Friday, 16 December 2016

Learning Federation Leadership Team

We are delighted to inform you that we have now confirmed the Leadership Team for the Learning Federation. Last Friday the Governing Board interviewed Mr Drakes, Mrs Nicholls and Mrs Smith. Following their presentations and discussions about the future for our two schools and Federation the Governors unanimously appointed all three to their posts on a permanent basis. Mr Drakes will take overall strategic responsibility for the Learning Federation as Executive Headteacher. Mrs Nicholls is now the permanent Headteacher for Broadford and is responsible for all aspects of day to day leadership: staffing, pupils, behaviour and communication with parents and members of the local community. Likewise Mrs Smith is now confirmed as the permanent Headteacher at Mead. At both schools we also have Assistant Headteachers with specific areas of responsibility both at their ‘home’ school and across the Federation:
Mrs Joanne Stanley (Broadford) - AHT Professional Development & Director of the Teaching School
Mrs Jane Wallis (Broadford) - AHT Curriculum Development
Miss Anna Calitz (Mead) - AHT Inclusion SEN/More Able
Mrs Alison Pidgeon (Mead) - AHT Outdoor Learning & Read Write Inc

I would like to thank you for all the patience and understanding that you have shown during a time of considerable change. We have had a very positive start to our life as a Federation. This Summer we saw outstanding results at KS2 for all of our pupils across both schools. In October Mead restored its Ofsted grading to Good - in fact the report was so positive that much of it read as if it were well on the way to Outstanding. Our pupils have seen the Federation community grow much closer through shared teaching, joint trips, Federation sports teams - allowing us to finish 3rd in the recent indoor athletics tournament - and joint enrichment activities: London Symphony Orchestra, Primary Proms & cycling.  It has been fantastic to see so you coming to support your children at the recent events and celebrate their achievements through the social media footage and posts. You have significantly contributed towards strengthening what is a very positive, child led ethos. Thank you.

As we close out the year we can be certain that 2017 will continue to see our new Federation go from strength to strength for the benefit of all our pupils - your children.


Weekly Attendance

KS1: - Cedar 97%     
 KS2: - Hazel 96.13%  
 Overall: 94.56%
 Congratulations to Cedar and Hazel who have won the attendance league this week. One more week to go to see who will be crowned the term’s attendance league winners and win the class trip prize!

Learning Power Awards - Refelctiveness

These are the key skills that our children will need to learn effectively in class and to be successful later in life.

These children have managed to show that they can plan and revise ideas to earn their Reflectiveness certificate. Peiyce Egan, Alice Adedipe and William Ilot. 

Super Spellers

 All of these children have achieved full marks each week in their spelling test for a whole term. Congratulations, what an achievement!
Vittorio Omwanghe, Dorrie Lewis, John Olatunji, Amandeep Ubhi, Oliver Stay, Paige McGeoghan, Adam Abubakr, Jaydon Holloway, Sofia Raif, Plamen Vasilev, Kanishka Chintala, Jack Eve, Lilly Reynolds, Eriya Byamugisha, Oliwia Bartnik and Isabelle Munford.

Christmas Parties

There will be Festive Parties for children in years 1-6 on Tuesday 20th December. You won’t need to send in party clothes or food. The pupils will stay in school uniform but they are very welcome to bring in a festive sweater (and headwear if you have it) to wear for the afternoon.  We will also provide all the food for them too.



Sunday, 11 December 2016

Holly, Georgia and Jessica Raise Money for McMillian!

Holly, Georgia and Jessica Chilvers have been really busy lately. The have been designing, making and selling Christmas decorations to raise money for charity. These creative ladies have been selling their snowman to raise money for McMillian Cancer Support and so far the total is over £200 and rising. 

Well done to the Chilvers girls, we are very proud of you. 

Final Day of Term: Wednesday 21st December

We finish school at 3.15pm on Wednesday 21st December.  There are no clubs week beginning Monday 12th December, so all pupils should be picked up promptly by 3.15pm. School opens again on Tuesday 3rd January – Breakfast Club at 7.45am – with the doors opening at 8.30am.

