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Accessibility

Please see our Website Map at the end of our Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement

NAVIGATION
A static top line navigation menu is provided consistently across the entire site. The following options are available:

  • Links to the home page, our school, news and dates, parents, classes, curriculum, esafety and statutory information are consistent throughout the site navigation.
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  • A right hand (zone specific) menu is provided on all pages,
  • Additional navigation links (bookmarks) may be provided on long pages with a large amount of content.

SITE ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES

  • Browser support: this site has been optimised for users of HTML5-compliant browsers, including Internet Explorer version 9 and later.
  • Mobile devices: PDA / mobile phone access is supported.
  • Text resizing and screen reader: text resizing is supported
  • Printing: a print-specific version of web pages will automatically be generated when using the latest browsers.

WEB CONTENT AND ACCESSIBILITY

Broom Barns School is committed to making its web content widely accessible to all users and is constantly striving to improve standards and better enable access to its website. We are also committed to establishing a minimum accessibility standard for web pages and to achieving the maximum standard wherever possible. This web access statement relates specifically to the public Broom Barns Primary School website located at www.broombarns.herts.sch.uk

LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP

If you use assistive technology, handheld devices or standard web browsers and find that the format of any material on our websites interferes with your ability to access information, please contact admin@broombarns.herts.sch.uk and we will do our best to resolve the problem or provide the information in an alternative format.

Site Map

Headteacher’s Welcome

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Broom Barns Primary School.  I feel privileged to be the Headteacher at Broom Barns and I take pride in the achievements of the children. I firmly believe in the school vision and believe that every child should become R.I.C.H. Resilient, Independent, Confident, Happy.

Ofsted said in their most recent report,

“The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. In all lessons observed, pupils behaved impeccably and showed highly positive attitudes to learning.  They are very keen to learn and this has a major impact on their rapidly increasing progress. Throughout the school pupils thoroughly enjoy their work.”  If you would like to view the full report please click here Ofsted Inspection Report

If you would like to make an appointment to view our school, please ring the office on 01438 354913.

If, as a parent of child attending this school, you require a paper copy of any of the information on this website, this will be provided free of charge, please ask at the school office.

Mrs J Currant (Headteacher)

About Our School

Broom Barns Primary School is a one form entry inclusive school.  We aim to inspire and empower our children to learn by providing a stimulating and exciting learning environment.  We will provide a modern and relevant curriculum to enable all children to achieve their full potential regardless of gender, beliefs and academic ability.  Our staff are dedicated and forward thinking and both children and adults enjoy working in a friendly, calm and purposeful environment.

Broom Barns Primary School is situated in a residential area of Bedwell, Stevenage, near to the Town Centre, Fairlands Lakes and Whomerley Wood/Monks Wood. We have a variety of internal facilities including a new ICT suite and library, a hall and Hub. Outside, there is a large playing field, allotment areas for the children and our own nature area.  We also have extended care/learning including a nurture club at lunchtime, a breakfast club and after school club.

Our Core Values

Values & Ethos

At Broom Barns we treat each other with respect.  We are a safe, happy and supportive school community, where everyone can enjoy learning to achieve their goals.

Broom Barns School is committed to providing equality of opportunities to all. We are proud to be an inclusive school that supports all children and adults.

Broom Barns Primary School is an inclusive school where we aim to inspire and empower our children to learn by providing a stimulating and exciting learning environment.  We will provide a modern and relevant curriculum to enable all children to achieve their full potential regardless of gender, beliefs and academic ability.  We recognise each child as an individual and encourage them to become resilient, independent, confident and happy children who can think for themselves.  This is underpinned by a core set of values, which will prepare them for today’s society.

R – resilient
I – independent
C – confident
H – happy

Nursery Admissions

New Nursery Admissions

Apply online for a place at our Nursery

Online Data Collection Form 

Online Consent Forms

 

The responsibility for admission into nursery provision lies with the governing body of the school which offers such provision.  We offer 30 children in our nursery each year on a first come, first served basis.  Our nursery runs mornings only from 8.55 a.m. to 11.55 a.m.

