Letters and Parent Information


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 Facebook page almost daily.

How and where to get help with day to day issues

www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus (Updated daily)

Most up to date information for benefits, Universal Credits etc.

Citizens Advice Bureau: http://www.ddcab.org.uk/ 

There is general advice specifically about COVID-19 on the national Citizens  


Money Advice Service 


Step change  


The Stop Loan Sharks Helpline Service www.stoploansharks.uk   

Ensuring that illegal money lenders (loan sharks) do not take advantage and profit from other people’s hardship is fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic- 

24/7 hotline-0300 555 2222  

Text a report-07860022116 

Email report a loan shark@stoploansharks.uk   

Private message- www.facebook.com/stoploansharksproject   

Derbyshire Discretionary Fund

Phone: 01629 533399 Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm



Clay Cross Foodbank www.claycross.foodbank.org.uk

Phone: 07899878398 (All enquiries) Email: info@claycrossfoodbank.org.uk Please use email address where possible not phone number.

Community of Christ Church, Thanet Street, Clay Cross.

Freedom Community Project www.fcgroup.org.uk

Phone: 0300 302 0334 Email: info@fcgroup.org.uk

Grace Food Bank www.gracefoodbanksheffield.org.uk

Referral – Email form on website.

Phone: 07580516512 (Referrals)

Phone: 07964896283 (General enquiries)

240, Lowedges Road, Sheffield.

Also covers S8 areas, Lowedges, Norton, Batemoor, Jordanthorpe.

New Hope Food Bank (Referral from agency) www.newhopefoodbank.org.uk

Phone: 07939950713 (All enquiries) Email: michelle@newhopefoodbank.org.uk

Norwood Industrial Estate, 3, Rotherham Close, Killamarsh.

Area’s covered: Creswell, Clowne, Dronfield, Eckington, Killamarsh & Renishaw.

Trussell Trust (Referral from agency) www.trusselltrust.org Email: enquiries@trusselltrust.org

Phone: 01722580180 (All enquiries)

They are currently operating from two distribution centres only on Tuesday and Friday.

Tuesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm The Compass, West Bars, Chesterfield (Town Centre) S40 1AZ

Friday 1:00pm – 3:00pm Loundsley Green Community Centre, Cuttholme Road, Chesterfield S40 4QU

Cooking on a budget

Jack Monroe’s recipes provide families who are struggling on a tight budget might benefit from having some very inexpensive and easy recipes to use. https://cookingonabootstrap.com/

Children’s Centres Support for 0-19 yrs

Alice’s View 01629 533622

Bolsover 01629 533851

Creswell 01629 537396

Eckington 01629 537169

Shirebrook 01629 537398

Starting Point /Safeguarding 01629 535353

Call Derbyshire 01629 533190

North East Derbyshire District Council 

Many of the council’s services can be accessed through using the website forms which can be found


Phone us on: 01246 231111 

Mental Health

CRISIS Team: 01332 623700

Kooth Children and Teenagers online counselling support www.kooth.com

MIND:   https://www.mind.org.uk/


Qwell Adults counselling/support www.qwell.io




Action for Children: www.actionforchildren.org.uk


Derbyshire LGBT+  : www.facebook.com/derbyshirelgbt/


Every Mind Matters:  https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/  


Men-Talk is all around the subject of improving men’s mental health, raising awareness, removing the stigma and ultimately reducing male suicide.  Men-Talk are continuing to offer mental health support to anyone who needs it. They are providing talks, listening, sharing and signposting online. You can email mentalkmeeting@gmail.com    

Mental Health Foundation 


Rethink Mental Health Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service

Telephone: 01773 734989

Website: https://www.rethink.org/help-in-your-area/services/community-support/derbyshire-recovery-and-peer-support-service/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0f_ZjonK6AIVxITVCh365AM2EAAYASAAEgLqGvD_BwE


Supporting young people impacted by self-harm, providing a safe space to talk, ask any questions and be honest about what’s going on in your life.      www.selfharm.co.uk


Domestic Abuse

Phone: 08000 198 668 Derbyshire 24/7 helpline www.saferderbyshire.gov.uk/what-we-do/domestic-abuse/domestic-abuse

Respect http://respect.uk.net/ https://mensadviceline.org.uk/ SaveLives Ending Domestic Abuse http://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domestic-abuse-and-covid-19

Womens Aid https://chat.womensaid.org.uk/

Online Safety (keeping children safe online)



CVS Bassetlaw CVS www.bcvs.org.uk Phone: 01909 476118 Email: admin@bcvs.org.uk

Links CVS www.linkscvs.org.uk Phone: 01246 274844 Email: info@linkscvs.org.uk

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Support

Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service  

The Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service has set up a helpline.  

