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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: Jan 25, 2021
I have been asked recently, quite a few times and quite forcefully at times, why our school does things differently to a school next door or a school up the road.
The simple and honest answer is, always, because we are different.
To illustrate, here are some figures from this week’s…Read more
Published: Jan 25, 2021
I was pondering the half-full / half-empty view of life. I find that I habitually challenge colleagues and friends to look at things the other way round when we are questioned or perhaps sell ourselves short, or fail to see what strengths we have and what achievements we have made.
2% off…Read more
Published: Jan 11, 2021
Parents will wonder why we haven’t got everything sorted for lockdown schooling as quickly as the Prime Minister suggested in his address to the nation on Monday 4th January (see it here).He announced at 8:00 pm that all schools would move to remote leaning from the next morning. ‘Schools are closed’…Read more
Published: Jan 03, 2021
To give clarity where there is 'noise' and confusion, speculation and doubt, rumour and contradiction:Read more
Published: Dec 22, 2020
The Greater Depth standard in writing (though there isn’t one for reading or maths) has only four requirements:Read more
Mucky – the conflict between active play, keeping clean, scrapes and grazes, and limited cash resources
Published: Dec 13, 2020
It has been about five years since we invested heavily (for us), and used a tidy grant from a sport-promoting charity, to carpet and equip our lower playground.Read more
Published: Dec 04, 2020
It’s coming up to that time of year again, when the weather is colder and more ‘adverse’. I thought I might explain our position on ‘snow days’ so you know what to expect.Read more
Published: Nov 28, 2020
As you do, I was discussing Leon Festinger’s theory of cognitive dissonance with a colleague this week. Cognitive dissonance refers to a situation involving conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviours. This produces a feeling of mental discomfort leading to an alteration in one of the attitudes, beliefs…Read more
Published: Nov 21, 2020
We are having a school Christmas tree – all booked for delivery, and going up in the hall so every child can see it at lunch every day in December.Read more
Published: Nov 13, 2020
I wasn’t clear on what I wanted to write about this week; some obvious contenders as a theme were not entirely appealing and might be less of a good read. It has been just the normal, extraordinarily busy week in school, with the usual demands and delights, highs and highers, methods and meetings.Read more
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