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06 Sep 2019
Alex Hems: Head's Blog September 6 2019

Global Awareness at the Heart of a 21st Century Education This past week has been a tumultuous one, even by recent standards in British political life, and will undoubtedly have left many feeling unsettled and anxious about the future. By contrast th...

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07 Jun 2019
Alex Hems: Head's Blog June 7 2019

I have just been spending the evening with St George’s Alumnae in London at a lively reunion at the Caledonian Club. As ever when I meet former students of the school I am impressed by the diversity in the routes that their lives have taken. Amongst ...

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17 May 2019
Alex Hems: Head's Blog May 17 2019

What do we mean by ‘character-forming?This week Nadiya Hussain, winner of the 2015 Great British Bake Off opened up movingly in a documentary about the extreme anxiety that has affected her since childhood, which she has identified as stemming from t...

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03 May 2019
Alex Hems: Head's Blog May 3 2019

One of the most inspiring experiences that I have enjoyed recently was an outstanding after-dinner speech at last week’s SCIS conference. SCIS is the Scottish Council of Independent Schools, the body which represents all of Scotland’s independent sch...

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05 Apr 2019
Alex Hems: Head's Blog Apr 5 2019

My final message for this term is for all those about to go on study leave and especially our Upper Sixth girls. On the night before the end of term the staff and the Upper Sixth leavers shared a meal together. This is one of St George's loveliest tr...

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