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Does Mr Horton’s day finish in time for Homes Under the Hammer we wonder? He has the developer’s eye for potential and a north London teacher’s amazement at all of this space – three large halls suitable for indoor sports, rehearsals, assemblies and gymnastics, even spare classrooms which can be set up for break-out activities such as a jungle complete with sound-track and lighting for book week. During the holidays he found ...

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Since 2015, Tim Horton MA FRCO, degree in music from Jesus College, Cambridge. Previously at The Hall, Hampstead, but has also taught at Abbots Bromley School and Birkdale School, Sheffield. This is his first headship. He was attracted by the diversity of this community in particular but being part of the charitable Whitgift Foundation was important too – he says: ‘it’s much easier to teach values if you practise what you preach,’ and there is a certain freedom here too: ‘you don’t have to put all of your focus on the bottom right hand corner of the budget sheet’.

Mr Horton radiates warmth, amiability and impeccable politeness, slipping in and out of teacher mode in classrooms at ease with every child whom we encountered and name-perfect. His two...

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