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Deputy Head's Blog: Wellbeing at Edenhurst

Posted on 3rd Oct 2018 by Chris Barnes

The topic of wellbeing is, rightly, being given much more prominence within our society as a whole. Gone are the days of merely being told to ‘pull yourself together’ or ‘get on with it’; there is a much greater recognition that the whole person needs to be cared for. Mens sana in corpore sano - a healthy mind in a healthy body. In his blog last fortnight, Mr.

Headteacher's Blog: New Beginnings

Posted on 21st Sep 2018 by Anonymous

The start of an academic year is an exciting time in schools. I have always enjoyed standing at the entrance to the school watching families arrive after the long summer break. This year was particularly poignant for me because I could really relate to how the children must have been feeling. Seeing them arrive in their smart Edenhurst uniforms, happy and excited to start the new term but perhaps feeling slightly nervous about the challenges ahead, was something I could empathise with completely. It never ceases to amaze me how resilient children are.

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye...

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Posted on 10th Jul 2018 by Nick Copestick

It’s coming home, isn’t it?  I think so - I thought so when I walked in the King’s Hall in Stoke yesterday for our annual Speech Day. There is a shield inside with the three lions on it. Is that a sign or what? We talked in assembly on Monday with the children and said that it’s hard to believe that in a week the World Cup will all be over. Of course, there will be other things that will also be over, as our current Prep 6 will have left Edenhurst. 

Individualised Learning: The Project Fortnight

Posted on 29th Jun 2018 by Chris Barnes

A collective sigh of relief went up two weeks ago as revision folders were put away until next year and a different focus took hold around Edenhurst - that of individual projects.  Each year group has taken this time to explore a specific theme, chosen with their form teacher. Amongst these have been Toys in the Past (Form 1); Plastic Reduction (Prep 3); World Wildlife (Prep 4); and Leavers’ Books (Prep 6), as well as their business project that came to fruition at the Summer Fayre.

How Edenhurst Pupils’ Learning Is Nurtured By Collective Teacher Efficacy

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Posted on 15th Jun 2018 by Nick Copestick

I may be nearing the end of my time as Head of Edenhurst, but that doesn’t stop me being excited about the future of the school and it’s been a pleasure to help to prepare the team of teachers for next year. Over the years I have seen many retirements of experienced teachers: parents have often been concerned about “what will happen when so-and-so leaves?”. Of course, what happens is - new teachers join and refresh the team, the Edenhurst ship keeps sailing on, and the children keep learning and ACHIEVING.

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