Helpline No: 01773 734989 – Monday to Friday – 09.00 – 17.00  

The idea is that we are here to give emotional support, reassurance, a listening ear, signposting.  

The Helpline is open Monday to Friday, (but will be reviewed regularly and times/days could be expanded).  9:00 till 17.00 Monday to Friday. 

Parenting Support 

Boredom Busters 

Keep your family informed and entertained during the coronavirus shutdowns with parenting articles, study tips, science experiments, homework resources, cute videos, and more. 



Your library in one app – eBooks and eAudiobooks https://www.borrowbox.com/ 

Derbyshire Libraries 

Story Time – Monday morning story time at 10:00am live on Facebook 

Bear Masks – We’d love to see lots of you making your own bear masks! If you do, please feel free to send it directly to us on Facebook, or email it to ask.library@derbyshire.gov.uk and we’ll share your fantastic creations with everyone else! 



Subscription to eMagazines and eNewpapers  https://www.pressreader.com/catalog  

Homework Resources 

Primary Resources https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources   

Secondary Resources https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/keystage3-ks3-teachers-toolbox/homework-help-revision-packs-teacher-toolbox-secondary/school-closure-support-free-taster-packs-ks3-ks4 

Information on current Coronavirus/COVID-19   

Amaze – Information pack for parents  


Carers UK – Guidance for carers:  


Covibook  An interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic: https://www.mindheart.co/descargables  

Mencap – Easy Read guide to Coronavirus: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Information%20about%20Coronavirus%20ER%20SS2.pdf   

National Autistic Society – Guidance and helpline for parents’, young people and staff:  https://www.autism.org.uk/services/nas-schools/vanguard/news/2020/march/coronavirus-(covid-19)-advice.aspx  


What support do they offer? Up to date information on Covid-19 and where to access support. Support around symptoms and how to act. 

Telephone: If you need help not but it’s not an emergency call 111 for EMERGENCIES call 999.  

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/ 

Place2Be  Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing: https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/   

Public Health England – Coronavirus information and advice 


Young Minds – Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing:  


List of organisations and local groups offering support  

Derbyshire Community Response Unit CRU 

We’re co-ordinating a massive community response across the county to make sure vulnerable residents are supported through the coronavirus outbreak. 

We’re calling on Derbyshire’s strong network of community groups, voluntary organisations and businesses to help by joining the Derbyshire Community Response Unit. Do you belong to a business or group that could help supply goods or services? 

The Community Response Unit will help those in need by delivering services such as: 

  • foodshopping and delivery
  • checking up on people who are isolated with a phone call or online help to prevent loneliness and check whether there is anything they need
  • collecting and delivering prescriptions
  • preparing meals.

Residents who could be helped by the Community Response Unit include those who are self-isolating because they, or a member of their household, is at risk from coronavirus. Support will be offered to residents struggling to meet their basic needs because of financial, social and health restrictions – including pregnant women, people with some underlying health conditions and those aged 70 or over. 

If you’re involved in a community group, voluntary organisation or business and you have members who are below the age of 70 who are fit and well then we want to hear from you.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email: help.offered@derbyshire.gov.uk    

Kindness works 


North East Derbyshire District Council – Community Support Team


Online form to register if you are self-isolating 

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.




Lion Class Feedback

Giraffe Class Feedback

monkey Class Feedback

Hippo Class Feedback

Elephant Class Feedback

Dates for Your Diary spring 2019

Invite to the official opening of the MUGA

rich invite jpeg

Afterschool clubs letter – spring

Click here to find out what’s coming up after Christmas – Dates for Your Diary spring 2019

anti racim

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

(Amendment) Act

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.

September 2018 newsletter 2

Newsletter july 2018 Final Version

Dates for Your Diary Autumn 2018

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 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)

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:

Mercia Police Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying advice

Feb 2018 news

February 2018 Newsletter – Click here Feb 2018 news

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

november newsletter (2) pdf

Latest Ofsted Monitoring Visit Report – Brockley Primary School Ofsted

Posada Letter and Information for Parents – posada

parent question

questionnaire results website

pupil question

Pupil Questionnaire pdf 1


Information for parents regarding ROBLOX can be found by following the link below.


