Farsley Farfield Primary School

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Headteacher blog 1st April 2016

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At the end of this second term, we have been ‘taking stock’ and reviewing our successes to date. Flicking through children’s books, the progress is usually striking and self-evident. A senior leader from Priesthorpe came to visit this week to see the startling improvements in presentation since the autumn term; she went away impressed, Read More

Head teacher blog 18th March 2016

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It is great to get positive feedback. This week, Leeds Children’s Services won a national award for excellence just 5 or 6 years after having previously been slated by OFSTED. This is great news and follows an exceptionally positive OFSTED inspection last year.  I have been reading the overwhelmingly positive parental comments on mid Read More

Headteacher blog 11th March

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It has been a long but very positive week at Farfield having enjoyed two Parents’ Evenings as well as Reception’s Pyjama Story Evening. Almost every parental consultation went well: children are working hard, making pleasing progress and are happy in school. Hopefully, everyone could see the evidence for this in their child’s books. I Read More

Headteacher blog 4th March 2016

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We have celebrated World Book Day this week and, as usual, many of the children have come in fantastic book-related costumes! Many thanks for all the family support with this.    Earlier this week I attended a headteacher conference and was required to present on an initiative in school that has shown a positive Read More

Headteacher blog 26th February

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In my opinion, the government’s education policies and practices are a shambles. This open letter sums up the dismay as regards the KS2 Year 6 assessments very well:  https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/one-primary-teachers-open-letter-government-standards-expected-are  Many of the concerns expressed about Year 6 here apply equally to Year 2 (and the expectations in the year groups in between). Furthermore, I do not Read More