Welcome to Broadstones School
We are pleased to confirm that we are in the process of reopening our school sites and are excited to welcome our pupils back for the new academic year, 2020/21.
Parents have now been contacted by email and text message regarding induction sessions that will be held over Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September. We will follow this up with phone calls over the coming days to confirm details.
Induction sessions are an opportunity for pupils, parents and carers to be involved in the planning of a safe return to school, in which pupils will feel supported in their transition. Plans for the coming weeks will be tailored to our individual pupils and their families.
Undoubtedly, there will be mixed feelings for many, but please rest assured that, as always, our dedicated staff team will work tirelessly to ensure that all at Broadstones can return to a safe, fun and productive environment.
Please contact us using the email addresses below with any queries or concerns and we very much look forward to seeing you soon:
Daniel Pastori, Head Teacher – firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison Clark, Deputy Head Teacher – email@example.com
“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 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 skilful 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 centre 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
- 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.