The run up to the American election and the subsequent victory for Donald Trump have left many people feeling astonished and dumb founded – myself included. Democracy and freedom of speech are important values; they afford everybody a voice and an equal chance to have…16 Nov In School Blog
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It is no secret that many state schools – ourselves included – are in financial difficulty. Shrinking budgets and rising costs threaten to impact upon what schools are able to offer their students. Coleridge is not a profit-making organisation; student welfare, safety and education is…07 Oct In School Blog
It has been an unforgettable couple of weeks, and regardless of your political views you cannot escape hearing about, reading or participating in a discussion on the EU Referendum. It has been staggering how prevalent it has been. In all the discussions I have had,…04 Jul In School Blog
Over the last term, Year 6 and Year 2 have been sitting their SATs (Statutory Assessment Tests), and I could not have been prouder of the way in which they approached them. The children were calm and all aspired to do their very best. While…10 Jun In School Blog
Before taking the job as head teacher, I remember talking to my predecessor, Mrs Boffey, about the importance of ‘staying ahead of the game’. However, in the current political climate this is becoming increasingly difficult, with change being thrown at education almost on a weekly…09 May In School Blog
‘Home learning’ or ‘homework’ is an issue that is difficult for a school to come up with a definitive solution which satisfies all parents’ point of view. This sentiment was reflected in the recent survey canvasing parents about their thoughts on home learning; it came…07 Dec In School Blog
This weekend, I was reading an article written by Benjamin Zephaniah. In it, he argued that, despite feelings that society has progressed towards greater racial equality, in actual fact, we have not come nearly far enough. He suggests that Black History Month is a symptom…06 Oct In School Blog