October newsletter PDF – click here for the October 2017 Newsletter

October newsletter Jpeg
October newsletter jpeg pg2

October 2017 Newsletter


parent voice

Parent Voice

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


Letters Home

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


Fw__New_social_opportunities_from_Working_Together_for_Older_People_Project – February 2017

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

Fw__Message_from_CPM_Schools-_Updated_protocol_and_guidance_on__the_making_and_distribution_of_computer_generated_images_(sexting)_ – 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.


Children in need/anti-bullying fundraising

Toilet Training Advice for parents

1. Are schools obliged to admit children who are not toilet trained?

Schools must not discriminate against or disadvantage disabled children or those with special educational needs. This is in line with the Equality Act 2010 which states that a person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on that person’s ability to carry out day to day activities.
A delay in achieving continence can be considered a disability. It is therefore not acceptable to refuse admission to school to children who are not yet toilet trained.
The Children and Families Act, which came into force in September 2014, places a statutory duty on schools to make arrangements to support pupils with medical conditions, in terms of both physical and mental health. Medical conditions include bladder and bowel problems. If a continence issue has been identified and will not be resolved before the child starts school (whether related to toilet training or not), the child cannot be refused entry to the school.
Schools therefore can’t turn away children that aren’t continent, but must work to support those children in the school environment so that they can play an active role in school life, remain healthy and achieve their academic potential.
School governing bodies should ensure that school leaders consult health and social care professionals, pupils and parents to ensure the needs of children that aren’t toilet trained are effectively supported.

2. Do two adults need to be present when changing a child who’s had an accident?

Children that start school and are not toilet trained will undoubtedly have accidents and will need to be changed. Staff who are going to help a child with intimate care should make sure another member of staff is aware of their intentions and is in the vicinity and visible or audible (see page 14 of the ‘Guidance for safer working practice for those working with children and young people in education settings‘, 2015). There is no written legal requirement for two members of staff to be present when a child is being changed.

3. Can parents be asked to come into school to change their child?

Although school staff should use their discretion and judge each case on its merits with reference to a child’s individual healthcare plan, it is not generally acceptable practice to oblige parents to come into school in order to change their child after they have wet or soiled themselves.
For more detail on this and other unacceptable practice, see the statutory guidance on implementing the Children and Families Act. 

4. Isn’t it the parent’s responsibility to toilet train their child?

Schools do not have a legal duty to toilet train children, but they can support children who are being toilet trained at home and can signpost parents to information to help them with toilet training.
If a parent knows that their child will not be fully toilet trained in time for the start of school, or if they suffer from a specific continence condition such as constipation or urgency, parents should let the school know well in advance so that the school can be prepared.
For instance, the school might need to arrange additional training for staff, or might need to ensure there is an appropriate place for children to be changed or for spare clothes to be stored.
If a child has a continence condition such as severe constipation, the school will need to work with the parents and key health professionals involved in the child’s care to create a healthcare plan so that they can effectively support the child.
If a parent has notified the school that their child is not toilet trained, the school can direct them towards ERIC for information about toilet training and other continence problems.
Schools and nurseries can also signpost parents towards ERIC’s resources, in particular:
 – ‘ERIC’s Guide to Potty Training’
 – ‘Thinking about wee and poo now you’re on your way to school’.























dates-for-your-diaries-2 – autumn 2016 update


A Parents Guide to Complaining to Your School About Bullying

Afterschool Club Jan 16 – Mar 16

Breakfast Club Jan 16 – Mar 16

Bug Club Sign Up Letter

Changes to the School Day

Family Reading Survey

Head Lice Letter

Heads Introduction to Parents – Jan 15

Inhaler Request Letter

Late Letter

Maths Presentation Letter – Jan 16

Medicine Letter

Ofsted Report Information and Summary for Parents

Paddington Letter

Parental Consent Rolling Activity

Bikeability Training – Year 6

Pupil Images – Cover Letter to Parents

Special Diet – Parental Covering Letter

Spelling Letter for Giraffe – March 2016

Uniform Letter to Parents

Useful Maths Website Letter