Wisbech headteacer plans for future learning

Speech day at Wisbech Grammar School
Speech day at Wisbech Grammar School
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A headteacher revealed plans to put his school at the “forefront of modern teaching and learning practices” during his annual speech day address.

Chris Staley said Wisbech Grammar School would also develop digital literacy, and announced two forms of scholarship were due to be launched in September 2016.

One, the academic, would be for those who were exceptionally gifted across a range of subjects. The other, the all-rounder, would go to a pupil who would produce strong GCSE and A Levels, as well as excelling in sport, music or drama.

Mr Staley also urged pupils to take a leaf out of the 1989 film, ‘Dead Poets Society’, and seize the day.

Echoing how English teacher John Keating, played by Robin Williams, challenged his students to focus on the Latin tag, ‘carpe diem’ and to think for themselves, Mr Staley encouraged pupils to believe all things were possible.

And in a message for the school’s teaching staff, he said the job of educationalists was to convey their own enthusiasm for their subject while helping their charges to discover their own passion.