A paper application form & parent declaration are available from our school office or can be downloaded (below).  When the form is completed you can submit it by hand to our school office, by post to our address or email it to: admissions@broombarns.herts.sch.uk

When applying please ensure you send both the Nursery Application form and Parent Declaration form (below).

If you are allocated a space but no longer require it, please inform the school so that this is available for others.

Applications and Key Dates for Broom Barns Nursery

Children born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 will start Nursery September 2021.

Children will be offered on a first come, first served basis.  Application dates will be from the date we received the completed forms e.g. date of ‘Online Application Form’, date received by post or hand via the office.

If your child is offered a place at Broom Barns Nursery you will be require to complete a ‘Nursery Parent Declaration Form’.

A place in our nursery does not guarantee a place in our Reception.  Reception applications need to be made separately please go to : www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

In the event of over-subscription, unsuccessful applicants will be asked if they would like to stay on a waiting list.

30 Hours Free Childcare

Broom Barns offers 30 hours free childcare in conjunction with Sunbeams preschool – term time only.

The first 15 hours at Broom Barns Nursery (Provider 1) and additional hours at Sunbeams Preschool (Provider 2).

Broom Barns School also offers wrap around care from 7.50 am. and after school until 5.30 p.m.- term time only

We do not offer free education for 2 year olds – please contact Sunbeams directly for this service on 01438 353746

Eligibility A child will be eligible for admission to the nursery class from the start of the autumn term after they turn three years old. Admission is subject to an application being made and places being available. A child will be eligible for 30 hours if the meet the criteria as set down by the department for education. Parents and carers will be expected to demonstrate their eligibility termly, using the official website. A code will be issued and this will need to be given to the school so that they can claim the entitlement, if this is not submitted on time you will be responsible for the charge incurred.

Further information can be found at:

https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk – Applying for 30 hours free childcare

https://childcare-support.tax.service.gov.uk – Government information on 30 hours free childcare

 

Nursery Oversubscribed Criteria from September 2017

Parents may state their preference as to which nursery class, school or centre they would like their child to attend in the years leading up to the child’s fourth birthday. However, if there are not enough places available, places will be allocated in the following order of priority:

Please note if you are claiming under any of the following criteria you will need to provide professional evidence with your application:

  1. Sibling – Your child has a sibling at the school and they permanently live at the same address Monday to Friday.  If a child lives at two addresses equally, use the address of the parent or carer who claims the Child Benefit or Child Tax Credit. This is considered the child’s main address.  The sibling must be in Reception through to Year 5 at Broom Barns.
  2. Distance.
  3. Children in Public Care – Your child is looked after, or was previously looked after and is now adopted, or has a Child Arrangement or Special Guardianship Order.  EVIDENCE = A letter /documentation from the relevant social worker confirming current or previous “looked after” status or child protection issues, a Child Arrangement or Special Guardianship Order.At risk – Your child, or a sibling of your child, is subject to an inter-agency child protection plan and been placed on the Child Protection Register.  EVIDENCE = a child protection plan or on the child protection register.
  4. Special Educational Needs – Your child has a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Educational Health and Care Plan. EVIDENCE = A statement of special educational needs/EHC Plan naming the school.
  5.  Social or Medical Reasons – Your child has a particular medical or social need to go to this school that another school cannot provide.  EVIDENCE = A letter/documentation from doctor/health visitor/consultant etc. confirming child’s social or medical needs. It is for the school to decide whether the evidence submitted is sufficient.

Please see Explanatory notes and definitions for nursery applications further details.

If, after deciding applications requiring professional evidence and sibling applications, the school has more applications remaining then there are places available, places are allocated on the basis on distance.  Broom Barns Primary School uses ‘Google Maps’ and ‘Free Map Tools’ to measure distance.  All distances will be by a “straight-line” measurement from the address point of each individual house to the address point of the school.

We are not able to discuss or allow another person to make changes to an application without consent from the original applicant.

