Talking Head

Headmaster's blog at Newcastle School for Boys

Easter on the pistes

It was a pleasure to accompany our Senior School ski trip to Aprica in northern Italy during the first week...

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Rugby safety

A couple of events in the past week or so have caused me to reflect upon and refute the recent...

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Sixth Form – a passion for research

One of the aims of education should be to help pupils find and explore what it is that they are...

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Added values

It is always a highlight of my week to attend our youngest boys’ assembly at North Avenue.  Each Friday, and...

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Don’t fear the reaper

There have been some grimly pessimistic headlines this weekend about the future for independent schools following comments made last week...

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What’s going on with GCSEs?

This is the time of the year when pupils at a particular stage of their education will be choosing their...

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An eventful week with more boys’ nonsense

The debate around single sex versus co-education has been in the press again this last week with more unhelpful comments...

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The internet – a limitless playground with no boundaries

Two of the biggest threats faced by our children on the internet are naivety and complacency – theirs and ours....

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