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Friday 7th October 2016

The roles that I have taken on this last year as parent governor and learning mentor have afforded me the unique opportunity to see my children’s school from a different point of view. I realise that this is not an achievable level of involvement for most parents, but […]

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Friday 30th September 2016

Last Sunday our governors and trustees gave up their free time to come together to discuss school development. These two groups of people take responsibility for the strategic development of the school and ensure that the school is adhering to its ethos and values. They are very […]

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Friday 23rd September 2016

After LNS As most of you know, my daughter has recently made the transition from Lewes New School to our local secondary school. And, as I’m sure most of you will also know, this has been a source of some concern for me over the years! Isobel […]

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Friday 16th September 2016

Welcome! What a lovely week it’s been! The sun has shone brightly on our new school year and it has been very special and affirming to renew our relationships with you all. Thank you to the Parent Reps for providing tea, coffee and some delicious cakes and […]

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Friday 15th July 2016

Memories This time of year at school is always bitter sweet. Somehow the year has rushed away from us… so, just like when reading a good book, we find ourselves at the end before we really want to be! These last few weeks of term are always […]

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Friday 1st July 2016

School Camp For four consecutive years I’ve driven Moses to camp, helped pitch the tent and watched him excitedly rush off to the welcome circle. I’ve known that Powdermill Woods is a beautiful place to camp and that The Circle of Life team provide a wonderful rich […]

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Friday 24th June 2016

I am constantly amazed by the support that you (parents, governors, trustees. Friends, and others) give to the school. You really do take the welfare of the school (staff and all) to heart. I want to take a moment to say ‘thank you’. This week has seen […]

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Friday 10th June 2016

It’s that time of year again – LNS Summer Fair is fast approaching. Helping with this year’s fair has been a nice example of the collaborative nature of the school community. I’m really grateful for all the amazing folk that have willingly given their time, thoughts and […]

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Friday 27th May 2016

Weavers of Magic I went to a talk yesterday by Sir John Jones at the University of Sussex. He is an entertaining speaker with plenty of funny anecdotes about life as a teacher, and a passion for education (and football). He talked about teachers being weavers of […]

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Friday 20th May 2016

There is another way! I was very fortunate last Saturday to attend a conference in London that looked at the life and legacy of Loris Malaguzzi a teacher and psychologist who became director of the highly successful and well respected pre- schools in Reggio Emilia just after […]

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