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Headmaster's Blog

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  • Published on 26/11/21 by Natalie Hunt

    Care and community

    We have been very pleased to welcome Mrs Rebecca Dockree to our staff this week as our new Well-being Manager. She brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise in working with young people and is also a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. She will work alongside other pastoral staff in all...
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  • Published on 19/11/21 by Natalie Hunt

    The Power of Words

    Last Friday, we thoroughly enjoyed a round of ‘Just a Minute’ involving four of my colleagues modelling this fun competition for pupils who today represent their houses during form time. I hope there are plenty of volunteers who are prepared to step out of their comfort zone and pit thei...
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  • Published on 12/11/21 by Natalie Hunt

    We will remember them

    The word ‘corporate’ is mostly used nowadays to refer to business, and less so in the context of corporate acts of celebration or remembrance. You probably don’t need a Latinist to tell you that it comes from the word ‘corpus’ meaning ‘body’. Yesterday, we c...
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  • Published on 05/11/21 by Natalie Hunt

    Aspire!

    Many of us enjoyed a really super evening on Wednesday. Our Year 13 students who had completed an EPQ presented their extended projects, both visually in the form of a display (accompanied in some cases by an ‘artefact’) and through an oral presentation to their supervisors and other...
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  • Published on 15/10/21 by Natalie Hunt

    LGS Tomorrow

    Today is Foundation Day, when we have the opportunity to celebrate everything LGS stands for in 2021, to give thanks for those who had the inspiration to found our school forty years ago in 1981, and to share with others who have been part of its remarkable journey. We are privileged to welcome t...
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  • Published on 08/10/21 by Natalie Hunt

    Trust is the glue of life

    “Trust is the glue of life.” (Stephen Covey) Trust lies at the heart of all our relationships, between individuals in both family and school, and between home and school as we share the values which underpin our children’s upbringing and education. As with respect, trust...
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  • Published on 01/10/21 by Natalie Hunt

    Building Back Better

    I spent some time with other heads at our annual conference earlier this week, and it was refreshing to listen to inspiring speakers, to exchange good ideas and practice and to consider how we can positively influence the national educational agenda, working with our maintained school colleagues and...
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  • Published on 24/09/21 by Natalie Hunt

    The Big Ask

    You may have read earlier this week about the findings from the largest ever survey of children and young people anywhere in the world: The Big Ask. Over half a million 4-17 year-olds in England, including many from LGS, responded in the spring to a series of questions about all aspects of their liv...
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  • Published on 17/09/21 by Natalie Hunt

    Confident but not arrogant

    I imagine you were as struck as I was by the down-to-earth charm of 18-year-old Emma Raducanu last week. She was as incredulous as the rest of us over her spectacular and unprecedented rise to fame in the US Open, and equally remarkable was her natural poise in front of the camera. She comes across...
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  • Published on 10/09/21 by Natalie Hunt

    Education for Life

    The Leicester Grammar School Trust seeks to be an inspiring centre for co-educational excellence in academic and personal development, within a Christian ethos. In order to fulfil this mission, the school aims to:  Promote intellectual curiosity and academic excellence.  Provid...
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  • Published on 03/09/21 by Natalie Hunt

    Being the best we can be - together

    We have been delighted to see so many happy faces over the last two days, as pupils new and old begin the Advent Term. We met as a school community for the first time in eighteen months for assembly in St Nicholas’ yesterday, and it was a special moment. We enjoyed some inspirational highli...
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  • Published on 25/06/21 by Natalie Hunt

    A bright and inclusive future

    Wednesday was our first LGS ‘Heritage Day - What’s Your Story?’. We celebrated the diversity of our school community; aimed for better mutual understanding as we learned from each other’s stories; and pledged to stamp out racism in our school and to strive for inclusion and e...
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