Headteacher’s SMSC Weekly Topic
The discovery of the structure of DNA was one of the most important scientific achievements in human history. The now-famous double helix is almost synonymous with Watson and Crick, two of the scientists who won the Nobel prize for figuring it out. But there’s another name you may not know: Rosalind Franklin. She was a very brilliant scientist who, because she was a woman, was not acknowledged as playing an important role in the discovery. We’ve named one of our tutor groups after her to ensure that her name and story is not forgotten, and to emphasise that treating everyone as important is a key value of the school.
About the Headteacher's SMSC Weekly Topic
Each week Dr Marshall leads the school in a broad range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural topics
The focus in the school is learning and with it the working principle that all students can learn so long as they are prepared to work hard and relish a challenge. The videos on the site are brief introductions to some of the world’s greatest thinkers, people who we hope will inspire our own students’ ambitions.