Talking Head

Headmaster's blog at Newcastle School for Boys

Digital revolution

I would like to use my first blog for some time to announce a new initiative to support the boys’ learning that...

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‘Poor white boys’ storm

Winchester and Dulwich College simply couldn’t win – whichever way they moved. Had they accepted a donation to provide bursaries...

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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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