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We made it!

The end of a long term. Can I wish all students, families, parents and carers a very well earned break and Happy Easter.

Our newsletters should be published early next week so keep an eye out for them. I can’t believe how quickly this term has passed.

As I sit here and reflect on lots of positives across the term, it has been great to see our students settle and mature. We have had new students and staff join our school and have been welcomed into our Spring Brook Family.

Today we say goodbye and good luck to Mrs Mason Power, Miss Kansik and Mrs Roberts. We wish you all well in your new schools and we thank you for your input whilst at Spring Brook.

Let’s hear from Mr Mullins…

“And just like that, another term over. Not entirely sure where this academic year is going! 

I say this in most blog entries, but I am ever so proud of my class this half term. They have ‘absolutely smashed’ all things Shakespeare and it has been a privilege to see them grow in confidence and come out with comments such as “I get this because of my big brain!” They continue to amaze me with their understanding and commitment, persevering with difficult concepts. 

We are now demonstrating writing at a higher level, making suggestions for improvements prior to feedback as well as assessing the effectiveness our peers’ work. I have no doubt they will maintain this throughout the summer term. 

End of unit assessments in Maths also highlights the progress made elsewhere in the curriculum. Applying understanding to real life context and making links to future pathway destinations.  

It isn’t just academically where there has been improvement but also socially and emotionally. We really have pushed pupils this term and for them to handle moments of frustration, turn mistakes into learning moments and reflect on their own behaviour is testament to them as a class team and individually. 

You have earned your rest boys, enjoy two weeks without me asking questions. Don’t eat too many Easter eggs!”

And from SBU7…

“SBU7 have been busy this week.
Bayley has completed his woodwork task since he started a few weeks ago.
The pupils have enjoyed yoga with Candice this term.

Have a good rest everyone. See you ready for the summer term as we return to school on Monday 25th April.”

An update from Mr Hopkins…

“For the last week of term we’ve had two extremely successful trips out this week.

On a very rainy Wednesday the perfect place to go was to visit Middle Black Clough and its hidden waterfall!

There’s really nothing like the experience of standing under a waterfall and Mr Coldwell’s class absolutely loved it!

We also saw some great communication and teamwork and it was great to see the classmates helping each other out as they had to cross the river numerous times to get up to the fall.

Later that same day, once the year 9’s had dried themselves off, we went on a transition trip to visit some of the Springboard pupils and staff at Kick Sonic in Oldham.

We took 8 year 9’s to play football and had a great time playing 6 a side in four teams mixing up the pupils and staff to help get to know one another.

All of the pupils were fantastic and it was a good positive experience for the first of many transitions we have planned.

Well done everyone!
Mr Hopkins”

Best Easter Wishes

Miss Rodgers

Head of Site


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

School Hours

M-F: 8:50am – 3:00pm

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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0161 883 3431