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I had the privilege of accompanying The Mount, Mill Hill International pupils on their Duke of Edinburgh final assessment this weekend.  For those new to the Duke of Edinburgh programme, pupils prepare for the award over the year; it has four sections, volunteering, physical, skills and expedition. They prepare, plan and train for the final […]

In a recent interview, I was asked whether we teach EAL (English as an Additional Language) or ESL (English as a Second Language) at the school. At The Mount, Mill Hill International we teach English, but if I were forced to make a choice between EAL and ESL, it would be more accurate to state […]

Last weekend being a Bank Holiday weekend, I took the opportunity of visiting Kew Gardens. The occasion coincided with two happy events: International Dawn Chorus Day and the re-opening of the Temperate House at Kew Gardens. As I was strolling along Rhododendron walk in Kew, admiring the exquisite blossoms on bushes in full bloom and […]

As we prepare for the Open Morning held tomorrow, Saturday 28 April, my thoughts are drawn towards what outsiders see when they visit a school. If I were to summarise in three words what I consider to be the three main ingredients of a good school, it would be the pupils, the teachers and the school […]