Head’s Blog

Head’s Blog September 2019: Clever Children

Posted on: August, 25th Aug 2019

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This time of year brings around the annual league tables,
grade analysis and comparisons between types of school in a bid to find ‘the
best’. I should note here that we are delighted with the results of our Senior
pupils who now take the next step on their learning journey with a box filled
on their

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Head’s Blog February 2019: Exams

Posted on: February, 11th Feb 2019

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Exams.  One simple word can stir up a huge range of emotions.  For some it is an opportunity to show off acquired knowledge and is a validation of hard work and effort.  For others it is a memory test that strikes fear and insecurity and is a disappointing finale on a period of hard work and

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Head’s Blog January 2019: Activity Passports

Posted on: January, 9th Jan 2019

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Prep school education is incredibly well regarded around the world and the benefits of a broad and wide ranging curriculum are clear, if tricky to quantify.  In recent years there have been a number of excellent initiatives run by different organisations to try and make up for the shortfall that primary aged children are missing out on due to the constraints of the National

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Head’s Blog November 2018: Best Subject

Posted on: November, 9th Nov 2018

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Ask anyone about education and they have an opinion on what should be taught and why. Quite rightly; we all went to school and we were all affected by the experience. Where we differ though is deciding what was the best / worst / most enjoyable / most important

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Head’s Blog September 2018: Vanity Fair

Posted on: August, 28th Aug 2018

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Years ago, as an English literature student, one of the books I studied was Thackeray’s Vanity Fair.  It was tome that, at first, was slightly daunting; however, I soon became enthralled and somewhat horrified by the ambitious nature of the main character as she resourcefully plotted how to improve her opportunities in

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June 2018: Prepare Children Not The Road

Posted on: June, 8th Jun 2018

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Over the past forty years (or maybe more!) there have been many subtle, and not so subtle, changes in education; from how we teach reading and the bridging method in maths, to how we support children with their emotional development and well-being.

It used to be considered that well behaved children were seen and not

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May 2018: School Rules, Home Rules

Posted on: June, 8th Jun 2018

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On a day to day basis the rules at school are easy to enforce; there are not too many of them and they are all there for a reason. Examples such as: stay within the boundary fencing, clearly for the children’s safety and obvious when the line is crossed.

Others that are not so visible are also

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March 2018: Valuing the Immeasurable

Posted on: March, 12th Mar 2018

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Becoming a parent is an exciting time. Our first thoughts as parents are that we want our children to be healthy, fulfilled and happy; ready to enjoy their journey, embracing challenges along the way.

At what point does this change? Parents in the past have informed me that they have decided that Kate (not her real name) is destined for Oxford and will have a career in

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