Talking Head

Headmaster's blog at Newcastle School for Boys

Insult to injury

The Labour Party’s policy to abolish private schools has little to do with improving the quality of state education.  In fact, in the unlikely...

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Character run for childhood cancer charity

One of my favourite occasions in the first half of the summer term is joining the School’s boys and parents...

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Home learning

This blog is about homework.  It is intended to summarise and capture the key content and discussion at our recent...

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Qualifications are not enough

Qualifications are not enough.  They get students to the next stage but will not necessarily allow them to thrive when...

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The importance of governance

In my prize day speech a few years ago, I suggested, irreverently, that governors were like bidets.  They added a...

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Application is key

Not without a certain amount of trepidation in the run-up, results days are hopefully a highlight of the school year...

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Mindset Maths

I always enjoy hearing about our boys’ progress and achievements in Maths and have been interested to speak with some...

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Singing the praises of school music

I’m writing this just a few days after the boys’ outstanding performances at last week’s Headmaster’s invitation concert. There was...

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