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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.

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 Michael Hibbert

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.