Tag Archives: Wellington College

Children’s Mental Health Week: Action not Polemics

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This week is Children’s Mental Health Week – a time to focus our thoughts and actions on how well we are supporting our young people and their individual wellbeing. Of course, every week and every day should be  a time … Continue reading

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League Tables and the Master of Wellington

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Julian Thomas, headmaster of Wellington College, has decided that his school will opt out of the annual performance tables in England. In an article in the Sunday Telegraph he said, “In an attempt to make comparisons, league tables have created … Continue reading

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Education Manifestos in Detail: Part Three – Labour

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It’s hard to forget New Labour and its “Education, Education, Education” mantra which created a feeling of optimism that soon turned to despondency – once we realised what Blair and co meant by “education”. They were talking almost exclusively about … Continue reading

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Wellbeing: Change or Status Quo?

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Three headlines from the BBC Education website – at first glance unrelated but with a possible connection: First headline: “Children’s mental health service cut” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30735370 Second headline: “Parents ‘ignore school league tables’” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30731164 Third headline: “Short-term politics ‘damages schools’” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30711726Continue reading

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Wellbeing at Wellington……Where Else?

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The wellbeing of students at Wellington College is as important as their academic success, which is why Sir Anthony Seldon has invested so much in the development of the school’s “Eight Aptitudes”. “At Wellington, we do not ask: “how intelligent … Continue reading

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Festival of Education: Gove Speaks, 3Di Comments

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As promised, here are some bullet points from the Secretary of State for Education’s Q & A session at Wellington College. There was a brief two-way discussion between Michael Gove and Sir Anthony Seldon, headmaster of Wellington College. (NB: This … Continue reading

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