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Heads' Blog

The Heads' Blog is an opportunity for senior staff and students, invited by the Head, to share their thoughts on education, schools and children.

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  • A Joyful Christmas

    Published 03/12/18
    It’s that time of year again: the nights have drawn in and the temperature has plummeted. The long hot summer of 2018 is now but a distant memory. Here at Claremont Fan Court, we are preparing for a wonderful two weeks full of Christmas ce
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  • Compassion

    Published 01/11/18
    If you have been at the Prep School recently, you may have noticed that we have become poultry keepers. This kindly gesture, to avoid returning Year 3’s chicks ‘to the farm’, is in keeping with our drive to extend our outdoor learni
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  • Honesty is the best policy

    Published 01/10/18
    Never has it been easier to research for homework, coursework or even a dissertation. Long gone are the days of methodically working through microfiche and then sourcing articles from periodicals or rare publications in a library many miles away. And
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  • Respect For Others

    Published 03/09/18
    R-E-S-P-E-C-T ‘Find out what it means to me’   The words of Aretha Franklin’s 1967 anthem, celebrated for advancing both the civil rights movement and gender equality. Respect (for Others) is one of the character qualities
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  • A Fond Farewell

    Published 10/07/18
    After thirteen years as Headmaster of the Senior School, it is now time to say farewell to the School that has been so much a part of my life as well as that of my wife’s and our two sons’; to say goodbye to valued colleagues and friends
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  • The Importance of Sleep

    Published 22/06/18
    According to Guinness World Records, the record for the number of jalapeno chillies eaten in one minute is sixteen. This feat was achieved by Alfredo Hernandes on 17 September 2006 in Chicago, USA. The most chainsaw juggling catches is 94 and was
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  • Freedom of Play

    Published 01/05/18
    The idea of freedom sparks excitement in our hearts. It brings with it images of long, carefree days and evokes memories of times when choices appear unlimited. If freedom were a colour it would, for me, be the deep blue of the sky above a mountain r
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  • Welcoming Spring, Growth and New Beginnings

    Published 27/03/18
    I popped my head into a colleague’s classroom recently and was asked to name my favourite animal; the class was discussing the characteristics of different animals and whether we as individuals identify with any particular species. Without thin
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  • Wisdom in Lent

    Published 20/02/18
      As the years pass and our children grow it becomes harder to remember all the small details which seemed so important at the time. Films and photos remind us of the fun and laughter at bath times, of individual birthday celebrations, mealti
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  • Love and Kindness

    Published 03/01/18
    I felt very blessed this Christmas; I spent it with friends and family, including a brand new grandson. As we enjoyed the usual festivities and exchanged our gifts, I was struck by the phrase ‘But the greatest of these is love.’ It comes,
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