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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.

Sunday 28th September

Sunday 28th September

Sep 29, 2014

We have just over a week until our next contact with OFSTED. I will be discussing the data and progress against the areas for improvement by phone next Monday with the HMI attached to our school. In the meantime, all leaders in the school are working hard, monitoring developments and progress and ensuring that the teaching […]

Sunday 21st September

Sunday 21st September

Sep 21, 2014

Its been a frustrating week. The safety of the children at school is everyone’s number one priority; and this does extend out into the community. Ladies Mile Road, whilst being a ’20 zone’ and in theory not a main road is very busy in the mornings and after school. As many of you know, it […]

Saturday 13th September

Saturday 13th September

Sep 13, 2014

The end of the first full week back to school actually marks one of the most positive starts to a term I can remember for a number of years. The new teams and classes are working well and the weeks of planning and preparing for September seem to have paid off. There is a sense […]

Friday 5th September

Friday 5th September

Sep 5, 2014

Welcome back! It was a very relaxing summer for me, although we have had lots going on at school over the holiday period. The school looked very similar to the scene at the end of the film ET where the men with white suits arrive to quarantine the unfortunate alien. We have had the asbestos […]

Friday 25th July

Friday 25th July

Jul 25, 2014

It has been an emotional week – both excitement and happiness at reaching the summer holidays (which is hard to explain if you have never worked as a teacher – but its a bit like reaching the finish line after running a marathon) as well as a kind of wistful acceptance as we say goodbye […]

Friday 18th July

Friday 18th July

Jul 18, 2014

The picture shows some of our fabulous year 6 children independently raising money for charity by selling cupcakes – they were delicious! The weather is absolutely gorgeous, unless you are working or in a school… My favourite room this week is the ICT suite – the luxury of air conditioning… Still – I shouldn’t complain […]

Friday 11th July

Friday 11th July

Jul 11, 2014

I spent the day with year 6 today, at Blackland’s Farm Activity Centre. Mr Moore was kind enough to give me a lift early this morning and we arrived just as the first children were waking up from their tents. After 4 nights they actually slept last night, giving the staff a well earned rest […]

Friday 4th July

Friday 4th July

Jul 4, 2014

Its hard to imagine it not being sunny and warm at the moment. We have everything crossed that the weather will continue for the next week, for our year 6 residential trip to Blacklands Farm! Its becoming a bit of a cliche – but it has been an incredibly busy week – its always a busy […]

Friday 27th June

Friday 27th June

Jun 27, 2014

Its hard to know what picture to use today – so much has been going on this week (I eventually chose a picture of our really helpful playtime buddies, who planned and organised playtime games with the children who will be joining us in September): Year 5 and 6, as part of our transition arrangements to […]

Friday 20th June

Friday 20th June

Jun 20, 2014

England might be (almost) out of the World Cup, but our learning journey really got going this week – starting with the flag project. Please see the separate post to watch a video. We also hosted Rosaria Gracia who taught our year 5 children how to do some Samba dance moves. We also experienced some […]

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