A place in our nursery does not guarantee a place in our Reception.  Reception applications need to be made separately please go to : www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

 

Meet the Staff

Name Position Area of Responsibility
Mrs J Currant
  • Headteacher
  • DSP
  • Monitoring
  • Induction
  • Behaviour
  • Performance management (CT, OM)
  • CLA
  • Health & Safety
  • Subject leaders
  • Joint Mental Health Lead
Mrs J Phillips
  • Deputy Head
  • Teacher
  • DSP
  • Maths
  • Key Stage 2 Leader
  • KS2 Data
  • Support Staff Performance Management
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Whole school data & analysis
  • Joint Mental Health Lead
Mrs L Hogan
  • Assistant Head
  • Teacher
  • InCo
  • SEND & Equality
  • DSP
  • CLA
  • Support Staff Performance Management
  • Foundation Stage & KS1 Leader
  • FS & KS1 Data
  • Monitoring
  • School Council
  • Autism Lead Teacher
  • Joint Mental Health Lead
  • Design Technology
  • Art
Miss C Andrews
  • Teacher
Mrs J Ashley-Wren
  • Teacher
  • DSP
  • DPO
  • Humanities
Miss C Greed
  • Teacher
Mrs S Harvey
  • Teacher
  • RE
  • PSHRE
Miss C Joy
  • Teacher
  • Modern Foreign Language
  • Phonics
  • EYFS/KS1 English
Mrs S Martin
  • Teacher
  • KS2 English
  • Music
Mrs J Rasmussen
  • Teacher
  • Computing
Mrs L Tuckwell
  • Teacher
  • Y5/6 Senco
  • Science
  • STEPS tutor
Mrs T Pomroy
  • Office Manager
  • Premises Performance Management
  • Admin Performance Management
Mrs S Taylor
  • Family Support Worker
  • Admin Assistant
  • Attendance
  • Mental Health Lead
Mrs L Ahmed
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Pastoral Care Worker
  • MSA
Mr C Barrow
  • PE Teaching Assistant
Mrs L Blott
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Lunchtime Nurture Group
Miss L Chillmaid
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Resources
  • Attendance
Mrs D Courtney
  • Teaching Assistant
Mrs H Cunnington
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • MSA
Mrs K Daws
  • Teaching Assistant
Mrs P Haines
  • Teaching Assistant
Miss M Harris
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Admin Assistant
  • Breakfast/After School Club
Miss J Hickey
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • MSA
  • Cleaner
Mrs G Holloran Brown
  • FS Speech & Language Assistant
Mr C Kalaiarasu
  • Unqualified Teacher
  • MSA
  • Sports Cover/Clubs Lead
  • Out of School Hours Learning
  • Drama
  • P.E.
Mr G Martin
  • Behaviour Teaching Assistant
  • Breakfast Club Assistant
Ms M McKinlay
  • Learning Support Assistant
  • Breakfast Club Leader
  • Autism Lead Teaching Assistant
Mrs S Roberts
  • Teaching Assistant
Miss N Robinson
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Family Support Worker
Miss S Manning
  • Teaching Assistant
Mrs K Webb
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Lunch Cover
Mr P Hindle
  • Site Manager
  • Health & Safety
Mrs G Armes
  • Cleaner
Mrs J Debonnaire
  • MSA
Mr E Haig
  • Cleaner
Miss J Veness
  • MSA
Mrs N Portman
  • Lunchtime Nurture Group
Mrs A Mayhew
  • Cleaner
Mrs J O’Neill
  • Cleaner

 

Governors

The governors are responsible for governing the school. Most of their work takes place out of school hours, but governors often visit the school and are linked with particular classes and each governor is also linked to a subject.

Governors are here to ensure the school meets its statutory duties, manage the budget and contribute to school improvement – curriculum and premise.  If you would like to speak to a governor please contact the school office.

Equality, Values & Ethos Statement

At Broom Barns we treat each other with respect.  We are a safe, happy and supportive school community, where everyone can enjoy learning to achieve their goals.

Broom Barns School is committed to providing equality of opportunities to all. We are proud to be an inclusive school that supports all children and adults.

