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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.

Deputy Head's Blog: The Importance of Character

Posted on 15th Feb 2019 by Chris Barnes

I wonder how many times each of us has heard a person described as being ‘of good character’? Or, conversely, as being ‘a bit of a character!’ Each conjures up particular images: perhaps positive, negative or humorous! We recognise instantaneously the importance of character in those with whom we associate, but the development of character is an ongoing process. At Edenhurst, this is something that we have been reflecting on carefully and thinking about the kinds of ‘characters' that leave us each year.

Headteacher's Blog: Merry Christmas!

Posted on 15th Dec 2018 by Michael Hibbert

Whatever your religious beliefs, Christmas remains a special time of the year. For me, it has always been about the opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends and to reflect upon how lucky we are to have so much love and warmth in our lives. This Christmas will be Mrs Hibbert and my first Christmas as part of the Edenhurst family, and it would be remiss of me not to thank one and all for the warm welcome we have received.

Guest Blog by Mrs Long: Supporting Special Educational Needs

Posted on 2nd Dec 2018 by Anonymous

In September, I took up a new post of SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator);  very different from my previous role as Head of PE and Prep 4 Class Teacher, which I had enjoyed for twenty eight years!

I had much to learn! My predecessor had left me detailed information to ensure a smooth transition and I have attended training courses, which are ongoing, to prepare me for this role.

Guest Blog: New Initiatives in the Nursery

Posted on 25th Oct 2018 by Liz Whitmore

One of the overarching principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage is to enable strong partnerships between practitioners and parents/carers, and here at Edenhurst Nursery we are always looking to improve how we work with the most important people in a child’s life - YOU! In response to last year’s parent survey we have already implemented an exciting new initiative. Last week, in conjunction with the School parents evening, for the first time Nursery parents were invited to attend their own parents evening to discuss their child’s progress with their keyworker.