Thank you to everyone who donated and took part in 'Jeans for Genes' day today. ... including London's West End as Jean Valjean in Les. Miserables & at The ...
Nexus news September
Issue 10 – 21/09/18
Thank you to everyone who donated and took part in ‘Jeans for Genes’ day today. There were some very casual looking staff and pupils in school. We had a visit this week from Tim Godwin who is a musician, teacher and performer. I have known Tim for a number of years and I have seen some fantastic work from him, and responses from the children and young adults he has worked with. Tim will be working in school all the way up until Christmas. We also had a visit this week from Sheila Perkins (Associate Vicar) at St. Stephen’s Church, Tonbridge. Sheila will be working with us to develop our harvest assemblies in school as well as a Christmas church service at the end of the Term 2.
I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend, Scott Jarred Headteacher
Puffin Class were visited by Tim Godwin this week. He spent time in Puffin Class and also working with students in sensory 2. Tim has developed a number of sensory songs to develop body awareness and we will be using the song he developed with us in class over the next few weeks. The students loved Tim’s unique singing and character.
Tim Godwin When he was four Tim wanted to be a train driver. Instead he has grown up to be an award- winning teacher,musician/performer & advocate for irresistible learning. Along the way, he has performed around the world, including London’s West End as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables & at The National Theatre. He has trained as a Teacher, eventually becoming Head of Drama at Tiffin Boys’ School. Since 2002 he has been Director of his own social enterprise, THRIFT, developing an enviable reputation for running learning projects which take risks, transform, challenge & inspire with a unique mix of performance, music & humour. He has been involved in Curriculum Development as an associate of The Qualifications & Curriculum Development Agency, including a focus on SEN curriculum development & has been invited to share his thinking at many conferences, including a TED X event in 2015 & has inspired many thousands of learners & teachers throughout the UK & Europe, by daring them to think differently about learning.
We are currently collecting for Harvest – We will welcome any donations of tins or packets of food (not fresh or perishable foods please). The food will then be given to St Stephens Church and distributed to local charities.