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  • 16/10/2019
    Leadership: oracy or empathy?

    Earlier this month, I attended the annual HMC conference. This group, of which AKS is a member, comprises the UK’s leading 250 or so independent schools, plus a number of British schools across the world. Inevitably, the political and economic issues impacting the independent sector – from the threat of outright abolition, or the imposition of VAT on school fees, as well as Brexit and broader volatility across the world – formed a major theme. Alongside that, the nature of leadership and how we prepare our young people to engage with the uncertainties facing us all were key areas of

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  • 13/11/2019
    Auschwitz Trip, 2019

    Student Blog by Samuel, Year 12. The trip to Auschwitz was something. It was powerful; it was memorable; it was horrifying, and it was pensive. To sum up the trip in a single word would be difficult – impossible, even – because nobody who sat down on that coach at two in the morning on the 4th July truly had the same experience. The trip to Auschwitz was not simply a trip to Auschwitz. It was an experience of Krakow; of the impacts the events of the Holocaust had on the minds of the people, the lives of the people,

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  • 29/09/2019
    Lasting impact of the Round Square Conference 2018

    To coincide with the 2019 Round Square Conference in India, Emily from Year 13 reflects on the lasting impact that last year’s conference in Canada had on her. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost been one year since myself and six other girls in the current Year 13 attended the incredible Round Square International Conference in Canada, and reflecting upon our experience, we realised that after being inspired by the thought provoking speakers, interesting people that we met and being pushed out of our comfort zone, we all returned from the trip filled with ideas on how we could

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