I am so proud of you …

It is what I feel whenever I see my pupils welcoming visitors. Whether at open morning, at parents’ meetings, with visiting Heads or Governors, with local business people or in any other of the myriad ways we look after guests, …
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The time is NOW

I SPENT a merry morning in Coventry recently as a representative of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC – our association) discussing the future of exams with one of the biggest exam boards in the country – OCR. Many of …
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What makes children happy?

GOSH – Discuss! What do we mean by happy and what does or should a school do to advance it? I ponder often whether TS should be more focused on mindfulness – on making children more aware of themselves and …
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That golden moment

THE best moments in our lives as parents are when our children begin to take hold of their own destiny – when our children get a holiday job to earn money to fund an excursion, or when they show the …
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China experience…April 7th

It is our last full day in China. The amount we have experienced here is astounding, and today we travelled to the Huaqiangbei area to look at the gigantic technology centre there. It was possible to buy just about any …
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China experience…April 6th

Today, the students travelled to the East Overseas Chinese Town theme park, which was set in mountains, and involved an ascent of them using escalators and lifts. Unfortunately, the heavy rain meant the views were not of great quality. Nevertheless, …
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China experience…April 5th

THE students returned to school and exchanged stories of their first night with their host families. Although the levels of activity and conversations at the hosts varied, the students all agreed it was a very interesting experience. Today, we spent …
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China experience…April 4th

THE students took part in a music lesson, and in particular how to play the guzheng (a Chinese stringed instrument). It was certainly not easy but we were well taught by some of the Chinese students! After this relaxing lesson, …
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