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Heads' blog

The heads' blog is an opportunity for senior staff and students, invited by the heads of school, to share their thoughts on education, schools and children.

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  • Peace this advent

    Published 03/12/21
    If you can keep your head when all about you        Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,    If you can trust yourself when all [others] doubt you,     But make allowance for the
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  • Seeking to master the challenge

    Published 01/11/21
    Our character quality for November is Endeavour, something that would be remiss to discuss in an educational context without first mentioning ‘Growth Mindset’, a term so commonplace in schools nowadays that it is all but impossible to ign
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  • Responsibility

    Published 01/10/21
    When introducing October’s character value in assembly, we will look carefully at the word RESPONSIBILITY and consider its two roots: RESPONSE and ABILITY. In essence, an aspect of responsibility is about having the ability to choose the respon
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  • Gold standard Storey

    Published 06/09/21
    Even if Tokyo’s brilliant hosting of the Olympics and Paralympics has caused too many late nights and early mornings, it is hard not to be inspired by the buzz of competitive sport and the individual achievements that have been seen. Perhaps
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  • Gratitude

    Published 08/06/21
    The summer term is a time of great celebration. Often these celebrations take the form of traditional events: sports days; musical productions; graduation events and so on. Sometimes the cause for celebration is less immediately obvious – espec
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  • Our children’s connection with nature

    Published 10/05/21
    Yesterday my nine year old daughter told me that there could be more plastic in the oceans than fish by the year 2050. This alarming statement reminded me of two things. Firstly, there is a global catastrophe in the making, all adult made. Secondly,
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  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

    Published 07/04/21
    Every school, whether London day or country boarding, city academy or Surrey community, finds itself needing to examine whether it could do better. Since COVID-19 first struck, the killing of George Floyd and more recently of Sarah Everard have ch
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  • Having faith and restoring balance

    Published 01/03/21
    It was just over a year ago when it became evident that the new corona virus which had emerged in Wuhan was not a problem which was going to be contained in China. Where we had first watched the news with mild curiosity, so this was replaced with the
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  • Courage - if only we're brave enough to be it

    Published 03/02/21
    When day comes we step out of the shade, aflame and unafraid The new dawn blooms as we free it For there is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it If only we're brave enough to be it Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem &nb
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  • Creativity in this changing world

    Published 06/01/21
    In a week where everything has changed, whether it be a renewed concern for the safety of our loved ones, our children needing to learn from home, public exams having been abandoned, or how (in some cases, whether) we can perform our jobs, it is hard
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