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The value of independent learning

Teachers wear many hats. In any given day, we can be instructors, coaches, actors, nurses, diplomats, judges, agony aunts, motivators, therapists, problem-solvers and...

Tomorrow’s World – preparing our children for the future

About twenty-five years ago, Boeing published a list of desired attributes for its engineers. As well as the obvious need for a strong...

Language is fun

Have you ever hesitated at the point of introducing someone because you have momentarily forgotten their name? Well the Scots have a word...

Even the Greats experience pressure

Pressure: it does funny things to people. Just ask Alastair Cook. For several years now he has carried the burden of scoring runs...

Digging deep

So, I did it. Just. The truth is it was much harder than I anticipated and that was largely due to the tide not being...

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...