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Friday 11th March 2016

A warm welcome to Cassia and Alexi and parents Claudia and Dave, who joined us this week! On Wednesday we were delighted to welcome Zoltan and Hajnal from Hungary and Loic from Hampshire. Loic teaches at Brockwood Park and was a founder of their sister school Inwoods, […]

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Friday 4th March 2016

It has been a great pleasure to work with the Early Years to build the new shelter in the playground this week. The project began at the start of term when I came in to talk with reception about building shelters for refugees in Calais.  We discussed […]

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Friday 26th February 2016

Hi parents – a note to introduce myself – I am Jack and I am your new cook at LNS. I aim to introduce new dishes to the children’s school menu – gradually – to build confidence and knowledge of food. With healthy fun dishes – I […]

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Friday 12th February 2016

Navigating change As we move into Spring, it feels like a good moment to take stock of some of the changes that have come about in school this week. Change is not always easy, but somehow it is an inevitable part of life. For me, as our […]

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Friday 5th February 2016

Seeking New Governors! Rachel Barnard (Gabriel Y3) has now come to the end of her term as elected Early Years parent Governor. She has been a committed and supportive presence in her role throughout this time. She has also taken on some hugely important, but often hidden, […]

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Friday 29th January 2016

Vision Meeting Monday evening saw a terrific turnout to the second vision meeting, picking up from the progress of the previous meeting in early October of last year. Governors, trustees, staff and parents were all represented and through positive and focused discussion we strived to gain a shared understanding of the community’s core […]

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Friday 22nd January 2016

New Cook Interview James and I were on the panel to interview the new cooks. There were two people – one knows the school well and is very confident. One is a colleague of our old chef (John). He came across as very enthusiastic and kind. I […]

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Vulnerability in the Classroom

Researchers have found that 85% of men and women remember something so shaming from their school experience that it changed how they think of themselves as learners. As a five year old I was handed a slip of paper to signal that my singing wouldn’t be needed […]

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Why are Exams so Damaging?

Over the course of the last few weeks in England, young people have received their A-Level and GCSE results. Some celebrated successes and believed that their several years’ hard work had truly paid off, some felt somewhat disappointed about the outcome despite the work put in, and […]

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Friday 15th January 2016

Friday 15th January 2016

Changes – A Tribute I was in my rebellious teen years when David Bowie first released ‘Changes’. It spoke to our generation then and to generations of teens thereafter: “And these children that you spit on As they try to change their worlds Are immune to your […]

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