Message from the Head
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (14/06/2013)|
Overall we believe behaviour is outstanding at Broadway. Our attention is now turning to our use of language; what we say and how we say it. The spoken word is so important.
'The limits of my language are the limits of my world'
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (07/05/2013)|
The theme this week is truth.
The Oxford dictionary defines truth as; the quality of being true, genuine.
Often, if you watch a film or read a book, the story is about getting to the truth. Who did it? What really happened? The truth is all important.
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (22/03/2013)|
We will break up at 1.30pm on Thursday 28th March, and return to school on Tuesday 16th April at 8.40am.
I hope that you have a happy and restful half term break, and I look forward to seeing you back in school on Tuesday 16th April.
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (25/01/2013)|
Teamwork and Inclusion
"Now this is the Law of the Jungle - as old and as true as the sky;
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack."
From Kipling's Second Jungle Book
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (15/01/2013)|
The Broadway values of Responsibility, Inclusivity, Aspiration, Generosity, Appreciation, Integrity, Optimism and Respect will not change; we need to develop these values further and embed them into Behaviour, Teaching and general school life.
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (29/11/2012)|
“It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
― Roy Disney
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (21/11/2012)|
Aspiration is a hunger to fulfil our dreams and visions. When we aspire to a goal, that aspiration guides our decisions and directs our energy. Quite often it also rallies others to the same goal, then becomes the focus of shared efforts and satisfactions
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (16/11/2012)|
William Shakespeare wrote in Julius Caesar:
“There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries.
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (06/11/2012)|
"Groups often ask what it takes to succeed. I used to say hard work, a little patience, a little bit of luck and taking advantage of breaks along the way. Now I add operating at the highest level of integrity."
|EXAM SUCCESS (07/09/2012)|
Congratulations for our best ever exam results; 95% five A* to C, 98% pass at A2.
Broadway School is amongst the top 5% of schools in the country for our value added results.
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (07/09/2012)|
“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential”
- Winston Churchill
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (22/06/2012)|
"It is by translating your fine sense of aspiration into actual lofty deeds that you grow toward your ideal. Link your lofty thoughts to earnest, active effort, and good results will inevitably follow"
- Grenville Kleiser
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (01/06/2012)|
“The people who influence us the most are not those who detain us with their continual talk, but those who live their lives like stars in the sky and the lilies of the field – simply and unaffectedly"
- Oswald Chambers
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (24/05/2012)|
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out”
― Robert Collier
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (17/05/2012)|
“As we look ahead into the next century leaders will be those who empower others.”
― Bill Gates
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (11/05/2012)|
“A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better.”
― Stephen Leacock
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (04/05/2012)|
There are two gifts we can give our children, the first is roots and the second is wings.
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (20/04/2012)|
Our core value of optimism is so important to us during these turbulent times and is very closely linked with hope;
“Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them”
― Vincent Joseph McNabb
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (13/03/2012)|
'Intelligence is what you use when you don't know what to do'
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (05/03/2012)|
Congratulations! For the second year running Broadway School is in the top 100 most improved schools in the country for sustained improvement. This year we are amongst the top 50 schools.
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (29/02/2012)|
When Demaratus was asked whether he held his tongue because he was a fool or for the want of words, he replied “A fool cannot hold his tongue”, Simonides said that he never repented having held his tongue but was often sorry that he had spoken.
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (28/11/2011)|
"You can have anything you want – if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose”
|School Closure (24/11/2011)|
Dear Parent / Guardian
Due to Industrial action by the Teachers Unions at National level, Broadway School will be closed for all students on Wednesday 30 November. We will re-open for all students on Thursday 01 December.
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (18/11/2011)|
The gift of speech
How do we use the gift of speech?
The tongue is a very small part of the body yet is the most powerful part of the body. How do we use it? For good, for everyone’s edification? The right word at the right time can change lives!
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (10/10/2011)|
"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organisational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." Henry Ford, Industrialist
|THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK - MORAL RESPONSIBILITY (26/09/2011)|
We all have a ‘moral responsibility’ to ensure that we are role models for students, professional and diligent in our work and good ambassadors for the school.
|Thought for the Week (19/09/2011)|
This half term we are reflecting on the Core Value of Responsibility.
"An individual step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual" Baden Powell
|Thought For the Week (06/05/2011)|
'During this high time of change it is our values that will sustain us - what are our values?' R Skelton
'Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them' S Covey
|Thought for the Week - Values (28/04/2011)|
'We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have these because we have acted rightly'.
Aristotle 384 B.C. Greek philosopher and scientist, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great
|Easter and Bank Holiday Dates (28/03/2011)|
School closes for pupils:
Friday 08 April 2011
School re-opens for pupils:
Wednesday 27 April 2011
Bank Holidays (School closed for pupils):
Friday 29 April 2011
Monday 02 May 2011
|Congratulations to all students, parents, staff and governors (14/01/2011)|
We have received a letter from the Department of Education congratulating Broadway on being amongst the top 100 (63rd) performing schools in the country based on sustained improvement.
|At Broadway we strive for the highest standards in all that we do (10/01/2011)|
"Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of high intentions, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilful execution".
|Happy Christmas and we will take the Christmas message of 'Peace on Earth' with us into the New Year (13/12/2010)|
We are expecting our best every results in 2011. Our staff are working very hard with our students and the quality of teaching is constantly improving. We will also be moving into our new building in February 2011, it promises to be an exciting year!
Our Contextual Value Added score for 2010 is 1010 which is a 35 point increase from last year and well above the national average.
CVA at Post 16 is 1004 and confirms our ALPS judgement of a grade 3 and puts us in the top 25% of schools nationally.
|Thought of the Week (05/10/2010)|
We can achieve more by working together whether it is sharing ideas, working together on outstanding lessons or just being a "good listener for a colleague".
Only by working together can we 'inspire' the students to make exceptional progress.
|Thought of the Week (28/09/2010)|
Have confidence in our abilities as a result of our achievements. Whatever we do make sure we do it well!
'Believe it can be done'
|OPEN DAYS (15/09/2010)|
ALL OPEN EVENTS TO BE HELD AT PERRY BARR CAMPUS:- TO VIEW OUR NEW SCHOOL
Tue 21st Sept 1.30pm - 3.00pm
Wed 22nd Sept 1.30pm - 3.00pm & 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Thu 23rd Sept 1.30pm - 3.00pm
Wed 20th Oct 6.00pm - 8.00pm
|Welcome back. Eid Mubarak (08/09/2010)|
Thinking of others – this week as a whole school we will be planning to help the relief effort in Pakistan.
|Quote for the end of term (20/07/2010)|
“He who has put a good finish to his undertaking is said to have placed a golden crown to the whole”
|Time to say our goodbyes (20/07/2010)|
Roger Herd and Pat Mellard each with over 35 years service to Broadway retire this week. We wish them a healthy and happy retirement.
We also say goodbye to Jo Pickup and Ruth Nutt and also Sadaf Arif and Geeta Dubay.
We wish them all well.
|End of year message (20/07/2010)|
At the end of a hard and successful year it is good to take time out to reflect on our achievements and our failures!
It has been an honour to lead the school at this fascinating time, I am very blessed with a committed staff and delightful students.
|Welcome to our new website (13/05/2010)|
I hope you'll find my blog is useful and interesting in the days to come, let me know if there's anything you'd like me to announce. Check here for urgent news.