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Royal Russell School 1980-1996 - 'From Court-Martial to Peerage'

Ronald Balaam


This is not a history of the Royal Russell School from 1980-1996 but a very personal account of the life that Ron Balaam and his wife Shirley led during the time when he was Headmaster. There was a rude awakening in store when they wrenched themselves away from a very happy and fulfilled life among friends and colleagues at Lancing College. Without the support and encouragement of two distinguished Governors it is unlikely that he would have survived to become the second longest serving Headmaster in the school's history.

With a foreword written by Ian Beer, former Head Master of Ellesmere College, Lancing College and Harrow School, this is a cautionary tale for anyone aspiring to Headship.

With 16 pages of colour photographs.

148 pp             ISBN 1 905206 11 9        12.00

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Foreword page 1

Foreword page 2

Preface page 1

Preface page 2

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