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David Boddy

David Boddy is a former London secondary school Headmaster, consultant for Tutor Doctor, and Chairman of the UK Society of Headteachers. Having authored several books including ‘Mind Their Hearts – Creating Schools & Homes of Warm Heartedness’, he is passionate about educating the whole child and believes that success is when a student is helped to achieve much more than he or she thinks is possible.

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Tell us about your years as a headmaster – what were the best and worst things about the job?

They were amongst the best 10 years of my career – both the most testing and the most rewarding. The best bits were the youngsters. They were funny, challenging, responsive and incredibly rewarding to work… Read more →

The Ivy Chelsea Garden private party in celebration of Guy Fawkes and the Launch of the Winter Garden

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Sunday, 4 November saw a host of The Ivy Chelsea Garden’s regulars, local residents, influencers and VIP guests gather together to celebrate Guy Fawkes, as well as the annual launch of the restaurant’s Winter Garden. Celebrating one of Britain’s most renowned traditions, Guy Fawkes Night,… Read more →

John Ferry

An ex-city boy who launched a fitness business in 2016, John Ferry tells us why 'bad and conflicting information' can be detrimental to your lifestyle and gives us some insider tips on how to achieve those health and fitness goals without falling for fad diets or succumbing to drastic measures

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1. Who is John Ferry?

I’m an ex-city boy who spent 16 years working in London, Hong Kong, and Singapore. I returned to my home to Queens Park in 2016 to start a fitness business. I’ve been a PT since then and recently moved into online trainer space to focus on weight loss coaching for women.

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Derek “DeCutter” Clement

Derek 'De Cutter' Clement, a renowned celebrity hairstylist, Afro hair care expert, and entrepreneur, was one of the UK's first black British hairstylists to have a West End Salon. Formally known for his dedication to black hair, which started in the early 80's, he worked with the legendary Splinters (one of the 1st Afro Hair Salons in the West End) which enabled him to style celebrities such as Billy Ocean, Patti Labelle, The Three Degrees and many more.

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When you did you first develop a love for hairdressing and how did you get started?

My journey essentially started in the late ‘70s and onwards, and actually, hairdressing found me. The day that steered the wheel of destiny for me was when I accompanied my girlfriend to the hairdressers and while seated… Read more →

Paola Langella

Originally from Naples, Paola Langella is a former dancer, but took up teaching Pilates after she suffered a neck injury and had to stop training. With gentle and holistic methods, she’s known to achieve amazing results. We catch up with Paola on her passion for Pilates and unravel some of those top health tips she swears by.

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Can you tell us how your career in Pilates came about and what inspired you to make this your livelihood?

I approached the Pilates technique because I injured my neck during a dance show. I had two slipped discs at the cervical spine and I couldn’t move my left arm. All the doctors and osteopaths I… Read more →

Mrs J Mackay

Mrs J Mackay, head teacher at Hawkesdown House, on the education system, what it takes for a busy school head to unwind, and the recent change of becoming co-ed after a long history of all-boys prep schooling.

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Hawkesdown House has historically been an all-boys prep, but we hear you’re becoming co-ed. What has sparked this change, and how do you think the school will change with it?

Hawkesdown is indeed becoming co-ed and at the same time extending its provision to 11. In my time as Headmistress here, I have… Read more →