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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.

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 […]

Friday 17th April

Friday 17th April

Apr 17, 2015

So far it has been a ridiculously busy week. After a holiday of resting and recharging I have spent most of the week trying to get back up to speed. It is interesting to reflect on how much is expected of educational professionals in an ‘average’ day – comparing this week with my previous week of […]

Saturday 21st March

Saturday 21st March

Mar 21, 2015

It’s good (ha!) to see that the political football that is education policy is being kicked around again on the run up to the election. In the meantime I can’t help thinking that I am watching from the stands, trying to work out what the rules of the game will be… There are some exciting […]

Friday 13th March

Friday 13th March

Mar 13, 2015

The importance of British Values has come to the fore recently, with schools being judged by OFSTED on how they “promote equality and diversity and fundamental British Values”. These values are being defined as “democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and the mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”. Like […]

The Great Patcham Bake Off
In Event

The Great Patcham Bake Off

Mar 13, 2015

We raised money for Red Nose Day today by baking and selling cakes and biscuits. We also held our very own “Bake Off” in assembly hosted by our school council.        

Saturday 7th March

Saturday 7th March

Mar 7, 2015

Our children are growing up in a world that has exponentially changed since we were children. The invention of the internet, the draw of social media and the abundance of accessible and portable devices have in my view fundamentally changed the way in which young people interact. For children about to launch into this brave […]

Friday 27th February

Friday 27th February

Feb 27, 2015

After a half term spent enjoying the sunshine, its been back to work this week. As always, it was lovely to catch up with the children and hear their stories and adventures from half term. There is also the promise of spring in the air which always raises the spirits. The picture shows some hands […]

Saturday 7th February

Feb 7, 2015

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted”, a moral from Aesop which still has resonance. The story of the lion and the mouse is illustrative of something which at times seems out of kilter with the modern thrust of much of our culture. Yet at school, in general, the children are incredibly kind. Sometimes […]

Travel Survey
In News

Travel Survey

Feb 2, 2015

We are currently working with the Local Authority in developing a new Travel Plan. This is designed to look at ensuring the journey to school is as safe and happy as possible for the whole community. We also would like to consider different forms of transport to school, such as cycling and scootering as well […]

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