Writing and equality…

Writing and equality…

Feb 1, 2016

To start this post, consider the following. Is it possible to have capable or even gifted writers who struggle with spelling? Can dyslexic children who find spelling a bit of a mystery be gifted writers despite this? I would argue that in many cases yes (consider Henry Winkler above…). One of the most gifted writers I […]

Winter Wordfest

Dec 8, 2015

Some of our young poets had the fantastic opportunity to take part in the “Winter Wordfest” at the Brighton Jubilee Library on Sunday 6th December. Click here to view the photos.

Together everyone achieves more

Together everyone achieves more

Nov 9, 2015

On Monday we held a joint INSET day with Patcham High School and Westdene Primary School. It was the first time the schools have come together in this way for a joint staff training day, but it proved really useful and interesting for all involved. The focus was improving writing across the curriculum – not […]

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 […]

Saturday 31st January

Saturday 31st January

Jan 31, 2015

Pupil voice is really important. Most school leaders will say this, but one aspect that Patcham Junior School has always been very strong on is ensuring that the pupils are at the center of decision making in the school. The school is for the children who go there and they are the most important stakeholders. […]

Sunday 25th January

Sunday 25th January

Jan 25, 2015

Happy Burn’s Night! We are still waiting for our follow up section 8 OFSTED visit. It is due at any time, but we are more than ready and looking forward to demonstrating how we have addressed the concerns raised by OFSTED last year. It is slightly frustrating that the process takes so long, but it […]

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 […]