Turning green…

Jan 10, 2017

Happy New Year! No I am not proposing a political direction, nor feeling particularly jealous… I have however been thinking about the environment and want to share some of the initiatives we are developing this year. It is quite easy to feel negative about the year just gone – certainly 2016 will go down as […]

Start of a new year

Start of a new year

Sep 12, 2016

Its strange – when the children come back I do almost wish them a “Happy New Year!” The misalignment of the calendar and academic years is always a bit confusing. Mix in the April to April nature of the financial year and you have a wonderfully convoluted and inefficient system that seems to typify us […]

Cakes!

Cakes!

May 26, 2016

We enjoyed selling and eating cakes today to raise money for the Rockinghorse children’s charity. Thank you to all the parents and carers who have supported us!

Summer arrives…

Summer arrives…

May 9, 2016

It’s been a wonderful weekend weather-wise, but also a weekend to celebrate for Patcham Junior School. The year 5 children did a great job, chanting their way through the streets of Brighton. Thank you to all the parents who turned out to help! The big Lemon bus looked resplendent, and though the ‘feeling like a […]

Future Gazers

Future Gazers

Apr 29, 2016

What will Brighton look like in 50 years? What are your dreams for the future? If you were in charge, what would you do? Year 4 pupils from Patcham use their visionary powers to predict what Brighton will look like in the year 2066. To celebrate Brighton Festival’s fiftieth year, ONCA has teamed up with […]

More changes…

Apr 25, 2016

Managing change is something all school leaders have become experienced in over the past few years. This perhaps is not that unusual – similar changes have been happening in many other sectors and organisations, both public and private. The recent Education White Paper’s aim to convert all schools to academies however is a considerable change […]

Children’s perspectives

Let it snow…

Jan 18, 2016

Great excitement in my house this morning as we all woke up to see a blanket of snow covering the roads and gardens of Patcham. My end of the road is slightly higher than the school, so we always get it slightly worse than ‘down in the valley’. Infact the few houses where I live […]

Bike it comes to PJS

Bike it comes to PJS

Dec 9, 2015

Bike It comes to Patcham Juniors!  We are welcoming an exciting project to Patcham Junior School this year. Bike It is run by Sustrans, the country’s leading sustainable transport charity, and helps more pupils to be able to cycle to and from school.  Over the next year I will be working with the school to […]

Carol Concert at the Brighton Center

Carol Concert at the Brighton Center

Dec 8, 2015

Last night, forty children joined hundreds of others from schools all over the city for the annual Christmas Concert. It was a fantastic event and our choir did an excellent job. A huge thank you to Emma Edwards who has led our choir this year and shared her passion and and singing talents.The choir are […]

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