News

You will find a list of our most recent news articles below.

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On Wednesday during our Half Term break, some of our pupils and their families were invited in to school for Stay and Play. We learned how to play with each other, we met new people and had a drink and a chat together. There were are wide range of activities including activities in the Sensory Room, messy play, Valentines activities and a special sensory story from ‘Swings and Smiles’ about pancakes! Thank you to Marnie, our Autism […]

You will have heard in the media about the possibility of snow coming our way. As colder weather is forecasted it seems appropriate to remind you of the school procedures in place, and where you can find up to date information, should the school need to close or operate alternative opening hours in the event of bad weather. Wherever possible, I will of course, endeavour to keep the school open. However, there may be occasions […]

Students from Yattendon Class in Key Stage 4 have been very busy developing some amazing Enterprise Projects this term! Here is what they have been up to… Harry, Lewis, Tyrese and Thomas are setting up a ‘Buy, Sell and Swap’ online project. “We gave Michael (one of the schools IT Technician) a list of things we wanted and he created a web page and showed us. We made some changes. We’re going to set up a webpage […]

We have an amazing Creative Arts Team at Brookfields School who encourage, support and challenge the development of our pupils’ creative skills. In addition to art, ceramics, creative writing, we have a very strong drama team. For a number of years now, some our secondary school students have participated in the annual Shakespeare in Schools Festival by performing one of Shakespeare plays. The annual Festival is the Shakespeare Schools Foundation’s flagship project and the world’s […]

For most people, Christmas is a fun and exciting time. But for children with autism and their families, it can be very stressful. Children with autism often become confused or distressed by the change in routine or the increased social activity, and this can be upsetting for the rest of the family. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can reduce the impact of Christmas on your child and your family without cancelling it altogether. […]

“Real Play” is being introduced into schools across the UK to help families be more active. It brings schools, families and communities closer together joining up learning through the power of play. It provides exciting resources to engage families in playing together. Real Play has a very positive impact on children’s learning behaviours and parent’s confidence to transform habits and increase active family play. Brookfields School launched the first of 12 “Real Play” workshops for […]

The development of literacy skills as well as reading skills is an important aspect of any young person’s education as these skills bring joy, pleasure and are an important life skill. Over the last 2 years, we have been working in partnership with Read Write Inc. which is a phonics programme to teach 55 of our pupils in Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 to read, write and spell. Teacher, pupils and their families […]

Join us for a christmas shopping evening: Friday 3rd November 2017

Network Rail Julie Grant (Employer Engagement Manager) and Lucy Bellman (Work Experience Coordinator) are always looking to expand our network of over 60 local business who support our Pathway to Employment and provide Work Experience for our students. The recently connected with Network Rail and met with them to think about what they could offer our students. Earlier this month, a group of 6th Form students were invited by Network Rail to visit Reading Station […]

We were delighted to be presented with a new adaptive tricycle by the General Manager of the Hilton Reading thanks to a grant from the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People. The new trike will be used as part of the MOVE programme and will help our older children to improve their mobility and have fun in the playground with their friends. We are now fundraising to buy a smaller tricycle for our younger pupils

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