Maths Challenge

Theses pupils have used their ability to think both mathematically and creatively to solve maths challenges: 

Rajaab Imran, Kanishka Chintala, Olivia Bundy, Tilly Butler, Moyin Ayodola, Maisy Cohen, Jessica Butler, Laicey McGeoghan, Bayleigh Parsons and Nancy Rack.

Reading Awards

These children have been reading so much and so many books, they have earned themselves reading awards.

Bookmark - Sophia Houlston, Ellie- Jo Stapleton and Olivia Bundy.

Bronze reading award; Abdulmalik Kaka, Bayleigh Parsons, Paris Godfrey, Summer Baker, Esther Fadele, Deborah Oluokun, Tyler Wager, Olivia Patrick -Stuart, Jorja-Mae Dines, Bradley Joy, Fitzroy Bamgbelu and Elizabeth Ositelu.

25 books - Ellie Chalmers, Ruby Welch, Victoria Pawlak, Livi Middleton, Tyler Shepherd, Sophie Porter, James Wise, Summer-Rose Trew,

Silver award - Madalina Luca, Adrian Luca, Riley Twum-Ampofo, James Olatunji, Reuben Roberts.

Free Readers - Henry Cruz Kokonchev, Olivia Bartnik, Ramone Holme-Slater and Emily Claydon.

Tracker Awards

These children have been working hard and achieving academic success and therefore have earned themselves the following rewards.  
Bronze - Nela Urban, Maisie Caine, Aaliyah-Shae Vidol, Klaidi Krasmiqi, Harry Lennon, Leah Sharpe and Nancy Rack.
Silver certificate - Moyin Ayodola
Golden bookmark - Alex Ianache
Golden certificate -  Alex Kopiec, Maleli Sibanda and Jack Dempsey.
Platinum certificate- Mia Gallagher and Fayo Ayodola
Diamond Prize - Roaln Vumuka and Grace Gore
Diamond - Jessica Simpson
Star - Caitlin Bowden

Bikeability Level 1&2

These children have completed their bikeability training and received their level 1&2 cycling awards.

Levan Towe-Enu, Sienna Nickson, Martin Wicher, Charlie Green, Caitlin Bowden, Ellis Curtis-Rich, William Illot, Tony Marshall, Harley Boland, Mitchell West, Sam Doidge, Abbie Sullivan, Jacob Owsley, Jack Eve, Ellie-Mae Wager, Arhaan Kaushal, Jessica Sampson, Shane Kirk, Sami Hatton

Learning Challenge

Blake Maddox, Plamen Vasilev and Sienna Nickson have been working hard at home and extending their knowledge through their learning challenge work.

Star Writers

These children have used a range of powerful vocabulary and techniques to become a Star Writer. 

Sajida Khanam, Nathaniel Ramus, Shauna Joyet, Ellie Wise, Abena Pim-Wusu, Grace Leadbitter, Plamen Vasilev, Ruben Roberts, Charlie Marshall, Lola-Mae Trinder, Sienna Watson, Reuben Roberts, Samira Rahman and Plamen Vasilev.
Look out for examples of their work on the blog!

Learning Power Awards: Resourcefulness

These are the key skills that our children will need to learn effectively in class and to be successful later in life.

Being able to show that you can make links between ideas and showing imagination demonstrates resourcefulness. These pupils have been awarded their resourcefulness certificate this week. Temira Hascar, Oliver Stay, Archie-Patrick Stuart and Abbie Sullivan.

Learning Power Awards: Resilience

These are the key skills that our children will need to learn effectively in class and to be successful later in life.

These children have shown that they can manage distraction, notice patterns and become absorbed in their tasks – well done for your Resilience certificate: Maisie Clarke, Leah Sharpe, Emma Bloy and Gracee-May Coble.

Learning Power Awards: Reciprocity

These are the key skills that our children will need to learn effectively in class and to be successful later in life.
These children have demonstrated effective reciprocity this week – able to listen carefully, work collaboratively and take turns. Charlie Cooper, Bella Hyder, Kanishka Chintala, Rajaab Imran, Samanyu Handoo, Lillie Mersh, Ellie-Jo Stapleton , Olivia Bundy and Ruby-May White.

