During half term, my family and I took a few days away from it all in the hope of catching some summer sun in Menorca. It was an ideal opportunity […]

“What if we give all our staff great training, and they leave?” “What if we don’t, and they stay?” I first read the above dialogue when studying for an MBA […]

Dear Reader For my March Blog, I thought I would share with you information from press releases and other sources about our National Teaching School designation: Blazing the Trail: John […]

As you will be aware, our focus with our students facing final examinations has been “don’t count the days…make the days count”. Indeed over the half term, whether it is […]

The power of generosity to improve lives – and the world

My first blog of the New Year brings together my assembly theme from last week (the power of generosity to improve lives – and the world), the Lance Armstrong confessions […]

This morning it was my privilege to join the Remembrance Day Parade and church service. Barton-under-Needwood was served proudly by The Royal British Legion, local servicemen past and present, children […]

“Don’t wish that it was easier. Wish that you were better!” (Jim Rohn)

At this point in the academic year, whole cohorts of our young people are undertaking final examinations in courses they have studied for the last two years. Nothing different about […]

Why small talk is such a big deal!

In March, it was my privilege to accompany two of our Sixth Form students to the annual Drapers’ Company Court Dinner. This event, hosted as a means for all organisations […]

New Technologies

For this month’s Blog, I have chosen to return to the theme of new technologies. Some months ago, I wrote that John Taylor was on a journey to harness technologies […]

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