Principal’s Reflections

Here you can find reflections and opinions from our Principal, Eve Jardine-Young.

Many of these reflections were originally published in her capacity as a Huffington Post Blogger

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Empowering The Next Generation Of Women

25 November 2016 Originally published on The Huffington Post. Empowered women can change the world. From the first woman who declined to say ‘obey’ in her wedding vows to the first female President of the Royal College of Surgeons, women are achieving personal and p...
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Women In Engineering Day: Forging a Pathway for Girls in STEM

24 June 2016 Originally published on The Huffington Post. ‘Creative’, ‘inspiring’, ‘exciting’ and ‘fantastic’ - just some of responses from Year 7 girls when they were asked to sum up what engineering means to them. So with such passion for STEM subjects at an ea...
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Single-Sex or Co-Educational - Which Offers the Best Preparation for ‘Real Life’?

9 May 2016 Originally published on The Huffington Post. Decisions about education are some of the most important choices that parents and children have to make. There is certainly not a one-size-fits-all solution and these choices should be informed by a child’...
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Why Student Wellbeing Is as Important as Academic Achievement

19 February 2016 Originally published on The Huffington Post. Our children are our most loved and precious resource, and often our joy, purpose and renewal comes from our dealings with them. Sometimes they make us frustrated and occasionally even desperate but usuall...
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A reciprocal approach to learning for a new generation

1 July 2015 First published on the GSA website. Let’s start with the basics. Our children are our most loved and precious resource. This is not just because without them we’d be joining the long list of extinct species, but because a disproportionately large amo...
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Gathering STEAM!

23 June 2015 Having originally trained as a structural engineer with Ove Arup before moving into teaching, I know there is a great deal to be excited about regarding new and currently unimagined careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (ST...
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LESS FORMAL HOMEWORK BUT NOT LESS LEARNING

8 June 2015 Lead editorial, The Times, 6th June 2015The Principal's interview with The Times was published on Saturday 6th June 2015. The headline about homework being banned was not entirely accurate. As part of our overall review of teaching and learning at Co...
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FINDING A VOICE - Encouraging pupil-led initiatives

10 March 2015 Alongside the routine cyclical Spring term events such as mock exams, the early weeks of this particular term have proved to be lively ones in College for us as a community. I am delighted to see various pupil-led initiatives coming to fruition. Satu...
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