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Friday 14th September

Introduction Teamwork I want to let you know what an amazing group of staff we have at Lewes New School.  Most of you are already aware of this, but in case it has slipped your notice, this is what happened last week: I had been coming into […]

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July 13th

Introduction This Year; This week; Our Community! Well! What a year; what a week! It has been, exciting, exhilarating, frustrating, fun, enjoyable, puzzling, fantastic, sad, exhausting, liberating, challenging and totally absorbing.  And that’s just this week! Saturday heralded a rain drenched ‘Summer’ Fair. The team who organised […]

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July 6th

Introduction After four years of being a school governor, including the past year as chair of governors, I have chosen to step down from the governing body. Working for LNS has been a passion, an honour and an extraordinary learning curve. Whoever said LNS is a learning […]

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Friday 22nd June

Introduction ReportsWhat a busy time of year it is!  There is a sense of urgency as these last few weeks unfold…some of my time over the past week has been spent reading children’s reports and reflecting on the events of the year.When I was class teacher I […]

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Friday 15th June

Open discussion/debate The Free School / independent school debate has moved to the Google group forum and I am aware that a number of people have expressed concern about the use of this forum for contentious issues. I understand there is a history and consequent anxiety around […]

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Ken Robinson

And here’s to you Sir Ken Robinson, Parents love you more than you will know Wo wo wo It’s all about creativity, Freeing children’s minds to find their way Hey hey hey Hey hey hey I’d like to get in contact even for a little while, But […]

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Friday 20th January

Introduction At Lewes New School….. “I can be myself” This is the captivating headline for the advert that is appearing in the February edition of Viva Lewes.   It comes with an image that is equally striking, and will be one of a set of images for leaflets […]

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Friday 13th January 2012

Introduction New Year – New Beginnings I always think that those of us who work in schools are lucky – we have two ‘new years’- one in September and one in January.  When we start in September the children seem to have suddenly grown and matured, there is […]

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Friday 2nd December

Introduction Boot Camp Last weekend Sophia (Benji, Class 1) and I attended a meeting organised by The New Schools Network.  New Schools Network is independent of the government.  It was billed as a ‘boot camp’, so as you can imagine I went along with a somewhat heavy […]

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Friday 4th November

Introduction LNS Community  The word “community” is derived from the Old French communité which is derived from the Latin communitas (cum, “with/together” + munus, “gift”), a broad term for fellowship or organized society. Wikipedia. Since September you have all welcomed me into this unique community that is Lewes […]

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