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Owning Learning

16th September 2020

On the face of things the past couple of decades have seen huge changes in the way that our children are educated.  The days of the blackboard are long gone. Interactive whiteboards, iPads, Chromebooks, virtual classrooms and online learning have revolutionised schools. As each of these appeared they were heralded as ‘revolutionary’, and to a…

The Power of ICT

10th July 2020

Posted on 10th Jul 2020 Professionally, I wear many hats. On Mondays and Tuesdays I wear my Denstone College hat, teaching Computing and IT to students from Year 7 to Year 13 and on Wednesday, Thursdays and very often Fridays, I teach IT to all students at Edenhurst from Reception to Prep 6. This is…

The Nursery – a reopening story….

10th July 2020

Posted on 10th Jul 2020 The greater the storm the brighter the rainbow We are proud of our children and how brave they have been returning to nursery. They have shown lots of confidence and adapted to the new changes with enthusiasm.  It has been lovely to see how they have grown and listening to…

Thirty years at Edenhurst

10th July 2020

Posted on 10th Jul 2020 As we come to the end of the school year, in what has been the strangest term we have ever known, it marks my thirty years service at Edenhurst. I started work at Edenhurst in September 1990 as a part time teacher of PE and Games. I had three sons…

Advantage of specialist teachers at Edenhurst

10th July 2020

  Posted on 10th Jul 2020 Music is such an important part of education and I am so privileged to work at a school that totally supports and encourages music. Having specialist teachers really gives Edenhurst the Edge. I have had the luxury of performing and teaching music for over 30 years. My life would…

Completing a PGCE at Edenhurst

10th July 2020

Posted on 10th Jul 2020 It truly has been an amazing 11 months, well actually, amazing 7 months and 4 unorthodox months but even in these unprecedented times I have thoroughly enjoyed this academic year. From teaching in the classroom to teaching at home each day has been a learning curve.  My class, Prep 3,…

Join Our Edenhurst Online Community

14th May 2020

  Posted on 14th May 2020 Social media is something that Edenhurst takes much pride in. We feel it is important to keep our parents, prospective parents and the wider community involved with everything that we are doing. We love sharing what we do with you all, and we feel it is important that you…

Online Learning From The Perspective of our Head Girl and Head Boy

14th May 2020

  Posted on 14th May 2020 Hi Everyone, My name is Harry and I’m Head Boy at Edenhurst Prep School. We have been doing our learning online for 5 weeks already and I feel I’m starting to get used to it. Even though this is not what we are used to, I am sure we…

Reading at Edenhurst School

14th May 2020

  Posted on 14th May 2020 As I sit down to type my article for Edenhurst’s e-news, we have our first, perfectly timed, Millionaire Reader– Lexi in Prep 5. Lexi, like many other children, has embraced our new reading programme and since January when we first introduced Accelerated Reader to the Prep forms, Lexi has…

Talking To Our Deputy Head

14th May 2020

  Posted on 14th May 2020 During the Michaelmas term, we as a staff had been discussing the characteristics that we would like a child leaving Edenhurst to embody. Terms like resilience, perseverance, courage, risk taking, open mindedness and curiosity were introduced to the children as part of their ‘learner toolkit’. We introduced ‘Ownership’ lessons…

Why Edenhurst?

Why Edenhurst?