Another week has flown by and we are gathering ourselves for the much anticipated school exams! My heart goes out to our CE candidates whose French orals begin today – this is the real thing! They are so well prepared I hope and trust no-one freezes up because of nerves.
On Wednesday evening Rachel and I fly out to Bermuda where I am giving a generic presentation about the merits of boarding in the independent school system. We hope to capitalise on the interest being expressed about Windlesham. We are very much looking forward to meeting up with some past and present families as part of our trip.
When we return in the early hours of Monday morning we will be straight in to the run up towards half term. I have always been of the view that the most important aspect of exams is finding out what you do not know. We put great store in going through the exams in detail so that the children of all ages and ability can learn from their mistakes. It is extraordinary how much knowledge can be retrieved in most, if not al,l subjects. The point I will be making to the subject teachers and the children in assembly is that next week’s lessons become the most precious of the year!
It was disappointing not to have more young golfers for our Windlesham Open Championship on Sunday but those who did play could not have had better conditions and I don’t believe our 9 hole golf course has been better.
Dr Anthony Seldon, the Master of Wellington College, was our guest speaker in our Sunday service and he made my day by starting his address by saying “Windlesham’s setting is the best of any school in the country”. Praise indeed and good reason for all those associated with the school to appreciate how lucky we are.