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Head Over Heels

In the hot seat at Millfield School

By Christopher Martin, with a preface by Estelle Morris
£14.99 hardback
ISBN 978-0-9539561-5-9
200 pages
Published 2010

Millfield School is the country’s largest co-educational boarding school. Christopher Martin was its head for almost a decade. As he describes his hectic daily round, we start to appreciate the sheer scale of the task: caring for 1,250 young people from fifty different countries dispersed over twentyeight boarding houses. Successes are many, and the reader will recognize household names among former pupils, especially sportsmen and women. There are darker stories too among the many young lives that the head had charge of. But throughout the triumphs, disasters and sheer exhaustion of his life as head, Christopher Martin’s enthusiasm and passion for education never deserted him.

“…essential reading for aspiring heads,” Times Educational Supplement

“…not only a valuable insight into life in an educational hot seat, but testament to the power of teachers to change lives,” Estelle Morris.

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