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 …
UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe certainly headed off any hostile audience members from the start of his visit to Cheadle Hulme School’s Politics society, Think Tank , asking the back row whether they were preparing themselves to pelt him with rotten …
The internet is awash with revision advice for stressed students at this time of year, but what about parents? How can we best manage the carrot and stick balance, whilst maintaining our own sanity? Recognise this is genuinely a very stressful time for students – […]
What lesson could be more important than one which could save your life? The report released last year by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), which revealed that one in three children can’t swim when leaving primary school, was simply startling. Contrary to National Curriculum targets, […]
The first article of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states ‘all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights’ – irrespective of a person’s race, gender, sexual orientation or religion or political beliefs. Yet Hannah Flint, Development Executive for IJM– […]