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

Sweating, not Testing, the Good Stuff…

The recently published report on St Olave’s Grammar School by Bromley Borough Council provides a damning indictment of the toxic accountability culture that some headteachers have encouraged in their schools. The Daily Telegraph newspaper leads the story with the headline: … Continue reading

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Football, the Prime Minister, our sportsman, Leadership and me…

The nature of a school year, and indeed the success of putting learning under test, inevitably means we will have a lot going on this time of year! ┬áSports Days, Speech Days, Prize Givings and Activity Weeks all play their … Continue reading

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Whither Integrity…

When we set out to establish a post-faith based values 12 years ago, we didn’t seek to lose contact with the best of Christianity or indeed other faiths and belief systems. We used the whole community as a ‘sorting hat’ … Continue reading

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It’s time to take a broader view on selection…why choosing only the most able for medical school is serving General Practice so badly.

Since starting headship, I have 37 generations of pupils leave secondary age at 16, fired up for Sixth Form or the world of college and work. My experience will be little different than that shown by longer term research data … Continue reading

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7 years down the line – “We told you so!”

Over the past 7 years on the JamesWilding.blog, I have raised a number of sensitive issues, one of which was the permissions parents have chosen to give to their children with regards to the use of mobile phones. Here’s me … Continue reading

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“The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder.” G.K. Chesterton

So far, it has been a good summer term, all being equal. The weather has been sufficiently kind to us on the good days, for us not to mind about the wet ones. Work for all in education has remained … Continue reading

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A culture of research v sabbatical leave

Dateline: Friday 4 May 2018 Problem: Recruitment and Retention of Teachers in England Headline:┬áTeachers to be offered year’s paid sabbatical to improve retention I won’t be the only head/teacher listening to the news headlines or indeed reading these proposals in … Continue reading

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