Certificate of Presentation

Well done to all of these children who have presented their work beautifully; 

Leanne Royer, Daniel Tonu, Weronika Harandi, Sofia Raif, Conner Holloway, Aaliyah Yasrin, Daniel Kalusha, Nikola Urban, Finley Redmond and Ijeoma Ezeogu and Connor Robinson.

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.

Callie Romeril
Martina Rensch
Harry Lennon
Armani Peek
Phoebe Adams
Asroosh Valliani
Amandeep Ubhi
Elena Amato
Alex Ianache
Lillie-Jo Guidotti
Alex Kopiec
Lebohang Sibanda

Tiar Mwafyuma

Weekly Attendance

KS1: -  Cedar Class 98.27%       

  KS2: - Maple and Larch 96%  

Overall:  92.86%

Congratulations to  Cedar and Maple that reached the target of 96%.  Hopefully, next week the other classes will follow the winning classes lead and bring the attendance percentage up to 96%.

Christmas Concert This Week

Pupils and staff have been busy preparing for their Christmas concerts, we are all very much looking forward to the presentations which will be held on the following dates;

Monday 12th December - EYFS @ 10.30 am and 2.30pm
Tuesday 13th December - KS1 @ 9.00 am and 2.30pm
Wednesday 14th December - Year 3&4 carol concert @ 2.15pm
Thursday 15th December - Year 5&6 carol concert @ 2.15pm

Festive Jumper: Friday 16th December

Please wear normal school uniform, but swap the school sweater for a festive jumper. We will be collecting donations for Save the Children. We suggest £1 per family please. Thank you.

End of Day Arrangements

As clubs finished on Friday 9th December all pupils will be dismissed and collected at the end of the day until the end of term. This will mean that there are more children than usual to dismiss and more parents collecting. I am sure you will appreciate that we want to ensure that all pupils are dismissed from school safely. To this end can I remind all parents/carers of end of day arrangements from Monday 12th December. The KS1 door will be opened from 3.00 pm for adults collecting Reception pupils only. Please only enter the door at this time if you are collecting a child from a Reception class. This will ensure that there is enough space for parents to pick up our smallest pupils in a safe way. Then at 3.10 adults will be invited in through the KS1 door to collect pupils from any other year group. All pupils and adults continue to follow the one way system and exit through the side door. 

Your help and support in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Volunteering Awards

These pupils have given up their own time to make our school  a fantastic community for us all.

Bronze - Chiwendu Nwaokolo, Simran Bashir
Gold - Emily Claydon and Lily Reynolds
Star - Elizabeth Ositelu

Human Calculator

Rokas Zaikauskas in recognition of your incredible mental dexterity when it comes to mathematical calculations.



We said goodbye to Mrs Griffin-Stenning on Friday. We would like to thank her for everything she has contributed to Broadford and all of the support she has given to staff, pupils and our families. I am sure you will join me in wishing Mrs Griffin-Stenning all the very best as she takes up a new post at a secondary school within the borough.

Christmas Dinner – 15th December 2015

If your child would like to have a Christmas Dinner please ensure that you have purchased a dinner ticket before Thursday 15th. Dinner tickets are available to purchase from the side door on Monday 12th  and Wednesday 14th.  Christmas lunch for the pupils costs £2.20 ( if applicable).

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Taking Steps Magazine

We are delighted to inform you that our JTAs (Junior Travel Ambassadors) have been chosen to take over the Havering 'Taking Steps' magazine for the latest edition.

Taking Steps magazine promotes safer travel by bicycle, public transport or on foot, and is edited by students from the borough's schools. Produced twice a year each edition includes interviews, tips and advice, features, local news, puzzles and competitions.

While we have been JTAs we have had lots of chances to interview councillors, launch campaigns for Road Safety and inform our classmates. This chance to edit the magazine meant we could share everything we have been doing!
Kieran Dash - Year 6

Thanks to the initiatives run by our JTA team we have seen cycle and scooter use increase by 18%! The number of pupils walking to school has also increased by 13%... a tremendous impact!