Clarissa Farr

The Making of Her – Why School Matters

Date: Friday 20th September 2019
Venue: St Peter’s Church
Time: 7pm
Tickets: £12 (Students: £10)

How can we inspire confidence and nurture excellence in children that will equip them for adult life? Drawing on her time as high mistress of St Paul’s Girls’ School, one of the most successful schools in the country, Clarissa Farr reflects on her experience of working as a key figure in the UK’s education system.

From the pressures of the staff room and results day, to the isolation of leading as a headmistress, she’ll outline the real challenges facing children and teachers in the UK, but point to what needs to change.

A must-see event for educators and parents alike, she’ll discuss the importance of great teachers and teaching, the need for space and a balance between structure and spontaneity to enable children and teachers alike to grow and flourish in their own way.

Talking to Dierdre Shields

In partnership with the Festival Friends

Clarissa Farr, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
The Making Of Her, Clarissa Farr, Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival