Pitchcare.com, Twitter and communications
April 02, 2012
There is lots going on. Building work has started on the Maillard wing, creating the new standalone Hambro house from next September; the roof pieces of Tregonwell are being delivered today; the fields are being prepared for the cricket season, with Brian's extraordinary mower work for all to see; the Medical Centre in the old Headmaster's House is near completion to enable building work to begin in the new girls' house, and maintenance work continues throughout the school to ensure that the new boarding houses are all ready for their September opening.
I was delighted that Joe Cooper, our Head Groundsman, and his team were recognised in Pitchcare, the industry's mouthpiece for all things serving turfcare. This superb article is a testament to the amazing work that Joe and his team have undertake each year. A link to the article can be found on my Twitter account.
The Senior Mangement Team are having an away day today. We're looking at a number of issues such as dealing with increased interest and numbers, the translation of the the school systems to the new boarding houses, and the next stage of the school's development plan. We're also going to address communications, which was highlighted at the recent PTC and in other forums. I'm now on Twitter, and will update on progress, school news, observations and anything else that might come to mind. I hope that it will prove useful and interesting. I don't intend to stay on just school topics, either; I'm fascinated by the present political situation concerning the coalition government, excited by the new approach that Michael Gove has taken to education, and concerned about the recent by-election result in Bradford (even though the new MP called it Blackburn!). The coming anniversary of Benjamin Britten's birth, the ever increasing representation of Milton Abbey pupils at county level sport, and the arrival of our exciting new Director of Drama means that there is much to tweet about!
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