It feels good to be back after a restful winter break, full of energy and positivity for the term ahead. In this week’s staff briefings and School assembly I focused on what it means to be part of the Mill Hill Community and the importance of striving to be the very best version of yourself. We certainly pride ourselves on being an inclusive community and I am excited to see how this manifests over the next few months; the pupils certainly never cease to amaze me with their random acts of kindness.
The main message I relayed to the pupils in the assembly was to remind them of the need to be kind and considerate to each other and to go out of their way to support others when they may need help. The School has always taken a strong stance against bullying, both in terms of dealing with reported incidents but also putting in place preventative measures and setting expectations for excellent behaviour. I also explained to the pupils how we go about looking into incidents of reported unkindness or bullying, stressing the importance of addressing issues quickly, sensitively and proportionately. The clear message therefore was that we all have a part to play in ensuring that we remain a strong, inclusive community based on a framework of mutual respect, trust and understanding of which we can be rightly proud.
Jane Sanchez– Principal Deputy Head