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Boys ‘very driven – it’s cool to work and there are not many problems on the behaviour front – the boys know they are there to work and are expected to work hard – the pace can be quite challenging for some,’ said a parent. Mindfulness meditation is taught as part of PSHE to all boys in year 10 and is increasingly popular as an activity. Boys are taught to focus on the present and not worry about the past or the future – a skill for life which…

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Since 2005, Mr Tim Haynes BA PGCE (50s). Educated at Shrewsbury, where he is now a governor, he read history at Reading University and after a couple of years as a stockbroker in the City, he took his PGCE at Pembroke College, Cambridge and began his teaching career at Hampton School where he taught history. He then spent 13 years at St Paul’s in London leaving as surmaster (deputy head) and 10 years as headmaster of Monmouth School before taking over the post at Tonbridge. He lives in a house on the edge of the grounds and has two sons.

He is a great enthusiast and is considered very approachable. ‘You can always see him in an emergency, and he is measured and helpful.’ ‘He talks to everyone and is...

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