News from Lee Ryman:
I am delighted to inform you that our first ofsted inspection went really well and that we have been given permission to open The Treehouse in September. There is no doubt that we would not have got to this point without a great deal of support and encouragement from you all, so we would like to take this opportunity to thank you most deeply for the contribution that you have made towards The Treehouse.
As you may be aware, over the last two weeks, we have been working alongside a host of willing volunteers to prepare the building and grounds that the school will operate from (if you have a chance take a look at our blog http://www.newschoolproject.wordpress.com/). Once again, we have been overwhelmed by the help that we have received, with a host of highly skilled tradesmen and growing voluntary workforce (40 + volunteers in total) coming to our aid. In addition, local people and businesses have kindly donated materials and items that were needed, for example a brand new toilet, slabs and tiles, thus saving the Trust a great deal of money.
We are now starting to think about furnishing and equipping the school and in line with the school’s philosophy are very keen to use as many good quality second-hand items as possible. I have attached a letter and list giving more details. If you are able to help us in any way, we would be most grateful. Our thanks to those of you who have already pledged or donated items – we are beginning to see the school taking shape already.