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In this issue...
The Value of Homework
~ how to ensure it is bene cial
The Importance of Arts in Education
~ bene ts of a rich cultural school life
Well~being for Staff & Pupils
~ achieving essential goals
Kant in the Classroom
~ should schools teach young children philosophy?
Schools Fall Victim to Ransomware
~ will yours be next?
Pro le
~ in conversation with Tom Dawson
Setting Pupils on the Right Track in Music ~ essential skills which music can teach
Royal month
New guardianship initiative
School gains Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Changing Faces...Changing Places
Boarding school bursary charities merge
New leader for GSA
A year of charitable endeavour
Music, Dance & Drama Focus Feature
Motoring yesterday, today, tomorrow
Catering Focus Feature
ISSP improves primary science
Finance & Insurance Focus Feature
Sports & Sports Facilities Focus Feature
School partnership CCF
A new and unusual Royal Marines Combined Cadet Force (CCF) made up of two North East schools – one independent and one state – has held its opening parade.
The second most senior Royal Marine in the country, Brigadier Richard Spencer OBE, was joined by the Mayor of Newcastle, the Deputy Mayor of Gateshead and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, amongst other dignitaries, as he presided over the opening parade by cadets from Dame Allan’s Schools, Newcastle, and St Thomas More School, Gateshead.
The Royal Marines Corps of Drums played at the ceremony in which the cadets, who make up the only Royal Marines contingent in the North East, were inspected by Brigadier Spencer.
The CCF offers young people a broad range
of challenging, exciting, adventurous and educational activities. The aim is to enable the development of personal responsibility, leadership and self-discipline and whilst there are over 350 contingents across the UK, this one is particularly special. This North East contingent was set up from scratch by both schools, Dame Allan’s
not having had a cadet unit since 1959 and St Thomas More never having had one. In addition, Royal Marines CCF contingents are rare and this is the only one in the North East, offering its 30 cadets an insight into the elite amphibious corps.
Pictured from left: Joel Brown from St Thomas More; Brig Spencer; Diya Varghese from Dame Allan’s, St Thomas More School head Mr Jonathan Parkinson; Dame Allan’s School head Dr John Hind.
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A charity walk with a difference
Over 300 pupils and parents from Cundall Manor School in North Yorkshire went the extra mile to bene t fellow pupils over 7000 miles away in Cambodia.
Pupils from the independent school took part in the annual event that saw them complete the 5km walk around the school.
Children as young as 6 completed the walk with donations being requested in support of a wider initiative being run by the Independent Schools Association (ISA) and United World Schools.
The School has pledged any funds raised from the walk to the ISA who are working together with United World Schools to
establish a new school for a remote part of Cambodia – Pong Tek.
Another 423 ISA Member Schools have been asked to pledge to raise funds that will not only help build a new school for the local people, but also provide teacher-training and equipment for the community in this remote part of Cambodia.
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