Welcome to Broadstones School
05/05/20 COVID-19 Strategy Update
Individual pupil risk assessments have taken place in order to make a judgement on the imminent reopening of our school sites. As it stands, all of our pupils remain in a position where they are safer and under less risk by remaining at home.
This position will be reviewed on a weekly basis, or dynamically, should advice from the Government change.
We are awaiting the announcement from the Government in terms of their ‘roadmap’ out of isolation. When we have this information, we will be in a better position to plan how the reopening of our school sites is likely to look, although we will be unable to commit to a date at this point. We can assure you, plans are being discussed continuously at senior management level and we are committed to an approach that will take the safety of all pupils and staff into account.
We will of course let you know as soon as we have any movement on our current position so that pupils/parents/carers can adequately prepare.
25/3/20 COVID-19 Strategy Update
Broadstones School and related alternative provision sites will be closed from Wednesday 25th March 2020, until we are advised by the relevant authorities that it is safe to reopen. We will continue to provide an online teaching provision, in line with pupil timetables, via the Google Classroom platform.
18/03/2020 5.50pm COVID-19 Strategy Update
In line with current advice, Broadstones School WILL remain open. The government have allowed education provision to stay in place for pupils with an EHCP. If the nature of that provision changes, parents / carers will be notified, but, pupils should follow usual timetables until further notice.
17/03/2020 3.30pm COVID-19 Strategy Update
Please be aware that Broadstones School has a contingency plan in place during this difficult period and we are pleased to announce that, as it stands, we can continue to offer provision for our pupils.
We are currently maintaining classroom teaching but can also provide alternatives such as virtual learning, learning on alternative sites and telephone support.
If you have any further queries or concerns, please contact the school office.
“To Educate, Motivate and Inspire Young People to Achieve in a Nurturing Environment”
Broadstones is a DFE registered independent special school. It caters for learners aged 13-16 that find traditional school settings problematic and find learning through vocational activities beneficial. VIEW OUR SCHOOL BROCHURE HERE.
At Broadstones we specialise in helping those that may have fallen behind or out of education due to social, emotional or mental health issues to catch up and identify a clear path to post 16 education.
Our recent Ofsted report states Broadstones is a GOOD school, where learners “make good progress” and are “happy and feel safe in the school.” “Staff are quick to form excellent relationships and re-build pupils’ self-confidence and self-esteem” and “teachers design work to meet the personal needs and interests of each pupil. As a result, pupils engage in their learning and make good gains in their progress and development.” The school’s “approach is re-building pupils’ broken understanding of how to be successful in society. Staff are skillful in nurturing and supporting pupils’ social and emotional needs.“
For the full report open the link in the Ofsted section at the top of this page.
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum with both academic and vocational courses. Please see the curriculum section of the website for details.
Broadstones is a registered qualification and exam center with Pearson Qualifications, Gateway Qualifications and ASDAN.
We offer a selection of vocational alternative education provisions in the following areas:
- Construction Skills
- Music (Rubber Soul)
- Creative Art
- Hair & Beauty
- Health & Social Care
- Travel & Tourism
- Cycle Maintenance
Qualifications can be offered in all areas.
All students sit qualifications in English Language and Maths (Entry Level Functional Skills/Functional Skills/GCSE)
At Broadstones, we believe that every child is entitled to an education and ensure access to a broad and balanced curriculum based around their learning style.
The learning environment should support their needs and provide a nurture based approach to collaborative education.
A tailored programme will be planned with the individual to ensure the pupil is not just interested and engaged in their chosen vocational programme, but that it also inspires them to raise their confidence and aspirations. This will allow them the motivation to strive for higher goals and transition through to further education or training.
Can we also please draw all parents and carers attention to the feedback section in the parents drop down menu. It allows you to have your say about how you feel about school and the education your child is accessing.