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    Brian Head's School Reports

    Reports to parents about a boy’s progress, from the staff who taught him, stayed at the very terse one-line level for decades at Warwick School.  These reports had to be written directly onto the report, using a fountain pen (by order of the headmaster), and if a master made a mistake, he had to take a blank report round to everyone who had already written a report, and penitently ask each of them to re-write their comments.

    Brian Head’s (WS 1943-52) reports tend to display a distinct lack of enthusiasm on the part of the teachers who wrote them, but, as in modern times, this probably has more to do with the time pressure at the end of term rather than any real displeasure at his progress.  His swimming report in 1952 is rather disparaging and it is pleasing to note that Brian went on to have a very successful career as a chemical engineer. He was also awarded an OBE and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

    1. OB77 Brian Head's reports