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INSET Training at Brook Green

  •   Tue 11, 2017
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  •   Posted by Admin

Ever wondered what we all do on a training day?

As part of our ongoing professional development we undertook a number of different training sessions which included our second E safety update from our CEOP trainer Ms Eastel, an update on our ‘in house’ therapy programme, new SLEUTH reporting and monitoring for Tutors, the General Data Protection Act and  Literacy and the spoken word.


We also had an interactive session on Numeracy with PE where the Mathematics department teamed up with the P.E. department to deliver a session on ‘Numeracy across the Curriculum’.  Training days often involve sessions that require sitting for long periods of time, we therefore thought it would be fun to involve all members of staff in a lesson that made them stand up and exert some energy.  Staff were placed in teams, given a basketball and their own basket and then instructed to score as many baskets in 2 minutes as possible.  Scores and attempts were recorded and then written on a central board.  These scores were given as fractions.  Questions were then asked such as which team is better, or which team scored more etc.  This led on to working out the percentage success rate for each team.  This shows how easily each team can be compared and thus the power of using percentages.  This process was then repeated and once again the results analysed and discussed. As always the competitive members of staff were determined to outdo the others!

The idea was to show how maths can be taught outside of the classroom, producing real life maths that students can relate to and hopefully remember.  This cross curricular work can also be extended with literacy, science and other subjects. 


Remembrance at Elliot Store

  •   Tue 11, 2017
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin

Elliot Store 

I would like to say that it was a privilege to welcome your school party to Elliott's this morning. Your students were extremely well behaved, engaging positively with our display as well as listening attentively to myself and my colleagues Mike and Tina [and your staff weren't bad either!]. There were some interesting questions [especially from John [I think]]. Not surprisingly the toy dog in our tableau provoked a lot of interest. 

I hope the group enjoyed their trip. We certainly enjoyed their company. If ever you wish to visit us again you would be most welcome. 

Gerry Sweet
Elliot Store

Remembrance at Saltash Heritage Museum

  •   Tue 11, 2017
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin
Saltash Heritage Museum 

The sun shone, the children as usual were beautifully behaved, no problems, and the service in the Peace garden was lovely with one of your young men saying a piece after it, so composed and clear, you shoul be proud of them all.

I was lucky your reputation is good, so I had no problem in recruiting some new volunteers to assist, as we had a number of staff on duty up on the Hoe, a couple setting up a stand for a mini exhibition, one giving a talk and the rest eating loads of fish, as we have two teams in the Town Quiz tonight.

Lizzy Asprey
Saltash Heritage Museum



Young Enterprise Centre of Excellence

  •   Tue 11, 2017
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin

Young Enterprise Centres of Excellence National Annual Conference

Last week, Mr. Walters and Miss Aherne travelled to London to attend the Young Enterprise Centres of Excellence National Annual Conference.  The aim of the trip was to form the initial stages for Brook Green Centre for Learning to become a facility for excellence in financial education.  They met with other teachers of Maths and PSHE from schools across the country and attended workshops with other SEN schools.  This was an opportunity to network with similar SEN teachers, sharing best practice and discussing challenges faced in delivering financial education.  Martin Lewis OBE, who is an award winning campaigner on TV and radio, gave an inspirational speech on the importance of financial education for young people.

Overall, this was a worthwhile trip and put Brook Green Centre for Learning firmly on the road to becoming a hub for excellence in financial education.


Visit to the Commonwealth War Graves

  •   Fri 11, 2017
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin

Visit to the Commonwealth War Graves


Year 8 have just returned to school after a visit to the Commonwealth War graves at Western Mill Cemetery.
The student showed great respect and places individual crosses on individual graves, as well as a wreath at the Memorial. 


Trinity Sailing

  •   Mon 10, 2017
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin

Trinity sailing

This term we went to Trinity Sailing in Brixham. We were on the Leader, it is an old fashioned wooden ship.

We put the Rib in the water, put up the sails and cleaned the heads (toilets). We were on watch for buoys. We also saw dolphins, which was very good because they were playing in the water. The week was amazing, as we got to learn how dangerous it can be on water and how to put up the sails.

I would tell other students to do it as it was amazing and teaches you about sailing if you wanted to be a sailor.

I enjoyed taking the Rib out as it goes really fast. I liked going to shore as we got to go to the shops.

If you get a chance do it!  

Owen Kent



Lego Challenge

  •   Mon 10, 2017
  •   Events
  •   Posted by Admin

Lego Challenge


Anna from SWH group has been into school to build towers from Lego and spaghetti in our Lego challenge.
Well done to Thomas and Sydney on their winning Lego tower.


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