The Pearson Teaching Awards 2017
The Pearson Teaching Awards offers everyone the opportunity to say “thank you”, to the teacher who has helped them most. Anyone can take part, children, students, parents, grandparents and colleagues can all go online and say thank you. In return, a thank you card will be sent to each and every person or team of people who is thanked. Every “thank you”, then becomes a nomination for a Teaching Award. The closing date for thank you nominations via the “thank you” page online is 10 March 2017. Please click on the link below for further information:
Ex-Year 11 Exam Certificate Event - Tuesday 29 November
The 'Class of 2016' are invited to collect their exam certificates on Tuesday 29 November from 4.00pm-5.30pm. Please click on the link below for further details of the event and the arrangements for requesting coursework.
As detailed in the letter, please ensure you let the Academy know by Friday 25 November if you wish to collect any coursework whilst attending the event on Tuesday 29 November. Should you wish to collect any coursework on a subsequent date, please ensure you give the Academy at least 48 hours notice.
Year 11 Parent Information Evening - Wednesday 28 September
If you missed the Y11 Parent Information Evening, please click on the links below to access the information which was shared with parents during the evening.
Fantastic GCSE results again!
The Year 11 students of Broadlands Academy are again celebrating a fantastic set of GCSE results. The percentage of students achieving 5 A*-C including English and Maths was over 60% for the fourth consecutive year. Progress measures have also improved at the Academy with more students than ever before achieving their target grades.
Subjects where achievements were particularly strong included Biology, Chemistry and Physics where 100% of students gained A*-C grades. Additionally, in English, Film, Graphics, History, PE, Music, Core Science and Additional Science, more than 75% of students gained A*-C grades.
There was a very pleasing increase in the number of students gaining the highest grades. The top performers in terms of A*-A grades were:
Jordan Lear (12 A*-As)
Jasmine Rhymes (11 A*-As)
Livvie Atkins (9 A*-As)
Mia Conybeare, Josh House, Maisie Sparks, Ahmed Tumia (7 A*-As)
Ellie Homer (6 A*-As)
Charlotte Cherry, Dan Goodwin, Emily Ricketts, Charlie Saunders, Ethan Thatcher (5 A*-As)
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History and Film were the top performing subjects in regards to A*-A grades with at least 25% of students gaining one of the top grades.
Once again students of all abilities have made amazing progress during their time at Broadlands with 92% making expected progress in English.
Mr Anderson has been Principal at Broadlands and overseen the last four years of improved results. He stated “I am absolutely delighted for the students and staff at Broadlands who have worked so hard to ensure that these fantastic results could be achieved. It has been a privilege to be a part of the success at Broadlands since we became an Academy and I am confident in the position the school now sits following its ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection earlier this year.”
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Scheme
Exciting news! Broadlands Academy will be running the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Scheme from September. It will be open to all students in Years 9,10 and 11. More detailed information will be available soon but in the meantime click on the link below to find out more.
The Ofsted report for Broadlands has been released. Please follow the link below to access the report.
I would like to congratulate students and staff on their excellent work and thank parents and carers for their support over the last three years since we became an Academy. I have commented a number of times following our last inspection on how I felt that the outcome was not a true reflection of the Academy. Eighteen months on and with another cohort of Year 11 students achieving their potential, Broadlands has been judged Good in all categories. Ofsted have been inspecting schools since 1992 and this is the first time that Broadlands has received a Good Ofsted grading.
All at the Academy are very proud, particularly of the comments regarding our students' behaviour, our rapid improvement and the fact that in the last three years, students have achieved fantastic outcomes which have enabled them to access the next stage of their education or training.
Broadlands is part of the new National Schools Commissioner's 'Race to Outstanding' programme and the Good grading is a stepping stone towards Outstanding. It is also testament to us working together as a community to ensure that Keynsham now has two officially graded Good secondary schools.
Congratulations to everyone involved at Broadlands Academy.
Students and staff have been busy filming for an AET Festive Video competition. Click below to take a look.
Record Breaking GCSE Results for the Third Year Running!
All at Broadlands Academy would like to pass on their congratulations to our outgoing Year 11 students who achieved an outstanding set of GCSE results. There are many individual success stories where students have been able to achieve the grades they have needed to progress on to the next stage in their lives.
The headline figures are as follows:
· 66% of students achieved an A*-C grade in both English and Maths.
