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Teaching

The growth of STEM

Dr John Newton, Head of Taunton School in Somerset, argues for the increasing importance of ST...

Teaching

Reading between the lines

Rhythm for Reading uses rhythm-based activities to enhance children'™s reading skills. Natalie...

Facilities & buildings

The dangers of asbestos in schools

Recent reflection over a worrying case sees Craig Evans of UKATA offer his advice to schools o...

Catering & hospitality

The art of buying food

Knowledge is power when it comes to smart purchasing of school food, says Graeme White, purcha...

School life

The vexed generation

Sophie Harrison explores the personal altruism, social anxieties and political antipathy of 'G...

Teaching

Spreading le word

Tonbridge School student Liam Porritt explains the pitfalls and pleasures of writing and publi...

Sports & Leisure

Summer blues

John Claughton, Chief Master of King Edward's School, Birmingham, warns against the marginalis...

Teaching

Jane! Charles! Welcome back!

Hilary Moriarty, national director of the BSA, welcomes Michael Gove's proposed changes to the...

Law, finance, HR

Best policy

Don't make insurance exciting, avoid costly mistakes at renewal, advises Martin Linaker of Ova...

Law, finance, HR

The importance of data protection

If a school gets its data protection policies wrong the consequences can be unpleasant and rep...

School life

Inspiring career advice

Can the independent sector support state schools to deliver more effective careers guidance? a...

School life

Passing on the message

Badminton School is taking a pioneering approach to encouraging more girls to study science, s...

Law, finance, HR

Safety first

Legal advice: changes and main points of interest in the Government's '€˜Keeping Children Safe...

Teaching

Education, education, education. . .

Hilary Moriarty reflects on the perils of allowing grades to have become overwhelmingly import...

Teaching

If at first you don'€™t succeed...

When educating girls, encouraging perseverance is essential, says Helen Jeys, Deputy Headmistr...

People, policy, politics

Crisis? What crisis?

Charlie Vavasour from Quantum Public Relations believes schools can do more to prepare for the...

School life

Don't judge a book by its cover

Keir McDonald MBE, MD of Educare, on how poor body image can affect young people'€™s ability t...

Teaching

Does your finance system fit your school?

Julie Booth, head of SIMS Independent, explains why flexibility is vital when choosing the rig...

Teaching

A question of degree

Advising students on which universities to apply to is one of the most rewarding aspects of a ...

Teaching

Get your head down!

Getting enough sleep in the run-up to exams is just as critical as revision. James Righetti ex...

People, policy, politics

All change

Independent schools need to ensure they don't fall foul of the new regulations governing the p...

Law, finance, HR

Supply and demand

Supply teachers often find it difficult to know how best to manage their financial affairs. Be...

Law, finance, HR

International protection

Overseas projects can be risky, but schools can manage them successfully if they adopt the rig...

Teaching

Born great?

The people we choose to be our heroes may not always be the ideal role models we think they ar...

Teaching

The psychology of revision

Established revision habits may be of comfort, but they can do more harm than good, argues Mur...

Teaching

Showing true grit

Helen Jeys believes that building resilience and perseverance are as important for girls as ge...

Teaching

Finding a common language

Sally Wells, managing director of Thomas Education, explains why psychometric assessments are ...

Technology

Phreaking - don't be a victim

What is phreaking? And what precautions can your school take to protect themselves from fallin...

Teaching

Don't get lost in translation

EFL teachers are often undervalued, but they can play a vital role in the life of any independ...

Sustainability

Don'™t get your fingers burnt

Schools, universities and colleges which are approached with offers of a free biomass boiler a...

School life

All in the timing

A balanced revision study timetable helps school students continue to enjoy good times as well...

Law, finance, HR

Access all areas

Tracey Eldridge-Hinmers on schools' requirements to have an accessibility plan to ensure the n...

Teaching

Because it's worth it!

A good education costs more than ever and independent schools need to show that they offer val...

Teaching

Crossing the gender divide

More girls need to be encouraged to study science subjects, says Helen Jeys, deputy headmistre...

School life

What has your child learned at school?

Julie Booth, Head of independent schools at SIMS Independent, discusses what constitutes a goo...

Technology

The BYOD Club

Being England's oldest Catholic school doesn't stop St Edmund's College from being forward thi...

Sports & Leisure

Good sports

John Claughton, Chief Master of King Edward's School, Birmingham, reflects on the important ro...

Events

Enhance learning with tablet tech

Rebecca Paddick reports from the first School Leaders Summit panel discussion at the Education...

Teaching

Education Show opens in Birmingham

Rebecca Paddick arrives at the NEC in Birmingham with a plan to head straight to the new edtec...

Technology

Managing an online environment

Jonathan Valentine, MD at e-safety software specialist Impero, discusses how schools can prope...