• 09/03/18

    Sensitive 'Snowflakes' or Misunderstood Millennials adapting to a digital age?

    ​In the wake of yet another flurry of criticism surrounding the ‘Snowflake Generation’, the past weeks have seen media opinion polarised between those who think the label has merit, and those who argue it is misplaced.

  • 30/01/18

    Thousands of little moments

    ​‘Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be and already are, but don’t know how to be.’ (H. L. Buckmaster)

  • 13/12/17

    ‘To thine own self be true’

    Last week I had the privilege of joining a panel of inspirational women at the annual Aspire Making A Difference conference held at County Hall, Westminster.

  • 07/11/17

    Changing seasons

    As the seasons change and we embark on the second half of term it is very evident how important change actually is. I think one of the distinguishing features of Britain is its distinct four seasons, each with their own mood, events and celebrations.

  • 19/10/17

    Where will we be in thirty years time…

    ​As someone who remembers vividly the storms of 1987 I find this week a very poignant one. For me I happened to be in London and so as well seeing the devastation fist-hand I also remember...

  • 21/09/17

    Why Community Really Matters

    In recent weeks we have all watched as Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc across the Caribbean and the southern states of the USA and earthquakes have devastated lives and land in Mexico.

  • 23/06/17

    'May you live in Interesting Times'

    “The Chinese Curse” represents the worst the speaker could wish on his enemy. When we look back on some of the most challenging and fascinating periods of history, it's often with a degree of relief that we did not have to live through them ourselves

  • 26/05/17

    The Abbey's 130th anniversary – a history of little things

    Mrs Dent ponders the importance of little things in the history of a school

  • 20/04/17

    Bringing determination to the table - An essential life skill

    Being able to “intelligently flounder” is a skill in itself and leads to greater expertise in problem-solving and an open-minded approach.

  • 09/03/17

    Preparing to fly into the unknown: skills for mercurial careers

    Our recent Aspire evening was a sell out event, packed with students from years 10 to 13 and their parents. It wasn’t really surprising, as the topic was “The changing face of 21st century careers and higher education”.