Category: Principal’s Blog


On Monday, Year 11 received their trial examination results. Presented to them in brown envelopes – in an effort to replicate the results process as accurately as we do the […]

Like the old adage about London buses, readers don’t see a Blog from me in six months, and now they have two within a fortnight! I wanted to share with […]

I was told by someone recently that they missed my blogs so, if not “back by popular demand” but back for at least one reader, I’m venturing back into the […]

National Forest Teaching School Alliance – One Year On

Regular readers of my blog may recall that in a previous post, I shared news of our designation as a National Teaching School. A year has now elapsed since “The […]

Good news comes in threes!

First, I must apologise that I have been somewhat neglectful of my Blog in recent weeks. As my PA will testify, “Write Blog post” has been an ever-present phrase on […]

Spoilt for Choice?

On Wednesday, we had a fantastic evening with Year 9 students, their parents and our staff as we worked through the Key Stage 4 Options process together. In education, we […]

Fail better!

Last week saw 28 year-old Swiss tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka win his first Open championship in Australia.  Ranked 20th in the world only last year, his victory over Rafa Nadal […]

A time for giving.

For my blog this month, I would like to draw attention to the very latest edition of “JT News” – our half termly newsletter – which is a massive document […]

Lions and tigers and bears? Oh my!

From Tuesday through to Friday of last week, sell-out audiences witnessed a terrific school production of “The Wizard of Oz”. As I closed the final performance on Friday night, I […]

“The Engine Room”

For my Blog this month, I want to take the opportunity to highlight the role of our Curriculum Area Leaders at John Taylor. In some schools they are known as […]