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Headmaster’s Notes: Perseverance, secret of all triumphs

26th February 21

Not dissimilar to NASA’s extraordinary success in the landing of Perseverance on Mars last week, Britain’s vaccine programme is a triumph of scientific and human endeavour that has offered us all a path to advancement, starting on the 8th March with our most important national business: education in school. I have marvelled at how the Prince’s Mead community has navigated…

Prince’s Mead School YouTube and Vimeo Channels

18th February 21

Hello If you would like to keep updated with all our challenges and films, please do visit our channels: www.youtube.com/princesmeadschool www.vimeo.com/princesmeadschool Some of our films are not for the general public and placed on Vimeo for our immediate school community only. Please do contact us if there is a film you are not able to…

Headmaster’s Notes: The pioneer spirit is alive and well

12th February 21

Independent schools have long enjoyed being pioneers in the creation of collaborative models for education and Prince’s Mead is no exception. Time and time again we have shown ourselves able to adapt and diversify quickly and successfully. More than 600 years after it was founded by William of Wykeham, Britain’s oldest public school, and one…

Headmaster’s Notes: Tomorrow will be a good day

5th February 21

Joining in the doorstep applause in Winchester and across the country on Tuesday, or simply pausing for quiet reflection this week, we honoured Captain Sir Tom Moore and his extraordinary efforts in raising millions for the NHS and, perhaps more importantly, the inspiration he gave us all during this time of historic adversity. Such was…

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…