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When talent is not enough - Headmaster's Blog - Wednesday 20th September 2017

When talent is not enough

A year ago I celebrated a ‘special birthday’ and last weekend a very significant wedding anniversary. At times such as these, I find myself thinking back over the years and remembering significant friends and acquaintances. 664 more words

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Ballard's response to Hurricane Irma - September 2017

Hurricane Irma and Ballard School

We have been flying flags of Caribbean islands on our flagpole this week so as to remind us of the devastation in that part of the world owing to Hurricane Irma. 740 more words

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Not such smart ‘phones after all? - Headmaster's Blog - Wednesday 13 September 2017

Not such smart ‘phones after all?

We recently had an excellent INSET session with Adrian Sladdin, the education representative of the charity YGAM (Young Gamblers Education Trust… 765 more words

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The not so ‘soft skills’ - Headmaster's Blog - Monday 4th September 2017

The not so ‘soft skills’

GCSE results’ week

This past week has been rightly taken up with analysing the latest GCSE results – and commending pupils and staff on their fine achievements: 621 more words

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OMG – not another ‘OMG’! - Headmaster's Blog - Wednesday 9th August 2017

OMG – not another ‘OMG’!

I recently admonished one of our pupils for being liberal with her ‘Oh, my God’ (OMG) expletives whilst talking loudly to a friend in the corridor. 522 more words

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101 things to ignore before I die? -Headmaster's Blog - Wednesday 2nd August 2017

101 things to ignore before I die?

We are into the holiday season at last – a time when the pressure should ease off and we have time to ‘chill’…time, as I have written before, to… 636 more words

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Heritage Open Day 2017 – an invite to visit Ballard School

Heritage Open Day 2017 – an invite to visit Ballard School

In 2016 Ballard opened its doors for the first time for a Heritage Open Day event. 705 more words

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