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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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  • 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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  • Joy

    Published 02/12/20
    December, filled with its special customs and celebrations, is traditionally the season of joy. From the twinkling lights to the promise of snow, excitement fills the air. The message of Christmas is all about love, beginning as it did with the story
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  • Compassion

    Published 02/11/20
    During the challenges of 2020, the charming fable of ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’ by Charlie Mackesy has been one of my go to reads when my soul needs a little lifting. Its wonderful artwork and words provide an insight into
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  • 'Gimme some truth' John Lennon

    Published 01/10/20
    John Lennon would have turned 80 this month.  Famously, he railed against what he saw as the hypocritical governments of the time:  ‘All I want is the truth, Just gimme some truth’.  There are times we can feel tempted to s
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  • Being physically distant and socially responsible

    Published 02/09/20
    We open our doors this week to our entire school body for the first time in five and a half months. What was most striking about our first day of on-site staff training was the uniformity of positivity about the return to site-based lessons. We have
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  • Enthusiasm: the nourishment of invention

    Published 01/06/20
    Nine years have passed since Nasa launched America’s last manned trip to the international space station and this weekend it was a private company that filled the void in America’s space ambitions with SpaceX’s successful launch. Ma
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  • Freedom

    Published 01/05/20
    Ah, sweet freedom; the state of being free and not being subject to something undesirable. This is, at least for those of us who live in properly democratic countries, not a matter we have to consider much. Until now that is when our daily freedom is
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  • Patience: the capacity to accept

    Published 15/04/20
    My online dictionary defines patience as the ‘capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.’ This is a most appropriate time to reflect upon our character quality for April. We are li
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