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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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Friday 8th January 2016

Cooked lunches next week on Tuesday and Thursday (Yay!) Please bring in a packed lunch on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful festive break and that the new year has started well. The staff day on Tuesday focused in […]

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Friday 11th December 2015

As this will be the last Friday Letter before Christmas I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the whole Lewes New School community for making my time with you so special. I shall take with me such warm memories, especially of the […]

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Friday 4th December 2015

Friday 4th December 2015

  Another busy week has passed, it’s another week closer to Christmas and there was no better way to spark my Christmas cheer than the extravaganza that was the Winter Fair! I’d heard such wonderful things and I wasn’t disappointed! I was only ‘popping in’ and ended […]

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