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Beech Lodge School

Wellbeing workshops

We are delighted to be hosting Routes of Life sessions run by Catherine Meade on Sundays at the school. Routes of Life runs empowerment circles for young people and parents to nurture self-esteem and nourish loving relationships, guiding them on their path to adulthood. Sessions include: GirlKind Circles (age 8+) Mother-Daughter empowerment circles Wellbeing workshops…

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Childhood Trauma Workshops

Childhood Trauma Workshops at Beech Lodge We are holding a series of 4 twilight Childhood Trauma Workshops for education professionals hosted at the school across the coming academic year. For more information and to register your interest in attending one of the workshops you can contact us at: Email: enquiries@fagus.org.uk Telephone No: 01628 367358 Or…

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New Head at Beech Lodge

We are delighted to announce that from September 2019 Daniel Gillespie will be taking over as Headteacher at the School. Following a well-earned sabbatical next year, current Head and co-Founder Lucy Barnes will return to take on a more strategic role in the school overseeing Staff Training and Development as well as being an important…

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Megan remembered

We are very sad to announce the passing of Megan, one of our wonderful school dogs who passed away during the school holidays. Owned by our Outdoor Learning teacher Katy Brown and her husband, she was always popping in and out of classrooms and was a much loved character at the school. Megan’s 12 years…

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New Transition/Therapeutic Hub on target for September!

It may be the holidays but work on our new Transition / Therapeutic Hub continues apace ready for opening in September! Our new facilities include Meadow: our new Transition Hub which will accommodate up to 10 pupils in two classrooms, a kitchen classroom, 1-1 and chillout spaces. Our as yet unnamed Therapeutic Hub which will…

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Willow Class ‘adder’ great time with Snakes!

On Thursday 21st June Willow Class enjoyed interacting with a variety of snakes all thanks to Rick Pellen from Surrey Reptile and Amphibian Centre (SRAC). Amongst others Rick showed the children a baby snake (and it’s HUGE mother!) as well as a ‘poo snake’ – so named because it disguises itself as poo when threatened…

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Developmental Trauma Training Session

We held our second Emotional and Social Schools Workshop “An Introduction to Developmental Trauma” on Thursday 21st June to over 50 educationalists who came to learn about the impact of trauma on a child’s development and to hear how using Fagus can help schools understand a child’s emotional and social functioning. We are delighted to…

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Our Farm Shop is open for business!

As part of their Outdoor Education programme, the pupils in Willow and Elder Class have been working hard growing vegetables. All their hard work on preparing the ground, sowing the seeds and caring for the plants over the Winter and Spring have paid off and we are delighted that we now have a bumper crop…

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Update on our new Therapeutic / Transition Hub

It may be half term but work continues on our new Therapy Centre and Transition Hub which is due to open in September this year. The building has 3 areas: Therapy Centre, Transition Hub (Meadow) and Parents Place The Therapy Centre will house all of our specialist and therapeutic support including Occupational Therapy, Speech &…

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