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How do I grow a ‘Leader’?

25th November 2016

An article in the Telegraph caught my eye this week when it suggested that there was a leadership crisis facing schools in the next five years unless steps are taken…

Recharging the batteries

25th November 2016

NEWS FROM THE PREP SCHOOL BOARDING HOUSE Our overseas boarders had a fun time in Thone over the course of the Reading Weekend. With a trip to Hollywood Bowl, MacDonald’s,…

The extended essay/project experience

18th November 2016

As I am writing this, our U6th IB students are putting the finishing touches to their extended essays – the culmination of a six-month process of planning, research and writing…

Collaboration, Leadership, Reflection and Perseverance!

18th November 2016

As I write, I’m on the train to London to get the latest updates for our impending educational quality and compliance inspection. We have no idea when this might be!…

Shining Stars

18th November 2016

Every-so-often there are a set of events or circumstances that come together which, upon reflection, can engender an enormous sense of pride. Last weekend was just such a period of…

Education is Connected

17th November 2016

Education does not happen just in the classroom. Education begins in the classroom and spills over into every other part of our lives.  A key part of the teacher’s role…

What makes us happy?

15th November 2016

On Saturday, at the Academic Scholars’ meeting, Mrs Coomber gave a fascinating talk on happiness. To begin, the students were asked what makes us happy, and answers ranged from food,…

It is not a race, but a journey…

11th November 2016

A busy week as always and it was pleasing to have a very full attendance at parents evenings. One of the joys of being a teacher is to see the…

What a week!

4th November 2016

What a fab holiday week! We decided to split the groups as the Nursery need to remain in their activity classes and Pre-Prep welcomed Year 3 and 4 to join…

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