Headmaster's Blog

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  • Published on 13/03/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Spring is in the air

    One of the joys of my job is its sheer variety, but I doubt many of us have lived through such unpredictable times as today. So much seems to have changed in the last three weeks and up-to-date news and advice have been a major preoccupation - and hardly a jolly one at that.
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  • Published on 06/03/20 by Natalie Hunt

    A bright future

    I have been grateful to hear the views of pupils, staff and parents about our school since my arrival, and I am determined, with the support of my colleagues, to aspire to the best possible education for your child(ren)
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  • Published on 28/02/20 by Natalie Hunt

    A* for Character

    One of my greatest joys and privileges as a head is to see my pupils (and indeed my staff) doing remarkable things - whether in their academic pursuits, their music, their sport, their drama or their service to the community (both in school and in the wider world). I am fortunate to be surrounded by...
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  • Published on 14/02/20 by Natalie Hunt


    As teachers, we’re generally pretty good at talking, and we can feel somewhat useless when we lose our voice; it's such an important tool of our trade! However, the best lessons are often those where the pupils talk more than the teacher, for it can reflect their active engagement in their...
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  • Published on 07/02/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Healthy mind in healthy body

    We all know that the mobile phone has become an indispensable accessory for most of us, and one which can exercise significant and invasive control over our lives, unless we limit our own and our children’s use.
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  • Published on 24/01/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Walking the talk

    If you have read our inspection report, you will have seen that it celebrates our “richly diverse community” and we strongly believe that such diversity of ethnic, faith and social background enriches the lives of all of us. Yet, at the same time, we recognise that our pupils enjoy a pri...
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  • Published on 17/01/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Fired up to teach....even when it's dark and wet

    They have changed with such frequency of late that it’s been hard to remember the names of the various secretaries of state! No sooner has a minister gained some expertise and experience in a certain department that he or she moves on to a new portfolio or the backbenches. Education has been o...
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  • Published on 10/01/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Shaping the climate

    I wish you all a very Happy New Year and hope that you enjoyed rest and festivities with family and friends during the Christmas break.
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  • Published on 29/11/19 by Natalie Hunt

    Learners for Life

    I am enjoying observing lots of lessons currently. Mr Anderson and I focussed at the beginning of the month on core PE, and we were very pleased to witness pupils’ very positive attitudes towards the curriculum, as well as the impressive progress they were making. I am now seeing all the new t...
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  • Published on 22/11/19 by Natalie Hunt


    Our Royals are not having a great time currently. Prince Andrew has been pilloried for showing little contrition in what was described as a ‘car crash’ of an interview. And Meghan and Harry have been criticised for apparently being over-sensitive towards media intrusion. If you’re...
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  • Published on 15/11/19 by Natalie Hunt

    Quite extraordinary!

    I wrote last week about ‘routine’. Well, this week has been far from it!
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  • Published on 08/11/19 by Natalie Hunt

    The same old routine

    I wonder if you read recently about Davis Vilums, the Latvian computer programmer who moved to London seven years ago, and has just completed a five-year mission to cycle every street in Central London, recording his journeys on Endomondo and colouring in a ‘Super Scale’ A-Z as he went...
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