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Welcome to Bradway Primary School. I have been Headteacher at this school since 2002 and during that time there have been many changes in education. Through all these changes we have held true to two basic beliefs and principles about what makes a good school and a good learner. Firstly, our school motto, 'Learning Through Enjoyment' highlights the importance we place on ensuring that Bradway Primary school is a happy place to be and that the content of the curriculum is stimulating, relevant and engaging for our pupils.

Our success in achieving this culture in school is supported by the fact that in our last three inspections we have been rated as 'outstanding' for our curriculum by Ofsted. (Read More)

Paul Stockley
Posted on
Mar 2015

The Playpod opens its doors to reveal an Aladdin's Cave.....

So much fun was had with the Playpod today. Each year group had a go for the first time during lessons. Tomorrow it will open for use at lunchtime. 
Here's what the children said in Year 5;

'This is going to wipe out football!'
'It's a really creative idea'
'You can make your imagination free and build what's in your head'.
'It's great playing with different stuff that you wouldn't normally play with'.
'It's everyone's dream playground!'

The lunchtime staff had a go as well today and also had a great deal of fun; play is not just for children!

Below: the playpod with the equipment ready to go.

Below: the equipment in action

'Bradway switchboard, may I help you?!'

'Quick, we haven't got much longer...'

This is one use for a bin...!

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Posted on
Feb 2015

Spring is on the way.

Spring is nearly here and if you need proof here is a picture of some daffodils forcing their way up through the soil near the main entrance. Below are some further pictures taken in the last week. We had an impressive hail shower in the middle of play which took us all by surprise. Then there is the new concrete pad which is awaiting the construction of the Playpod; more on that later. Then there is 'Lake Bradway' which has formed at the corner of the infant playground. We are currently aiming to install a drain in this area so it is only a temporary water feature and child magnet. 
Finally there is a picture of me cycling on the virtual velodrome, something which many of our children have been having a go at this week. I can confirm that it makes your legs very wobbly afterwards but it is great fun!
I hope to see lots of parents and carers at our Big Bike Breakfast on Wednesday next week and also our World Book day breakfast on the Thursday.
Best wishes,
Mr Stockley

Below: daffodil shoots

Below: the new concrete pad awaiting the Playpod

Below: Lake Bradway

Below: hail attack!

Below: Mr Stockley trying to go nowhere as fast as he can.

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Posted on
Feb 2015

WOW - What a Week!

What an amazing week we've had in Bradway. We've had so many VIPs in school including police officers, radio journalists, nurses, singers, graphic designers and builders to name but a few. The children have really enjoyed learning about jobs, careers and vocations and have had the chance to try out some for themselves as our pictures show. Many of us have been in our chosen professions for many years, whereas research shows our children will have many different job and careers even, during the course of their working lives. Technology and the Digital Age have made this possible. Who knows what invention is currently tucked up your child's sleeve! The message that came across loud and clear from speakers was that it is really important to do a job that you enjoy, which ties in perfectly with our school motto - 'Learning through enjoyment' - just what this week has been about. Thank you to all the parents, carers and adult visitors who made this week so special - please come again next time!

Mrs Heap and Miss Bryan
WOW Co-ordinators

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Posted on
Feb 2015

Safer Internet Day 2015

Today Bradway Primary School has taken part in and celebrated Safer Internet Day.

Safer Internet Day 2015 is being celebrated globally with the slogan ‘Let’s create a better internet together’.
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. 

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and 31 national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.

The day has offered the opportunity to highlight positive uses of technology and to explore the role we all play in helping to create a better and safer online community. It has called upon young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet. Ultimately, a better internet is up to us!

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"Pupils typically make a very positive contribution to an atmosphere of mutual respect and consideration for others in this calm and orderly learning environment. " - Ofsted 2012