Oxenhope CE Primary School

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Acting Headteacher Blog Elterwater

This week I’ve been on residential with the Year 6 children to Elterwater.

This is not, as some would say (and not just children), a holiday! Not even a little bit. cows


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Acting Headteacher Blog Connections and Collaborations



Connections and Collaboration

The human brain makes a staggering number of connections, a number so large as to be incomprehensible in any meaningful sense to me. It’s a lot!

During the course of a school day we all make connections, maybe not on such a grand scale as those going on inside our brains but we connect with various people either face to face, over the phone, by email, letter, text or even a wave from a distance or a beep of a horn. It’s these connections that make a school such a vibrant place to be. Each member of the school community brings with them a unique viewpoint and it would be a very poor world indeed if everyone thought the same way about the same things. Read the rest of this entry »

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Acting Headteacher Blog Allotment + News

Week Two

So ends another week.

It also brings an end to our allotment link through the Parish Council. We took on an allotment at the beginning of last year and had great plans to grow produce and have the children take pride in caring and cultivating plants over a period of time, establishing the allotment as part of our school curriculum. We firmly believe in the value of outdoor learning – experiencing the world through exploration and investigation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Acting Headteacher Blog Welcome

Hello and welcome to the new school year.

It has been so lovely to see all the staff, children, parents and carers returning to school after the holidays and sharing their stories with each other. Each new year brings with it new expectations, hopes and fears and you can feel a real buzz around the school as we all get up and running with the rhythms of school life again. Read the rest of this entry »