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Academic Principal Claires Court Schools Long term member & advocate of the Independent Schools Association

Inspired anew – how adversity brings out the best in us!

Followers of Claires Court school and its enthusiasm to develop a new campus for its pupils, staff and families will know by now that the RBWM planning committee on Wednesday night (28.8.2019) rejected our enabling applications for the school, our … Continue reading

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Interesting times in the RBWM Planning office…

They have been at this since 2013, and despite the RBWM planners ‘ protestations that the draft Borough Local Plan submitted version is the working solution, national planning inspector, many local pressure groups and neighbouring local authorities have begged to … Continue reading

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Claires Court, the Equality act and our new campus…

Since the passing by parliament of the Equality Act in 2010, society in general, and education in particular has had to adjust its steering more than somewhat. Here’s the starter for 10 from the Government’s own website: “The Equality Act … Continue reading

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Patricia Fowles – 10 December 1931- 28 July 2019 R.I.P.

The following is the text of my appreciation of Pat Fowles work within our school over a 50 year period, given at her funeral service held at Slough Crematorium on Thursday 15 August 2019. “It is with great sadness that … Continue reading

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Correlation and Causation – why Independent schools are not to blame for the success of their pupils!

Over recent months, there has been a growing stridency in the voice of the Labour party and its fellow travellers about the role of Independent schools in England’s Education system. Using the #AbolishEton, the group, Labour Against Private Schools, hopes to … Continue reading

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On Theresa May’s departure as Prime Minister, 24 July 2019

As all will know, Theresa May met with the Queen yesterday to resign as Prime Minister. Mrs May has spent 3 years at the helm of her government, during which time her plan was to ‘Build a better Britain’. On … Continue reading

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Principals’ Blog – end of Summer Term 2019

The following blog was published to our parents and community on 12 July 2019. A year ago at this time, I was writing to parents in such a newsletter, briefly, about the challenges facing the English Football team, just after … Continue reading

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