Category: Headmaster’s Notes

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…

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…

Headmaster’s Notes: The science of today is the technology of tomorrow

4th December 20

Science and technology continue to be a major focus for education and industry in the UK, as highlighted this week by the news that we are the first western country to approve a Covid vaccine. This coincided with news that a British artificial intelligence company has shown that it can compute the shapes that proteins…

Headmaster’s Notes: The Season of Hope

27th November 20

The sparkle of fairy lights on our trees and the sight of shooting stars in our Dining Hall tells me that Christmas is on its way at Prince’s Mead. There is certainly an air of expectation and magic around every corner one turns inside Worthy Park House. In such an extraordinary year, we are determined…

Headmaster’s Notes: Experience is knowledge.

16th November 20

What a privilege it was to gather together as a school, albeit socially distanced, to mark Armistice Day on Wednesday, as we took time to remember those who bravely served on our behalf in conflicts over the past century, and those who experienced such trauma and sacrificed so much in order that we can enjoy…

Headmaster’s Notes: Remembering 75 years on

6th November 20

In Friday Prayers this morning we remembered and gave thanks for the extraordinary bravery, resourcefulness and tenacity demonstrated by British and Commonwealth forces who fought with great distinction in the Second World War and the freedom their service and sacrifice gave us. Celebrating 75 years since the end of the war in Europe in 1945,…

Headmaster’s Notes: Service to others leads to greatness

16th October 20

It has been a very happy and successful start to the academic year and a pleasure to witness the children embracing all that the school has to offer here. These last few weeks seem to have flown by, and so too have the last 25 years for one member of staff. My warmest congratulations to…

Headmaster’s Notes: Know Your Worth

9th October 20

According to national research, over two-thirds of young people in the UK said their mental health got worse during lockdown so now, more than ever, we maintain a razor-sharp focus on positive wellbeing. With Mental Health Day being on the agenda this week, it is more important than ever to promote positive engagement on this…

Headmaster’s Notes: Harvesting what we sow

2nd October 20

We have enjoyed a healthy focus on Harvest this week and we have been reminding the children how fortunate they are and how important it is to share what we have with others. Thank you for instilling this message at home too – I have been overwhelmed at the generosity of parents and pupils as…

Headmaster’s Notes: Taking Advantage of Every Opportunity

25th September 20

It was a pleasure to welcome a large number of prospective parents to Prince’s Mead for our virtual Early Years Open Morning last Saturday. Our visiting families were certainly impressed by hearing about the opportunities on offer to our youngest pupils and the standards of education that we pride ourselves upon across the breadth of…