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Friday 24th March 2017

It has been quite an amazing week in many ways. After Linda and I shared the news of Linda’s change in role with the children on Friday, one of our children came and found me to ask me how I felt about this. I thought this was […]

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Friday 17th March 2017

Important News I have two pieces of important news for you in this letter, so please do take the time to read carefully. Firstly, I am sad to tell you that Anne-Marie will be leaving LNS at the end of the summer term after 9 years with […]

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10th March 2017

Embracing Change I did the original play workshop that was held at the school at the weekend. The teacher Fred Donaldson has learnt about the power of play from playing with animals – wolves, a lynx, lions and thousands and thousands of children. The workshop was about […]

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3rd March 2017

If you have been wondering about the online survey… It is that time of year when governors and trustees come together for an FGB Meeting and, amongst other things, set the fees for the coming academic year. The governors and trustees are keen that decisions about fees […]

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24th February 2017

Whole School Meeting Lots of people have asked me this week how I found the Whole School Meeting. After hours of thought and dialogue during planning, the meeting went quickly and in unanticipated directions. As a learning community we know that with the collective intelligence of the […]

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10th February 2017

***Happy half-term everyone! Back to school on Monday 20th February*** Whole School Meeting 20th February 2017, 6.30pm – 9pm In the evening of our first day back after half term, we adults will come together for the second of our Whole School Meetings of this year. Those […]

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3rd February 2017

New Connections We are now members of The Independent Schools Association. A decision to join was made by governors, on my recommendation, as I was concerned about the new ‘more rigorous’ inspection regime under Ofsted. Now that we are members of the association, the school will be […]

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Friday 27th January 2017

The Importance of Play You may have picked up in the press that applications close this week for “what could be the most coveted job in education: the Lego professor of play, development and learning at the University of Cambridge” (The Guardian 17.1.17). It seems to be heralded […]

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18th January 2017

The importance of seeing, and being seen It’s a confusing time. Standing on the brink of the US presidential inauguration, with the prospect of ‘hard Brexit’ in the daily news, it’s difficult to make sense of things and even harder to know how to make a difference. […]

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13th January 2017

Communication and sustainability are key development objectives for the school this year. We’re looking at how we communicate what we do – both to our current families about the incredible array of learning that’s happening here on a daily basis, and to the wider community and prospective […]

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