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    Christmas Concert at the Brighton Centre 2014

At Patcham Junior School children are inspired to learn through our innovative and creative curriculum. We support them in their journey to become responsible members of society, able to make informed decisions about the way they work and behave.

Friday 16th January

Friday 16th January

Jan 16, 2015

Dare I say it… no snow yet! The annual scattering of the white stuff is greeted with screams of delight by most of the children in the country, but presents a huge dilemma to headteachers… Lets hope for a continued mild winter. This week I have been busy working on the School Self Evaluation summary. […]

Saturday 10th January

Jan 10, 2015

Happy New Year. I was fascinated by this news report today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30745018 The response from OFSTED that ‘not enough is being done to ensure reliability of judgements’ is a scandal – especially when the judgements made have such serious implications for staff, schools and communities. The blog that elicited this response is also fascinating – the […]

Friday 12th December

Friday 12th December

Dec 12, 2014

Its been a typical penultimate week before the Christmas holidays – trees, Christmas carols, red noses, coughs and colds and the feeling that the holidays will never arrive. It is ironic that we are so busy after such a long term – in my opinion a simple change that would improve academic outcomes would be […]

Friday 5th December

Friday 5th December

Dec 5, 2014

We are coming to the end of the Autumn Term and we are celebrating our learning in a variety of ways. Year 3 have settled into their new school really well and this week they enjoyed taking their writing down to Patcham Infant School where they read their stories to the year 2 children (and […]

In Event, News

Year 4, 5 & 6 Christmas Carol Concert

Dec 1, 2014

  Peace on Earth! You are warmly invited to attend Patcham Junior School’s Christmas Carol Concert, which will commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Christmas Truce. Monday 15th December 3.30pm – 4.15pm On the football playground   Please wrap up warmly and bring your singing voices! In the event of inclement weather, we will […]

Sunday 30th November

Sunday 30th November

Nov 30, 2014

Change is a difficult thing for anyone, however working in education means living and coping with constant change. Over the past few years and months the speed at which changes are being made has increased placing huge demands on the profession. Teachers have gone out on strike – not something that anyone wants to do […]

Friday 21st November

Friday 21st November

Nov 21, 2014

Takeover day was great fun and a huge success. The new Senior Leadership Team took their responsibility very seriously and enjoyed doing an assembly, solving friendship problems on the playground, attending meetings and documenting some of the activities in the day. The lessons I was lucky enough to see were amazing – so much effort […]

Saturday 15th November

Saturday 15th November

Nov 15, 2014

When did we become so obsessed by numbers in education? The process of learning is notoriously hard to pin down as a fascinating recent report by the Sutton Trust outlines (http://www.suttontrust.com/researcharchive/great-teaching/    – if you are interested). More of an art than a science and yet we are obsessed with trying to measure the % […]

Sunday 9th November

Sunday 9th November

Nov 9, 2014

INSET day on Monday was spent working in year group teams to further personalise our approach; ensuring that all pupils have the correct level of challenge and support. The emphasis is on ensuring that all pupils make at least expected progress in maths, reading and writing from the point at which they join us, and […]

In News

Patcham v Westdene Friday 17th October 2014

Oct 20, 2014

Friday 17th October Today we played a football match against Westdene in our league. We set off in cars and eventually arrived at Westdene School. There was a medium sized pitch where we ended up playing a total of 40 minutes 20 minutes each way. The whistle blew and the game began… In the first […]

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