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Viva España 2018: Problog

Posted on 5th May 2018 by Chris Barnes

As Prep 5 and Prep 6 prepare to make their memories of Barcelona, I’ve been enjoying looking back over the blog entries from our trips in 2014 and 2016.  It really doesn’t seem like two years ago since we last went, and indeed four years since our inaugural trip.  There has been much excitement amongst the children and also amongst the teachers - whilst it’s a busy time, we do enjoy it as well!

The Importance Of Music In Schools: The Bellevue Festival (North)

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Posted on 15th Mar 2018 by Nick Copestick

It’s always very sad to read the kind of article found in the TES this week (link here), detailing the decline of music teaching in UK schools. Edenhurst parents are well aware of the importance we attach to music as a subject, whether that be in class lessons, or as individual instrumental teaching. We know the various benefits to children in terms of their learning across the curriculum and how music can INSPIRE them to perform in public.

Edenhurst Pupils’ Engagement-In-Learning Gets The Thumbs Up From The Bellevue Review Team!

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Posted on 16th Feb 2018 by Nick Copestick

The Bellevue Learning Review of Edenhurst took place on February 5th and 6th, involving two days of lesson observation and interviews with staff, pupils and parents. The Reviews are conducted by Bellevue Heads who take teams of experienced teachers from the group into the schools. Indeed, I was doing the same a few weeks ago at another of the schools. The emphasis is on the development of teaching and learning across all the schools.

It's All About Learning!

Posted on 2nd Feb 2018 by Chris Barnes

Each of the Bellevue Schools takes their turn to host a Learning Review - an opportunity for a small team of teachers and leaders from other schools in our group to come and see what we are doing well, and an opportunity for us to share good practice.  Next Monday and Tuesday it will be Edenhurst's team to host Bridget Saul, Headteacher of Wandsworth Preparatory School, London; Emma Thomson, Forest Prep School, Altrincham; and Stephanie Niland, Forest Park Prep School, Sale. 

Pupils’ Attitudes to Learning

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Posted on 19th Jan 2018 by Nick Copestick

It was lovely to see the children returning after their Christmas holidays: they looked so eager to start the new term!

It was therefore very appropriate that one of our first assignments was for them to undertake a Pupil Attitude survey, which they did willingly and efficiently.

As this was the first time we have used this particular survey, which comes as part of the digital assessment system from GL Assessments, it is taking some time to wade through the enormous amounts of data.

However, the headline figures are really interesting and encouraging