Head teacher's blog

Happy Half Term.

I would like to wish all families a happy and safe half term. I hope you get to enjoy lots of family time.

Look at Tameside libraries for fun science activities. Jodrell Bank have stargazing nights on - some nights are so clear you can see the planets; Neptune and Mercury!

Have a game of football or scrabble with your family and keep warm.

See you back on Monday 24th February all refreshed. 

Knife Crime Workshop

I would just like to say a huge thank you to our year 6 pupils and families for attending our knife crime talk this morning. I am very proud of you all for listening to some hard-hitting information.

My job as a headteacher is to get pupils prepared for the wide world. I am sure this workshop will be remembered and it will keep them safe. 

Cross-Country Runners

Well done to all our pupils who took part in the cross country running competition. With a special mention to Albert Williams who ran in the older boys race and didn't start until some were half way round the first lap and he still managed to over take quite a few people. Great job! Also to our year 6 boys, Liam and Oliver who have both received letters about representing Tameside in the Greater Manchester Cross Country Race next Saturday. Quite an achievement - well done. We wish Liam and Oliver lots of luck. 

Behaviour Policy

Thank you to all Broadbent Fold pupils for starting the year so well. Our new behaviour system is working very effectively. 

Our values are to be:




Pupils know these already and are receiving stars for displaying excellent standards in behaviour. I would specifically like to thank Daniel Swift for sharing in assembly that he has discussed the policy at home with his mum. This is great to hear! 

Message from Macmillan...

There are millions of reasons to celebrate!

This December, we’re celebrating more than just Christmas. Your generous Coffee Morning donations have been totted up, and we’re so pleased to announce that the 2019 running total is £26,919,140!


A huge thank you to you and all your staff, pupils and guests at Broadbent Fold Primary School for being part of Coffee Morning again this year, we simply couldn’t have done it without you all.


A special thank you to Mrs Butler for her organisation and support. 

Merry Christmas!

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and here's to a happy and healthy 2020!Thank you to the Broadbent Fold Staff for their continued hard work and for the gifts they have sent to the Children's Ward at Tameside Hospital. Just wonderful! 

Thank you!

What a turn out to our Christmas Fair. Thank you all for your attendance, it was truly magical. Thank you to staff and our PTFA for your time and effort. It was truly appreciated! 

Family Cooking Event

What a fantatsic time the children have had with the Children's Nutrition Team cooking with their families over the last three weeks. Well done folks. 

Pupil Questionnaires

Our pupils have completed their own questionnaire about life at Broadbent Fold. Please see the pupil section of the website, for the full details. The results are very positive and show that pupils are happy and feel safe. The two areas of focus for us are:

  • Ensuring they feel challenged.
  • That behaviour of other pupils improves. 

I am meeting with our pupil leadership team to discuss these issues and look at developments with pupil support. I shall keep you all informed.