Physical Education and Sport in Independent Schools, 2012. John Catt Educational Ltd
Dr Malcolm Tozer taught at Uppingham School for 23 years before becoming headmaster at Northamptonshire Grammar School and then Wellow House School in Nottinghamshire. Now retired, he lives in Cornwall.
The UK’s independent schools lead the world in showing how physical activity can be harnessed for its educational worth and personal development values. More than 700 of their former pupils have represented their country at sport at senior international level since 2000.
As HRH The Princess Royal writes in the foreword, this collection of essays seeks to help schools to review their current practice, question its purpose and assess the outcomes, so enabling governors, heads and senior managers to examine their schools’ contribution to the nation and ask what improvements can be made.
The Ideal of Manliness: The Legacy of Thring’s Uppingham, 2015. Sunnyrest Books
The inculcation of the ideal of manliness was the central educational purpose of the mid-Victorian public schools. This study traces its evolution in the first half of the nineteenth century and describes its realisation at Uppingham School between 1853 and 1887 during the headmastership of Edward Thring.
This ideal was distorted in the late Victorian years when the athletic contribution to Thring’s holistic model became the ideal in its own right, and then wholly perverted by militaristic and imperial motives in the early years of the twentieth century.
Thring’s ideal, however, lived on in the progressive school movement and eventually found general acceptance after the Second World War. Thring’s ‘manliness’ is the forerunner of the ‘wholeness‘ ideal of schools in the new millennium.