school is vital. To help ensure school hears the messages from parents we have developed The Parent Voice Committee here at Brockley Primary School. All parents are automatically members when their child enrols.
If you would like to lead this committee then please committee the nomination form below. A copy of the constitution is also provided for you to ensure you understand the role of the committee.
Parent Voice application – please complete and return to school – this was emailed October 2017
Parent Voice Constitution – this was emailed October 2017
Headlice-leaflet-for-parents – How to treat your child and prevent future issues
polar pdf – Information and invite to the launch of the Polar Expedition Project
September 2017 Newsletter – Sept Newsletter
Young Voices 2018 – Song Lyrics in a powerpoint style – Young-Voices-2018-Lyrics-White – September 2017
Copy of the lyrics provided at Choir – Lyrics-2018
SID Letter – Invite to the Safer Internet Day February 2017
January newsletter – Recent newsletter January 2017
Headlice-leaflet-for-parents – Jan 2017
head-lice-in-schools – Jan 2017
headlice_leaflet – Jan 2017
health-and-safety-in-toddler-groups – Stay and Play Information for families December 2016
procedure-for-a-dealing-with-an-accident – December 2016
procedure-for-a-dealing-with-a-bump-to-the-head-or-facial-area – December 2016
slapped-cheek – Information for parents and carers about ‘Slapped Cheek Syndrome’
absence-letter – Update regarding Mr Fletcher’s continuing absence.
stay – This letter contains all the details about our new club ‘Stay and Play.’ It is held every Thursday afternoon during term-time from 1:30pm until 3:00pm. Children attending morning nursery are permitted to attend the session in an afternoon. Parents must stay on site and be responsible for their child at all times.
Young Voices 2017
The Mp3 below are all the songs we are singing in January. Please download and rehearse at home. These may not work on some tablets or smartphones.
Toilet Training Advice for parents
1. Are schools obliged to admit children who are not toilet trained?
2. Do two adults need to be present when changing a child who’s had an accident?
3. Can parents be asked to come into school to change their child?
4. Isn’t it the parent’s responsibility to toilet train their child?
dates-for-your-diaries-2 – autumn 2016 update