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 […]

Badgers at Patcham Junior School!

Apr 29, 2016

We have spotted badgers on the millenium trail! Watch this film clip to see them: A big thank you to Jo Little for having the idea and setting up the cameras…  

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 […]

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 […]

Charity Football Match

Charity Football Match

Nov 7, 2015

Yesterday some of the year 6 boys took part in a memorial football match in memory of Jacob Schilt and Matt Grimstone, both of whom were tragically killed in the Shoreham Airshow crash. Jacob used to attend Patcham Junior School and Matt attended Balfour Primary. The event raised money for their memorial fund and also […]

Slaves to technology

Slaves to technology

Sep 21, 2015

Year 6 pupil: “I’m a slave to my technology!” Me: “What do you mean?” Year 6 pupil: “I have to spend time on my tablet. I miss my tablet so much!” I had this conversation, whilst visiting our intrepid year 6 children at Blackland’s farm this Friday. We then started talking about getting home. Pupil: […]

Results.

Results.

Jul 13, 2015

I started the week with the kind of gaffe that makes you feel very silly. I was so busy that somehow I managed to send my mum a text to wish her a happy birthday two days early. I had a wry response saying that at least it wasn’t two days late… (sorry mum). Anyway – […]

A reading dog…

A reading dog…

Jun 28, 2015

Some exciting news for September – we will be working with the charity “Pets as Therapy” and welcoming weekly visits from Poppy the reading dog! Click here to read more about her current school … Her owner, Sarah Rickard, who lives in Patcham will be visiting next week with Poppy to run an assembly with […]

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Jun 13, 2015

2015 is of course an important year if you are of a certain age and have nostalgic memories of Back to the Future… I enjoyed watching an article on breakfast news this week about hoverboards that operated on water (for safety reasons) – it looked fantastic fun! Following the OFSTED outcome we too are back to […]

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 […]

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