Former Army Officer Miriam Swift trained at Sandhurst and served in Bosnia and Northern Ireland before coming to St Edward’s, the perfect training for someone who needs to keep small boys in order, one might say!
"I challenge the boys to explore, love, feel and ultimately to own words, so that they feel a sense of control when they write. All I do is facilitate their writing, so that they can put their fantastic mind pictures into words."
It’s tutor time in Year Three and the register has been taken. A polite ‘good morning’ from everyone and a ready response to attentive questions, plus the occasional humorous comment. Everyone is present and correct and the children have finished their reading.
Year 1 boys are busy deciding where they might live in the future. They are comparing and contrasting different types of homes, labelling the parts and looking at the materials used for the buildings, windows and doors. The lesson is carefully set up with three levels of challenge, to extend the most able and give extra support to those who need it.
Year 2 form teacher Rosemary Daley-Franks cannot hide her huge personality; her classroom is full of creativity and the lively displays that evidence the interesting and exciting work going on.