Headmaster's Blog

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  • Published on 20/05/22 by Natalie Hunt

    Breadth and depth

    Wednesday was ‘National Numeracy Day’, and you may have read about an economist’s suggestion that the subject ‘maths’ should be called ‘numeracy’, to make it less “academic and scary”. Methinks the article was not entirely fair, as he was talking...
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  • Published on 13/05/22 by Natalie Hunt

    Changing of the Guard

    I have been typically and happily very busy this week with a variety of headmagisterial tasks, and two of my highlights have been discussions or interviews with our most senior pupils. We have reached the point in the year when our current prefects in Year 13 hand over to a new group of pupil lea...
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  • Published on 06/05/22 by Natalie Hunt

    Outside the box

    I was privileged on Wednesday evening to attend the county finals of the Young Enterprise competition, held at De Montfort University. Our team of five Year 12, representing their company ‘Telios’ of 32 students, had to provide a written brief, were interviewed by judges at their trad...
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  • Published on 29/04/22 by Natalie Hunt

    Brave and magnificent

    I hope that you and family were able to enjoy ample rest and sunshine over the Easter break. Pupils and staff have certainly returned very positively to school, eager to embrace all that the Trinity Term has to offer. I really love this time of year, as the world wakes up to spring and the signs of...
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  • Published on 25/03/22 by Natalie Hunt

    Workplace success

    I was saying on Wednesday to some pupils that I had no idea what the world would look like today when I was their age. That doesn’t mean I’m ancient (even if I may appear so in their eyes!); it’s simply a reflection of the pace of change in my lifetime so far, with technology very...
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  • Published on 18/03/22 by Natalie Hunt

    Pillars of our community

    Our support staff are every bit as committed to the aims and values of our school as our teachers. Simply put, each one of them plays a vital role in wanting to give our pupils the best possible start in life. Some work alongside pupils in a pastoral capacity or as technicians, devoted to their care...
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  • Published on 11/03/22 by Natalie Hunt

    Lifelong learning

    We have been pleased to hold some of our parents’ evenings in person this term as, despite the convenience of online evenings, parents have commented on the quality of face-to-face conversations. We therefore intend to continue with a mixture, inviting you in at key junctures of your child...
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  • Published on 04/03/22 by Natalie Hunt

    Escape online?

    Having surprisingly eluded the clutches of Covid for almost two years, I am this week sequestered at home, though thankful for the technology which has mostly enabled me to continue with meetings and lessons.
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  • Published on 25/02/22 by Natalie Hunt

    Staying well and safe

    I hope that you and family enjoyed some rest and time together over the half-term week as you sheltered from the storms. The weather was not on our side, but we have been enjoying brighter and longer days since our return to school. We are grateful to those parents who take the time to complete s...
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  • Published on 11/02/22 by Natalie Hunt

    40 ways to make the world a better place

    When interviewing prospective staff this week, I have asked them for their impressions of the school. They have said it is calm and purposeful and that they have seen lots of smiling faces. They have also commented on the space, brightness and airiness of the building and the site; it is a far cry f...
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  • Published on 04/02/22 by Natalie Hunt

    The nub of the matter

    We have been pleased recently to welcome several trustees into the three Trust schools to conduct their monitoring visits. They have been scrutinising the implementation of important policies and making any suggestions for improvement. These policies cover the following aspects of school life: Admis...
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  • Published on 28/01/22 by Natalie Hunt

    Know it! See it! Say it! Do it!

    “The children we met were all very welcoming, friendly and engaging, more than happy to chat. ‘Well rounded individuals, confident but not arrogant, such a good reflection on the school,’ said a parent.”
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