Headmaster's Weekly Letter to Parents
Mr Russell Slatford MA (Cantab)
I was educated at Kings College School in London. I remember my school days fondly and feel very lucky to have had such dedicated and committed teachers. I worked hard, I certainly wasn't a natural academic, and made the most of all the extracurricular opportunities. I was a music scholar and loved most sports.
I had a gap year and worked for a local engineering geology company, who then sponsored me through Durham University to study Geology. I returned to them when I graduated but my heart wasn't really in it. So after a year I headed back to university, this time to Cambridge. Two years and one Boat Race later I gained a Master’s in Education.
My first teaching job was at Abingdon School as a Geography teacher where I stayed for 10 years working in a variety of roles including as a Boarding Housemaster. I did have an amazing year overseas on a teacher exchange at Brisbane Boys College in Australia in the middle of my time at Abingdon, I was reluctant to come back!
Prior to joing BCS I was on the management team at Reading Blue Coat School for 9 years, a school I thoroughly enjoyed working at.
Having been away from music for many years I was recently inspired by a pupil at my former school to pick up my trumpet, so I am playing more and more. I also enjoy competing in triathlons, quite slowly!
I am married to Estelle and have two children, one who is at BCS Prep and the other at BCS Senior.
I am honoured to be working with the dedicated and inspirational staff at BCS to provide your son or daughter with a rich and rewarding education.
Each week, I send out a Headmaster's email, rounding up and reflecting on the week that has just been and highlighting any up and coming events. Below are copies of these for your interest to download.
September 2017 15.09.17 29.09.17
October 2017 06.10.17 13.10.17
November 2017 03.11.17 17.11.17 24.11.17
December 2017 01.12.17 08.12.17 15.12.17
January 2018 05.01.18 12.01.18 19.01.18 26.01.18
February 2018 02.02.18 09.02.18 23.02.18
March 2018 02.03.18 09.03.18 16.03.18
November 2016 04_11_16 11_11_16 18_11_16 25_11_16
December 2016 02_12_16 09_12_16
January 2017 06_01_17 13_01_17 20_01_17 27_01_17
February 2017 03_02_17 10_02_17 24_02_17 03_03_17
March 2017 03_03_17 17_03_17 24_03_17 31_03_17
April 2017 28_04_17
May 2017 05_05_17 19_05_17 26_05_17
June 2017 09_06_17 23_06_17 30_06_17
July 2017 05_07_17