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Pro le In conversation with Rebecca Glover (continued)
We have a whole school Open Door policy so that colleagues can walk into any lesson in the school and learn from each other what excellent learning and teaching looks like across the school. The internal professional development programme that we have established ensures that staff keep up to date with professional developments and most importantly implement effective strategies into regular classroom practice. Pupil’s voice is essential and at Hull Collegiate, all pupils take part in the sQtaff interview process.
PE and Geography were your subjects in your early days as a teacher. Who or what inspired you to become a teacher? Do you
still make time to teach?
A I thoroughly enjoyed my school years boarding at Rishworth School. My teachers
inspired me, and as such, I wanted to give something back to education. I enjoyed sports and wanted to continue in a career that would allow me to be active.
I believe it is crucial that a Headteacher retains some teaching. It keeps you grounded and in touch with what is happening in the classroom. I try to teach all of Year 7 to get to know the pupils. Teaching keeps you relevant and credible when making judgements on Qothers either in your school or when on inspection.
There has been much talk in the media and elsewhere about the increasing incidence of eating disorders amongst teenage girls,
some seriously life-threatening. Do you feel that working alongside boys makes girls less susceptible Ato such problems?
I do not believe that in a coeducational setting the issues surrounding girl’s eating disorders are less. As a school we are both
mindful and watchful that eating disorders can affect boys as well as girls. The well-being of a child is at
the heart of what we do at Hull Collegiate and the comprehensive programmes we have in place increase awareness for pupils, parents and staff.
Two King’s Ely colleagues have raised thousands of pounds for good causes by completing this year’s London Marathon.
Mark Hart, Chief Operating Of cer at King’s Ely, and Claire Kyndt, Director of Learning Development and Teacher of Geography at King’s Ely Senior, were among the 40,000 runners who took on the gruelling 26.2 mile race in the capital last month ( April).
Claire took part in aid of MIND (the mental health charity), which is King’s Ely’s Torfrida House’s charity this year. It was Claire’s  rst marathon and by successfully crossing the  nish line, she has raised more than £2,400 for her chosen charity.
Mark and his daughter Ellie, 21, took part in memory of Daniel Finn, Mark’s nephew and Ellie’s cousin, who died following an asthma attack in February 2006, aged just nine. Mark and Ellie, who live in Bar Hill, near Cambridge, hope to have raised at least £3,700 for Asthma UK, the leading asthma charity for the one in eleven people living with asthma in the UK.
Mark and his family have raised over £33,000 for Asthma UK by taking part in the London Marathon over the last 13 years.
To sponsor Mark and Ellie, visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ HartsRunLondonAgain.
To sponsor Claire, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ ClaireKyndt.
CCF award
A CADET force commander has been rewarded for going beyond the call of duty.
Barnard Castle School teacher and contingent commander
with the Combined Cadet Force Caroline Connor has been awarded the Lord Lieutenant Certi cate of Meritorious Service.
The major was presented with the accolade by Durham’s Lord Lieutenant Sue Snowdon at a special ceremony at Aycliffe Armoury.
Next generation fashion
Next generation fashion designers claimed the catwalk at this year’s Heath eld School, Berkshire, Fashion Show, as students received recognition from judges Anne-Marie Verdin, Mulberry brand director; Susan Dray, Course Leader at the London College of Fashion; Cameron Tewson, frontrowedit.co.uk top 10 fashion blogger, and Mark Wadhwa, Founder of The Vinyl Factory.
Strong industry links with the London College of Fashion has led to an ongoing stream of talent from the school entering the sector, including fashion models Amber and Tallulah Le Bon, daughters of Duran Duran lead singer Simon Le Bon and Iranian beauty Yasmin Le Bon, who has been featured on the front covers of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Harper’s Bazaar, British Design Magazine I.D. and American fashion magazine V.
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represented the UK in Gymnastics, and forged out a successful career. Where does your motivation to achieve in so many areas stem from? Can you ‘teach’ such motivation to your pupils?
A I  rmly believe that being a middle child motivated me to achieve. I was never
the  rst to do something and never the youngest so everything I did as a child had to be good to be noticed! I am motivated by the success of others and if pupils and colleagues around me are achieving it motivates me to do more. I am highly competitive and face challenges head on. Running a marathon is perfect for me as you can challenge yourself to do a better time or a faster pace whilst raising money for good causes. So it’s a win-win!
You have participated in the London and New York marathons, dived the Barrier Reef, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro,
Marathon charity effort
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