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Welcome to the Berkhamsted Spotlight, Berkhamsted School's podcast channel. Join our weekly guests from inside the classroom to behind-the-scenes of our day-to-day activities through to life beyond Berkhamsted. Find out what it's really like to be part of our remarkable community. Thank you for taking an interest, we'll see you soon. www.berkhamsted.com
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058 - This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight, the podcast showcasing the remarkable Berkhamsted School community. Each episode, we speak to students, staff and alumni to bring you their insights. In today's episode, we're speaking to Miss Jessica Thackray and Marianne Ponsonby-White, they discuss the boarding experience at Berkhamsted. They talk about t…
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058 - This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight, the podcast showcasing the remarkable Berkhamsted School community. Each episode, we speak to students, staff and alumni to bring you their insights. In today's episode, we're speaking to Debbie Cooper, Head of Stepping Stones, the Nursery at Berkhamsted, who discusses the importance of play and its role in …
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057 - This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight, the podcast showcasing the remarkable Berkhamsted School community. Each episode, we speak to students, staff and alumni to bring you their insights. In today's episode, we're speaking to Mark Costin, Head of Girls' Cricket and Millie from Year 13, who is the captain of the girls' first team. Come with us as…
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056 - This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight, the podcast showcasing the remarkable Berkhamsted school community. Each episode, we speak to students, staff and alumni to bring you their insights. In today's episode, we're speaking to four pupils from Year Seven, and they're going to tell us what it was like transitioning in from Year Six. Come with us a…
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055 - This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight, the podcast showcasing a remarkable community. Now today we’re speaking to someone really quite special. When Stephen Thorpe is on TV or in the movies he’s more commonly known as Stephen Campbell Moore. But today he’s not with some of the biggest names in the industry (I’m talking Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson…
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053 - This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight, the podcast showcasing a remarkable community. Now today this is a great episode because I’m speaking to someone who left Berkhamsted back in 1993 having gone through the school’s CCF programme and then joining the army. Charlie Taylor is our guest and he talks about what life in the army was really like, wh…
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052 - This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight, the podcast showcasing a remarkable community. Today we’re talking to the recently appointed Head Girl and Head Boy at school so we’ve a real treat for you. Ella and Dan are both in Y13 and they talk about the process they went through, what they’ll need to do in these positions, how they’ll balance this wit…
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051 - This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight, the podcast showcasing a remarkable community. Today we have a great episode as we’re finding out about the recent school trip to Singapore and Malaysia, both amazing places for pupils to visit. Clare Tan is our member of staff who was heavily involved in the planning of this trip but while it’s good to hear…
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050 - This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight, the podcast showcasing a remarkable community. Today I hope you’re hungry because if you’re not then you will be shortly. Sally Rowe is the Head of Food and Nutrition at Berkhamsted and she’s talking to us today about, you guessed it, food. We talk about what food tech looks like at school, the fact that mor…
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049 - This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight, the podcast showcasing a remarkable community. Now today we’re getting into sport, in particular Netball. Dani Wates is the outgoing Head of Netball and she’s joined by Dannii Titmuss Morris, the incoming Head of Netball who is also a former Netball Superleague coach. And then we also have Louise Travis, she…
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048 - This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight, the podcast showcasing a remarkable community. And today we’re speaking to some of the cast of the Prep Musical, Beauty and the Beast. Now, there was a cast of more than 100 pupils in this, so speaking to them all was never going to be an option, but we do have with us seven of the cast including Chip, Madam…
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#047 - This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight, the podcast showcasing a remarkable community. And today we’re speaking to some of the sixth formers. Finn, Bella and Henry are with us and they run the Berkhamsted Union, a debating society that was formed last year. So we’re about to find out what the union looks like, how often they meet up, what kind of…
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#046 - This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight, the podcast showcasing a remarkable community. And today we’re stepping into Heatherton to speak to Headteacher Nicola Nicoll. Now Nicola’s been on an earlier episode but that was not long after she joined the school so I was very keen to hear how she’s getting on and what changes she’s gone through herself…
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#045 - This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight, the podcast showcasing a remarkable community. And today I’m super excited for you to hear this, we’re speaking to James Rodwell, pupil at the school from 1991 to 2002 but after leaving the school he stepped into professional rugby, he’s England’s most capped rugby sevens player, an Olympic silver medalist …
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#044 - This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight, the podcast showcasing a remarkable community. I’m so pleased you’re here because it’s a new year and this episode features Richard Backhouse, Principal at Berkhamsted. Now the last time Richard featured on the Berkhamsted Spotlight was back in April 2021 and in that time quite a bit has changed. We’re goin…
