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Resilience, perseverance and breaking down barriers….

This week we have welcomed Jordan into our Spring Brook Family. I want to say a huge well done to Jordan for a positive start.

In SBU 2 there has been some wonderful learning. They have shown resilience and perseverance this week working on understanding Macbeth….

“We have had a great week in SBU 2 this week. In English we have been focusing of Act 1 of Macbeth. Our class have created some great summaries of Act 1 this week. I’m looking forward to seeing the students acting skills next week as we will be in role of some of the characters. 


We have had a very challenging week in maths as we have been looking at equivalent fractions. Our class have shown fantastic resilience and perseverance with their work.

In STEM, students have had great fun creating their own animal with adaptions allowing them to survive and thrive in their environment.”


Mr Hopkins has been on his travels again, finding hidden waterfalls…

“This week we have had a great John Muir Award visit out to Middle Black Clough’s hidden waterfall in the Peak District. Our new pupil Jordan is in his first week with us in year 8 and the time out of class allowed us to get to know him better and begin building positive relationships with him so that he can engage in learning back in school.

It turns out that Jordan loves being out in the outdoors and as you can see couldn’t resist the call of the shallow river – even in full uniform! (He now understands that he needs to wear the outdoor clothing we have in school!)

Through experiences like this as well as experiencing the outdoor environment our pupils can also begin to trust staff members and each other, and have the space to talk freely so that we can get to know them in a safe environment.

Breaking down barriers in this way helps our pupils hugely to engage in learning when back in school.

With only 1 trip out this week, we have a very full 3 trips next week so I’ll make sure I eat my Weetabix this weekend!”


Mr Hopkins


Watson has been in school again today. He is the calmest dog in the world. He has enjoyed the fuss and love shown to him from the students today.

Like Watson, I hope that you all have a good rest this weekend.

Miss Rodgers


Spring Brook Upper School
Dean Street, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 0DQ

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Morning registration –
08:45am to 9:15am.

Afternoon registration –
13:10pm to 13:25pm.

Compulsory Time Open: 31.25 hours

Weekends: Closed

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