Duke Of Edinburgh practice hike

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London Marylebone (08:30 hrs) A promising looking day lay ahead, the Ford-cast predicted clear skies and cool temperatures, perfect for the hike we were all about to embark upon. Corralling the year 10 collective was surprisingly easy (perhaps a sign of their eagerness), and it was not long before we set off for Princes Risborough a small village near Aylesbury, …

The Pursuit Of Value

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What is the role of an educator? When you peel back the layers of bureaucracy and buzz-words that exist in the increasingly competitive schools sector, this remains the ever-present question we should ask ourselves as head teachers, teachers, SENCOs and parents. The role of ‘teacher’ in education goes beyond the responsibility of passing along information. The primary function of the …

Riebear at The Moat

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This week we had the pleasure of receiving a donation from the very kind Dawn Harvey. Dawn took part in a contest with Rieber, a company which supplies industrial catering equipment. We took ourselves outside in the sun for a photo opportunity and a dose of fresh air. Dawn and the staff from Rieber were all very friendly and it …

Easter Holiday Guide

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As Easter break rapidly approaches, I’m sure more than a few of you are bewildered by the thought of how to keep everyone entertained and active during these three weeks. Luckily I’ve been working on some great ideas for how to spend these few weeks at home, along with a little help from the staff here. School term ends 31st …

Girls initiative by Charles Pinel

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Initiatives and Considerations to promote positive wellbeing of girls One of the comments and concerns raised often by parents of girls during tours of the school is ‘there seem to be fewer girls than boys’. This is true. At The Moat School we have never had our ‘head in the sand’, and rather than ignore the issue we continue to …

Eco-initiative at The Moat

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This morning it was announced that TFL will be launching an initiative in which to establish ‘low emission zones’ in 12 areas throughout the capital. The first of which is to be right here in Putney! Last year the area exceeded emission targets 1,248 times the national limits[i]. With Mayor Sadiq Khan describing the levels as ‘An outrage’. The new …