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#043- This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight and today we’re talking all about technology and how it impacts our lives and, importantly, the lives of our children. Sarah Shields is a school governor who’s spent the last 15 years working for Dell Technologies. She holds a senior position there and as you’ll hear she’s passionate about technology and how …
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#042- This is the Berkhamsted Spotlight and today we’re stepping into Berkhamsted Girls as we speak to Headteacher Emma Watson. Now Emma’s career before working in education was very, very different and I think you’re going to love what she was doing. Today she’s in an all-girls environment so she’s going to tell us what that means, we talk about r…
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#041 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking all about what happens when pupils leave the school. We speak to an Academic Consultant at Berkhamsted which means he works with pupils to help them put their best foot forward to pursue their journeys and to realise their potential, particularly post sixth-form study to university. …
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#040 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re speaking to one of the school’s Governors, Gavin Laws. We’re going to find out what it means to be a Governor, how the board of Governors is made up, how it helps the staff and possibly more importantly how this in turn helps the pupils at school. That’s all coming up in this episode so come…
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#039 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re speaking to Will Findlay who works at Berkhamsted doing three different roles. He’s a Girls' Head of House, he’s also a Boarding tutor and then in a teaching capacity he’s also the Second in History. He explains to us what each of these roles encompasses, how they all fit together and what t…
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#038 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re going into a school production. Mrs Turnley, Head of Drama at Berkhamsted, is joined by five of the Year Six pupils and together we hear what it felt like to be in a recent school production. Berkhamsted online Website: www.berkhamsted.com Facebook: BerkhamstedSchool Twitter: @berkhamstedsch…
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#037 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight I’m joined by Hannah Butland, Deputy Head: Teaching Learning & Innovation and James Cutler Head of Research and Teacher of English, and they’re here to talk to us about research. And when I say research I’m talking about staff research, to improve their teaching practice. That’s all coming up in t…
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#036 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to Alastair Harrison, Head of English, EPQ Coordinator and Sixth Form tutor Alastair is going to talk to us today about how he got into English, what he did after completing his time at Exeter University what he finds most challenging at school in 2022, enrichment activities, literar…
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#035 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to Headteacher at Berkhamsted Boys School, Tom Hadcroft. Tom’s going to talk to us about his first term as Headteacher, how he’s found it there, some of the differences between Berkhamsted and where he was before, and what makes Berkhamsted so special. But we also get to hear what hi…
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#034 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re speaking to Head Girl and Head Boy Rebecca and Orlando. They’ll discuss the process of applying for the roles of Head Girl and Head Boy, some of the challenges they face and what they like about the roles. But we’ll also hear about what subjects they’re studying and how their recent mock exa…
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#033 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re speaking to the cast and crew of this year’s school performance Shrek The Musical. We’ll be hearing from pupils Louis, Anna, Will and Ellie, as well as Performance Director, Mrs Dawn Wylie. They’ll tell us all about the roles they played in the performance, the emotions they were feeling dur…
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#032 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re going back in time. We are revisiting our pastoral podcast featuring our Chief People Officer, Tracey Evans, and Dr Kathy Weston from TooledUp Education. Berkhamsted Schools Group are partnering with TooledUp Education to provide access for parents to their large resource of a truly inspirin…
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#030 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to Amanda Attfield, the Head of Design and Technology at Berkhamsted. Amanda’s going to tell us all about Design and Technology, and how she gets young students to be passionate about the subject, why its important to get more girls doing Design and Technology and we also get to hear…
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#029 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re stepping into Heatherton because on the morning of Friday 18 March they’ll be holding an open event. So if you’re a member of the school community then why not share this episode with people you know who might be interested in coming along. To book your place just visit www.berkhamsted.com/a…
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#028 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re going back in time. Heads-up for you, Berkhamsted Pre-Prep and Prep are holding their open events on Saturday 26 February with Pre-Prep’s in the morning and Prep in the afternoon. So we thought it would be good to revisit two conversations from 2021 and put them together into this episode. H…
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#027 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re going outdoors with the wonderful world of outdoor education. Simon Payne, Director of Outdoor Education, explains what it’s all about. And if you ever thought it was just going to be geography field trips then you’re in for a surprise! Simon talks us through how outdoor education looks for …
