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Head’s Blog – AGM Speech 2024

9th February 2024

You can watch Robert’s speech from this year’s AGM here or read the transcript below: Since the AGM this time last year, I can think back on many special School…

Head’s Blog – AGM speech 2022

21st February 2022

Head Robert Lobatto gave this speech at the recent AGM of The King Alfred School Society:   Tucked away in a semi-subterranean space and nestled between the Photography Studio and…

Head’s Blog – What are the alternatives to GCSEs?

13th December 2021

For many schools the exams hiatus caused by Covid increased the desire to explore different forms of assessment, particularly at GCSE level. In a recent article for the Times Educational…

Head’s Blog –
The truth behind ‘inflated’ exam grades

23rd August 2021

You can listen to Head, Robert Lobatto talk about this year’s exam results in this vlog or the same content is available as a blog immediately below. Making sense of…

Head’s Blog –
‘The Terror’ of exam-driven assessment

1st October 2020

As part of the Rethinking Assessment group, our Head, Robert, is helping to drive conversations around GCSE reform. Rethinking Assessment is a group of state, independent and special schools, business…

Head’s Blog – Thoughts on the 2020 exam fiasco

24th August 2020

The last week has been very challenging for students, families and schools throughout the country. How did we get into this mess and what lessons can we learn for the…

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