Welcome to our school. We are an all-age generic special school serving South Leeds. We cater for a wide range of learning needs from moderate learning difficulties; severe learning difficulties; complex and multiple learning needs to Asperger’s and Autism. Some students have additional needs – physical; medical; speech and language; visual, hearing or sensory impairment.
Many pupils are based on our main Broomfield site and in addition some within our mainstream partnership sites - Windmill Music Federation and Rodillian Academy, where opportunities for mainstream inclusion are maximised, if appropriate.
Our strapline is ‘Investing in Individuals, Transforming Lives’ reflected in our aim to provide a nurturing and stimulating school environment in which all pupils are encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle and feel happy, safe and secure. Our pupils demonstrate a strong sense of community and fairness for all. We endeavour to help our pupils take their place in society and be tolerant, understanding and respectful of the rights of others.
In return we expect pupils to work to the very best of their ability, in order to make the most of the opportunities that we offer. We believe in a personalised approach to enable all of our pupils to achieve their individual outcomes based on their aspirations for the future.
We are a growing and developing school. We have over 200 young people from 2-19 years on roll. We have recently undergone a programme of refurbishment including a new building that opened in September 2015, a community internet café, a health and beauty suite, a state-of-the art creative/sensory room, sunken trampolines and an outdoor inclusive adventure playground.
Having joined the school in September 2018, I am an experienced special school Principal in Leeds, and I am delighted to be steering Broomfield in the next chapter of its journey to continued success. South SILC was rated "Good” when Ofsted inspection in November 2017. A visit is really the only way to see what we can truly offer to you and your child. Contact the school office and we will be delighted to show you around.
I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself as Head of School. Since joining Broomfield in January 2019, it has been a privilege getting to know the students, staff and school community.
Broomfield is a vibrant, happy and successful school where the needs of our learners are paramount. All decisions are taken with the best interests of our pupils at the heart and we pride ourselves on providing learning experiences that are creative, aspirational and truly personalised to each individual; enabling all our learners to achieve their full potential.
I am passionate about listening to the views of all stakeholders and encourage feedback from parents, external agencies and all our school community. I lead the School Council so the views of our pupils are always at the forefront with a ‘you said, we did’ culture. Our school values are intrinsic to all ways of working and we celebrate individual achievements, work hard to forge excellent relationships and provide opportunities for all our pupils to develop their strength of character and independence.
Although the last year has been very challenging, I am so proud of our entire school community for being so resilient and for working together as a team. As a result, our young people are safe, happy and are making progress towards their individualised targets.
I hope we can continue to work together to ensure all our learners are equipped with the skills to prepare them fully for adult life and a really positive future.
For useful information from our Pupil Welfare Team, please also refer to- https://www.broomfieldschool.org.uk/Pupil-Welfare/