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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

The holiday starts, and school does not sleep

Published: Jul 24, 2020

School may have closed for pupils a week ago (Friday 17th July), but we actually still had to days of school term left.

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(Not quite) The End of Term

Published: Jul 18, 2020

Just below you will find a link to the Zoom recording of our final assembly of the year, distributed, accessed and recorded via Zoom, and compressed via Google Drive. The mucks ups are entirely me; the assembly starts after about 30 minutes and the final conversation is unscripted, shall we say – someone…

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September, Part 2

Published: Jul 11, 2020

Assuming nothing changes in the meantime, our outline plan for September and full opening looks like this:

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Published: Jul 03, 2020

When the Government announced this week that it expects all schools to be fully open on the return for the autumn term, so all children attend in all year groups full time, we simply agreed with the intention; it is what we have wanted.

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Being grateful

Published: Jun 26, 2020

I will try to tie together these two seemingly disconnected sub-stories, with one common theme.

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How the protective ‘social bubble’ works

Published: Jun 19, 2020

From Monday we will have 132 children back at school – nowhere near as many as we would all like even if it will be treble the national average attendance in Primary Schools (9% nationally on Thursday 18th June).

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Mister Quoted (not ‘misquoted’)

Published: Jun 12, 2020

I got a text one evening this week telling me I was in the paper, and asking if I knew.

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The Face of the Future

Published: Jun 05, 2020

I do not know how they do it, but the quality of newly trained students that we see at interview is astonishing..

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Overtaken by events

Published: May 29, 2020

The letter I wrote to parents at nine this morning was overtaken by other events at ten.

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The Bizarre Mundane

Published: May 22, 2020

There is normality going on, despite the seemingly overwhelming rush of continuous change that is taking place around us all in response to the COVID-19 crisis. We might have to look for it. The news is full of one story, as is our conversation and possibly our thoughts, but not, it turns out, my email…

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