Awards and Certificates
Our Awards and Successes
Brookburn is always seeking to improve. We have been assessed and awarded for many aspects of our work:
National Teaching School status 2014
Schelene Ferris – National Leader of Education 2014
Healthy Schools Gold Award 2014
Food for Life Flagship status – 2014
Green flag status 2014- 2017
Artsmark Silver Award, 2012
School Games Mark Gold Award 2019-20
Parliamentary Speaker’s School Council Awards Finalists 2015
Awards currently being assessed by the schools ongoing improvement
Dyslexia Friendly School
Unicef Right Respecting Silver Award
Brookburn Primary School are delighted to announce that we are one of a wave of 150 schools designated with additional responsibilities to lead a group of schools, working with other partners, to deliver high-quality support for teachers and leaders at all stages in their career. For more information, please click here.
At Brookburn our school’s award promotes physical and emotional health by providing accessible and relevant information for children and young people, increasing their understanding of their own health and empowering them to make informed decisions.
Children and young people flourish in a positive environment and when they are given a voice to influence whole-school decisions.
A healthy school understands the importance of investing in health to help pupils do their best, raise levels of achievement, improve standards and create healthier, happier and safer learning environments.
We take a whole school approach to educate children and parents about all aspects of food. We have our own allotments and raised beds where children can learn how to grow their own food and a regular cooking club takes place after school where children learn vital cooking skills. We organise school trips to farms and our school meals are freshly prepared and cooked in our on-site kitchen.
Eco-Schools is a global programme engaging millions of children across 64 different countries, making it the largest environmental schools programme in the world.
The programme is pupil-led and encourages whole school involvement. It also encourages closer links between schools and their communities.
Brookburn’s ‘Eco Buddies’ have introduced paper recycling throughout the school, collecting from all classrooms and offices during their lunch break. Other initiatives include ‘Walk to School Week’ where families are encouraged to leave the car at home and use more eco friendly ways to get to and from school, and ‘Energy Week’ – all about saving energy in school and at home.
Artsmark is the flagship programme of Arts Council England. Its aims are to strengthen and celebrate the arts and cultural experiences across schools. At Brookburn we are very proud of achieving our Artsmark silver award. This award encompasses all the arts; dance; music; drama and of course art. It recognises both our achievements within the classroom setting and the opportunities provided for our children to work alongside and learn from professional artists.
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress. Read on to find out more about why to apply and how to go about it.
Each School Games Mark application is divided into four sets of questions. They cover the following basic topics…
- Participation – how many young people at your school are being engaged in sporting activity?
- Competition – how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
- Workforce – how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
- Clubs – how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?
The Speaker’s School Council Awards is a national awards scheme designed to celebrate the achievements of school councils, particularly where they have made a difference to a school, a local community or the environment.