Monthly Archives: October 2013

One of the remarkable and long term partners for Education in the UK is Rotary International. Now I need to declare an interest here, or rather failure of one. Given the ever-on nature of school leadership (and my successive afflictions … Continue reading

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“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.”

“If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” Albert Einstein October 2013. Entering the Junior Boys school at Claires Court, by the back door, you are confronted by a vast poster, created by some in their … Continue reading

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Lucy Calvia Bywater 16th August 1984

Rosemary Barker, Rebecca Fuller, Aimee McCardle, Lee Paige, Giles Smith and I, amongst so many others, Lucy’s Parents, brothers, sisters in fact and in spirit, Friends and Relations attended Lucy’s funeral today, Tuesday 15th October 2013. I write this for … Continue reading

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Weekly Digital Newsletter Monday 14 October 2013 – ‘Everything’s a remix’ edition

Preamble I find it incredible that our Secretary of State for Education has decided to change the rules on the GCSE Results system that will apply to secondary schools come September 2016.  “As any fule kno” (to quote Nigel Molesworth … Continue reading

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Be careful what you wish for…

Any one who knows my views about education knows they are not jaundiced. I am one of the most relentless and ruthlessly optimistic people I know. Posterity never voted for us to be miserable about the future, and I should … Continue reading

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Digital Newsletter – 7 October 2013 – Moving the curriculum on!

  A separate newsletter is out this week to highlight our free unconference in Maidenhead and Manchester on Saturday 23 November, to which Claires Court students and families are invited. In the meantime…This last week I have been away from … Continue reading

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