BROOKFIELD SCHOOL......Caring, Sharing, Learning Together

 

 

Brookfield

is a controlled co-educational primary school for pupils from the Greater Lisburn Area who have moderate learning difficulties. Our pupils range in age from 3 to 11 years. There are currently 140 children enrolled
for 2013-2014.

 

 

         SCHOOL DETAILS

  

                                                                                                      Brookfield School

                                                                                               65 Halfpenny Gate Road

                                                                                                               Moira

                                                                                                            Craigavon

                                                                                                           N. Ireland

                                                                                                           BT67 0HP

 

                                                                                                Tel: (028) 92622978

  

                                                                 

                                                     Directions to BROOKFIELD SCHOOL:

                                                                     BT67 0HP

 

   

ROUTE 1: FROM LISBURN

 

Take the main road from Lisburn to Moira. Drive for approximately 3 miles. Turn left at
Church Lane, turn right at the end and continue for approx. 1 mile. Brookfield School is on the left hand side.

 

 

 

ROUTE 2: FROM BELFAST

 

Go south on the M1. Take the exit for Moira. Head back towards Lisburn on the main Lisburn to Moira Road . Travel for approx. 4 miles. Turn right at Church Lane . Turn right on reaching the end. Brookfield School is on the left hand side after approx. 1 mile.

 

 

 

 

 

  

2013-2014 STAFF INFORMATION - WHO’S WHO!!!!!!!!

 

 

  

Principal:  

  

Mrs B Spence

 

Vice-Principal:  

Mrs H Milligan

  

School Leadership Team:  Mrs M Bell, Mrs M Hannigan, Mrs Shellard 

     

 

 

Secretaries: Mrs. C Mc Dowall, Mrs.  M Hayes

 

 

Caretaker: Mr Brush 

 

Assistant Caretaker : Mrs F Spratt

 

 

Dining attendants: Mrs J Foy, Mrs A Mc Guigan

 

 

Speech and Language Therapists: Mrs A Ferris, Mrs L Burrage, Miss V Wilkinson

   

Speech and Language Therapy assistant: Mrs E Kearney

  

 

Occupational Therapist: Miss Orla Breen

  

 

ROOM

  

TEACHER

  

Nursery

1

Mrs M Bell

 Nursery

2

  

 Miss McCusker  

Base 1

Mrs Hardaker

  

Base 2

  

Mrs A Mc Kee   

 

Base 3

  

 

Miss T Annon 

  

Base 4

  

Mrs M Hannigan

Base 5

  

  

Mrs S Armstrong

  

Base 6

  

 

Mrs Devine  

Base 7

  

 

 Mrs R Duff

  

Base 8

  

 

Mrs McCune ,Mrs H Milligan

  

Base 9

Miss Wallace

  

 

Base 10

  

 

Mrs Honeyford

Base 11

  

 

Mrs Galloway

 

Base 12

  

 

Miss Douglas  

Base 13

  

 

Mrs Jones/ Mrs Shellard

 

Base 14   

 

 

Mrs Henderson

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADMISSIONS POLICY

 

Pupils are admitted to the school by the South Eastern Education and Library Board in accordance with the regulations and procedures laid down by Articles 29-33 of the Education and Libraries Order 1986 (NI). Pupils who are enrolled already have a statement of special educational needs. New pupils and their parents are invited for interview prior to enrolment.

SMALL CLASSES

Our teaching staff have experience and knowledge of teaching children who have moderate learning difficulties. In each class there are 12 children or less and close attention can be paid to each individual pupil’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development.

 

 

 

SCHOOL HOURS

Nursery and Years 1 – 3: 8.45 a.m. to 1.45 p.m.

 

Years 4 – 7: 8.45 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

 

Pupils are received from 8.40 a.m.

 

There is no supervision available before this time.

 

 
DISCIPLINE
 

We encourage our pupils to be

 

 caring

 tolerant

 respectful of others.

 

In school we promote team spirit as well as individual achievement. We encourage each pupil to develop high standards of personal behaviour.

 

As parents we would ask you to help us by:

 

 

 

·       supporting the maintenance of good discipline in school and promoting in your child good codes of conduct with regard to behaviour, uniform and homework;

 

·       ensuring your child attends school regularly and brings the necessary equipment;

 

·       developing and maintaining channels of communication with school.

 

 

 

We devise an individual support plan for any pupil having consistent difficulties in managing their behaviour.

 

 

 

SCHOOL RULES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be kind

 

Be happy

 

Be well behaved

 

Keep ourselves and others safe

 

Listen carefully

 

Do our best in class

 

We do not accept: Bullying, stealing, bad language, fighting, destruction of property, attacks on others. Teachers use the school rules to agree with the pupils a set of rules for the classroom.

 

TRANSPORT

 

 

 

All pupils are transported to and from school by S.E.E.L.B. Details of travel arrangements are forwarded by the Transport Officer to parents at the beginning of each school year.

 

 

 

Transport Office Telephone number: 028 90566570.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If there is a change to transport due to an unforeseen circumstance, please contact the school secretary Mrs Mc Dowall.

 

Parents must inform the Transport Office and the school secretary of any change of address.

 

To ensure a pleasant and safe journey to and from school, good behaviour on transport is encouraged. Children should remain seated until they have reached their destination and the bus/taxi has stopped. In the interests of safety, parents wishing to collect their child at or before 3 p.m. should inform the class teacher in writing.

 

 

 

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL

 

 

 

At Brookfield we seek to promote real and ongoing communication between home and school as a vital component of each child developing his/her potential. We have an open - door policy to allow parents ease of access to Principal and teachers. If parents have any queries or concerns they may contact the Principal by phone or an interview will be arranged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are also more formal interviews: pre-admission;  ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening; annual initial meeting with teacher ; Annual Review.

 

Parents receive a prospectus annually and a termly newsletter from the Principal. (Copies of our Home-School Liaison Programme are available from the office)

 

 

 

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