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Every year the Aske’s governors and senior managers hold a meeting with parents to answer questions and here any concerns that parents want to raise.  As you might expect it’s the chair of governors who fronts for the rest of … Continue reading

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I’ve just had some informal feedback on the Ofsted inspection that Knights Academy (part of the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Federation that I’m a governor of) has just been through and it seems very positive indeed. Hatcham follows next week. When the … Continue reading

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Education Lecture

So it’s been just over a year since I became a school governor in my attempt to continue to play an active role in our civic life.I have to say that I’m not sure I’ve made an impression, perhaps because … Continue reading

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Ashmead Primary School : Open-School for Past Pupils

I’ve had the following sent to me: SPREAD THE WORD – DO YOU HAVE OLDER CHILDREN WHO HAVE LEFT ASHMEAD OR KNOW OF OTHERS WHO ARE EX-ASHMEAD PUPILS? Over the weekend of 24/25 November, from 10am-3pm on each day, school … Continue reading

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More on that Tory Policy

It looks like there’s a local angle to the u-turn the Tory leadership are trying to execute in ditching their commitment to grammer schools: David Willetts, its education spokesman, was visiting Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College, a school in New Cross, … Continue reading

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And so to school

After the grand opening for the VIPs I got my chance to take a look at the new Knights Academy building after a governors meeting.

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Governor stuff

The governor meeting on Monday evening was full of interesting stuff and has given me a much clearer view on what I’ll be doing as a governor. As you can imagine quite a lot of the meeting is spent looking … Continue reading

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