Takeover Day

Nov 21, 2015

Pupil voice is an area I have always been very interested in. When I was training to be a headteacher I did quite a lot of work on pupil voice and explored the ways in which different schools enabled pupils to engage with their own learning, the running of the school and developing projects and […]

Friday 17th April

Friday 17th April

Apr 17, 2015

So far it has been a ridiculously busy week. After a holiday of resting and recharging I have spent most of the week trying to get back up to speed. It is interesting to reflect on how much is expected of educational professionals in an ‘average’ day – comparing this week with my previous week of […]

Friday 13th March

Friday 13th March

Mar 13, 2015

The importance of British Values has come to the fore recently, with schools being judged by OFSTED on how they “promote equality and diversity and fundamental British Values”. These values are being defined as “democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and the mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”. Like […]

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. […]

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 […]

Friday 17th October

Friday 17th October

Oct 17, 2014

Where has this term gone? I can’t believe we are already looking at half term in just over a week and planning the Halloween Disco. A huge thank you to all the PJSA volunteers who have been giving up their time to prepare for what promises to be our biggest disco yet! This year we […]

Sunday 5th October

Sunday 5th October

Oct 5, 2014

Run the World has slowly become an important part of our event’s diary. Each year we take part and nearly all 370 children run the 1km course (this year at Hove Park). We were blessed with good weather – the last 2 years have seen torrential rain – which made it a very pleasant afternoon […]

Safe and Well Survey.

Safe and Well Survey.

Feb 6, 2014

We are really pleased with this year’s “Safe and Well survey” results. This survey examines children’s wellbeing and explores issues such as bullying. The improvements demonstrate the impact the work we have been doing around bullying and keeping safe. These are the headline findings:

Pat ‘Chums’

Pat ‘Chums’

Nov 20, 2013

Patchums was a project to celebrate friendship in our local community. The final stage took place on Tuesday 19th November, during anti-bullying week, when representatives of the local schools (Carden Primary, Westdene Primary, Patcham Infants, Patcham High and ourselves) built a cardboard ‘friendship’ town, using models made by children from each school. Patcham High School […]

Sheep Visit

Sheep Visit

Oct 16, 2013

Sheep visit PJS   We recently had a visit from two rangers from Brighton and Hove Council who came to talk to our school council. They wanted to get the children’s views on a proposal being put forward by the council to turn some of the Ladies Mile Nature Reserve into a conservation grazing area […]