Broom Barns Primary School is an inclusive school where we aim to inspire and empower our children to learn by providing a stimulating and exciting learning environment.  We will provide a modern and relevant curriculum to enable all children to achieve their full potential regardless of gender, beliefs and academic ability.  We recognise each child as an individual and encourage them to become resilient, independent, confident and happy children who can think for themselves.  This is underpinned by a core set of values, which will prepare them for today’s society.

R – resilient
I – independent
C – confident
H – happy
Governor Position/
Area of Responsibility
Category Term of Office Relevant Interests FGB Attendance 2017-18 FGB Attendance 2018-19
Mr Richard Hewgill
(Chair)
  • Welfare & Attendance
  • Leadership & Management
  • Children Looked After
  • Behaviour
  • Personal Development
  • Headteacher Performance Management
  • Safer recruitment trained
  • Pay committee
  • PREVENT trained
LEA Governor 25/6/17 – 24/6/21 Governor at the Priory School 7/7 6/6
Mr Jason Martin

(Vice Chair)

  • Public Relations
  • Quality of Teaching
  • Learning and Assessment
  • Humanities
  • Checking Major Tenders
  • PREVENT trained
  • Pay committee
  • Finance
  • Outcomes for Children & Other Learners
  • Healthy & Safety
Parent Governor 15/5/15 – 14/5/23 5/7 5/6
Mrs Jayne Currant
  • Equalities
  • Policies
  • PREVENT trained
  • Safer recruitment trained
Headteacher Ongoing Michael Currant – Carpet Supplier and Fitter (Spouse) 7/7 6/6
Mrs Julie Ashley-Wren Staff Governor 20/9/18 – 19/9/22 N/A 5/6
Mrs Dawn Brown
  • SEND
  • Pupil Premium
  • Discipline and complaints panel
Partnership

Governor

07/9/17 – 06/9/21 Employed at Greenside School 5/7 6/6
Ft. Christopher Bunce
  • Safeguarding (including radicalisation and e-safety)
  • R.E.
  • Maths
  • Safer recruitment trained
  • Discipline and complaints panel
Co-opted

Governor

31/3/16 – 31/7/20 5/7 4/6
Mrs Sharon Evans Co-opted

Governor

13/8/18 – 12/9/22 N/A 3/6
Ms Carol Jackson Partnership Governor  15/3/18 – 14/3/22 N/A 5/6
Dr Neil Johnston Associate Governor 29/11/18 – 28/11/22 N/A 4/4
Mrs Jackie Phillips
  • EYFS
  • PREVENT trained
  • Safer recruitment trained
Associate

Governor

07/9/17 – 06/9/21 Member of Staff 7/7 5/6
Miss Nicole Robinson Parent Governor 23/04/19 –  22/04/23 N/A 1/2

Past Governors

Mrs Yvonne Pendlebury
  • Science
  • D & T
  • Discipline and complaints panel
Co-opted

Governor

 07/09/17 – 15/03/18  2017-2018

N/A

Miss Liane Chillmaid
  • Pupil Voice
  • School Council
  • Eco
  • Outdoor Learning
  • PREVENT trained
Co-opted

Governor

11/9/14 – 10/9/18 Member of Staff 2017-2018

7/7

Mrs Shelley Martin
  • Gov Development Co-ord
  • Gov Visits Co-ord
  • PSHCE (including SRE)
  • PREVENT trained
Staff Governor 20/9/14 – 19/9/18 Graham Martin (Spouse) – Teaching Assistant 2017-2018

7/7

Mrs Sarah Rutherford
  • Personal Development
  • Behaviour & Attendance
  • Leadership & Management
  • PREVENT trained
  • Policies
  • Anti-Bullying and Behaviour
Parent

Governor

26/3/15 – 07/1/19 2017-2018

6/7

Mr Richard Hewgill

rhI have lived in Stevenage for over 47 years and my 2 daughters and their families also live in the town. Having started my career in the building trade I moved into Local Government and later became a Housing Manager in London. I have been a school governor since 2004 and am currently Vice Chair of governors at The Priory School in Hitchin as well as being Chair of governors at Broom Barns. I believe strongly in the right of every child to receive an education that will help them achieve their maximum potential. Being a governor allows me to assist in ensuring that this is achieved.