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#026 - Remarkable community indeed. In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re jumping into the music department. This means we get the chance to speak to Steph Gunary, Director of Performing Arts Development, Ben Noithip, Head of Solo performance and Malcolm Melling, Head of Ensembles. And what a team they are! We hear all about solo conce…
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#025 - Remarkable community indeed. In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to Berkhamsted Girls Headteacher, Liz Richardson. Liz will talk to us about the values in single sex education, the benefits it has in a teaching environment, the wellbeing of the girls and their happiness in a same sex environment and how she responds to…
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#024 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to the Director of Drama Dominic Curtis. Dominic will discuss his role as Director of Drama, why drama at school is such a useful subject regardless of a student’s career aspirations and what the House of performing arts is all about. But we’ll also find out about his responsibilitie…
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#023 - It’s Christmas in the Pre-Prep and this may well prove to be one of the favourite podcast episodes of the whole channel so far. We have a unique moment to enjoy some time with some of the children in Reception, they’ll be talking to us about Elf Day, some children from Year One talking about the Nativity, the children from Year Two giving th…
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#022 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to the Deputy Head, Curriculum and Assessment, Nick Cale. So, in this episode we’re going to be talking about something called Power BI, what it is, how it’s used and how it helps the teaching staff at Berkhamsted. We also have a chance to talk to Nick about his background and how he…
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#021 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to the school Chaplain, Reverend Jane Markby, and Assistant Chaplain, Chloe Hopkins. So today, we’re going to discover how the school’s Christian ethos works alongside the many faiths and diverse cultures in the school, how the Chaplaincy support students and why it’s important to en…
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#020 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to the Deputy Head Leadership, Duncan Hardy. Now, Duncan is in charge of co-ordinating opportunities for leadership development for pupils and staff at Berkhamsted. That means in this episode we’ll get to find out how the leadership programme works, what co-curricular is and why chil…
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#019 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re stepping into the boarding houses as we talk to Head of Boys Boarding and Head of International Recruitment, Chris Sutton. So we’re going to find out from Chris just how boarding works at Berkhamsted, the diversity and community aspect of boarding life and what he would say to a parent whose…
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#018 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to someone who is in many ways the backbone of the school, or at least one of them, for sure. Julian Anthony is the Chief Operating Officer and you would be amazed the different aspects of school life he gets involved in. Which means that in this episode you’re going to hear some of …
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#017 - In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to the Headteacher of Berkhamsted Prep School, Jamie Hornshaw. Now Jamie knew he wanted to work in the world of education from a very young age which means he was able to follow that path immediately. So you’re about to hear about this and some of the activities children undertake an…
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#016 - Remarkable community indeed. In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight it’s all about PSHE. Sarah Gledhill is our guest and she’s about to open up this whole world to us, explaining exactly what it is, why it’s so important to children in school in 2021, and how parents can engage with their children on this subject. And as always, I ask …
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#015 - Remarkable community indeed. In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking French, Mandarin, maybe Italian and Japanese, well, we’re talking languages. Dr Nick Startin talks to us about the importance of learning languages in 2021, how French people view British people when people from the UK try to speak French, even if at a lo…
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#014 - Remarkable community indeed. In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking about the community. Richard Thompson, Assistant Vice Principal, is in charge of the school’s external relations which means he has a passion for connecting with the community and keeping those relations strong. So in this episode we’re going to hear why …
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#013 - Welcome to the Berkhamsted Spotlight, Berkhamsted School's podcast channel. Join our weekly guests from inside the classroom to behind-the-scenes of our day-to-day activities through to life beyond Berkhamsted. Find out what it's really like to be part of our remarkable community. In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking Sp…
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#012 - Welcome to the Berkhamsted Spotlight, Berkhamsted School's podcast channel. Join our weekly guests from inside the classroom to behind-the-scenes of our day-to-day activities through to life beyond Berkhamsted. Find out what it's really like to be part of our remarkable community. In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to…
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#011 - Welcome to the Berkhamsted Spotlight, Berkhamsted School's podcast channel. Join our weekly guests from inside the classroom to behind-the-scenes of our day-to-day activities through to life beyond Berkhamsted. Find out what it's really like to be part of our remarkable community. In our last episode we were talking to a number of Year 6 pup…
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#010 - Welcome to the Berkhamsted Spotlight, Berkhamsted School's podcast channel. Join our weekly guests from inside the classroom to behind-the-scenes of our day-to-day activities through to life beyond Berkhamsted. Find out what it's really like to be part of our remarkable community. In this episode of the Berkhamsted Spotlight we’re talking to…
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