Word on the Street

It’s not every day that one gets to go to No. 10 for tea but yesterday Aredi Pitsiaeli, Elizabeth Haddock, Liz Russo and I attended a reception at Downing Street. Following drinks, nibbles and chatter with colleagues the Prime Minister popped in to say thank you to the charities represented. As a result it is now my pleasure to pass …

Show me the way to go home

A few weeks ago I took Toby, my ten year old son on an adventure. After a day of cycling, climbing, and swimming we headed for a Guest House in my home town of Portsmouth. Months earlier a sense of nostalgia had gripped me as I booked our accommodation. As a result I ended up booking a Bed and Breakfast …

Word on the St: Live, help and wonder

I was recently invited to take part in a local arts festival. I used to be a musician but retired due to letters from music lovers everywhere. Unsurprisingly, the festival organisers didn’t want me to blow away the cobwebs from my old trombone but rather take part in a debate. The point for debate was whether you can have a …

Thank-you

Thank you so much for all you do for Chapel St and the community we seek to serve. As many of you begin your summer holidays, take time to reflect, relax and be restored. Take time to be thankful for all that has been accomplished and all that is to come. Here is a special video message for every member …

The class of 2050

Russell Rook, Chapel St’s CEO, has contributed to this white paper examining the future for UK schools.

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When innovation works

Five years ago the Chapel St team developed a strategy entitled Happy, Healthy Fulham. By combining the primary care from the Chapel St Health Hub with the MumPlusMum project for vulnerable young mums and the Link Line initiative that provides friendship for vulnerable adults and older people in the area, we hoped that we could make a contribution to the …

Learning to Lose: Lesson 3 – Managing loss to win

I recently took my eldest son to a parent’s afternoon. One teacher appeared to hold high expectations of Joe, despite his obvious genetic disadvantage. He peppered Joe with questions about progress, homework, reading and extracurricular activities. “What school sports teams do you play for?” he asked. “Football, cricket and table tennis,” Joe replied. “Are you the captain of the cricket …

A Proud Day For Pupils Of Tyndale Community School, Oxford

The bright, warm sunshine perfectly reflected the celebratory atmosphere at the launch of Tyndale Community Schools fully refurbished school building, in Oxford today. The day started with energy and optimism as a group of staff, pupils, parents and other guests were joined by special guest Tim Stevenson OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire for the opening ceremony. During the ceremony every …