Our Webinar Series 4 Schools - 1 Topic

In our monthly webinar series we invite representatives of four schools to talk about one topic that is related to some aspect of the daily life in British boarding schools.  

Webinar V: 4 Schools - 1 Topic: "Teaching and Learning: the Secrets of Success at British Boarding Schools"

Saturday, 24.04.2021 at 10:30 Uhr (Central European Time)

Motivated teachers who, with personal commitment as a friend and role model, give their pupils enthusiasm for the subject matter, but above all the joy of applying knowledge about their own subject and understanding overall contexts. This is the basic concept of the English approach to education. The "common enemy" is not the teacher, rather the exam! This is to be mastered as a team (teachers and learners). With this concept, English teachers never cease to amaze and inspire their pupils. Coupled with small classes and interactive teaching, the most modern educational concepts and the traditional imparting of values are not opposites in British boarding schools, but a recipe for success.

We would like to discuss with our guests how English schools succeed in combining the teaching of knowledge and learning for life as a matter of course and that the overall personal development of their pupils is always at the centre.

Our guests are:
Mrs Sylvia Brett, Headmistress, Harrogate Ladies' College
Mr Guy Emmett, Principal, Scarborough College
Mrs Simone Lorenz-Weir, Teacher of German, Oakham School
Mrs Georgina Stafford, Academic Head of College, Ardingly College

Moderation: Theresa Glasmacher

You can register for this event: link to online registration

The event will take about an hour and you will be able to submit questions to the speakers either beforehand or during the event.

Please note that all the webinars in this series will be conducted in English.


Previous Events

Webinar IV: Sports, Arts, Music and More at British Boarding Schools (20.03.2021)

This webinar focused on the wide range of sports, arts and leisure activities that make the British boarding school experience so memorable. Our guests explained the difference between Major Sports, Minor Sports and Sport as Activity and why not everyone who chooses to stay at a British boarding school has to be a sports enthusiast and can still enjoy sports! They discussed in which subjects or after-school clubs creative, artistic or music-interested pupils are particularly encouraged or how boarding schools succeed in recognising and encouraging previously only dormant talents.

Our guests were:
Mr Julian Noad, Headmaster, Oswestry School
Mrs Louise North, Principal, Framlingham College
Mr Stuart Oliver, Director of Sport, Sedbergh School
Mr. Chris Townsend, Headmaster, Felsted School

Webinar III: Brexit - What will change for EU boarders? (on 20.02.2021)

How will Brexit impact the lives of boarding students from EU countries who are in Britain for a short or long term stay? Are visas required? Are there changes in how the pupils are insured or how their British exams are recognised at home? We discussed these and other questions in our third webinar in the series with representatives from four boarding schools. 

Our guests were:
Mrs Lesley Brookes, Bursar, Bromsgrove School
Mr James Hills, Head of Admissions, Clifton College   
Mrs Michele Metcalfe, 
Registrar, Haileybury
Mr Richard Notman, Headmaster, Stover School

Webinar II: The Role of Houseparents at British Boarding Schools
(on 16.01.2021)

What exactly are the responsibilities of a Housemaster and what skills and personality should he have to fulfil this role? How does a Housemistress manage to create a "home away from home" for my daughter? We discussed these and other questions at our second webinar on 16.01.2021 with handpicked Housemasters and Housemitresses from our boarding schools. Our guests were:

Mrs Catherine Shearer, Deputy Head (Pastoral), St. Edmund's School and former Housemistress at King's School, Canterbury
Mrs Andrea Izzard, Housemistress, St. Lawrence College 
Mr Tony Jackson, Headmaster of Barnard Castle School and former Housemaster at Radley College
Mr Peter Klinkenberg, Housemaster Westlake House und Registrar, Blundell's School 


Webinar I: Daily Life in British Boarding Schools (on 12.12.2020)

How has the daily routine in British boarding schools changed under Covid-19? How have the schools implemented their detailed plans to protect pupils and staff in their school community? And how is daily life in lessons, sports and extra-curricular activities affected? We discussed this and more on 12.12.2020 with the following guests: 

Mrs Lindsey Bryant, Deputy Head Pastoral, Queen Anne’s School
Mr Simon Hill, Deputy Head, Christ College Brecon
Mr Henry Price, Headmaster, Oakham School
Mrs Arabella Stuart, Head of Admissions, Sevenoaks School
Dr Frank Birkel, current parent of a Y13 student at Haileybury


The webinar series "4 Schools – 1 Topic" takes place once a month, always on a Saturday at 10:30 Central European Time. If you have a topic that is of partucular interest to you and which you would like to have covered in one of the events, then please let us know.

In case you would like to watch a recording of any of these webinars, please send an email to Victoria Muntendorf (victoria.muntendorf (at) glasmacher.de), or call her on tel.: ++49–89–38 40 54–23.