Head's blog

The thoughts and observations of Richard Palmer, the Head of St Christopher School.

Friday 27 January 2017

It's our time....

We may not like what's going on in the wider world, but if we look closer to home.....


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  1. Academic Selection....

    Monday 12 September 2016

    Valuing only that which can be measured.......

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  2. The EU referendum

    Friday 24 June 2016

    The result......

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  3. Advent

    Tuesday 01 December 2015

    Morning Talks are a wonderful way to start the day.......

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  4. The Junior School

    Wednesday 02 September 2015

    And this is why the children in our Junior School are as happy and successful as they are:

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  5. Election 2015

    Wednesday 06 May 2015

    So what should I say?.......

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  6. Boys and Girls.....

    Wednesday 18 March 2015

    Why is education one of the last bastions of single sex culture?

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  7. Now......

    Monday 06 October 2014

    In this morning's Morning Talk I spoke about the power of now.

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  8. It's all in the name......

    Wednesday 14 May 2014

    Is the Educational world finally catching up with us? (I do hope so!)

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  9. Where's the FUN gone from childhood?

    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.

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  10. Must Try Harder

    Sunday 02 February 2014

    A message for Mr Gove, and any other rear view educationalists

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  11. Assessment

    Saturday 18 January 2014

    A few thoughts before Assessment Morning commences....

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  12. Come on... toughen up

    Friday 08 November 2013

    Taking leadership to gain the respect of your pupils

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  13. Working together

    Saturday 12 October 2013

    The pioneering ethos that founded St Chris remains at the centre of our approach to learning

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  14. In a league of our own...

    Friday 23 August 2013

    Now that the annual ‘let’s bash GCSE exams and denigrate all that take them’ season is over for another year I thought that I’d pitch in with my views on League Tables (well, it’s been a while!).

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