Head Master’s Blog
After a weekend of Remembrance, I was very proud to lead the school in our own Remembrance service on Monday. The readings presented by our senior boys and the singing from the whole school, demonstrated the school community spirit and commitment to hold great reverence for those that sacrifice so much for us to live in the liberty we enjoy today. Thank you to A’yaan and Kai-Reece for joining me at the Woodcote Remembrance service on Sunday, a very moving service that brings together many people.
Monday also saw the start of ‘Anti-Bullying Week 2019’, Mr Bolton has once again supported teachers with lots of materials for teachers to help address the key messages this week.
‘Anti-Bullying Wek’ helps us as a school reaffirm our commitment to combat bullying and we aim to help children understand:
- The definition of respect
- That bullying is a behaviour choice
- That we can respectfully disagree with each other i.e. we don’t have to be the best friends or always agree with each other but we do have to respect each other
- That we all need to choose to respect each other both face to face and online
Each day of the week we have been celebrating a theme, which we have linked closely to our values in the Cumnor Way.
- Monday – #complimentday
- Tuesday –#oddsocksday
- Wednesday –#bullyingorbanter
- Thursday –#stopbullying
- Friday – #kindnessfriday
On Sunday, I had the pleasure of representing the school at the Independent Schools Show. I spoke alongside Harry Cobb, Director of Tuition at Bonas MacFarlane, we discussed the complexity of the 11+ and 13+ selectivity process and how best to prepare children for it. Feedback was very positive and my team and I are always willing to share our knowledge with parents, when making these difficult decisions.
Have a great weekend