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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Year 5 were so lucky with the weather and made the most of two days of glorious sunshine at Seven Sisters Country Park. They enjoyed mountain biking, den building and river walking. Not only did they explore different areas of the curriculum such as science, geography and PE but the children had the opportunity to […]
Linklater Another day, another trip! This time, each class in year 4 had the chance to visit the acclaimed nature reserve in Lewes. We saw a beehive close up, and videoed several of our new insect friends, before carefully taking them back to their natural habitat.