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Ethos and Values
International School Award
Quality in Study Support
The previous government published a consultation document entitled “21st Century School: a Worldclass Education for Every Child”. The key message in this document is the need for schools to work in partnership with parents, the Local Authority and other agencies such as Primary Care Trusts (PCTs).
The government believes this to be the next step in a “comprehensive, highly responsive and personalised service which focuses on what every child and young person needs in order to succeed."
Broadgreen could not possibly be in a better situation to make this happen – the Fiveways Trust puts us in a prime position to realise this as we are already in a partnership, not only with the PCT, but also with Hope and John Moores Universities and we have seen the benefits of this through a range of initiatives supported by both Universities, such as extra tuition in Maths for our Y11 students at Hope and a cooking competition for Y7 students at John Moores.
We have also developed very strong links with Broadgreen Heart and Chest Hospital to look at ways of developing opportunities for young people in the National Health Service, by giving them the sort of skills which could lead to jobs at various levels in the NHS which is a huge employer, both locally and nationally.
The IB Diploma Programme goes from strength to strength and this year we attracted our biggest IB cohort into Year 12, with students coming to us from local schools, of course, from our own Y11 cohort as well as students from overseas. It is very true that the IB is a challenge for our students but it is also a huge opportunity and every student who has ever studied the IB has benefited hugely from it.
Another challenge for all schools is “Inclusion.” We are privileged in Broadgreen to have two wonderful units on site –one for Deaf students and one for physically disabled students. Both sets of students have additional support, but they can all share in our superb facilities and take part in a large number of mainstream lessons. We are very strong in the area of partnerships for our inclusion provision and have formal links with the following organisations:
- Alder Hey
- Occupational Therapy Service
- Liverpool Centre for the Deaf
- Liverpool FC
- School Nurse Service
We have participated and achieved success in many activities including wheelchair dance / basketball and football, signing choir, archery, swimming, the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Digital Citizens Award. Broadgreen is rightly proud of its contribution to inclusion in Liverpool and is particularly proud of its pupils who are members of the Access Resource Base and the Deaf Resource Base.
There is so much we could say about Broadgreen – it is vibrant, buzzing with energy and brimming over with ideas. But instead of reading about it, why not come and experience it and be part of a great school at a great time in its development. We look forward to meeting you soon!