Headmaster's Blog

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  • Published on 22/03/19 by John Dobson

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    Life is often about making choices. At this time of year thousands of pupils across the UK are considering GCSE and A level choices.  For some pupils the decision process is easy, for others less so. For Year 9 students some subjects are not open to debate.  All students at Stoneygat...
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  • Published on 08/03/19 by John Dobson

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    I’m very proud of our core values.  The Four C’s (Caring, Curious, Creative & Committed) apply to pupils and staff…and this week I’ve seen a plethora of these characteristics. Thank you Madame Hosie for organising another wonderful French day.  I was delight...
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  • Published on 01/03/19 by John Dobson

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    There has been much about education in the press this week.  On Monday, information regarding the new guidelines for RSE & Health Education (Relationship and Sex Education) was released; this will become mandatory for all state schools by September 2020. Staff at Stoneygate have already...
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  • Published on 15/02/19 by John Dobson

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    For over 160 years, Stoneygate School has produced ‘well-rounded’ pupils.  This ethos is still very much alive in the 21st century.  Academic rigour remains a key component, but we also value other, subtle means of teaching and learning. Recently pupils from Reception to Yea...
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  • Published on 01/02/19 by John Dobson

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    I believe Stoneygate mixes traditional and modern methods of teaching exceptionally well. As part of the STEP programme, Year 10 pupils have been looking at the changing world of finance.  It is pointless teaching pupils how to write a cheque; it is imperative they understand about internet...
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  • Published on 18/01/19 by John Dobson

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    In response to world terrorist action, the government brought in legislation demanding schools promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of their pupils. As part of this, schools should “actively promote fundamental British values”. I’ve been thinking a l...
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  • Published on 11/01/19 by John Dobson

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    A very warm welcome back to Stoneygate. Much has happened over the holiday season at school.  During every break we seek to improve existing buildings and rooms; this Christmas we decorated two Music practice rooms.
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  • Published on 14/12/18 by John Dobson

    Christmas HMV

         
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  • Published on 13/12/18 by John Dobson

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    The run up to Christmas is always very special at Stoneygate.  Could I thank all pupils, staff and parents for their efforts, their creativity, their energy, their patience and their generosity.
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  • Published on 30/11/18 by John Dobson

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    We all have different jobs at school and different titles- from teachers, to site managers, to catering, to office admin, to TA’s, to the Headteacher….but we all have one common goal: to create an outstanding school.  All staff work together to achieve this goal. The benefits of te...
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  • Published on 23/11/18 by John Dobson

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    Nearly 400 years ago a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth bound for the Americas.  On board were 102 passengers seeking religious freedom and prosperity in this ‘new world’.  It was a treacherous journey that lasted 66 days.  Those who did survive the journey fa...
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  • Published on 19/11/18 by Sarah Simpkin

    Our Core Values

    Our core values- the Four C’s (Caring, Creative, Curious and Committed) are apparent every day at Stoneygate; I would, however like to highlight just some of the 4C’s that have been demonstrated this week.
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