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The Beauty of Books (Part one)

From an early age I have always read a lot. Encouraged by two parents with a huge love of literature, myself and my brother learned to love words at an...
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Exercise and its benefits

March was a bad exercise month for me. Apart from walking around the campus at School, I did very little. I used the excuse of increased Covid-19 meetings and limited...
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Reasons to be cheerful

These must be unprecedented times! I have never been persuaded to write a blog before. But I suppose the world has changed, and I must change with it. I was...
Sedbergh Senior School - Headmasters Blog Crossing Generations And Continents Andrew Fleck

CROSSING GENERATIONS AND CONTINENTS

A recent email from an Old Sedberghian after our reunion dinner in the House of Commons prompts me to reflect on the shared Sedbergh experience which crosses generations. He wrote,...
Sedbergh Senior School - Headmasters Blog Crossing Generations And Continents Andrew Fleck

THE VALUE OF VALUE ADDED

The purpose of schooling is to change children. It’s a simple proposition but perhaps contentious because there are two schools of thought on the role of a school. The first...
Sedbergh Senior School - Putting Myself On The Line Headmasters Blog

PUTTING MYSELF ON THE LINE

Every week Sedberghians put their talents and reputation on the line. Our sportsmen and women test their teamwork, skills and fitness against the best in the country, our musicians perform...
Sedbergh Senior School - Headmasters Blog Crossing Generations And Continents Andrew Fleck

THE SEDBERGH VIEW ON LEAGUE TABLES

I am occasionally asked about the value of League Tables and where Sedbergh features. The answer to the latter question is more straight-forward than to the former. Do League Tables...
Sedbergh Senior School - Headmaster's Speech Prize Giving 2018

HEADMASTER’S SPEECH, PRIZE GIVING 2016

Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, Sedberghians, Friends and Visitors Welcome to Prize-Giving. This is the cornerstone of the School year when we celebrate our collective achievements, acknowledge those who have made...
Sedbergh Senior School - Headmasters Blog Crossing Generations And Continents Andrew Fleck

AN INSTINCT FOR INFLUENCE

An article in Tuesday’s Independent asks ‘Where are the leaders who can cast a spell?’ Steve Richards, points to the momentum, conviction and unity the big election winners of the...
Sedbergh Senior School - Headmasters Blog Crossing Generations And Continents Andrew Fleck

BEYOND THE NONSENSE OF LEAGUE TABLES

The headline news that school leaders in the private and maintained sector have branded today’s school league tables as “Nonsense” highlights the growing gulf between those who work in education and...
Sedbergh Senior School - Headmasters Blog Crossing Generations And Continents Andrew Fleck

HEADMASTER’S BLOG – CHILDREN SHOULD BE TAUGHT ……

Barely a week passes without Schools being told they should teach one thing or another. A look at the past year reveals that in January there were calls to teach...
Sedbergh Senior School - Headmasters Blog Crossing Generations And Continents Andrew Fleck

HEADMASTER’S BLOG – TEAMWORK

I blame Pierre de Coubertin who inspired generations by lighting the flame of the new Olympic movement with his catchy strapline, “Swifter. Higher. Stronger.” There can be no doubt that...