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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: Feb 28, 2020
I turned down the invitation to send colleagues on a training course, even though the title was exactly on the topic at the heart of our school development planning this year; boy’s greater depth writing.Read more
Published: Feb 15, 2020
The number one challenge for our school remains the continued pressure for space. I have used (over-used?) one phrase continually in the last 12 months –we are a school with 484 pupils using a site and building facilities built for 360 only. We are 34% over capacity and it shows every single day.While…Read more
Published: Feb 07, 2020
pka (or ‘properly known as’) School financial value standardsRead more
Published: Jan 18, 2020
I want to write detail on the announcement this morning from DfE and phs of the plan to address school-age period poverty by providing free period products in every school in England.Read more
Published: Jan 11, 2020
I called in on Cooking Club after school. They were just pouring their cake mix (Chocolate and Raspberry Cake) into the baking trays when I arrived.Read more
Published: Dec 23, 2019
On the Sunday before Christmas I get to attend the Carol Concert at St. Columba’s Church in Crosspool. It has become a traditional Christmas invitation, and I am invited to give a Reading, along with other significant members of the local community.Read more
Published: Dec 13, 2019
On a day where the news was all about the day before’s General Election, the annual School Pupil Performance Tables were published.Read more
Published: Dec 06, 2019
I overheard a conversation at the Office hatch a couple of weeks ago, and on reflection later I was embarrassed that a parent had felt it necessary to come and talk to school about the issue that was troubling them and their child.Read more
Published: Nov 29, 2019
How do Headteachers get held accountable for what their schools do when Ofsted only visit so rarely? (If your school is rated Outstanding then you can have gone ten years and more since that last Inspection.) Once in post is it all very safe and sound and unquestioned in a position of ultimate power?Read more
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