· 62% achieved 5A*-C including English and Maths (national average 2014 55%)
· In English, 84% of students achieved an A*-C grade with 95% making the nationally expected 3 Levels of Progress and 44% making better than expected progress (national average 2014 for 3 Levels Progress 70%).
· In Maths, 68% of students achieved an A*-C grade with 70% making the nationally expected 3 Levels of Progress (national average 2014 for 3 Levels Progress 65%).
· Of those taking separate science subjects, over 95% of our students achieved an A*- C in Biology, Chemistry or Physics, with a record breaking 50% gaining A* or A grades in Chemistry.
· There are also a number of subjects where 80% of students achieved an A*-C grade, including GCSE PE, Core and Additional Science, some Technology subjects and Statistics GCSE.
· There was a 10% increase in the proportion of students gaining at least one A*-A grade across all GCSE subjects.
· The Academy recorded its highest ever figure for Value Added. This demonstrates the value added to the start point of a student when they arrive from Primary School and it is now well over the national average.
There are a number of other qualifications where students achieved outstanding results and a full list will be published in due course.
"All at Broadlands are incredibly proud of the way in which our students have applied themselves in order to ensure they achieved the results they deserved. As an Academy, we are dedicated to ensuring that all students have the opportunities to get the best qualifications possible and are so impressed with the performance of this year group. They have achieved another record breaking set of results, particularly in the progress they have made in English and Maths and have raised the bar for those students now moving into Year 11. I am very privileged to have an outstanding group of teachers who have worked tirelessly to provide great opportunities for all our students. We wish our outgoing Year 11 students the very best for the future and look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students in September."
D Anderson, Principal
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Welcome to the Broadlands Academy website. It is a delight and an honour to be the Principal of Broadlands Academy, from January 2017. I thank Mr Ferguson, who whilst in the role of Interim Principal, has continued to build on the success and high standards of Broadlands. The OFSTED Good grading awarded to the school in January 2016, shows that school is already on the road to being outstanding and it is my ambition that Broadlands gets this recognition. The GCSE results achieved in 2016 have continued this outstanding success and are enormous credit to all the students, staff and parents involved.
Broadlands is widely regarded as a fully inclusive academy, which supports students of all abilities and with a wide variety individual need. We are very proud of the positive comments in our Ofsted report about the support given to students with Special Educational Needs. We are also very proud of the exam results achieved by all of our students, including the most academically able.
Broadlands Academy prioritises pastoral care and student opportunities, alongside academic success for all. I believe in the value smaller schools can have in creating a unique and creative learning environment, whilst also enabling outstanding academic success to be developed and celebrated. Broadlands is expanding these opportunities, building a strong and individual curriculum, alongside new business and community links.
Well done to Year 11 for working so hard towards their mock exams in Term 2 and all of the students who were recognised for their achievements in the Celebration Evening in December. The talent, determination and ambition of the students at Broadlands is superb and I look forward to working with them in the years to come.
J Hall, Principal
Start of Term 3 – Tuesday 3 January 2017 at 8.40am
Y11 Parent Evening (Subject Teachers) - Tuesday 10 January 2017, 3.30pm-7.00pm
Y8 Parent Evening (Subject Teachers) - Thursday 26 January 2017, 3.30pm-7.00pm
End of Term 3 – Friday 10 February 2017 at 3.15pm
Start of Term 4 – Tuesday 21 February 2017 at 8.40am (Monday 20 February 2017 is a CPD Day and is closed to students)
Y10 Parent Evening – Tuesday 7 March 2017
Y9 Parent Evening – Thursday 16 March 2017
Y10 Work Experience Week – W/B Monday 20 March 2017
Y11 Parent Exam Meeting – Tuesday 4 April 2017
End of Term 4 – Friday 7 April 2017 at 1.25pm
Start of Term 5 – Monday 24 April 2017 at 8.40am
May Day Bank Holiday – Monday 1 May 2017
Y7 Parent Evening – Wednesday 3 May 2017
End of Term 5 – Friday 26 May 2017 at 3.15pm
Start of Term 6 – Monday 5 June 2017 at 8.40am
Y11 Leavers' Prom – Friday 23 June 2017
Y6 Transition Evenings – Monday 26 June and Tuesday 27 June 2017
Y6 Transition Day – Thursday 6 July 2017
Trips Week – W/B Monday 10 July
CPD Day (Academy closed to students) – Friday 14 July 2017
Sports Day – Tuesday 18 July 2017
End of Term 6 – Friday 21 July 2017 at 1.25pm
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