Headmaster's Blog

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  • Published on 16/10/20 by Natalie Hunt

    A brighter future

    It is really hard for all of us at the moment to focus on anything other than the ‘here and now’, so intense is our preoccupation with the daily news and how that affects our working and family lives. Whereas in the spring the weather was beautiful and there was a real sense that togethe...
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  • Published on 09/10/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Confronting challenges

    I am sure that all of us are facing challenges currently, both in work and at home, as we have continually to adapt to a situation which affects so many aspects of our lives. As the national picture deteriorates, I feel particularly for those of you who live in Leicester and who have been subject to...
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  • Published on 02/10/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Journeying Together

    We have this week concluded the third of our ‘Meet the Tutor’ evenings – which we have conducted remotely whilst being unable to invite large numbers of parents into school.
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  • Published on 25/09/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Relentless Optimism

    One of the great things about working in a school is that we’re constantly surrounded by the happy chatter and the good humour of children. It’s been a bit of a gloomy week on the news-front and it’s suddenly turned a bit colder and wetter – but the fun of the classroom conti...
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  • Published on 18/09/20 by Natalie Hunt


    We remain very pleased with the way in which our pupils have adapted to new circumstances; there is an orderly and purposeful atmosphere in school despite significant local and national challenges. We have been blessed this week with some beautiful weather, and it is great to see pupils increasingly...
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  • Published on 11/09/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Life Choices

    We have been very pleased to welcome children back to school, and we are all again enjoying smiling faces and the energetic dynamic of classroom teaching and learning. We have been very impressed by pupils’ ready cooperation with special arrangements and by their efforts to observe good hygien...
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  • Published on 19/06/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Leicester Grammar School Steps Up for Charity

    Today Leicester Grammar School Steps up for Charity, raising money for Pets as Therapy and Open Hands.
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  • Published on 12/06/20 by Natalie Hunt

    The Power of Community

    We all like to have a sense of belonging, sharing and being together. Since schools closed before Easter, staff and pupils, through various initiatives, have done their best to keep community alive and relevant even while we are apart. Some of those activities have featured in our special weekly new...
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  • Published on 05/06/20 by Natalie Hunt

    The end of the beginning

    You will probably be aware that I have been sending a daily quote to all members of our community since school closure; the quotes have often been suggested by staff or pupils, and they have sometimes captured the mood of the moment. I was grateful to Mr James for providing the first quote of this w...
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  • Published on 22/05/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Carry on Carrying On

    It is somewhat ironic that on Wednesday, national ‘Thank a Teacher Day’, our profession found itself at the heart of a bitter row between some of the unions and Government over the wider opening of schools. There are understandable and genuine anxieties over this, but some of the rhetori...
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  • Published on 15/05/20 by Natalie Hunt


    One of the values I mentioned last week, as chosen by pupils and staff, was ‘trust’, variously qualified by ‘honesty, integrity, responsibility and self-discipline'.
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  • Published on 07/05/20 by Natalie Hunt

    Purpose and values

    You may recall my bulletin at the end of the first week of March, when I alluded to a very positive planning day I had spent with trustees and senior leaders. That was, of course, just before the world changed, and some of that planning will now need to be revisited!
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