Category: Headteacher’s Blog

Headteacher’s Blog

11th June 2021

On This Rock. Ribblehead Viaduct two years ago and before COVID had entered anyone’s consciousness.  It is a bright sunny day with sun bouncing off the green hills. This is a place steeped in history, echoing with the past, redolent of the voices and clamour of the navvies who dug through the hills to lay railway…

Heads Up…

15th April 2021

‘Building Back Better’. ‘Heads Up’ is the podcast of Mr Matthew Burke, Headteacher of St Edward’s School in Cheltenham.  In episode 11 of this podcast, Mr Burke talks with Mrs Raffray ‘about what schools should be doing to “build back better” as we come out of the pandemic and look towards the future.’  Among subjects…

Headteacher’s Blog

1st March 2017

“Comparison is the Thief of Joy”: Why Careers Education is about Knowing Your Soul. Every now and then there come moments of real satisfaction as a Head. Week in, week out I give assemblies and recently British and global events have given richly in the way of opportunities for comments on the rule of law,…

Headteacher’s Blog: being

12th July 2016

Do you wish to be great? Then start by being. St Augustine of Hippo. Is anyone reading this? Will you get to the end? Why are you here? Where is here? Education has always sought to be life changing whether conceived as an idealistic activity or one with the practical purpose of preparing us for…

Headteacher’s Blog: are you beautiful?

16th May 2016

Girls’ Schools are best placed to provide a new aesthetic. “Britain’s children are “deeply unhappy” and have to deal with fears and worries that did not exist 30 years ago, a charity has warned.” The Guardian 7 January 2016 Here at St Augustine’s Priory we held our Feast Day on the Friday before half term…