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Heroes

One of the things I ask pupils when I am interviewing them is whether or not they have a hero or heroine. Quite often it...

Leadership and getting the best out of others

What is it that makes a truly great captain? And why is it that so few of the top players in a sport make the...

Think big

Can a bee sting a bee? Why do cats always find their way home? How are dreams made? And where does ‘good’ come from? I stumbled...

Dealing with conflict is difficult

I slapped Mr Anderson around the face with a glove yesterday morning in Chapel! He was slightly taken aback but I pointed out that I...

A little story about perseverance

Yesterday morning, as part of my efforts to record my daily swims, I took my daughter’s waterproof camera so that my audience could...

The Importance of Sleep

As I stood staring at the lapping waves of the English Channel this morning, a little more contemplatively than usual, I reflected on...

Social Media Awareness

Last week we welcomed Sharon Girling OBE into the school to talk to the pupils and parents about the complexities of staying safe...

Sport For All

I have always believed that today’s second or third team players are tomorrow’s club stalwarts, secretaries and fixtures organisers. It won’t be the...

The Virtue of Patience 

The other day a friend of mine who has just welcomed his first child into the world asked me over a celebratory glass...

Thinking Power

Henry Ford once said, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason so few engage in it.” Consider this...