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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.

Yours sincerely,
Stuart Jones

Fifteen balls, a skipping rope and one hockey stick

Published: Apr 06, 2021

On a hiding to nothing in some areas; when to accept you cannot change something

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Listen twice as much as talk

Published: Mar 27, 2021

Developing a communication service standard

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What is the calorific value of gravy?

Published: Mar 19, 2021

Food waste, and why it matters?

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Perfectly Adequate

Published: Mar 14, 2021

How good is 'good enough'? Do we settle for 'okay'? When Ofsted dropped 'Satisfactory' as a judgement, did they make a good point? How meeting the criteria can limit aspiration, application and achievement in boys' writing.

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Full Opening - Monday 8th March

Published: Mar 07, 2021

The things we don’t know about and the things we cannot control ahead of full opening

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Are schools really a ‘vector of transmission’?

Published: Feb 21, 2021

When will we be open again for all pupils? Is it because of schools that we have 'lockdown'?

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What we learnt about Remote Learning from the survey

Published: Feb 13, 2021

We asked, 160 parents responded, and we are taking note and acting

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Published: Feb 07, 2021

Why things are important to that person (when they seem less so to others)

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The biggest room? The room for improvement

Published: Feb 01, 2021

'Something is wrong if workers do not look around each day, find things that are tedious or boring, and then rewrite the procedures'; continuously improving remote learning.

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Random but crucial differences - how context matters

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…

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