Headteacher’s Letter


Broadoak School

Mr Lee McConaghie, Head of School

Mr Lee McConaghie, Head of School

 

It is fantastic to report that pupils in our local primaries are once again choosing Broadoak. If any parents have not had confirmation of a place please contact us. Mrs Worswick, who leads transition, will soon be writing to all Year 6 parents with details of our annual summer school. All of Year 6 are invited for a week of interactive learning. This is, of course, in addition to our Transition week in July where all of Year 6 will experience a full week with our current pupils.

If any parents have still not selected a place please contact us as soon as possible. We would be delighted to arrange a personal tour with then Headteacher.

Year 11 English Mock Exams

Year 11 pupils are now sitting mock exams in English and maths. The next English mock exam is Friday 24th March.  It is English Language Paper 2 B and there will be revision from 7am.

Careers News

Attending the careers lunch time drop -in on Friday 24th March:

North Lancashire Training Group

All pupils are welcome to come along and discuss their ambitions for the future!

First Aid Training

Having First Aid training on your CV as a school leaver is a great asset and it’s also a really valuable life skill. In Year 11 CoPE this week, we invited trainers from St John’s Ambulance to provide official training on the Primary Survey, Recovery Position and CPR.  We await the certificates to put in our Records of Achievement

Lunch Menu W/B 20th March

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Soup of the day Soup of the day Soup of the day Soup of the day Fish & chips
Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake & Cheese Rich and Spicy Chicken Balti BBQ Chicken & Vegetable Rice Traditional Cottage Pie & Cheesy Mash Burger & Chips
Beef and Vegetable Bake Pizza Slices Jumbo Sausage Rolls Southern Fried Chicken Fillets Variety of Holland’s Pies
Pasta bar Pasta bar Pasta bar Pasta bar Gravy & curry sauce
Various salads Various salads Various salads Various salads
Jacket potato & fillings Jacket potato & fillings Jacket potato & fillings Jacket potato & fillings Baked beans

Year 11 Easter Revision School

To support students we will be running Easter School again. This takes place on Monday 3rd until Thursday 6th April and involves some key subjects who are either providing revision sessions or an opportunity to complete outstanding coursework. The days will run from 9.15am when a free breakfast will be provided and will end at 1:45pm; there will be two, two hour sessions with a fifteen minute break. Sessions will begin at 9.30am for those who do not want a breakfast. School uniform is not required

  Monday 3rd April Tuesday 4th April Wednesday 5th April Thursday 6th April
English

 

Maths GCSE IT

CIDA

Performing Arts

Craft

Food

PE

History

Geography

Sports News

Broadoak had the biggest squad out of all the schools in Trafford for the Year 7 and Year 8 North Trafford Indoor Athletics competition. Outstanding performers on the day went to Brooke Wetherill (Year 8), Henry Fong (Year 8), Nana Robinson (Year 7) and Thomas Haynes (Year 7). Their sportsmanship and teamwork when cheering for each other was brilliant to watch and hear. They were the loudest and most encouraging out of all the schools there. A massive congratulations to all who competed – you were a credit to the school and to yourselves. Well done!

Broadoak held the North Trafford Girls Basketball Tournament last Thursday and after weeks of gruelling training sessions led by Nathan Gardiner and Cain Rourke all their hard work paid off. The girls just missed out on making it to the finals coming third, however this should not dishearten the girls as they were unreal! Outstanding performer goes to the feistiest girl on the court, Charlotte Capper, as her determination to get back every ball was fabulous!

United Kingdom Mathematics Trust

On Monday 13th March, four of our best KS3 pupils represented Broadoak at the UKMT (United Kingdom Mathematics Trust) Regional Finals held at Manchester Grammar School. The team consisted of Sam Fletcher, Niamh Pickens, Danielle Higgins and Billy Edwards. Undaunted by the intimidating reputation of many of the schools taking part, our heroic quartet worked their way through four tough 45-minute rounds of punishing academic challenges, culminating in a high speed relay of mathematical mayhem. This involved over 100 of the brightest young mathematicians in the North West rushing crazily around the Great Hall in an effort to score more points than anyone else. By 3pm the winning teams had been identified and it was no shame for us to have been beaten by Manchester Grammar School (1st place), Manchester High School for Girls (2nd place) and Altrincham Grammar School for Boys (3rd place). Our team came 15th place out of 28 competing schools, please congratulate our fantastic team when you next see them. Well done all!

Stars of the Week

Year 7: Kieron Hickson, Charlotte Williams, Jack Harrison, Thomas Bailey

Year 8: Toby Thompson, Cain Rourke

Year 9: Arnya Byrom, Kayley Boda, April Wright, Leonie Maas, Sidney Froggatt

Congratulations!

 

Dates to Remember

Monday 27th March

Year 10 Progress Evening, 4.30pm

 

Friday 31st March –

Monday 17th April

Easter Holiday

 

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