Welcome from the Head Teacher - Mr Bond
Welcome to our website and thank you for visiting. It is only a small glimpse into life at Brockmoor Primary School and I would urge you to visit us in person to see our school in action. It is only then that you can get a real ‘feel’ for school life.
It is an honour and a privilege to be the new Headteacher of Brockmoor Primary School. Hopefully all that you already love about Brockmoor will stay the same as we move onto the next exciting chapter.
Did you know we now offer 35 hour Nursery places?
Brockmoor nursery now offers wraparound care from 8:30 to 3:30 for all 3 year olds who are eligible for this provision. Please follow the link below to see if you are entitled to this.
For more information on free wraparound care please speak to the main office on 01384 816635.
Please note the weekly 'What's On' update can now be found by clicking on the 'What's On' tab.
To make sure that every child is safe, happy and learning.
At Brockmoor we value learning, compassion and every child's right to a childhood. We plan for our children's futures knowing that we have customized our school to meet the needs of our children. We try to deliver a curriculum that is relevant, appropriate and exciting. This is brought to life in an environment which is warm, welcoming and highly conducive in stimulating childrens achievement. Our drive is to provide every child with the experiences and opportunities to feel successful and value learning as the gateway to future success. The school's vision is that every child should be safe, happy and learning and this is clearly shared with our children and their families. This vision will be achieved by us, as adults, ensuring essential core skills are learnt and by modelling the right way to be through our unflinching commitment to develop character in our children. As part of our vision and values training day in January we listened to the views of children (please see their acrostic poem of how they view their school at the front entrance), parents, governors and staff and will focus on developing the following character in our children:
Honesty (to take responsibility for our actions)
Pride (in themselves, their uniform, their work and their school)
Courage (to do the right thing even if it's at a personal cost)
Belief (in their ability to make progress and right to be unique)
Passion (for learning) and compassion (for one another)
Respect (for learning, themselves, staff, parents, carers and for difference)
Resilience (so as to faces challenges and find ways to overcome or accept them).
Each of these values are important to us as a school. We regularly refer to them and expect everyone who visits our school to commit to these principles. By the time a child leaves Brockmoor Primary School we hope to have developed the personal qualities we expect, respect, understanding and tolerance.
And why this is so important to us?
The vast majority of pupils at Brockmoor live in the top 10% of social deprivation, which could mean:
1. Girls living in social deprivation have a life expectancy of 7 years less than the National Average. For boys it's 9 years less. That means a child born here may live 8 fewer years than a child born two miles away in Kingswinford!
2. Only 3% of children living in social deprivation currently go on to university.
3. In the UK social mobility is at its lowest point for more than a generation.
We know that sometimes people limit expectations and use excuses as to why some children can’t achieve.
We acknowledge that often society isn’t fair but at Brockmoor our focus is on doing all we can to close the gap. Our job is to remove any barriers that are in the way, to ensure every child makes accelerated progress from their starting point. We want every child, regardless of background or ability to reach their potential.
Take a look at a video the children have done explaining our values!
Are we a good school?
We are on a rapid school improvement journey to ensure that more of our school is at least ‘Good.’
You will already see that OFSTED has noted areas of strength such as the care and safeguarding of our pupils.
We are clear on what we are doing to improve and cannot do this single-handedly. We are fortunate that our Parents/Carers are so supportive, and our latest Parental Survey shows very positive results.
We have two school rules:
- Work Hard and Be Nice
- We expect everyone to try their best in every lesson and to put the effort in to achieve their potential.
- We expect everyone to be kind, calm, polite, pleasant and personable.
We have a Post-Ofsted Action Plan which outlines our School's Priorities for Improvement.
1. Increase the impact of leaders and managers, including governors, on pupils' achievement, particularly in writing and mathematics.
2. Improve the quality of teaching so that pupils make better progress.
3. To ensure that school leaders act promptly to share the best practice they identify and challenge areas of inconsistency where it arises. This will then raise standards in writing and maths (which are areas of concern at the end of Key Stage 2).
4. Ensure that Safeguarding remains robust and the for the gaps between groups' attendance to close.
Term Dates - please check before booking holidays!
|2019 Autum Term|
|Term Starts:||Wednesday 4th September, 2019.|
|October Half Term||Saturday 26th October - Sunday 3rd November|
|Term Ends:||Friday 20th December, 2019.|
|2020 Spring Term|
|Term Starts:||Tuesday 7th January, 2020.|
|February Half Term||Saturday 15th February - Sunday 23rd February|
|Term Ends:||Friday 3rd April|
|2020 Summer Term|
|Term Starts:||Monday 20th April|
|Bank Holiday||FRIDAY 8th May|
|Whit-Sun Half Term||Saturday 23rd May - Sunday 31st May|
|Year Ends||Monday 20th July|
Holidays in term time
School is still legally obliged to challenge all holidays in school time and will do so. Last year we had a horrible experience where a child returned from a holiday to find their place in school had been taken. That child fortunately returned to our fold but only after having to travel to another school for three months. Can I also remind parents that 8:45 (except for Nursery at 8:30 and 12:30) is the time that children need to be going into classes not arriving at the school gates. Late arrival unsettles the child and disrupts the start of the day.
Thinking of joining our school family?
If you are thinking about joining the Brockmoor family then please contact the school and we can direct you to the correct policies and forms.
Paper copies of information
If you would like a paper copy of the information on our school website we can provide this free of charge. If you want to find out more about life at Brockmoor click on the 'Parents' pencil. The school prospectus in this section should tell you lots about life in school (including school times). If you're thinking of joining our rapidly growing school family please click on 'Parents' pencil then go to 'Policies' and you'll find information on admissions. If you need help at home there's guidance in the 'Parents' pencil as well.
We have a very narrow entrance to the front of school via Belle Isle. Can parents & carers please not bring cars onto the car park or use the driveway for parking. This is for the safety of our children as emergency vehicles need this clear. We welcome disabled parking permit holders to use the two disabled bays outside the foyer and if a parent or child has issues with mobility please come in and talk to us so we can provide you with parking permsission.
Helping us to improve - Your say
We have just added online feedback forms on our website for our Parent Voice group (in the Parents tab) and Governors (who have their own tab on the homepage). There is a simple online form that can be completed in seconds. This will be picked up by Mrs Manning who is clerk to both the governing body and our Parent Voice group. Ideally any concerns are best met by coming into school to discuss them but we recognise that there are times this may be difficult for parents and carers. Please be mindful this is not the vehicle to raise complaints about school or staff it's more to do with helping us improve our school.