Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Jan 11, 2016

Looking back, 2015 for Patcham Junior School was a year of unequivocal success. This time last year we were in an OFSTED category, judged as having “serious weaknesses” and anxiously waiting reinspection. This of course has been completely turned around and now the school’s efforts have been recognised in a ‘good’ judgement. More than this […]

League tables

League tables

Dec 14, 2015

Apologies – it has been a couple of weeks since I last wrote my blog. From time to time, my workload reaches critical levels and I simply have not had the time to do this… Christmas is one of my favourite times of year, but we are so busy with various shows and productions – […]

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 […]

Charity

Charity

Sep 29, 2015

At Patcham Junior School we have always put a great deal of importance in raising money for charity. We have raised an incredible amount of money over the past few years and benefited a wide range of charities, from small organisations working with small communities and individuals in Africa, through to the international charities who […]

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 12th December

Friday 12th December

Dec 12, 2014

Its been a typical penultimate week before the Christmas holidays – trees, Christmas carols, red noses, coughs and colds and the feeling that the holidays will never arrive. It is ironic that we are so busy after such a long term – in my opinion a simple change that would improve academic outcomes would be […]

Sunday 30th November

Sunday 30th November

Nov 30, 2014

Change is a difficult thing for anyone, however working in education means living and coping with constant change. Over the past few years and months the speed at which changes are being made has increased placing huge demands on the profession. Teachers have gone out on strike – not something that anyone wants to do […]

Friday 21st November

Friday 21st November

Nov 21, 2014

Takeover day was great fun and a huge success. The new Senior Leadership Team took their responsibility very seriously and enjoyed doing an assembly, solving friendship problems on the playground, attending meetings and documenting some of the activities in the day. The lessons I was lucky enough to see were amazing – so much effort […]

Sunday 4th May

Sunday 4th May

May 4, 2014

Yesterday was the annual Children’s Parade, which marks the start of the Brighton Festival. Unlike last year, the weather was glorious, albeit chilly in the shadow. Mrs Webb and Mrs Taylor did a fantastic job of preparing for our entry: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We had orange faced Oompa Loompas and a scattering of […]

Friday 28th March

Mar 28, 2014

It is never a good week, when we have to close the school due to industrial action. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) have produced detailed information about the reasons for Wednesday’s strike (http://www.teachers.org.uk/campaigns/protect-teachers) if you would like to find out more. I would like to apologise to all the parents and carers for the […]

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