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Family Matters …

I have just returned from the Woodard Heads’ Annual Conference. There is no other conference like this; Woodard is unique, gathering together into one family a rich variety of schools including long-established public schools, independent junior schools, state academies and now schools abroad. However, there is one common strand: a faith-based culture and practice. It […]

January 16th, 2014|

Variety is the Spice of Life

 If there’s one thing Smallwoodians do well, it’s they ‘get it right.’ In the Carol Service on Thursday evening, the formality and beauty of the occasion were clearly understood by the children and this showed through in the way they read with conviction and sang with meaning. That sense of awe and majesty was superb.

The […]

December 13th, 2013|

Enriching Lives

Schools have shied away from competitive sport – I believe to the detriment of all concerned. Anyone holding an alternative opinion to mine should have been at the u9 rugby game against S. Anselm’s this last week. The rain was pouring and the temperature had dropped; it should have been a disaster. Instead, it was […]

November 9th, 2013|

‘Bad Element’ Brings Out So Much Good!

Much is made in Prep Schools of growing the ‘whole’ child. It is something we believe should be at the heart of every outstanding school – and Prep Schools are world class in delivering that. Few, however, can boast of having given children the opportunity of making and acting in their own film! Even fewer […]

September 29th, 2013|

What a performance!

It’s always great privilege going to the Derby Arts Festival to hear the choir perform ..because perform they do!  From the moment they rise to their feet, one knows that this is a choir who know what it is to deliver in the public forum. The precision, tone and complexity of their renditions are simply […]

May 6th, 2013|
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