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 The pace is fast, so extra teachers are used to support children who need help, either one-to-one or in small groups. Head believes in traditional teaching, backed up with modern aids, and insists all pupils’ work is marked thoroughly and within 24 hours. He personally looks at every child’s books once a month so that he knows how everyone is progressing. French starts in year 1 and is taught all the way through and Spanish in years 5 and 6.  Although it lacks the physical space that other schools offer, it turns out confident, articulate children who blossom in a smaller, intimate environment...

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Since 1980, Mr John Connor (70s). Says he has ’no plans to retire - and is still there after 35 years'. Previously head of Hillcrest Grammar, Stockport. Married for 50 years, with four children, two of whom teach at the school. Loves to travel and ski. Founded the school in 1980 to put own educational ideas into practice without constraints from governors. A warm, cheerful man, and parents appreciate his hands-on attitude. One mum told us, ‘his door is always open. He’s in the playground every morning and afternoon, so you can always grab him for a chat.’ Head says that if parents have a problem he will normally see them within half an hour, unless he’s teaching. ‘I want happy children so I pick up niggles fast.’


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