Farsley Farfield Primary School

Headteacher blog 10/6/22

It’s good to be back in school after 8 working days on Y5 and Y6 residential in the Dales. The residentials have been fantastic, although poor 5W had theirs curtailed somewhat by appallingly wet weather that meant that they couldn’t cave. Overall, though, the residentials have been a fantastic success with the children showing bravery and resilience in the various activities such as mountain biking, caving, abseiling, gorge scrambling and climbing. Many thanks to all the staff that supported the residentials, especially Mrs Hawkhead who attended every second and did almost all the preparation and administration.

This week we have been completing statutory assessments in KS1: phonics tests and finalising Y2 SATS. The children have done well but results may be slightly down on historical norms: hardly surprising given the two years we have all had. We are also a very inclusive school, and up to 10% of the children were not able to access the tests. At the same time, many children are attaining the highest scores and grades. It is a strength of our school that we are able to meet the needs of a very diverse community.

Tomorrow is our inaugural PTA Dog Show. I believe we are expecting in excess of 100 dogs – what could possibly go wrong?! A fortnight later, we have our famous PTA Camp-Over event. I am delighted by and grateful for the fabulous support that the school gets from the PTA and I hope to see everyone attending at least one of the forthcoming events.

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