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01 Mar 2019
Alex Hems: Head's Blog Mar 1 2019

Last Thursday evening we were privileged to hear a distinguished panel of women writers and publishers speaking to the title A Voice of One’s Own. They had been given the task of speaking about one or more women who they felt had been the most influe...

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01 Feb 2019
Alex Hems: Head's Blog Feb 1 2019

How can we encourage creativity and risk-taking?  We know that the capacity to think creatively is one of the qualities most valued by employers, and we all know, in our own working lives, how central it is to our ability to solve the day to day prob...

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18 Jan 2019
Alex Hems: Head's Blog Jan 18, 2019

I am often asked whether the unique blend of Scottish and English examination courses that we run at St George’s is fully recognised by universities, and also whether we see signs of prejudice against independent schools through the admissions system...

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14 Dec 2018
Alex Hems: Head's Blog Dec 14, 2018

'O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world That has such people in't!'  These words, spoken by Miranda in The Tempest a couple of weeks ago on the St George’s stage, seem to me to have special ...

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23 Nov 2018
Alex Hems: Head's Blog Nov 23, 2018

Inspiring Futures was the theme for the Girls' Schools Association Conference earlier this week, which feels very apt for a gathering of Heads responsible for educating thousands of girls and young women across the UK. In her opening address this yea...

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