|Dunyeats Road, Broadstone, BH18 8AE, UK Poole|
+44 (0)1202 696121
Broadstone Middle School is a Borough of Poole community day school, catering for children in the 9 to 13 age range. It is both comprehensive and co-educational in its intake.
Broadstone Middle School is equipped with a toilet for the disabled and suitable lifts to allow pupils, staff and visitors with physical disabilities access to all parts of the school building. There is a designated disabled parking area to allow pupils to be transported to and from school safely.
Outside we have five play areas, a field for hockey, football, rugby, athletics and rounders and a large recently refurbished hard-surface area for tennis, netball, basketball, hockey and other team games. There is an artifical cricket wicket and jumping pits. The whole site is pleasantly located alongside heathland which is used for cross-country running and environmental work.
Our staff and governors aim to:
Another way of viewing our aims is to consider what sort of pupil we hope will leave us at the age of thirteen.
- fully develop each pupil's personality and potential - intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual, moral, social and aesthetic
- create a positive environment in which learning can readily take place underpinned by the '4 Cs' - CARE, COURTESY, CONSIDERATION & CO-OPERATION
- build on and develop the skills, knowledge and experience that pupils have previously acquired thereby contributing towards their future economic well-being
- foster a safe, healthy, caring, courteous and happy community in partnership with pupils, staff, parents/carers
- promote inclusion and equality of opportunity
Our "ideal leaver" would be:
caring - considerate - literate - numerate - prepared for the next stage of their education - articulate - understanding of others - able to work individually or in groups - aesthetically aware - tolerant - inquiring - able to accept and offer constructive criticism - responsible - aware of both their present environment and their heritage - self-disciplined - confident yet modest - honest - reliable - courteous - and would show positive determination, initiative and the ability to distinguish right from wrong.
For all activities during the normal school day, children are grouped only with others of the same age. This means that there are four distinct year groups and all pupils move on to the next year group in September. It is our policy to regroup the forms each year to increase opportunities for pupils to develop a range of personal skills.
Each year group is divided into five mixed ability registration classes with a form teacher responsible for the general pastoral care of their class. There are 2 key stage leaders, one for year 5 and 6 (lower school) and one for years 7 and 8 (upper school) who co-ordinate the overall pastoral work of the year groups. Curriculum leaders are responsible for each of the subject areas.
The National Curriculum specifies four core subjects (English, ICT, mathematics and science), foundation subjects (technology, history, geography, music, art, physical education, a modern language and citizenship from age 11) and religious education.
The governors must also take note of the Borough of Poole's curriculum policy document.
We attempt to offer a curriculum which reflects the current needs of our pupils and which is broad, relevant, balanced and differentiated to varying levels of ability and interest. In addition, we seek to achieve continuity and progression both within this school and with the adjoining tiers of education. To this end, we are actively involved in liaison with our neighbouring schools and in this way we hope to ensure that the educational process is a smooth continuum. During the normal school week 24 hours are spent on teaching.
There is a very fine tradition of additional activities beyond the normal curriculum being offered at Broadstone Middle School. These add enormously to the overall development of pupils and would normally include sporting, musical, dramatic, artistic and leisure interests. Most are held after school and parents/carers are given notice, via pupils, of details of times involved.
Such activities are quite clearly voluntary on the part of both staff and pupils, although we do expect that once a pupil has joined a particular group they will offer a regular commitment.
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