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  • Mr Richards' Words Autumn 7

    Published 19/10/18, by Claire Cox

    During previous ‘Words’ I have focused on many themes - communication, curriculum, competition, care and our creative and sporting curricular pillars. I have hinted at the importance of saying thank you, of role modelling and what makes a good team. Opportunity is also essential for the boys to experience new emotions and develop other skills. Many new challenges and the chance to broaden horizons are provided by colleagues and a good number of outside agencies through our extra-curricular activities programme.

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  • Mr Richards' Words Autumn 6

    Published 12/10/18, by Claire Cox

    CCJB pupils continuously bring me moments of joy and wonder. Henry in Year 2 bounded up to me on Monday at break time and bursting with pride blurted out, ‘Team - Together Everyone Achieves More.’ He then proceeded with a beaming smile to give me his neatly written version of this excellent precept. I was silent for a moment as I reflected on this clever spelling mnemonic. Then the penny dropped. It all related to Mr Gillespie’s stunning assembly based on Finding Nemo.

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  • Mr Richards' Words Autumn 5

    Published 05/10/18, by Claire Cox

    Constructing good ‘open ended’ questions to seek understanding and develop reasoning are one of a teachers' many challenges. Encouraging the boys to think of asking well crafted questions in response is also essential. When this continuous cycle works in harmony, lessons and activities certainly race by.

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  • Mr Richards' Words Autumn 4

    Published 28/09/18, by Claire Cox

    Little did I think that I would referring to a Robert Browning poem inspired by the artwork of Andrea del Sarto when I started my teaching career as a Head of Games! Sport is very high profile here as it is on show every day but it is equally important for us all to acknowledge and encourage the creative sides of our young charges. My colleagues are very committed, talented and very passionate about art, chess, drama and music at Junior Boys and developing an all round education.

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  • Mr Richards' Words Autumn 3

    Published 21/09/18, by Claire Cox

    Role modelling and providing opportunities for the boys to experience real life challenges are what I consider two of my most important tasks as Headmaster. Presently I also have a wonderful gift afforded to me so that I can hover and observe our strengths and consider with colleagues how to further enhance our offer.

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  • Mr Richards' Words Autumn 2

    Published 14/09/18, by Claire Cox

    The Head’s words allow me to reach out to a wide range of interested parties about the school week, reflect upon achievements, recognise endeavours or even discuss educationally ‘hot topics’.

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  • Mr Richards' Words Autumn 1

    Published 06/09/18, by Claire Cox

    Wow, what a fantastic and incredibly busy start we have all had at Junior Boys. I am pleased to report that the boys have tackled all tasks with plenty of energy in both the classroom and out on the field. The lead up to the start of the new school year has allowed me to empathise particularly with the new joiners, who are all in unfamiliar surroundings and trying to develop new relationships with peers and adults alike. My recent emotions have certainly fluctuated, ranging from awe and excitement to a gnawing nervous anxiety. I have however been overwhelmed by the friendly welcome I have received from all the boys, parents and my new colleagues. Thank you. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible over the next little while. In an effort to do so we are hosting two early coffee mornings on Monday and Tuesday next week and a less formal tour fundraising social after school on Friday.

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  • Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 11

    Published 06/07/18, by Claire Cox

    So, as they say in the theatre, this is it! My last Heads’ Words to you in my role as Headteacher of the Junior Boys school.

    Important stuff first - the boys. This week has been full of rehearsals, guitar assemblies, final sporting fixtures, Caribbean cricket, more rehearsals, piano assemblies...the list goes on. However, the highlight of the week must go to our Under 9 Chess team, who went to Birmingham and played two full days of chess in the EPSCA National Finals. An amazing feat to even get that far, the boys played brilliantly, represented the school with such passion and professionalism and ended up being the 5th ranked school in the country. What a way to finish the academic year - very well done to Hou Ning Zhu, Josh Sharma, Moksha Suriarachchi, Aaran Hitschmann, Tom Avezbakiev and Kanishka Suriarachchi. You have done us proud! We have also had an amazing set of Speech and Drama results including 38 distinctions. Well done boys!

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  • Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 10

    Published 29/06/18, by Claire Cox

    When I was younger I used to play a bit of tennis. I ended up playing some tournaments abroad and when I was 15 years old during one match in Austria I hurt my back badly when serving, and it became an injury that would plague me for the remainder of my tennis career - I ended up stopping playing at the age of 16. Thankfully with the right treatment, my back recovered...or so I thought!

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  • Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 9

    Published 22/06/18, by Olivia James

    A slightly shorter Heads Words today certainly does not reflect the lack of news! Quite the opposite! Please take a look at the gallery which show just what another busy week we’ve had, full of many amazing achievements, none more so than on Tuesday at the ISA National Athletics Championships. Our boys achieved five gold medals and three silver medals!

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  • Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 8

    Published 15/06/18, by Claire Cox

     I have just about recovered from the cricket tour last weekend! Spending hours and hours by the sea watching cricket, outdoor activities and the odd table tennis game is much more tiring than you may think! Congratulations go to all of our U10 and U11 tourists and staff who enjoyed very successful trips to Dorset and Devon.

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  • Mr Spanswick's Words Summer 7

    Published 08/06/18, by Claire Cox

    I hope you all enjoyed a lovely half term break.

    We have embarked upon our last 5 weeks or so with great gusto and the boys have been very excited by the prospect of cricket tours this weekend, Bushcraft expeditions, swimming Galas, visits to Forest school, drama productions and learning new songs for the end of term concert. School has certainly not been quiet this week!

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