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Community

Much has been written and discussed recently about the breakdown of community in this country.  As global politics becomes more polarised between left and right and extended families spread across the country and often the globe, defining what a community is, let alone how it operates is extremely challenging. An effective community has three primary…
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Welcome Back!

The first week back after Easter is one of the most interesting weeks of the year. Our year 11s and 6th formers arrive back from the holiday with a renewed sense of seriousness, ready for the final weeks before their big public exams. Year 10s eye up the spaces where the year 11s sit, waiting…
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The Impact of Social Media on the Lives of Young People

It is hard to underestimate the impact that social media and mobile phones have had on the lives of young people and their parents. The impact on mental health, family relationship and neurology is only now being studied and some of the research points to negative side effects for children and their parents (click here…
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A Tumultuous Week

It has been a tumultuous week in British politics and in school. Our school stands proud at the centre of our community and it represents high expectations, good discipline and high quality learning. We are relentlessly consistent and stable and this gives our young people the platform that they need to succeed. This week however…
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Healthy School Culture

This week we have hosted a range of visitors from other schools. It is always interesting to get feedback on our school and it was great to note how positive our visitors were about our school culture, the behaviour of our young people and the morale and positivity of our staff body. I am very…
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Dealing with Stress

Yesterday morning I had my free NHS health check and discovered that, despite the stressful nature of the day, my blood pressure was spot on. This wasn’t always the case and I think that I have trained myself, like a zen buddhist, to overcome stress and not to sweat the small stuff. Stress is the…
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