Farsley Farfield Primary School

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Headteacher blog 17th November 2017

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It was an interesting week of contrasts in terms of my experience of co-operation between schools and partners this week. As a member of the Leeds Safeguarding Children Board, I have been involved in a dispute between schools on the other side of the city where an academy is trying to withdraw from ‘cluster’ Read More

Headteacher blog 10th November 2017

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Staff absences can be difficult to cover, especially when we have such an ambitious and creative curriculum, but if it falls to me to cover a class or group, at least I have the pleasure of working directly with children again and I get to experience life ‘at the chalk face’. I really enjoyed Read More

Head teacher blog 3rd November 2017

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I had a good half term break but I am nevertheless pleased to be back at school spending time in classes and looking at books. I have been focussing on ‘Behaviour and Engagement’ in my first round of monitoring visits this academic year and what I have observed was overwhelmingly good. This week I Read More

Headteacher blog 19th October 2017

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It was an absolute pleasure covering an absent colleague on Tuesday, leading a group of twenty immaculately-behaved and motivated Year 5 children for an afternoon of coding using an application called Scratch. Children in Years 4-6 have two full afternoons of coding each half term and it is a really good amount of time Read More

Head teacher blog October 13th 2017

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Speaking with head teacher colleagues earlier this week, I commented that I was working hard on, and a bit worried about plans for, Harvest Festival. My concerns were met with incredulous looks; Harvest Festival is clearly a much bigger event at Farfield than in most schools. And so it should be: food, cooking and Read More