Headmaster's Blog

November 2019

  • Published on 29/11/19 by John Dobson

    HMV

    You may have read in the newspapers this month that a school in the East Sussex has banned playing tag.  The Times headline “School bans tag for being too rough” certainly caught my eye.  The journalist continued, “First it was conkers, then leapfrog; now playing tag has...
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  • Published on 22/11/19 by John Dobson

    HMV

    I am very lucky; I love my job.  I realize not many people can say that.  One of the things I particularly enjoy is hearing the development of language.  At Stoneygate, we are fortunate to have pupils from 4-16 and I enjoy visiting all classrooms.  In these twelve formative years...
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  • Published on 15/11/19 by John Dobson

    HMV

    Yes, we are a small, nurturing school, but we cannot avoid difficult decisions.  At Stoneygate, we also challenge our pupils to look at some of the difficult issues facing us. This week, Bradley (Y8) led the senior assembly.  His chosen topic was food waste.  Bradley challenged his...
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  • Published on 01/11/19 by John Dobson

    HMV

    Life is full of surprises.  Who’d have thought a week ago that England would defeat the All Blacks?  Who’d have thought Jeremy Corbyn would agree to an election?  Dealing with the unexpected can sometimes be difficult. This week in our whole school assembly we looked at...
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November 2019