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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.

A reading dog…

A reading dog…

Jun 28, 2015

Some exciting news for September – we will be working with the charity “Pets as Therapy” and welcoming weekly visits from Poppy the reading dog! Click here to read more about her current school … Her owner, Sarah Rickard, who lives in Patcham will be visiting next week with Poppy to run an assembly with […]

Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

Jun 21, 2015

The inaugural spelling bee was a success and hopefully something we can build upon next year. Learning spellings is a complex process and quite personal for different children. The competitive element for some children was really motivating and anecdotally at least I know of a number of children who’s spelling has improved considerably as a […]

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Jun 13, 2015

2015 is of course an important year if you are of a certain age and have nostalgic memories of Back to the Future… I enjoyed watching an article on breakfast news this week about hoverboards that operated on water (for safety reasons) – it looked fantastic fun! Following the OFSTED outcome we too are back to […]

Now we are Good!

Now we are Good!

Jun 7, 2015

It has been a strange week in some ways. Although, obviously the outcome from the recent inspection is a huge relief and a well earned accolade that reflects the  considerable effort undertaken by everyone, it has taken some time to get used to the idea. I guess after so long yearning for this outcome, we […]

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OFSTED

Jun 1, 2015

The Governing Body is extremely pleased that Ofsted has recognised the improvements made in the school since the last report, published in January last year and has now judged the school to be good. In describing Patcham Junior School as a good school, Ofsted is using a description of our school that we fully recognise […]

Friday 15th May 2015

Friday 15th May 2015

May 15, 2015

This week, following on from last week’s inspection, we have had the task of implementing the Year 6 SAT tests. This year sees the last ever mental maths test and an end to the level 6 tests. To be honest, I am not sad to see the level 6 tests go – I have enjoyed […]

Children’s Parade 2015
Saturday 9th May

Saturday 9th May

May 9, 2015

The image shows last week’s children’s parade – more pictures to follow! This week, OFSTED finally arrived, inspecting the school in a full section 5 inspection on Thursday and Friday. Whilst I am giving myself the weekend off, I do want to say thank you for the overwhelming support given to us by our parents, […]

Sunday 3rd May

Sunday 3rd May

May 4, 2015

so I thought I’d use new technology this week by using my phone to write my blog. i am using voice recognition software which possibly could revolutionize writing 4children. obviously there are a few issues to sort out. such as the use of capital letters to start each sentence… {I have edited the rest using my […]

Friday 24th April

Friday 24th April

Apr 26, 2015

It has been a week of meetings – with both a Full Governing Body Meeting and the Local Authority “Strategy Board” meeting. Both were challenging and positive as expected – but very focused on the important business of ensuring the very best possible education for the children who attend Patcham Junior School. The information the […]

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