Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Newcastle School for Boys Welcomes New Head of Juniors

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Newcastle School for Boys Welcomes New Head of Juniors

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THIS September not only brought a new school year for Newcastle School for Boys, but also a new Head of Juniors in Miss Tiffany White.

The School welcomed Miss White from her previous post at Teesside's Red House School to her new base in the heart of Gosforth. Here we meet Tiffany and learn more about her vision for the junior end of Newcastle School for Boys.

Tell us a little more about yourself As a Newcastle girl, it is a real honour for me to have been appointed as Head of Juniors here at Newcastle School for Boys. I spent my early life growing up around Newcastle before leaving to go to Manchester University. Having then qualified as a primary teacher, I settled in Teesside where I got my first job.

Eight years ago, I joined the independent sector, having secured the position as Head of Prep School at Red House School in Stockton. But the yearning to come home was growing stronger so I was delighted when I was appointed here as Head of Juniors at Newcastle School for Boys. As well as being the Head of the Junior School of a thriving and ambitious school, I can now finally come home.

I am also a busy working mam to a wonderful 16, soon to be 17-year-old son. Spare time is spent studying for my MSc in Educational Assessment which I am studying at Durham University. Saturday nights, however, are always reserved for watching Strictly with friends.

What is your vision for the Junior School at Newcastle School for Boys? I am very fortunate to have inherited staff who are passionate about delivering the best learning experience possible for the boys in their care. My vision for the Junior School is to work with the staff to ensure that every single boy is able to reach their full potential in every area of the curriculum. My hope is for the boys to have a love for learning.

However, school is not all about the curriculum. I believe passionately in politeness and the importance of good manners and mutual respect. When you meet our boys, you will be met by confident, charming and well-mannered young men.

I am keen to further develop a vibrant community at the school with parents, boys and staff all working closely in partnership to do their best for the boys. Through school productions, class assemblies, parent and pupil workshops, charity events and church services, every parent will be known and welcomed by the staff as part of the NSB family.

Why a boys-only education? I have previously only taught in mixed sex schools before my appointment. During the summer term, before I took up my new position, I was invited to watch the Junior School summer concert. Sitting watching and listening to the junior boys astonished me.

Coming from establishments where boys didn't join the choir or enjoy singing due to peer pressure, I was amazed by the boy's beautiful singing, sheer talent and, most importantly, obvious love and enjoyment in what they were doing. …

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