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Headmaster's Voice

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  • Published on 17/01/22 by Julia Whittle

    HMV 14 January

    The news this week that a 'Sea Dragon' (ichthyosaur), from around 180 million years ago, was discovered just down the road at Rutland Water has brought global attention. What joy that discovery has brought. It is said to be the biggest and most complete fossil of its kind found in the UK...
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  • Published on 16/12/21 by Julia Whittle

    HMV 16 December

    It’s been a busy last few weeks of term - Christmas productions, Carol services, trips, reports, fixtures, teaching and an inspection!  Schools should be busy in the last few weeks of the Advent term. If we’re not busy, then there’s something wrong. To read more click here...
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  • Published on 26/11/21 by Julia Whittle

    HMV 26th November

    Developing pupils who are creative and have the ability to think for themselves are important characteristics of a Stoneygate education. Our pupils are not robots, we want our pupils to compose, to debate, to draw, to imagine, to dance, to write, even to dream - just not in the lesson! We want our p...
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  • Published on 12/11/21 by Julia Whittle

    HMV12th November

    Messages are pivotal in society. What we say and what we do, and on some occasions what we don’t say and what we don’t do can be crucial. This week we have sent messages to world leaders; received messages from pupils on the other side of the world. We also delivered a silent tribute...
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  • Published on 18/10/21 by Julia Whittle

    HMV 15th October

    LGSS had been a ‘Covid- free’ school throughout the pandemic...and then the government relaxed its rules this summer. 
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  • Published on 24/09/21 by Julia Whittle

    HMV 24th September

    Albert Einstein famously said, “I never teach my pupils, I only provide the conditions in which they can learn”.  As parents and educators we know that learning is an active process and sometimes the best and most memorable learning experiences take place outside the walls of the cl...
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  • Published on 10/09/21 by Julia Whittle

    HMV 10th September

    Welcome Back It’s always important to start a new academic year in a positive, optimistic state of mind. It is wonderful to see all the students back at LGSS - and looking so smart in their new uniform. To read more click here
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  • Published on 18/06/21 by Julia Whittle

    HMV 18 June

    I am always rather nervous about promoting current role models.  I once did an assembly on the ‘brilliant, inspirational’ athlete Oscar Pistorius. 6 months later, he was arrested! In today’s assembly, we touched on Marcus Rashford.  Not only is this young man a hugely...
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  • Published on 28/05/21 by Julia Whittle

    HMV 28th May

    The Trust Chaplain, Philip Millward led an assembly this morning, focusing on Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt.  It’s a famous biblical story about hope and perseverance. The Israelites, having faced numerous hardships, remained positive.  It’s an inspirational story f...
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  • Published on 14/05/21 by Julia Whittle

    HMV 14th May 2021

    There is a view that ‘the lessons we learn outside the classroom are equally if not more important than the ones we learn inside’. Both are important at Stoneygate! Despite Covid restrictions (and enforced bubbles) school has been keen, where possible, to develop the co-curricular sid...
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  • Published on 04/05/21 by Admin

    HMV 30th April 2021

    Before looking at Hitler’s leadership skills this week with Year 9, I asked them what they thought of our Prime Minister’s leadership skills during the pandemic. There were some comments about his ability to ‘vaccinate the nation’ and other comments relating to his appearance...
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  • Published on 26/03/21 by Admin

    HMV 26th March 2021

    For many people, Easter is a time of great hope. Could I thank the Trust Chaplain, Philip Millward, for delivering two Easter services in the courtyard this week. This week’s assembly was based on inventions; I challenged senior school students to consider if the greatest inventions had been d...
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