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02/10/22

Good luck to Mr Doussoux and all the other runners taking part in today’s London Marathon. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the rain eases off, and that you have a great time. https://t.co/4f2OfhXXKx

30/09/22

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30/09/22

Year 2 Parents: Join our school tours or view an online tour: https://t.co/mZi3cnAv8V We look forward to welcoming you to our school, where every child is valued as a unique individual. https://t.co/uCo9Z1ln7B

30/09/22

Thank you to all those who came to the second school tour today. We hope to see lots of you next year! https://t.co/mGyRUVYFnX

30/09/22

While some savings will need to be made, we will ensure that essential needs are met – schools will be heated during the winter, necessary resources will be purchased and our staff teams valued. Read more....https://t.co/7eFTxcBHyK https://t.co/jYgsBjg5Qo

30/09/22

KS1 potter sports are underway! https://t.co/UE45OEWXpU

30/09/22

We had a fantastic inaugural inter-house sports day yesterday. Everyone got involved in the football and dodgeball competitions. Congratulations to Crown House on their victory! 👑 https://t.co/AB2C20HATh

30/09/22

KS2 Potted Sports in full flow. Which house will claim the first cup of the school year?

30/09/22

3CD have had a morning of fluency maths; adding hundreds, tens and ones, using the smaller and greater than signs to compare 3 digit numbers and adding 50’s and 5’s https://t.co/sVlLiL9rrU

30/09/22

Some impressive Blitz inspired artwork by . We were concentrating on how to use charcoal to create mood and atmosphere. https://t.co/HS4Or2fMQb

29/09/22

Super news, Tegan! 👏🏻 https://t.co/tqFXd1pcAn

29/09/22

Retweeted From George Abbot School

Day 1 of open morning tours, a real pleasure to show 150 prospective parents around our wonderful school! 4 to go 😅 https://t.co/kkthTa5WBq

29/09/22

Retweeted From Fullbrook

The have webinars to help parents/carers support their children. Supporting Your Child's Wellbeing & Mental Health - Tues 11 Oct https://t.co/xd5wbX2qMP Supporting Your Child Through Y10 & 11 - Thurs 3 Nov https://t.co/IyMpZ0OHUS

29/09/22

Retweeted From George Abbot PE Dept

Another busy afternoon... Y10 boys rugby lost a tough game to and drop into the Nat bowl competition 🏉 both Y7 and Y8 boys football progress into R2 of the Nat cup after a wins v Christs and R Challenor ⚽👍

29/09/22

Retweeted From The Sixth Form at George Abbot

We are really looking forward to welcoming our first cricket scholars next September. Hugely exciting times at GA! 🏏 https://t.co/tHHW7eXowJ

29/09/22

We are looking forward to our second open morning of five! Please arrive in plenty of time for the Headteacher’s talk at 8.50am tomorrow morning https://t.co/uLTPZOt0Pq

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Strive for balance in your life

16th June 2022

Looking back, 1992 felt like a time of hope. Three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and with Glasnost and Perestroika thawing cold-war relationships, the soundtrack of that year was Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.” Unashamedly brash and optimistic, Whitney’s remarkable and unrestrained vocals acted as a perfect counterpoint to some of the earlier, darker pessimism of the 60s and 70s.

For me, professionally, it was also a time of excitement and challenge. A year before, I had been appointed to the role of deputy headteacher at The Magna Carta School in Staines. My first responsibility had been school discipline. For the next year, I was the corridor-walker, a fetcher-from-lessons, the one making difficult phone calls, who prosecuted at exclusion meetings. However, by 1992, my role provided me with opportunities to be more creative – I produced the first ever school magazine, “A Quarter Past the Witching Hour”, hot-housed a group of students to audition for the National Youth Theatre and directed a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. It was fun and it was fulfilling. Seeing those young people develop their sense of self-belief is how I feel today when the peonies bloom in the early warmth of a summer sun.

An activity I particularly enjoyed involved bringing in a professional poet to work with groups of students. Part of my reward would be to write with the students and to receive the same challenge and support as they were from an expert in the craft. Recently, I discovered a poem that I’d written at the time. It was about watching my five-year-old daughter, Charlie, in her first nativity play. She was playing the part of Mary (magnificently!) and the poem went on to express the vulnerability we can feel as parents: the desire we have to protect our children for the rest of their lives: and the impossibility of actually fulfilling this.

However, the sting in the tail is that my recollection of Charlie and the nativity play – the inspiration for my poem - was based on wishful thinking. What I had actually seen was a film of Charlie captured on another parent’s video camera. I wasn’t there because I was busy being a deputy. And what I now understand is the blindingly obvious: that there would never be another first nativity for Charlie.

So, bearing in mind that this is my final go at writing for this bulletin, I’d like to offer you the wise words of a former Coca-Cola CEO, Bryan Dyson :

“Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them work, family, health, friends and spirit and you are keeping all of these in the air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family, friends, health and spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.”

Graham Tuck, Director of Secondary Education, Learning Partners

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