The Perse School

Mr Elliott is put in the hot seat for Head’s Question Time

22 Oct 2015

Today saw the second session of Head’s Question Time, where Perse pupils had the opportunity to put their burning questions to the Head, Ed Elliott. The first session that was organised last year was so successful, that it is now a regular fixture in the School calendar.

The event was organised by the Student Council, with students being encouraged to ask Mr Elliott anything about the School that was of interest to them. The group posed a range of thought-provoking and insightful questions, covering a range of topics from lunchtime logistics (‘why does Year 7 go for lunch first?’) to the School’s finances (‘why is the School spending so much on building a new performing arts centre?’).

Sixth formers also posed questions regarding the amount of study leave they are allocated for their AS exams and questioned why the School does not offer the International Baccalaureate qualification.

Other questions included why pupils are required to change back into their uniform after sports sessions and why the contents of the vending machine had recently become healthier.

This informative and useful session helped to shed more light on the inner workings of the School, and the reasons behind the decisions the School makes. Students will have another chance to quiz Mr Elliott in the next session of Head’s Question Time in the Lent term.

Mr Elliott ended by thanking the attendees for their interesting questions: “We are all in the business of making The Perse better and pupils play a key part in this by raising issues and suggesting improvements.”

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