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Throughout the school, teaching is based around the national curriculum, ‘but not as a be-all and end-all in itself.’ This small, friendly school offers a bit more than just a standard education, whether it’s planting trees, or singing French songs, or introducing a new sport. They extend this invitation to other schools regularly through sports, and also the annual children’s festival, packed with bands, street dances, cakes, bouncy castles, welly throwing, face painting and candy floss. As one parent put it, ‘Kingsley School takes the child, and…

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Since September 2017, Andrew Trythall, previously head of junior school and head of music, as well as boarding parent, at Hebron School in South India. He was educated at Kingsley School’s next door neighbour, Shebbear College, before going onto the University of East Anglia to study music, where he specialised in recording engineering and electro-acoustic music, and later did his PGCE. As a teenager, he met his wife Joy in Bideford, and they now have four children. Before teaching in India, Mr Trythall taught in Suffolk at Gislingham Primary and Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary as an ICT specialist, running ICT courses for primary schools in Suffolk, and speaking at conferences around the UK and in Europe. He is the author of three books about teaching ICT, as well as writing a monthly column in...

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