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Headteacher's Blog: Reflections On My First Year At Edenhurst

Posted on 10th Jul 2019 by Michael Hibbert

It is a tradition at Edenhurst for the Head to do a review of the year in the final Newsletter.  Whilst reflecting on this, I couldn’t help but link it to my first year of Headship.  I think that this is unavoidable because one of the things that no-one tells you when you embark on this most frightening and exciting of journeys is just how personal it is.  It becomes so much more than a job.  This could not be more true for me.  I fell in love with Edenhurst about a year and a half ago and I feel this more strongly today.  But what makes this such a special school?  The answer is

Guest Blog: The Importance of Learning Languages

Posted on 19th Jun 2019 by Anonymous

A question I have been asked many times as a languages teacher: ‘Why do we have to learn another language? Everybody speaks English!’ You don’t have to have taken too many trips abroad to soon realise that no, everybody definitely does not speak English! The reason for learning a language is not solely in order to be able to speak abroad on holiday though, it is multi-faceted.

Guest Blog: Maximising Learning Through Assessment

Posted on 10th May 2019 by Anonymous

I’ve always believed that relationships are the cornerstone of effective teaching and learning. The strongest relationships enable teachers to understand what makes a child tick and also, allow the child to express their concerns and anxieties openly without fear of judgement or failure. This dialogue plays a huge part in forming a teacher's assessment of each child’s needs.

Edenhurst Learning Review

Posted on 22nd Mar 2019 by Michael Hibbert

Over the past few days, we have hosted four colleagues from Bellevue schools. They were tasked to review the teaching and learning at Edenhurst. Our focus as a school is Growth Mindset (as I hope you know!) but also Dialogue. This takes many forms within the school context. It is essential during lessons because it enables the teacher to assess, tailor the lesson to the needs of individual children and develop their thinking. It also has a profound impact when children engage in dialogue with one another.

Skidenhurst 2019 (3)

Posted on 15th Mar 2019 by Chris Barnes

Day 3 – Tuesday

Today’s conditions were absolutely glorious. Following the snow from yesterday afternoon and overnight, we were greeted by the sun when we woke up. This meant that the pistes were fantastic to ski on and the temperature was just right.

All of the groups have been to the top of the resort, with Eric & Sisi’s group skiing on or all of the black slope as well. Sisi’s group also tested out some of the jumps at the jump park.

Skidenhurst 2019 (2): The Benefits of Residentials

Posted on 13th Mar 2019 by Chris Barnes

 

A couple of years ago I got into conversation on Twitter with a number of fellow 'Tweeters' about the benefits of taking children away for residentials.  As with many such discussions, it wasn't planned - someone started the thread and others added their thoughts.  The end result, however, informed continuing debate and discussion about what we do in school and why we do it - and how it benefits the children.

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