A message to parents from Jane Headland on her retirement, 2016

Posted: Wednesday 14th December 2016

Dear Parents,

As you may be aware I made my decision to retire in January of this year. This term I have been fulfilling a two day per week commitment and I write to inform you all that my official leaving date is Tuesday 13th December 2016.

I have worked at Brookfields for twenty five years. My main role was teaching in the 6th Form before moving on to school leadership, first as Assistant Head, then as Deputy before accepting the Headship in April 2009.

I wanted to personally contact all of you to express my sincere thanks for the tremendous support you have given me throughout my time at Brookfields School. I take great pride in leading one of the country’s most forward thinking and successful special schools and I would not have done it without your commitment. Thank you for sending your children to this school!

I will miss the school enormously. It is a happy vibrant and purposeful place where young people are able to develop, gain confidence and become increasingly independent, ready to move on to the next phase of their lives.

Of course I will miss the creative spectaculars, the sporting and residential adventures, the day to day achievements and goals. Above all else I will miss the smiles, joy and inspiration of the AMAZING pupils at Brookfields School!

Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I wish you all the very best for your futures.

Yours sincerely,

Jane Headland


A unique way to remember our unique Head Teacher

As part of the many celebrations organised by pupils and staff this week to mark Jane’s retirement, the students in the 6th Form unveiled a tapestry hanging of Jane’s unique thumb print to symbolise the lasting  mark Jane has had on Brookfields School.

Earlier this year, one of our teachers sneakily took a print of Jane’s thumb. Over the last few months, all the pupils in the school have been working hard in contributing to the tapestry hanging of Jane’s unique thumb print.

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