Headmaster's Blog

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  • Published on 14/02/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Hark!

    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

    Consideration

    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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  • Published on 01/11/19 by Natalie Hunt

    Me, myself and I

    I have recently taught a Year 7 Latin class the word for ‘I’. Many of you will know that it is ‘ego’, and we all will have heard people being described as having ‘a big ego’ or possibly being called ‘egotistical’ or self-centred. My young classicists w...
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  • Published on 25/10/19 by Natalie Hunt

    Measuring success and happiness

    Tuesday’s Daily Telegraph online included an interesting graphic which mapped independent schools’ GCSE grades against their termly fees. I am pleased to report that LGS fared particularly well, sitting towards the most positive extreme of the quartile reflecting ‘Low Fees High Gra...
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  • Published on 11/10/19 by Natalie Hunt

    It's OK not to be OK

    Yesterday was World Mental Health Day. Pupils and staff were asked to contribute their thoughts on what they did when they felt down or stressed and to highlight what they were grateful for. These were then strung together around the main foyer to form a colourful, practical and very positive displa...
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