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08 Jan 2015

Anne Everest - Head's Message 08-01

We start 2015 with the glad news that St George's School achieved the best Advanced Higher results in Scotland in 2014 (based on A and B grades). We are naturally delighted with our place at the top of this league table on the Best Schools website.  We have enjoyed a prominent place in this category for several years and, when we were pipped to the post on the Best Schools site in 2012, we were the Financial Times's top independent school in Scotland instead.

The other news, of course, is that members of Her Majesty's Inspectorate (Education Scotland) will be visiting the school throughout the week beginning 19 January 2015. We are looking forward to working with them in every area of the school.

Meanwhile I have been asked to write on the importance of discipline in our schools.  In a single sex setting it is probably easier to get across to the school community the importance of discipline, the right order of things.  St George's is an all-through girls' school, where we go back to our Chaucerian motto for inspiration about the way to live.  The values we hold most dear are precisely "Trouthe and Honour, Fredom and Courteisye", and these words, with their Middle English spelling, are carved into the fabric of our building, quoted on all our literature and should be "written" on all our hearts.  Constantly reminded of these important qualities we promote, every member of our community is encouraged to treat others with respect.

When we can get the relationships between people right, the discipline follows, and girls can flourish freely.

Happy New Year!

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Anne C Everest                                                                                 
Head, St George's School for Girls

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