Category Archives: Possibly related posts

The various letters sent to the wider school community during the school year.

Planning for the future…

My long experience as a teacher of 46 years standing informs me that we should always be planning for the future so that as and when change happens, we have the agility to adapt to those new and unfamiliar circumstances. … Continue reading

Posted in Possibly related posts | 1 Comment

Schools back…

… I was so hoping to publish our exciting plans for the year ahead today, but we’ve been taken to the wire by other work we’ve had to concern ourselves with, so… If you are CC Alumni and attending tonight’s … Continue reading

Posted in Possibly related posts | Leave a comment

Public examinations 2021 – a fair outcome for those students caught up in the pandemic!

A level results are in for the 2021 Cohort, and they will in the main be delighted by the outcomes they’ve achieved at the close of their Sixth Form studies. For the Claires Court cohort, 43% gained A* or A, … Continue reading

Posted in Possibly related posts | Leave a comment

Principal’s Last Word – Summer Term 2021

At the close of our Academic Year, 2020-2021, whether in-school or via remote broadcasting, we have been able to celebrate the high points  (where such language is appropriate during a pandemic!) and contributions of our school, its pupils and teachers … Continue reading

Posted in Possibly related posts | Leave a comment

“Good grief” said Charlie Brown. It’s taken me sometime, and now I totally get that.

As a child of the ‘Sixties, my emerging take on the landscape of adolescence and life were of course largely shaped by my life at school, boarding as I did with lots of other children, often as many as 30, … Continue reading

Posted in Possibly related posts | Leave a comment

Keep calm and stay positive; good things will happen

Well, according to Jules Verne, if you are Phineas Fogg, you can go around the world in 80 days. Since Monday 8 March (the day schools reopened in person), I am very delighted to confirm that the furthest I have … Continue reading

Posted in Possibly related posts | Leave a comment

Leadership & Followership – the joys of change management!

We all know the well know aphorism “Do as I say, not as I do” which harks back throughout medieval times and is reported as going back at least to the New Testament when in St Matthew’s gospel we read … Continue reading

Posted in Possibly related posts | 1 Comment

“History is a race between education and catastrophe” – H.G.Wells

One of England’s greatest and prolific writers, H.G. Wells wrote a remarkable book entitled ‘The Outline of History’, encompassing 2 volumes and covering the progress of Humanity from the origin of Earth to the First World War. Whilst its contents … Continue reading

Posted in Possibly related posts | Leave a comment

“Dare Mighty Things” – here on earth as well as on Mars!

Teddy Roosevelt must have dreamed of being able to attend school. Born into an affluent New Yorker family in 1851, he developed such serious asthma that he could not attend school per se, so was home educated during his school … Continue reading

Posted in Possibly related posts | Leave a comment

“Being Brilliant Every Single Day” – or Solving Wickedness for Generation Covid.

Across the span of 20 years experienced so far this century, 2021 is already not on my favourite’s list. It has a chance to rise up the rank order, to be fair, but of the years experienced to date it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Possibly related posts | Leave a comment