The thoughts and observations of Richard Palmer, the Head of St Christopher School.
Tuesday 14 March 2017
A simple way to encourage progress....
There’s a joke that does the circuit from time to time that if you want to keep a secret then ask me to put it in my weekly mailing as nobody ever reads it. Harsh, but sometimes it does resonate.
I have a similar feeling over my morning talks. I am lucky enough to take morning talk (our version of ‘assembly’) each Monday and the whole senior school and staff are present.
Friday 27 January 2017
We may not like what's going on in the wider world, but if we look closer to home.....
Monday 12 September 2016
Valuing only that which can be measured.......
Friday 24 June 2016
Tuesday 01 December 2015
Morning Talks are a wonderful way to start the day.......
Wednesday 02 September 2015
And this is why the children in our Junior School are as happy and successful as they are:
Wednesday 06 May 2015
So what should I say?.......
Wednesday 18 March 2015
Why is education one of the last bastions of single sex culture?
Monday 06 October 2014
In this morning's Morning Talk I spoke about the power of now.
Wednesday 14 May 2014
Is the Educational world finally catching up with us? (I do hope so!)
Monday 17 March 2014
In my opening address to the Society of Head's 2014 Conference I explored some of my concerns about childhood today. Here are some extracts from that speech.
Sunday 02 February 2014
A message for Mr Gove, and any other rear view educationalists
Saturday 18 January 2014
A few thoughts before Assessment Morning commences....
Friday 08 November 2013
Taking leadership to gain the respect of your pupils
Saturday 12 October 2013
The pioneering ethos that founded St Chris remains at the centre of our approach to learning