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No offence but… (Head’s blog, January 2019)

Posted on 14 January 2019

As a Head and an English teacher at St Albans High School I am so lucky. I get to...

Steam Power (Head’s blog, October 2018)

Posted on 8 January 2019

HMC conferences like children have their own unique character. There’s the rather chaotic third child conference who’s disorganized, hasn’t...

Memories of yesterday, realities of today, dreams of tomorrow: reflecting on changing place in the Geography Department

Posted on 23 November 2018

The imminent demolition of the Geography Department, Rooms 12 and 15, followed by our eventual migration to...

STAHS Sixth Form: A Bridge & Place Apart

Posted on 27 September 2018

At the start of the academic year I spoke with Year 12 and welcomed them to the top of...

Fundamental truths (Head’s blog, June 2018)

Posted on 29 June 2018

I had so many inspiring meetings in the States, at the National Coalition of Girls’ School’s Global Forum which...

STAHS Prep: Why don’t girls ask for Lego?

Posted on 27 April 2018

Just 17% of undergraduates beginning a Cambridge maths degree last year were female. Why? Lack of aspiration? Lack of...

The Rest is Silence (Head’s blog, April 2018)

Posted on 20 April 2018

The Today programme this morning compared the silence of the British Library’s old womb-like reading room to the incessant...

Diss-quiet (Head’s blog. March 2018)

Posted on 8 March 2018

I’m struck by how resolutely the daughters of the 1970s ‘Me’ generation have become the #MeToo generation – young women everywhere...

This might be totally wrong, but… (Head’s blog, September 2017)

Posted on 25 September 2017

So, like, I hope you don’t mind, if I just like, you know, share, something with you. It’s probably...

13 Reasons why not (Head’s blog, June 2017)

Posted on 26 June 2017

Professor Tanya Byron has asked Heads to share their concerns about Netflix’s latest cult hit, 13 Reasons Why. I’ve steered clear of...

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24 May 2019

RT @hillary_ennett: So. Much. Fun!!! #creativityweek draws to a close with a lovely garden party and surprise #flashmob with entire school…