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6th January 2017

Happy New Year! I love it when the new year starts. It is full of possibility… The week between Xmas and New Year is a good time for some quiet reflection but when January 1st comes around there is a feeling of new energy, hope and excitement. […]

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Friday 16th December 2016

Celebrations A busy and full term has culminated this week in invitations to four wonderful exhibitions (Early Years, Years 3&4 and Years 5&6 and then Year 6). These exhibitions are themselves a culmination of many weeks of hard work. Throughout the projects the children work to become […]

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Friday 9th December 2016

Take a look out to sea off the Brighton coast sometime in the coming year and you may spot me on my ‘advanced’ kite surfing lesson with Lewis Crathern, the man who jumped Brighton pier. It’s a wonderful and thoughtful gift as I stand down after four years as chair of […]

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Friday 2nd December 2016

**COME TO THE FAIR!***     ***COME TO THE FAIR!***      ***COME TO THE FAIR!*** Since having to step back a little from the day to day running of the school and dipping in and out, the amount of co-creation, co-operation, consultation, co-ordination and communication that takes place in our […]

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Friday 25th November 2016

At our Whole School Meeting we celebrated all the different ways that parents can get involved in support of our school. So, to highlight some of the wonderful (and sometimes bizzare!) things people get up to I asked the parents I’ve seen around school this week to […]

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Friday 18th November 2016

On Monday I brought a colleague from Switzerland, Dr Jean-Paul Munsch, to visit the school. Jean-Paul is a head teacher, lecturer and consultant for school and organisational development who specialises in supporting schools to develop their organisational capacity for shared responsibility and co-creation. Jean-Paul really enjoyed meeting some of […]

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Friday 11th November 2016

Talking to a friend yesterday evening, I was reminded that sometimes it’s ok not to know what to say. I’d been to see Joanna Rosenfeld (Alissandra Y6 & Katarina) performing her wonderful show, “Motherhood: The (un)speakable (un)spoken”, and felt moved in a way that I was reluctant […]

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Friday 4th November 2016

***PET Courses starting 15th November. Don’t forget to sign up in the office please!!!***  We’ve been talking about ‘co-creation’ again this week, with the team who gathered after our whole school meetings last year. (We’ll be calling another meeting very soon so do watch this space!) One […]

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Friday 21st October 2016

***Happy Half term everyone! See you back at school on Tuesday 1st November***  Yesterday was a wonderful day to return to work after a difficult week trying to negotiate (without success) an appropriate care package for my frail and failing Mum. I now have first hand experience that the […]

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Friday 14th October 2016

“Listen! The wind is rising and the air is wild with leaves…” This, of course, is the time for bringing in the harvest and celebrating the abundance of berries in the hedgerows and crops in the fields. But it’s also a time for sowing and scattering seeds […]

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