During this term we have had a lot of trainee teachers doing their professional placement at John Colet. It is wonderful for us to be able to support these teachers and give them an opportunity to experience the ethos of the school and to see the value of our approach to education. Several of them have come to speak to me about their impressions of the school. They have been impressed by the genuine love of learning, by the respect the children show for their teachers and each other and by the effect of pausing regularly during the day. This is great confirmation that the values that we strive to instil in the children are working.