Introducing the book, Breakdown and Repair, a gripping, if harrowing story of coping with mental illness.
From quiet contemplations on the sidelines to the language of everyday interaction; when we choose to speak – and when we don’t - and what we choose to say, is powerful.
The importance of setting up systems universal enough for everyday clarity, but flexible enough for individuals to flourish.
As we start a new school year, we remember the importance of community and sharing the same values and rules.
Never forget the good fortune you have had, and be ready in your turn to give back.
Our vision is to provide an inclusive and nurturing environment that inspires our pupils to be resilient and independent learners, who develop a lifelong passion for physical activity.
Lower Sixth Formers and brothers, Hasan and Hussain Zaidi, share their experiences as part of the long standing Young Reporters Scheme in this guest blog.
Activities beyond the syllabus help us to get out of our comfort zones, learn new things, learn from failure, learn to work with others, and learn about ourselves.
How we present ourselves is a contract, a courtesy, whereby we say ‘I am respecting the occasion, and others, by sticking to some unwritten - or written - rules’.
A busy week of fixtures, some visits from next year's joiners and the re-start of WAVPA is a step towards 'the new normal'.
Shifting the sense of looking inwards to help students be outward-looking.
Our determined plan for next term brings back as much as possible of our flagship events, challenges, fixtures and performances.
This week’s press has highlighted problems in schools around attitudes
Guest Blog by Arjun Gobiraj, School Vice Captain.
Excitement no doubt, tempered by calm and sensible caution, but the sense of optimism is tangible...
Perhaps we will return with even stronger values – a sense of the need we have for each other, of the needs of others, and of the importance of giving back.
We need broad understanding of human behaviour, emotions, thought and purpose
Some boys in all years are discovering subjects and passions they had never been able to.
We must coax children to look at the better times ahead.
Our students deserve every congratulation, and every plaudit they’d have had in person in a normal year.
Remote interviewing and learning has been met with optimism and good will by parents and pupils alike.
If ten year-olds can turn up to do entrance exams after the turmoil they have had this year, and they can be organised in the middle of winter, it can be done nationally...
Hunkering in to a small community is not the right long-term attitude.
The House Drama competition, ingeniously transferred to film, provided something of that magic.
We are continuing to find ways of keeping that spirit alive in school
We have a long, tough winter ahead and we will be here for you.
Giving forward means taking a gift and making the world better for those who come after.
The tiny silver lining that students were bound to get better at independent learning.
This week's blog is kindly contributed by School Captain Gus Bradford.
The spirit of keeping on going.
We should not forget the significance of this day as we welcome back all our pupils.
Gracious U-turn by Ofqual is the fairest approach for this year's leavers and their families.
School Captain 2019-20, Zain Peerbhoy shares his experiences as a volunteer for the Whitgift Community Summer School.
Some heartfelt words from Mrs Bedford, Head of Upper Sixth, to the Class of 2020 who graduated this week.
We look forward to hopefully reopening the School to ALL pupils.
Whitgift welcomed our Fourth Form and Lower Sixth Formers to our Covid-19 secure site.
Asking 'what can regular people like us do to prevent that kind of thing happening again?'
Exploring how communities find ways of being together if they are strong.
"We have a unique chance to force change, we shouldn’t let the opportunity pass."
Our Student Leadership Team 2020 share their reflections from the past year and how their experiences have impacted them.
Part of a video message from the Headmaster to students.
Social distancing has taught us the importance of collaboration and how it can affect our future.
Embracing our current circumstances by trying something new.
These are the times that make us as people and we will emerge strong and united from this time.
This week's blog is kindly contributed by School Vice Captain Max Ronte.
Education develops the skills and attitudes required to succeed.
Creativity is one of the essential humanising characteristics.
This blog was kindly contributed by Max Cooper, Deputy Vice Captain.
How students leave a legacy.
Preparing students for their path in life.
Whitgift's 10 reasons to be cheerful this term.
The balance between individual and team.
Engendering team spirit and fostering dedication.
This part of the half term is hard work, so remember to stop and think.
This blog was kindly contributed by Zain Peerbhoy, School Captain.
Black Alumni of Whitgift School (BAWS) brings together alumni and students to support each other and celebrate achievement
University should encourage students to treat each other equally, to have equal respect for others' views.
Our boys get a lot out of helping other people.
Our School community pull together on a sunny Saturday.
Helping Whitgiftians think early about their place in the world.
Looking to the year ahead.