On reflection

Since the first lockdown began a year ago in 2020, and as the nation reflects on the collective loss of this pandemic over the past twelve…

Uniting against violence

On Wednesday 3 March Sarah Everard was reported missing. On 8 March we marked International Women’s Day. As she does every year, Jess…

Talk the Talk

The subtle smile from a friend, the encouraging nod from your teaching assistant,  the gentle nudge from your gym teacher telling you that…

Tests: from Harry Potter to Lateral Flow

There’s a concept in film and story-writing known as the Hero’s Journey. The idea is that in many popular stories the central character…

We feel pride when

What does equality mean in our school today? What does it mean to be unequivocally inclusive?

The corridor of uncertainty

What do you do when you don’t know what to do? This is a simple question that can feel, at times of crisis, overwhelming. Much study is…

Express Yourself

Whilst sheltering at home during this pandemic, scientists remind us daily that the best way to protect our family’s health and safety is…

Dare to be wise

The Roman poet Horace tells a fable intended to illustrate the folly of inaction. In it a man, walking through open country, finds his path…

Blue Monday: a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Blue Monday typically takes place on the third Monday in January, known as the saddest day of the year. It is a time when we can feel our…

The things in our control

So 2021 begins in the way familiar from last Spring: with lockdown, with crisis, and with grim and troubling circumstances that affect us…