I enjoyed a really good afternoon chatting to TES reporter Stephen Exley at the end of term, on the last three years, links with Wellington College and… Read more “TES spots Man City scarf in my office”
I was a bit startled when this fell out of the wrapper in my office last week. This is the latest FASNA mag with the academy… Read more “Mugshot on front cover shock”
State boarding on the increase. Wellington Academy’s boarding opened in September 2011, for up to 100 students. Guardian 31st Jan
One big topic this week is why independent schools are involved (or not) with academies. The TES cover and main feature explores this question, but it’s all a bit sceptical. There are extensive quotes from Robin Dyer, no.2 at Wellington College and myself on the tie up between the two Wellingtons.
Our academy is memorably described by reporter Richard Vaughan – who hasn’t been here – as looking more like a small provincial airport than a school. I’m actually quite happy with that, although I’m not sure he meant it as a compliment. We’ve also got some very cute bus stops – and you won’t see anything like that if you’re flying from Bournemouth, as far as I remember.
It was a great pleasure to welcome Michael Phillips, Principal of Ringwood Secondary in Melbourne, and his teacher wife Karen to the academy last week. He was… Read more “Aussie flies in (and out)”
I took these shots last Thursday. There’s still one or two finishing touches to be done for the big day on Tuesday, but it’s looking very good.… Read more “Easter photos just prior to opening”