Head Mistress's Blog

  • Teenage Mental Health
    Posted in the Head Mistress's Blog on 06.09.2018
    The past few weeks have seen some alarming statistics about the degree of mental distress felt by many teenage girls in England. The reasons which underlie this growth in stress and anxiety are hard to pin down, but undoubtedly include the pressure t...
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  • How to Survive the Exam Season
    Posted in the Head Mistress's Blog on 08.05.2018
    As the exam season rapidly approaches for Year 11 and Year 13 students across the country, our own UVs are already on exam leave, and in some households, stress levels are rising and nerves fraying....
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  • Finding education's sweetspot
    Posted in the Head Mistress's Blog on 15.03.2018
    Mrs Hanbury wants Sixth Formers to leave school as well-rounded individuals with a strong sense of themselves. Read Mrs Hanbury's article which was first published in The Week Independent Schools Guide Spring/Summer 2018. ...
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  • Pre-teens need help to develop social media resilience
    Posted in the Head Mistress's Blog on 09.02.2018
    A recent study for the Children’s Commissioner looked at the impact of social media on 11 and 12 year olds as they move into senior school. The children were described as “falling off a cliff edge”: suddenly having access to new phones and new techno...
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  • Building Confidence and Resilience
    Posted in the Head Mistress's Blog on 02.11.2017
    I am minded to write about this subject again, given the recent article in the Telegraph, where Lauren Child, the Children’s Laureate, stated the importance of allowing children to get on with their lives without being micro-managed by parents or tea...
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