Category: Headmaster’s Notes

Headmaster’s Notes: Work hard, have fun and make history

21st June 20

Since the publication of further Government guidance to schools this week, the back rooms of Prince’s Mead have been hives of activity as we crafted a plan for the safe return to School over the coming days of those pupils who have remained at home with their live learning. I was delighted to meet with…

Headmaster’s Notes: Work hard, have fun and make history

19th June 20

Work hard, have fun and make history   Since the publication of further Government guidance to schools this week, the back rooms of Prince’s Mead have been hives of activity as we crafted a plan for the safe return to School over the coming days of those pupils who have remained at home with their…

Headmaster’s Notes: Art is the soul of a people

12th June 20

In Friday Prayers this morning I spoke about dealing with challenges. Over this last week, we will all be aware of those members of the school community who have faced testing times with great bravery, fortitude and dignity. This morning was an opportunity to remind everyone that they are not alone and, despite the barrier…

Headmaster’s Notes: Planning our work and working our plan

8th June 20

Planning our work and working our plan A very warm welcome back to you all after our half-term break. What a great joy it has been to enter the next phase of our staged return to normality this week as we welcomed back our Reception, Year One and Year Six pupils on Monday with an…

Headmaster’s Notes: Everything is interconnected.

17th May 20

Everything is interconnected. I remain very mindful of the challenges we are facing as a result of the pandemic; my thoughts remain very much with you all as we continue to work so hard to ensure that the education and welfare of our children continue to be prioritised, both inside and outside of the virtual…

Headmaster’s Notes: History is written by the victors

8th May 20

History is written by the victors On 8th May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made his Victory in Europe speech, in which he officially announced the unconditional surrender of Germany and the end of the Second World War in Europe. And here we are, 75 years on. Our generation has thankfully not known the horrors…

Headmaster’s Notes: Absence makes the heart grow fonder

5th May 20

Absence makes the heart grow fonder I am very conscious that Prince’s Mead households across Winchester have again been hives of academic activity and productivity this past week. Teaching staff have certainly thrown everything at their live lessons and continue to think of exciting ways to engage our pupils whilst working remotely. We hope we…

Headmaster’s Notes: It’s always darkest before the dawn but we will come back home soon.

27th April 20

It’s always darkest before the dawn but we will come back home soon. A very warm welcome to the Summer Term! For years we have read and heard, and we have never been more than a sentence away from the word ‘online’: online teaching, online learning, online school; the future’s golden rule. One week into our Summer Term learning programme, we…

Headmaster’s Notes: We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

20th March 20

Thank you to those pupils who participated in our inaugural Drama Festival on Wednesday; a magnificent showcase event where our audience enjoyed crisp diction, bags of character, nuance and self-assured delivery from all our participants. It was a great privilege to welcome professional actor, director and published poet and playwright, Mr. James Daniel, as our…

Headmaster’s Notes:

16th March 20

Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient. The advice from Downing Street last night was clear: anyone with a new persistent cough or a high temperature should now self-isolate for seven days. At this time the resilience of school communities, governments, and the international order, is being tested in…