Summer 2020: Message from the Brook

We have come to the end of another academic year, but one which has been like no other. It has been a time when usual routines, activities, events and family life have all needed to change to what is the ‘new normal’.  We are so grateful to you all for the support you have shown us whilst we have been supporting your children either at school or through on-line learning  or through our regular phone calls.    It has been a time full of anxiety and stress for us all and we are so grateful that we are now able to plan for the whole of the Brook School family being re-united on Monday September 7th

The Government has issued guidelines for special schools as to what they expect us to do when we return in September.  In many ways, it will not require us to do a great deal differently as we have already had stringent routines and procedures in place throughout lockdown.  These will continue but will be altered a little as all of our children will be back.  I can assure you that your child will be kept safe, will be kept stimulated and will be following a robust curriculum upon their return in September.  Core subjects will be delivered as usual but PSED will be underpinning everything that we do – we are aware that our children will need time to re-adjust to school routines and will need time to adjust emotionally following six months of lockdown.  More information and FAQ.

As the year draws to a close we are always saddened to have to say goodbye to our Year 6 pupils and also to staff who are leaving us.  We wish all of our year 6s success and happiness as they leave for the next stage in their life’s journey.  We will miss them all a great deal and will follow their progress into Secondary school and beyond with great interest.

We will be saying Goodbye to Claire Skinner who is retiring.  Claire has worked tirelessly and passionately to bring music into the lives of our children; to offer them international and global opportunities; to promote inclusion in everything she does and to respect and nurture each of our children.  We are so grateful to her for the dedication she has shown to the Brook and we wish her a long and happy retirement.  Jara Perdomo will also be leaving us and we thank her, too,  for the passion she has shown for the Brook and for her commitment and dedication to all of the children she has taught.  We wish her well for the next year.  Finally, Joshua Grange has taken up a position as a keyworker in a local mainstream primary school  We wish him every success in his new venture.


We wish you all health and happiness over the summer and thank you again for your support over these last months.

With every best wish

Maureen and the Brook Staff

Don’t forget that we have our Phonics video on our website that our children can watch and we have uploaded some work packs and useful links to help them learn whilst at home .

Summer holidays: Share activities - join the Brook WhatsApp group for parents.

Letter from Marilyn Francis, BILC Chair of Governors

Message from Whittington Health NHS Trust

  A very warm welcome to the Brook Special Primary School                                   
Our school is part of the Broadwaters Inclusive Learning Community which means that we share our values, vision, ethos and aspirations with the Willow Primary School and the Broadwaters Children’s Centre.   What’s more, we share a groundbreaking state of the art building.  Our inclusive approach means that pupils live together in an aspirational learning environment where every need is met.
Our pupils are aged 4 – 11 and have a range of needs such as Autism, severe and complex learning difficulties as well as associated physical, medical, and emotional needs.  This means that they need a safe, specialist environment to help them learn and reach their potential.
Laughter, excitement and enthusiasm are evident in all aspects of our school life.  Our emphasis on communication, creativity, physical and personal development means that our pupils develop into self-confident learners who are rightly proud of themselves and their achievements.  Our highly trained staff, working closely with specialist practitioners, are constantly striving to give our pupils the very best experience at school.  We aim to enable our pupils to move confidently onto the next stage of their lives.
Maureen Duncan, Interim Head Teacher Sukina Campos, Interim Deputy Head Ed Putman, Interim Assistant Head
Maureen Duncan
Sukina Campos
Deputy Head
Ed Putman
Assistant Head

If you are a parent, a professional or a member of our local community, then you are always welcome to come and visit us and see for yourselves how innovative our learning community is and to share in our pupils’ successes.
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