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24th May 2024
24 May 2024
I am delighted to be able to share with you that we have a new Manchester United Foundation Hub officer who has joined us this week. Catherine Stansfield-Boys has already hit the ground running. Alongside myself and Mr Walls we had the privilege of interviewing eleven Year 9 boys and girls for a fantastic role. The ‘ball assistant’ role with Manchester United needs high levels of commitment and dedication. It is also a fantastic opportunity to have experiences week in week out that others can only dream of. The panel were really impressed with the standard and quality of the interviews. However, we only had one position available, huge congratulations to Zanyar who was successful and will take up this role next year.
Newsletter 17th May 2024
17 May 2024
Year 11 have made a really strong and positive start to the full exam period. Thank you to parents and carers for your ongoing support and encouragement. Next half term sees Y10 transition to be the oldest year group in the school. With that comes the responsibility of leadership and the beginnings of the process to appoint the new prefect team alongside other elements of pupil leadership. Year 10 will also embark on a Work experience placement. Our coverage is excellent, half term would be a great time for the Year 10 pupils to try out public transport (if needed) and ensure that they know how to get to their placement. As always, please contact the school should you need any support.
Newsletter 3rd May 2024
3 May 2024
I would like to draw your attention to the flyer in the newsletter regarding our Summer Fair. This year it is on Saturday 6th July – we have provisionally booked in the sunshine for that day! We have slightly amended the timings and the event runs from 12-3:30pm. Last year it was fantastic to see so many of you come together and support the event. We are confident that we will have the same response this year. Please do get in contact with the school if you would like to run a stall at the Fair and we can arrange this.
Newsletter 26th April 2024
26 April 2024
As you know we have been visited by Ofsted this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. Whilst the outcome from the inspection will take a few weeks to be published, I can share that I was proud of the entire school community. Pupils showed how respectful , mature and ambitious they are. Pupils were asked to speak directly to inspectors and they expressed how much they enjoy school and how they feel safe whilst enjoying learning both inside the classroom and beyond. They were able to talk about the breadth of personal development opportunities, the range of pupil leadership within the school as well as the ambitious curriculum on offer . I appreciate the time that many parents and carers who took time to complete the Ofsted Parent View survey. It is heartening and reassuring to know that the vast majority of parents feel passionate about Broadoak and value the culture and ethos that has continued to develop. I will share the full report with you as soon as it is published. But, for now, thank you for supporting the school.
Newsletter 19th April 2024
19 April 2024
This week we received delivery of the first batch of brand new musical instruments into Broadoak which arrived after our successful bid in collaboration with Restore The Music. We are delighted to be able to share the news of our allocation of £20,000 to purchase musical instruments. This will be hugely beneficial to our pupils and will mean that a greater number of pupils than ever before will be able to explore elements of music that would otherwise not have been available. Well done to Mrs Haggerty for driving this forward.
Newsletter 12th April 2024
12 April 2024
It has been a calm and purposeful return after the Easter break. Pupils have enjoyed returning to school and we begin the exciting final term of the school year. I would like to promote a workshop which is taking place locally. We do work closely in partnership with Trafford and have seen great uptake and huge successes in previous projects. The latest one (flyer in the newsletter) is an opportunity for parents and carers to brush up on their Maths skills and also help support their children with homework / revision etc. It starts on Wednesday 24th April and there are incentives for attending and participating – let us know if you attend and find this useful.
Newsletter 22nd March 2024
22 March 2024
A huge thank you to all who supported this year’s school production of High School Musical. It was such a fantastic series of performances, the culmination of months and months of hard work. For me the greatest sense of pride came with the large numbers of pupils who were involved. This continues to grow from year to year. I also want to make you aware of the range of activities over Easter. I know many of you have children who have signed up for our Easter football camp in conjunction with Manchester United Foundation. We also have large numbers of Year 11 pupils who will be attending revision sessions over the first week of the break.
Newsletter 15th March 2024
15 March 2024
This week nearly 60 of our Year 7 pupils have enjoyed their Outward Bounds week in Wales. This has been supported by five members of our staff as well as the specialist staff at the centre. It is always a memorable and wonderful experience, it is one that could not happen without the dedication and support of our staff who give up their week so that our pupils can have this experience. I am sure that you will join me in thanking Mr Mackintosh, Ms Brown, Mr Ross, Ms Davies and Mr Brown for all their efforts this week – and wish them a restful weekend where they can try and catch up on missed sleep !
Newsletter 8th March 2024
8 March 2024
Across the whole school we have excellent coverage on our MCAS app. It is important that families use this regularly and check messages from school. It is not always possible for school staff to make telephone calls which makes the use of the app even more important. The app does have a facility to message back if you need further clarification or a discussion. If you have issues downloading or accessing the app please contact the school for support. I also want to take this opportunity to again publicise our upcoming school performance of High School Musical – please get your tickets as it will be a fantastic event.
Newsletter 1st March 2024
1 March 2024
We are fast approaching our annual Outward Bounds trip and the excitement in Year 7 is palpable. This is always a fantastic experience that the pupils talk about for the remainder of their time at school – and it also produces great pictures for when they leave four years later! Some Year 9 pupils will be having conversations with staff regarding their option choices, as always happens when the choices come in numbers dictate that some classes are not viable, or blocking means that their two choices are scheduled at the same time. This is where our broad offer and the use of backup choices comes in. Final choices will be confirmed as soon as possible.
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