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

So many ways to listen to the voice of the child…

Just a short post this week, in part because it’s been manic here in the ‘engine room’ at Claires Court. Those that have studied the art/science of Leadership in Education* will know that the most successful approaches long term don’t … Continue reading

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Back to school, Claires Court style…

Really quite a lot of people have told me just how pleased they are that their children are going back to school, partly of course because the children need to, but also because parental resources have by now been worn … Continue reading

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Managing reading development at Secondary level

The ability to read is central to a child’s ability to do well academically at school. Claires Court is a broad ability secondary independent school in Maidenhead Berks. We aim to recruit some 100 boys and girls per year group … Continue reading

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End of Summer Term letter from the Academic Principal

 I am told that our nation’s favourite poem is Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If’. In my mind, this is a celebration on reaching maturity, a coming of age for ‘grown-ups’! It’s one thing to reach the statutory age of maturity, be that … Continue reading

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@HenleyRoyalRegatta – Losing the Fawley Challenge Cup, but winning so much respect.

On Finals day, shortly after 11.48 am, the Windsor Boys School defeated Claires Court by 1/2 length. Here’s the announcement of the result: If you can see the small cross on the finish time, this tells you that the winners … Continue reading

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Defending our title…into Finals day@henleyroyalregatta

After a fabulous quarter final win on Friday against Globe Rowing Club, Tom Jost had this to say: “Hi All, As i’m sure a lot of you already will know, the boys raced fantastically well yesterday to come away with … Continue reading

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Defending our title…@henleyroyalregatta

It’s Friday 30 June, and yesterday close to 7pm, the Claires Court coxless quad beat Tideway scullers to commence their defence of the Fawley cup won last year for the first time by Claires Court. This year’s quad consist of … Continue reading

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