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

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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The missing 50+% of data; why schools need to worry about more than the ‘easy to measure’!

It’s been a tough term so far for the blogger in me; writing the weekly roundup for the Senior Boys school under time deadlines seems to kill my muse for other writing. In addition, creating new assembly material that threads … Continue reading

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Children v Choice, at the heart of the mental health crisis 2019

I have just spent the day at the University of Kent, in the company of a range of distinguished secondary school heads as part of our sector’s work in keeping up-to-date with Higher Education and their challenges, as well as … Continue reading

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100 days back at the helm, and no turning back.

Lent Term 2019 has whistled through the first 100 days of my return to Headship. I’ve had some key priorities, not least to establish my credentials anew as Head of Senior Boys to parents, pupils and above all staff, as … Continue reading

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