[Extracts from this article, written by Second Master, Mr John Winter, first appeared in The Waconian magazine] In the extremely entertaining and tense Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 2016, Tom Hanks plays a savvy New York insurance […]
English Teacher, Mrs Catherine Gregory explains how we can all benefit from the power of reading, at the launch of the inaugural CHS Big Read 2017. ‘A room without books is a body without a soul.’ – Cicero There are few activities that receive such relentless […]
[This post first appeared on the Independent Schools’ Council Blog] Following recent comments by the Children’s Commissioner regarding online safety, Mrs Caroline Dunn, Deputy Head (Pupil Progress and Welfare) argues that adults do not necessarily have a greater understanding of emerging technologies than young people. I don’t […]
Head of Modern Languages, Mr John Wilson asks how School’s can encourage more students to study languages at A Level and Pre-U and offers his 10 tips to recruit linguists in to the Sixth Form. The challenges of recruiting linguists in the Sixth Forms remain. We […]
Head, Lucy Pearson asks us what the spark that ignited our inspiration for learning was, in this extract from her speech at the Annual Celebration at The Bridgewater Hall, 2016.
At what point is it the more admirable thing to do, to acknowledge that you are not up to something or to clench your teeth and suffer in the name of grit? In sport, it is often the case that we laud those who can […]
The Year 11 exam season is in full swing and whilst students are studiously revising for this crucial time in their educational journey, thoughts begin to wonder to the next stage of that journey; where will they study at Sixth Form? Included in the process […]
“Moving to Cheadle Hulme School was honestly one of the best decisions I have ever made…but it was a completely unexpected one!” – Emma Wylie, Upper Sixth At this time of year, as families’ post boxes flutter to the sound of much anticipated offer letters […]
Looking through our ‘future telescope’ as parents, we sometimes struggle to focus beyond the next stage, and for many of you at this time of year, this means the move up to secondary education. Last year I blogged about the process of choosing a school, […]
Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure is one of my favourite plays to teach; often referred to as one of the ‘problem’ plays, it challenges an audience’s liking for complete resolution, posing questions that remain fundamentally unanswered in the final moments. There …
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‘Value Added’ is a measure of the progress students make between different stages of education. The following extract from ‘Ed.’, the Cheadle Hulme School magazine, explores the ways in which we evaluate student potential and monitor performance over time: From the first day at CHS, […]
It is a bright and chilly November morning on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, the day before the 2014 midterm elections. We are in Washington DC for one of Cheadle Hulme School’s biennial History and Politics trips and, although visiting …