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  • The Hairy Tortoise

    09/02/2017

    ‘My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.’ Woody Allen

    I am old enough now to remember that Aesop’s fables were a mainstay of our school assemblies. I have managed to forget that fact for years but have remembered the stories. I never quite understood the hare and the tortoise.

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  • Take your marks…

    23/09/2016

    We are finally in a post-Olympics world where Britain seems to have done rather well in both the Olympics and Paralympics. I am sure the commentary and analysis as to what has contributed to this national success will continue for some time. Words such as ‘investment’ and ‘high expectations’ have already been used a great deal.

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  • 'You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming' - Pablo Neruda

    24/03/2016

    We move straight from the Spring Term into Easter this year: straight from Science Week, the Allen Cup, Skiing successes, the magnificent Year 5 to 8 production of Arabian Nights and Arts Week. It has been a very full term but also an inspirational and soundly educational one for all of the boys, however young or old.

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  • Reading is important but someone has to write books ...

    26/02/2016

    Reading is important but someone has to write books. We try to celebrate this with author visits. However, encouraging boys to write as well as read can be a challenge for some. Here are some fabulous ideas from the National Council of Teachers of English which you may wish to observe or try at home. I am happy to receive any letters from boys by the way - emailed or handwritten!

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  • 'Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort' ... Theodore Roosevelt

    08/01/2016

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  • 'Goodwill on Earth and Peace to All'

    11/12/2015

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    It is that time of year… I think your sons will have all enjoyed the experience of being in a Christmas Play or another event in the past few days, including the Carol Service, The Xmas Factor Assembly or one of the Christmas treats. A very positive and upbeat end to a full term with plenty of learning challenges.

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  • 'Success comes in cans, not cannots'

    06/11/2015

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    There is plenty to look forward to this half term, but also a few real challenges ...

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