The Great Divorce (the increasing distance between us and our children)

“I don’t want control, I want to let go! What about us?” These are words sung by Pink. Our children don’t want more control, they want to let go. They want and need to be children. Are our children listening to us? We are told to talk. We are told to embrace technology. #WeAreSoWithIt. We … More The Great Divorce (the increasing distance between us and our children)

Boarders are incredible children. End of discussion.

Much has been said about the benefits of boarding, and it is true that even more has been said against boarding. Whatever your views may be, the children who board deserve our utmost respect. I still hear parents saying things like, “I would never send my children away to boarding school” or “My child needs … More Boarders are incredible children. End of discussion.

PSHE – Let’s relaunch, rethink and revitalise

Our schools and timetables still largely reflect the past. Okay, maybe there are subjects that didn’t feature when we were children, like Digital Design, Outdoor Ed, Drama and Dance or Chess but in essence, the old faithfuls are still here and hogging the lion’s share of the day. Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) was … More PSHE – Let’s relaunch, rethink and revitalise