Leaders take a high moral tone

12th January 1996 at 00:00
The new chairmen of the two leading independent school associations have taken a high moral tone in their aspirations for their year of office, writes Diane Spencer.

Tony Evans, head of Portsmouth Grammar School, has attacked "the opulent neglect" by middle-class parents of their children's moral and social welfare.

Mr Evans, starting his chairmanship of the newly-titled Headmasters and Headmistresses Conference, said he wished to emphasise the "priceless but sadly undervalued role of teachers" during his term as the first lay Roman Catholic to chair the HMC.

Darrell Farrant, the new chairman of the Society of Headmasters and Headmistresses of Independent Schools, also looks beyond academic excellence.

Mr Farrant, head of Abbotsholme School in Staffordshire, urged his 70 member schools to foster their pupils' spiritual sense.

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