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

‘Are you a Sharent’… an information article from the ThinkUknow peeps for Parents.

With schools reopening for the new term, it’s interesting to read about the growing problem of social media sites using their control of user-shared media for purposes way beyond parental expectation. Here’s the ThinkUknow peeps on the matter – text … Continue reading

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“The key to educational success? Side with the teacher, not your child.” Katharine Birbalsingh – *particualrly important in the 2020s

Dear Reader, before current parents being to froth at the mouth at my choice of Blog title for the new Decade of the 21st Century, I must quickly make clear that the title is not of my making, but the … Continue reading

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Claires Court Senior Carol Service 17 December 2019

Our Carol Services follow a shortened version of the Service of Nine Lessons with Carols, first drawn up by Edward Benson when Bishop of Truro for use in his cathedral. It was simplified and adapted for use in the chapel … Continue reading

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Anti-Social behaviour concerns in the Thames Valley

Letter supported by the Buckinghamshire Association of Secondary Headteachers. 10 December 2019 The following text is extracted from a letter sent this week to all families in Bucks, from the headteachers of all the Buckinghamshire secondary schools, as the heads … Continue reading

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Exploring being human, be that real, digital, virtual or hybrid

The following blog arose from my attendance at the ISC Digital Strategy conference, on whose organising committee I sit and make a contribution. The 2019 Digital Strategy magazine can be found here, and my article on our school’s contribution can … Continue reading

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All children are amazing, and different, and have time yet to grow.

One of the reason why the social media service Twitter suits professionals in Education is that you can trim your channel to include those other educators who also choose to post on social media on matters that interest you. I … Continue reading

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Here we go again – United Kingdom to the Ballot Box – 12 December 2019

The first half of the Autumn Term at Claires Court has been all about settling in the new boys and girls, establishing more broadly for all what the objectives for the year are to be and then progress with the … Continue reading

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In our shared backyard…

Claires Court’s senior school prize giving was held on Thursday, our annual celebration of the last academic year’s main achievements, scholastic, social, spiritual, sporting and service. If you’d like to watch the event, you can see that here on the … Continue reading

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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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