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Art studio - packed with textiles, applique, clay, 3D sculptures and still life - spreads across the eaves. ‘It’s about understanding fundamentals then letting imaginations soar,' says head of department. The school is renowned for music tradition, with peripatetic teachers tutoring 80 per cent of pupils from year 2. Enrichment workshops include year 6 engineering project, Bikeability and ancient Greek day. Pastoral care ‘front and centre,’ say parents. Pupils are happy, relaxed and immaculate in their burgundy uniform. Parents a rich blend of...

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Since 2006, Robert Yates BA MA PGCE FCCT. Born one of five and state educated locally (first cohort at St Peter’s Solihull, ‘shows my age!’), where he says his young life ‘was sport’ (football, cricket, tennis). Following degree in general studies from Chester College of Higher Education, he worked briefly for a local estate agent but, spotting a snake of burgundy blazers one day, ‘flicked a switch’ and realised he was ‘bored’ in the commercial world. Did PGCE at Crewe and Alsager College, little realising the snaking pupils were Eversfield boys - until 1987, when destiny struck and he gained his first teaching post there.

‘You only get to grips with teaching in the state sector,' opined his old headmaster at a conference a few years later - immediately offering...

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