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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...

Law, finance, HR

Take cover

Chris Coomber explains why the traditional approach to buy insurance doesn't fit the needs of ...

Teaching

10 great sites and apps for schools

Holly Seddon (pictured) and Laura Celada from Quibly share 10 of the best and most popular app...

Technology

Don'™t tempt me!

Pupils preparing for exams should treat social media as a useful revision aid rather than a ti...

Teaching

Don'™t tempt me!

Pupils preparing for exams should treat social media as a useful revision aid rather than a ti...

School life

Managing allegations

Independent schools have seen a rise in historic abuse claims since Operation Yewtree. Tabitha...

Teaching

Ladies Day at the Boys'™ Club

Tamara Pearson, Junior School deputy head at Burgess Hill School for Girls, on one of the down...

Teaching

Now you’re talking

Does learning foreign languages matter anymore, now that the whole world wants to speak Englis...

Teaching

The art of failure

Should we teach girls how to fail? Absolutely, argues Helen Jeys, deputy headmistress at Manch...

Sustainability

What a waste

Pete Bramhall explains why now is a good time for schools to review their waste disposal and r...

Teaching

Cashless students

Chris Lyons, Managing Director at Systopia, discusses the benefits of cashless payment for stu...

Events

This year's Bett: the best yet

Rebecca Paddick took a trip to the ExCel London, where this year's Bett show celebrated it's 3...

Technology

Flipped learning: From cynic to believer

Penny Humm, a physics teacher at Bellerbys College Cambridge, puts flipped learning to the tes...

Teaching

Praise be!

Should girls be encouraged to celebrate their achievements openly? Deputy head at Manchester H...

Law, finance, HR

Time to review your pay policy?

Changes in the maintained sector could lead to more and more independent schools introducing p...

Teaching

A guide to the new computing curriculum

From using computers to understanding how they work, Rebecca Paddick explains all about this y...

Events

Tech trends at BETT 2014

Casio's Gemma Platt looks at the technology trends at BETT 2014, and explains how to make the ...

Law, finance, HR

God bless the bursar!

One of the central players in the commercial success of any independent school is its bursar, ...

Teaching

Character counts

Julie Booth, head of SIMS Independent, on how schools can inspire children to improve their ch...

Technology

Preventing online risks

A realistic approach to monitoring what students are up to online can be more effective in hel...

Teaching

Managing change

Neil Mason, director of studies at Taunton School, describes his role -€“ and how it'€™s chang...

Teaching

The ties that bind us

Whether your child loves it or hates it, school uniform can bring a sense of allegiance and be...

Teaching

A proper examination

The introduction of exam-centric GCSEs presents teachers and pupils with an opportunity, write...

Teaching

Hitting the right note

Caroline Crabbe, General Manager at Jo Jingles, believes that music and movement are absolutel...

Teaching

Tomorrow's world

Deputy Head at Sevenoaks School, explains why it's important that independent schools provide...