Pastoral Care of Learners

As a practising school leader, my most important responsibility is not to educate the child in my care but to ensure they are safe and hopefully happy. It is only when these two pre-conditions are met that any young person…

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Professional Development for Learners

One of the very few topics educationalists totally agree upon is the importance of continuing professional development for teaching and support staff. This may seem so obvious as to need no further explanation but this would be to underestimate the…

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The International Classroom

One of the great pleasures in being asked to construct the Academic Plan for the Arcadia Preparatory School was the emphasis Mr Valrani placed on teaching and learning in an international context. It was doubly refreshing to have extended conversations…

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