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Dear Parents/ Carers

Thank you for your interest in our school and welcome to Broad Oak!

My name is Kevin Corteen and I am the Head teacher. I joined the school in September 2012 and am extremely proud of the achievements of our school community. Our motto ‘Exciting Minds’ succinctly outlines our commitment to provide engaging and memorable learning experiences that foster a love of learning and allow our pupils to reach their full potential.

We have over 300 children in school, including a 30 place Nursery. Our classes in KS1 and KS2 are organised into mixed year group classes allowing for lots of opportunities for pupils to mix with a wide variety of pupils year on year.  We are very fortunate to have children from a diverse cultural background with families joining us from countries such as Pakistan, Portugal, Brazil and Egypt. Some of our children speak very little English at first but within weeks their confidence grows and their language develops. We love to learn about each others countries and customs. There are many opportunities for children, parents, governors and staff to be an integral part of the shaping of our school community. We strongly believe that education is a partnership between home and school.

We believe that children learn best when home and school work together for their benefit, and so we will strive to involve families and encourage you to share your child’s learning journey. Children coming into the school bring a wealth of knowledge and understanding about the world around them. It is our aim to build on these skills and promote a willingness and enthusiasm to learn more.

I look forwarding to meeting you,

Kevin Corteen


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