Awards and Celebrations
Awards at Broomhill
We are very proud that we have achieved a number of national accreditations at Broomhill. These accreditations acknowledge the excellent achievements of our school and also shows that we go that extra mile to ensure that our children get the very best start to their educational career.
Dyslexia Friendly Status
This is a whole school award of nationally recognised dyslexia friendly good practice, focusing on:
- Leadership and management
- Quality of learning
- The learning environment
The award ensures that all in the school have a good knowledge of the needs of the dyslexic individual and a range of school wide strategies to support those needs.
Eco-School Green Flag
Eco-Schools is a seven step framework that thousands of schools, nurseries and colleges around the world use to introduce, manage and complete environmental actions in their organisation and local community. Uniquely, the Seven Steps aim to place young people at the heart of these environmental actions. This approach engages, motivates and empowers young people to care for our planet now and throughout their lifetimes.
When a school, nursery or college has worked through each of the Seven Steps, they can then apply for Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation. The Eco-Schools Green Flag is international and recognised by organisations such as UNESCO. It is a symbol of a school’s commitment to environmental education.
School Games Mark
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.
Each School Games Mark application is divided into four sets of questions. They cover the following basic topics...
- Participation - how many young people at your school are being engaged in sporting activity?
- Competition - how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
- Workforce - how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
- Clubs - how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?
ActiveMark is a tool to help school communities evaluate components of school community planning, with a focus on providing quality physical activity experiences for children. Five components of the Active Schools ActiveMark development tool:
- School ethos and organisation – establishing and maintaining organisational processes designed to imbed physical activity into the ethos of the school community.
- Curriculum programmes – planning, delivering and reflecting on curriculum programmes to meet children’s physical activity learning needs.
- Co-curricular physical activity opportunities – providing a variety of opportunities for staff, families, community groups and children to engage in quality co-curricular physical activity experiences.
- School and community environment – demonstrating a physical and social environment that promotes enjoyable regular physical activity for all children.
- School and community partnerships – creating and managing mutually-beneficial partnerships with community organisations and community members.
Inclusive societies not only benefit individuals, but enable companies and economies to flourish.
In more than half the world, LGBT people may not be protected by workplace law. LGBT people face discrimination in every country, and same-sex relationships are criminalised in more than 70.
The Global Diversity Champions programme gives you the tools you need to take a strategic and structured approach to LGBT equality initiatives globally and provides a network to keep you informed of legal changes and implications for your staff wherever they are in the world.
The programme includes a special focus on reducing bullying of disabled children and those with SEN but aims to reduce bullying of all children and young people. The All Together Programme is funded by the Department for Education and delivered by the Anti-Bullying Alliance with support from Contact.
Our last Ofsted inspection was in May 2017. We were judged to be a good school.
Gold Healthy School
The Gold award framework is used to evidence the work schools undertake to implement their plans.
The first step will be to consider how a school has implemented the actions agreed through the Silver award planning stage, and to what extent outcomes have been achieved. Both will be equally important. Our team will guide the school through this first step.
The second step will be to review how well the actions have been embedded within the school. Evidence of collaborative working with parents/carers and established links with support services will be of importance at this stage to support a school’s application for a Gold award.
To achieve a Gold Award, schools have to provide evidence that they have significantly impacted change in two distinct areas across the school. We were able to show that the work that we did here at school had a direct impact on the lifestyles and choices of the children in school by:
- increasing the amount of children that come to school by foot, bike or scooter
- increasing the amount of children that enjoy being physically active
- decreasing the amount of children that only eat 1-2 portions of fruit/vegetables per day
- decreasing the amount of children that drink more than 1 glass of fizzy drink per day.