Principal's assembly 2 December 2019

At some point in History or RS lessons, you will have learnt about the dangers of stereotyping groups of people. This attitude over-generalises about different sectors of society, making the lazy assumption that “they are all the same”. The danger is that this then prejudices our approach to individuals within those groups.

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Mock Election

In the late 1950s, a young man looked down on the plains of Kenya and thought there must be more to life. It’s not that there was anything wrong with his life – herding goats – but there were so many things that needed fixing in his country.

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An old man is teaching his grandson about life

“A fight is going on inside me”, he explains to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, arrogance, self-pity, resentment and ego.

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Fulneck School Community Events

Last weekend we saw a start to our ‘contributing to the community’ primary school event. Thirty five primary school children attended our science of survival event which was hosted at Fulneck School.

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Remembrance Day 2019

John Amos Comenius was a 17th century educational pioneer, theologian and Bishop of the Moravian Church. Known as the father of modern education, Comenius argued for equality in school provision: that both boys and girls should be educated – not a common position to hold in his lifetime – as well as poor children.

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Lessons from the Kalenjin

It’s far too long ago for any of you to remember, but Peter Sissons was a BBC journalist and newsreader. He retired back in 2009, having hosted Question Time, presented the 10 o’clock news and, perhaps most famously, received death threats following an interview with the Iranian ambassador about Salman Rushdie.

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Human nature

Even if we disagree about everything, we can still be kind to each other.

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Introducing positive mindsets

How many of you are aware of the exploits of Jaden Ashman? Jaden has just gone back to school having won £1m coming second in the Fortnite World Cup. I’m sure you expect me to have nothing positive to say about this!

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Remembering 9/11

Do you remember where you were when …? This is a question you will have been asked or you are going to be asked at some point in the future

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Time to be a better version of ourselves

Welcome back everyone! A particularly warm welcome to all our new pupils. We have people starting in every year from Year 7 to the Upper Sixth. Wherever you were before today, as far as I am concerned, you are now all “Fulneck”.

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GCSE Results Day 2019

It has been another year of academic success at Fulneck School, with the pupils’ “Work hard, be kind” ethos seeing them rewarded with some excellent results.

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2019 A Level Exam Success

Under the newly reformed post-16 qualifications, excellent results require a combination of sound work ethic from the students, dedication from the teachers and support from parents.

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Principal's Speech Day Address 2019

Last week we were joined by parents, governors and friends of the school to celebrate the successes of our students. Read the Principals full address here.

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Principal's assembly 11th June 2019

So far this year, our teachers have awarded 103 Commendations for displays of these 5 key attributes? Don’t waste the last month of term. What can you do in the next four weeks to add one to your achievements this year?

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Principal's assembly 7th May 2019

Investing in experiences will bring you greater happiness than a new car. If you have to buy “stuff”, buy it for someone else, also proven to make you happier by the end of the day.

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Principal's assembly 30th April 2019

What does it mean to be happy? What if there is a link between your happiness and performance at school? And what if we are able to improve that level, even if only by a few percent?

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Principal's assembly 19th March 2019

“Whilst we celebrate our diversity, what surprises me time and time again is that we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.”

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Principal’s Assembly 12 Feb 2019

When Leah Barrow, the GB 800 metre runner, visited us last month, she mentioned that her inspiration had been a lady called Kelly Holmes, but didn’t really say why Dame Kelly had been so inspirational. Indeed, Kelly’s greatest achievement, writing herself into the history books, happened almost 15 years ago so I thought I would start today by explaining what a remarkable lady she is.

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