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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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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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