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September 2019 Bulletin

Sadie Batstone, Principal:

“Dear parents/carers

Welcome to this first edition of the Brockington Bulletin for 2019 – 2020 and a special warm welcome to our new Year 7 parents and carers as you join the Brockington family.
August results day was another wonderful event. It’s always one of the highlights of the year to be able to witness students open their envelopes and see the joy they experience when they receive the results they have worked so hard to achieve. The morning was filled with tears and smiles of happiness; we wish all of our former students every success as they leave Brockington College and embark on the next steps of their journey. It would be remiss of me not to celebrate the achievements of students, and there were some outstanding results.”

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June & July 2019 Bulletin

Sadie Batstone, Principal:

“At the time of writing I am completing the end of my fourth full week as Principal of Brockington College. During this time there is one thing that has really stood out to me, and that is the positive attitudes and the respect that pupils have shown. I have experienced polite pupils who hold doors open, who have said ‘thank you’ or ‘hello’ and pupils who have picked up litter, as well as pupils who have taken part in the fun run to raise money for charity and pupils who are doing well and trying hard. I’m currently writing a lot of R3 letters and emails to go home! I’ve met many proactive pupils who have brought to me aspects of school life they’d like me to consider, from study leave to plastic waste! As well as pupils who have shown kindness and compassion; even today as I stood on lunch duty, a girl dropped her lunch on the floor, immediately a pupil from another year group helped her to pick it up.”

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April & May 2019 Bulletin

A message from our new Principal, Sadie Batsone:

“It’s with great pleasure that I am able to contribute for the first time to the Brockington Bulletin. Over the past few weeks, I have spent time getting to know pupils and staff as well as meeting parents/carers at the Year 7 consultation evening. Until May half term, I will be at Brockington three days a week whilst the Year 11 pupils at my previous school get underway with their GCSE exams. I am looking forward to being able to be at Brockington full time from the beginning of June.”

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March 2019 Bulletin

“It was a real pleasure to watch the school production, ‘Seussical’ recently. I was amazed by the talent of our pupils and by the amount of pupils that were involved in this year’s performance. Great credit goes to all the cast and backstage crew, as well as to the members of staff that organised and supported the musical. Well done to all!

We are now in a vital preparation period for all Year 11 pupils, as they prepare for their GCSE examinations in only three school weeks! We know that Year 11 pupils respond differently to the forthcoming exams. Some pupils require the help of parents/carers to keep them calm and to encourage periods of relaxation alongside the revision. Some of our Year 11 pupils need your support in pushing them harder with their revision and in supporting them through asking exam-style questions.”

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Jan & Feb 2019 Bulletin

“A belated Happy New Year to everyone and I wish you all the best for the remainder of the year.

Our new year news is the appointment of our new Principal, Sadie Batstone. Sadie will begin her new role after the Easter holiday. At this point, she will lead the college for three days per week whilst I will continue in post for the other two days. This has been agreed with Long Field Academy, Sadie’s current employer, so that Sadie can support the Year 11 pupils at Long Field in the lead up to their GCSE exams. It also provides a period of transition which I am sure will be in everyone’s best interests. Sadie will be full-time after the May half-term holiday.”

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December 2018 Bulletin

“I would like to wish all our parents/carers a very happy Christmas , as we draw towards the end of term.

It has been a very busy, but successful term. My thanks, on your behalf, go to our fantastic team of staff who really do go the extra mile to make Brockington the school that it is. As well as fulfilling their paid role, this edition of the bulletin gives some glimpses into a few of the extras that are available to our pupils through the generosity of members of staff giving their own time.”

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October & November 2018 Bulletin

“If anyone wanted to know about the values taught at Brockington College or the respect that our pupils and members of staff hold for others, then our Armistice Day commemoration was a shining example of this work.

I was enormously proud of the pupils and members of staff alike, as we come together to pay our respects. You can get a feel for the atmosphere created by viewing the video and service outline, which is on the school website. The facebook video itself has had over five and a half thousand hits!”

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September 2018 Bulletin

“Welcome to the first edition of the Brockington Bulletin for 2018 to 2019. A special welcome to our new Year 7 parents and carers, as you join the Brockington family. I have been delighted with how everyone has settled into the new academic year. It has been a pleasure to visit classrooms and to have conversations on the corridors with our pupils. The Year 7 pupils have adjusted to life in a secondary school very quickly and have already made a positive impact. Year 8 pupils have stepped up from last year and will select their option subjects this academic year. Year 9 and Year 10 pupils have shown the maturity required at the start of their GCSE courses and the penny is beginning to drop for our Year 11 learners around the importance of this year. We have already held a post 16 evening and assemblies, with open days now taking place, prior to post 16 applications very shortly.”

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June & July 2018 Bulletin

“As we approach the end of the academic year, it is a time to say some fond farewells. I am delighted to say that our Year 11 pupils were most impressive throughout the GCSE examination period. Some pupils were required to sit close to 30 exams in a five week period, which for four unluckly pupils included a clash of four exams on the first day of examinations and therefore involved overnight supervision! Despite the intensity of this period, the pupils maintained their energy levels and gave a terrific account of themselves. As a school, we are justifiably proud of their achievements and wish everyone well for results day on Thursday 23 August. The pupils were able to celebrate the end of the exams through the Year 11 prom at Sketchley Grange. They certainly did celebrate and created some great memories as they prepare for the next phase of their lives.”

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April & May 2018 Bulletin

“I hope that everyone is enjoying the current sunny spell , which clearly signals the start of the exam period!

We have been really pleased with the commitment shown by the Year 11 pupils in their first week of exams. So many of them have been into school before the morning exams to take advantage of some last minute revision with their teachers. Equally, their professionalism within the exam venues has made us all very proud to date. Good luck to all the Year 11 pupils for the remainder of the exam season.”

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