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Welcome to Lydgate Junior School.
We aim to ensure that all children receive a high quality, enjoyable and exciting education.
We feel that our school is a true reflection of the community we serve. Lydgate children are well motivated and come from a range of social and cultural backgrounds. Within the school community we appreciate the richness of experience that the children bring to school. This enhances the learning experiences of everyone and it also gives all pupils the opportunity to develop respect and tolerance for each other by working and playing together. We want your child's time at Lydgate to be memorable for the right reasons - that is, a happy, fulfilling and successful period of his/her childhood.
Published: Sep 12, 2021
Transition activity at the end of last term was designed to allay the fears of parents as much as children. Has it worked?Read more
Published: Sep 03, 2021
How we made a rapid start, though unseen difficulties tried to thwart us.Read more
Published: Aug 29, 2021
How much ventilation is enough ventilation? Has anybody tried to measure it, and define it in such as way that we know how far we need to crack open the windows (and doors?)Read more
Published: Jul 27, 2021
Come September we’ll have two year groups with no experience of how things were organised here pre-pandemic, and a third with only hazy recollection from a half academic year. As we return, revert or convert arrangements, these will be novel for most, and odd. We should explain not only what we plan…Read more
Published: Jul 02, 2021
The best laid plans ... Staff at secondary schools are on version 9 of their plans for transition events. And then out comes public health advice, worded very clearly and strongly, that throws all those plans aside.Read more
Published: Jun 12, 2021
'Write a thorough Risk Assessment', they say, as if the production of the document will magically reduce risk or remove hazards. The document is NOT the objective.Read more
Published: Jun 05, 2021
Are sponsored events too soft? Shouldn't they require a little sacrifice?Read more
Published: May 21, 2021
On a typical, but wet, lunchtime, this is the running order for 480 pupils in 16 classes across 4 year groups and occupying 4 open-plan ‘bases’ and 5 ‘mobiles’ in order to have all get their lunch and get a Covid-safe play outside.Read more
Published: May 16, 2021
We have money left over from last year, and a forecast of more left over this year – nearly £70,000 altogether. Should we: pay down debt, set it aside for a rainy day, or spend it all while we have it?Read more
Published: May 09, 2021
Why do boys lag girls in writing at this age? And is there anything we can / should do about it?Read more
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