Mr Jason Martin

jmartin2015As a former student of Broom Barns, with two children currently attending the school, I felt being a Parent Governor provided me with the ideal opportunity to give something back and support the school in its quest to become an outstanding rated school. Having graduated with an honors degree in Marketing, I relocated to Hong Kong, where I spent 20 years in Marketing & Sales related jobs. I opened two companies in Asia and last year expanded into Europe, which was the main reason my family and I returned to the UK. I am passionate about primary education and will strive towards providing a platform that allows every pupil at Broom Barns the opportunity to excel to best of their ability. I am very proud to be part of the Broom Barns team.

Mrs Jayne Currant

I am a Primary Years trained teacher and I have taught in both Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and across the primary range. I joined Broom Barns Primary School in January 2011 as Deputy Head and was appointed as Headteacher in September 2015. I feel privileged to be the Headteacher at Broom Barns and I take pride in the achievements of the children. I firmly believe in the school vision and believe that every child should become R.I.C.H. Resilient, Independent, Confident, Happy.

 

Mrs Julie Ashley-Wren


I am looking forward to using my 30 years experience as a governor at other schools in Broom Barns.  I have been teaching primary and nursery for over 20 years and as a parent of five and a grandparent I am totally committed to ensuring the best possible opportunities for all children to develop their love of learning.

 

Mrs Dawn Brown

I am Stevenage born and bred, and have had links with Broom Barns for many years. I currently work at Greenside School and we link with Broom Barns to provide opportunities for the two groups of pupils to meet, participate in activities together and enjoy each others company. I am the whole school lead for autistic learners and work across the year groups. I have supported trainee teachers both at Greenside and during their placements at Broom Barns for over 5 years. I also work for the National Autistic Society accreditation team.

 

Ft. Christopher Bunce

I am the Rector of St Andrew and St George, the Church of England parish that covers Bedwell and includes Broom Barns. I was a banking lawyer in the City before being ordained, so hope that I bring a variety of skills to my role as governor. The Church deeply cares about the community it serves, and I want to encourage the school in all its good work. The school has a fantastic team of staff and children and I want to see Broom Barns continue to flourish for the good of all in our community, as children are empowered to reach their potential and grow in character.

Mrs Sharon Evans

 

I started working at Broom Barns in 2001 and have enjoyed every minute.  I started as a LSA and TA and achieved HLTA status.  I have seen many changes over the years and shared in its successes.  I am looking forward to working with the other Governors and help the school with their future successes.

 

Ms Carol Jackson

I am proud to say I have been connected with the school for over 20 years, when my children attended Broom Barns.  During the first few years I volunteered at the school before becoming a teaching assistant in the nursery in 2001.  I spent many happy years working with the pupils and staff before finishing my teacher training and moving to Greenside School in 2014.

 

Dr Neil Johnston

I first became involved with the Broom Barns two years ago, running a session in Science week. I now help out regularly with maths and science in Years 4-6 and have been very impressed by all aspects of the school, not least the attitude and discipline of the pupils.  With a background in science, technology and business I am keen to support STEM subjects and contribute to raising the already high standards which the school achieves.

 

Mrs Jackie Phillips

I am a primary year’s trained teacher and I have taught across the primary phases. I joined Broom Barns School in 1999 as a class teacher and was appointed as Deputy Head teacher in December 2015.  I believe that every child, without question, has the potential to succeed and it is our job to strive to create the kind of environment in which all children can realise their full potential.

 

Miss Nicole Robinson

I was raised in Stevenage and have worked at the Stevenage Education Support Centre for two years.  I initially worked in the transition team, supporting students in their move from primary to secondary school and currently work as a teaching assistant across KS3 and 4 phases.  I am passionate about ensuring every child has an equal chance to access education and that they are offered the same opportunities, regardless of their circumstances.

 

School Council

At Broom Barns we have School Council representatives and Eco Representatives for every class.  The children meet on a regular basis to discuss items that they have been asked to raise by other class members.

Location Map

 

Policies

ESMA – Education Support for Medical Absences ESMA Website