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Technology

We're in the hands of Generation Tech

The age-old excuse of 'the dog ate my homework' has been replaced by 'my computer crashed', sa...

Teaching

Too much pressure

Mayfield School headmistress Antonia Beary warns against schools becoming little more than aca...

Teaching

Social media - friend or foe?

Let's not underestimate the importance children place on instant messages, profile updates and...

Teaching

Head's tales

Dame Sally Coates on how strong schools begin with strong leaders

Technology

Global gaming

Despite there being around 200 million gamers in China, 'gamification' has not yet made it int...

Technology

Each to their own

Students can set their own personalised learning targets with a tablet, says Helen Bradford-Ke...

International

Meeting global demands

Teaching overseas presents both opportunities and challenges, writes Maureen Lacey

Teaching

Recognising merit

Taking an innovative approach to rewards systems and school reports can help motivate children...

Catering & hospitality

A taste of home

Sue Parfett from the Brookwood Partnership asks if a British education also means having to ha...

Law, finance, HR

Sporting chances

Lawyer Iain Campbell explores a school's legal responsibilities when it comes to high-risk spo...

Teaching

Hot showers or Shakespeare?

If we want more young people to study it, it's time to put the glamour back into engineering, ...

Law, finance, HR

Anything to declare?

Lawyer Alice Reeve explains how the childcare disqualification regulations may affect your sch...

Teaching

Into the headmaster's study

The recently appointed new headmaster of Taunton School, Lee Glaser, reflects on his experienc...

Technology

Consider your options

When it comes to implementing 1:1 tablet schemes in schools, there is no one-size-fits-all mod...

Teaching

Heading west

Andrew Tardios, St John's Prep & Senior School Head, looks at the reasons behind the recent in...

Teaching

Making the right choices

Susan Gorham ponders the question of subject selection ahead of impending changes to GCSE and ...

Teaching

The gender agenda

Helen Jeys, Deputy Head at Manchester High School for Girls, asks if single-sex education real...

Technology

1:1 transforming education

1:1 schemes encourage schools to think independently about their technology estates, says Dale...

Technology

The rise of the e-parent

Julie Booth, head of SIMS Independent, explains how you can use technology to keep parents inf...

Technology

How to use Wi-Fi to improve the teaching experience

The right wireless network has become the most critical component to help teachers do their jo...

Technology

What tech do teachers really need?

By Freddy May, Co-founder of Codio, the cloud-based platform for teaching coding in schools

Technology

Independent learning

One device per pupil allows learning situations that, previously, wouldn't have existed, says ...

Facilities & buildings

Interim solutions

Robert Snook looks at how modular buildings can help schools address the shortage of school pl...

Technology

Going for 1:1

Mary Palmer from research charity Tablets for Schools answers some common questions about 1:1 ...

People, policy, politics

Questions of governance

School governors need a good understanding of what their role entails, says Farlington School'...

Law, finance, HR

Responsibilities shift in H&S

Louise Hosking looks at the implications for schools of new regulations covering on-site safet...

Facilities & buildings

Keeping asbestos under control

Detecting the presence of asbestos in school buildings needn't be a cause for alarm, says Mich...

Teaching

Are we giving students the right skills for the future?

Professor Sa'ad Medhat, CEO at The Innovation Institute (NEF), explores the issues

Technology

Asset stripping

Hugh Bessant has some advice for schools wanting to dispose of their unwanted or out-of-date I...

People, policy, politics

Goodbye paperwork!

Tony Reissner explains how and why school offices might set about switching to an electronic d...

Catering & hospitality

Food for thought

Ronan Harte, Holroyd Howe MD, discusses the role food can play in the future of independent sc...

Sustainability

A long-term engagement

It's one thing for a school to have a policy on sustainability, but it can be quite another to...

Law, finance, HR

This is getting serious

Independent schools need to be fully aware of the Charity Commission's policy on reporting ser...

Facilities & buildings

Attracting high-flyers

A school's buildings play an important role in defining its brand identity, says Martin Hayday...

Catering & hospitality

Insight from the experts, part 6

Where food is concerned, there's more to sustainability than local sourcing, says Sue Parfett ...

People, policy, politics

Cooperation, not combat

Shrewsbury High School head Michael Getty on the importance of links between independent schoo...

Teaching

The gift of tongues

Learning to speak another language may be hard, but it has long-lasting benefits, says Hilary ...

Teaching

Mental health matters

How can schools help young people stay mentally healthy? Helen Jeys examines some of the optio...

People, policy, politics

Safety during a firefighters' strike

Schools and businesses should prepare for a firefighters' strike, advises health-and-safety co...

People, policy, politics

Fit to govern

Dr Tim Miller explains the importance of school governors and how governance systems work in t...