Month: January 2021

Headmaster’s Notes: Shouting from the Rooftops!

29th January 21

The Prime Minister’s hopes that children could return from Monday 8th March gave us all some welcome clarity and optimism this week, albeit many of us had anticipated this date would have been sooner. I am aware that this lockdown is proving much tougher for families and teachers, coming as it does in the middle…

Headmaster’s advice for home schooling with Muddy Stilettos

26th January 21

“My advice for parents is to trust their instincts,” says Peter Thacker, Headmaster at Prince’s Mead School in Winchester. Wise words for lockdown learning    

Headmaster’s Notes: Nothing can Substitute Experience

22nd January 21

Recalling my experience on operations twenty years ago, many of the soldiers in my charge spent many months in an unfamiliar, dangerous, and highly complex landscape facing threats and confronting their fears in ways they had not navigated before. Rigorous training had helped, but nothing could prepare them for the reality. Recalling subsequent operations, one…

Headmaster reads bedtime story to whole school

19th January 21

Mr Thacker is passionate about children reading throughout lockdown and wanted to make sure his pupils had an extra bedtime story in January & February. Our Headmaster is an avid reader and whilst reading to his two young sons at the beginning of January, he decided to record one of his favourite books for all…

Headmaster’s Notes: The Greatness of Community

15th January 21

As we embark on this period of learning from home, how uplifting it has been to witness the Prince’s Mead community embrace the challenges that the beginning of this Lent term has presented to us and to receive such encouraging feedback from those pupils, parents and teachers that I have had the privilege of meeting…

School Strava Challenge: The ‘Lejog’: Lands End to John O’Groats

12th January 21

Princes Mead School Challenge! This club is for Princes Mead School parents, families and staff who together, are planning an epic virtual walk/run/cycle/swim from Land’s End to John O’Groats. We will all be logging our mileage so that we can achieve the 874 miles it takes to get from one end of the country to…

Headmaster’s Notes: By endurance we conquer

8th January 21

A very happy New Year to you and I do hope you enjoyed a most relaxing Christmas with your immediate families. It is often in times of national crisis that we take time to be inspired by those who have made a vital contribution to our national life and to our well-being. After the challenges…

Lent Term 2021 Lockdown Announcement: 4th January 21

5th January 21

Monday 4th January Dear Parents Following the Prime Minister’s announcement within the hour of a further lockdown from tomorrow, it is with much regret to confirm our obligation to switch to our remote learning programme from Wednesday. We will be in touch shortly in our support of children of key workers, albeit I would emphasise…