WHAT A DRAMA
King Edward’s Witley has appointed Lynsey Cleaves as director of Drama In recognition of the school’s ongoing expansion of the creative and performing arts. Lynsey joins the school having spent the last nine years as head of house and a drama teacher at Brentwood School in Essex.
‘can’t do’ – after over a decade of education – this is scandalous, not too mention a huge loss in human potential. We should have a system that finds out what children can do and rewards them for it. Writing off swathes of young people in the way that we currently do is morally abhorrent and economically illogical. There are other ways to set up our education structures; for example in the Netherlands’ education system where there are separate academic and vocational ‘strands’, in a sense no child ‘fails’. They also have, according to many studies, the happiest children in the world. What makes you most proud of your pupils? I am most proud of the fact our pupils are well-rounded, compassionate and personable young men and women. The best part of my job is speaking with the pupils in the school, watching their progress and sharing in a small way in their challenges and achievements. I am continually inspired by what I learn from them and how they support one another.
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