We’re chasing very different targets.

Esse Quam Videri

The conversation took place on a balcony in the south of France near Perpignan this summer. The view was beautiful and I’m pretty sure we enjoying some local wine. My husband and I, both teachers at a smallish, minor public school in the home counties, were chatting with our very good friend, a head teacher of a large successful state school in a seaside town. He told us that a prestigious local public school had approached him offering partnership and he wasn’t keen. He paused and both husband and I in that moment quickly ran over in our minds what we thought our friend could get out of this offer…

True the small class sizes couldn’t be shared. I can give my GCSE and A level classes possibly double the essay writing practice because the class sizes mean marking is manageable. We can keep better tabs on under performing kids…

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