Headmaster's Blog

Page 1

  • Published on 17/05/19 by John Dobson

    HMV

    As we are approach the ‘exam season’, pupils, parents and staff are beginning to feel the stress.  I was therefore delighted to note that this week was ‘Mental Awareness Week’ in Britain. At Stoneygate this week, Year 4 pupils led an assembly on hobbies.  During...
    Read More
  • Published on 03/05/19 by John Dobson

    HMV

    There are many different types of courage. Perhaps one could break courage down into six areas: physical, moral, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and social.  Over the last week, I have seen courage in its many forms. Congratulations to those Stoneygate parents who finished the London M...
    Read More
  • Published on 12/04/19 by John Dobson

    HMV

    Most technological advancements help society. I am shocked that some drivers think they can control a dangerous vehicle and still text; this week I have been appalled and dismayed at internet trolls.  Following their defeat to Exeter on Saturday, Tigers players (and family members) received a b...
    Read More
  • Published on 05/04/19 by John Dobson

    HMV

    I’m always delighted when either pupils or staff ‘go the extra mile’….in this last week I’ve seen this both literally and metaphorically. Mrs Brown went the ‘extra mile’ this week when, on the back of the Arts Festival, her form performed extracts from M...
    Read More
  • Published on 29/03/19 by John Dobson

    HMV

    The Stoneygate Arts Festival is one of my favourite weeks in the academic year. Thank you to all pupils, staff and parents for making the 2019 Festival one of the most memorable. At Stoneygate we are blessed with such talented pupils.  I thought the art work this year was quite superb and...
    Read More
  • Published on 22/03/19 by John Dobson

    HMV

    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...
    Read More
  • Published on 08/03/19 by John Dobson

    HMV

    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...
    Read More
  • Published on 01/03/19 by John Dobson

    HMV

    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...
    Read More
  • Published on 15/02/19 by John Dobson

    HMV

    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...
    Read More
  • Published on 01/02/19 by John Dobson

    HMV

    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...
    Read More
  • Published on 18/01/19 by John Dobson

    HMV

    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...
    Read More
  • Published on 11/01/19 by John Dobson

    HMV

    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.
    Read More

Page 1