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A parent remarked that her daughter was asked by her teacher, 'Do you ever learn your spelling words or do you just know them?' and on being told the latter was given an extra five, more challenging, words to learn every week. They seem to have found the secret recipe (maybe down to JB’s flirtation with food technology) to getting the maximum out of each child without taking the fun out of learning, and parents talk of their children being 'massively enthusiastic about going to school'...

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Since 2010, Jonathan Brough BEd (Cantab) NPQH (40s), married to Harry, a high powered city lawyer. There really was no way out for JB, born with a double dose of the teaching gene. His father made a slight push to suggest an unlikely career as an air traffic controller and his mother, a home economics teacher, might have liked him to be a food technologist but teaching won the battle early on. Now, he has occasional thoughts of what might have been, brought on by Bake Off, but he is clearly extremely happy about the choice he made. Before arriving in Putney, he ran a selective single sex school (the City of London Girls' Prep) and says that he 'was extremely fortunate that the vacancy at Hurlingham came up at just the right time'....

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