As CHS prepares to launch it’s new Sixth Form Pathways, CHS Head, Lucy Pearson considers what awaits Year 13 school leavers, the true meaning of what it is to be ‘qualified’ and how today’s students can best prepare themselves for what lies ahead.
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 […]
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, […]
I don’t consider myself an active fan of England Rugby, but on Sunday I found myself at Twickenham, part of the almighty community who waved their flags, sang ‘Swing Low’ and cheered every incisive move by the England XV against …
What are the secrets of success? As the academic year commences, I offer three guidelines to Cheadle Hulme School students about how to attain success. No.1: Search for your limitations. Everyone has them. We cannot be brilliant at everything; we may not be suited for everything. But …
We have a strange relationship with labels; some labels we actively pursue, others we do all that we can to avoid. Reflections on how we are defined have been prompted by a number of recent events. Firstly, the reaction to Margaret Thatcher’s death. I wonder […]
Education is an all-consuming passion. And whilst passion is a good thing – wonderful even – it must be handled wisely. Left to fend for itself, passion never lasts – not unless you give it cause. You have to work …