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School life

Prevention is better than cure

When devising their marketing strategies, schools need to think carefully about the legal rami...

School life

Only connect?

Making connections is all important, but so too is knowing exactly when to make them, says Hil...

School life

It's not just for mums!

Want to encourage more men to join your school's parent teacher association? Geeta Parekh has ...

International

International all the way

The benefits of a global education are huge says Professor Christina Slade, Vice-Chancellor at...

Facilities & buildings

Creative space for discerning students

Ben Berry, founder of The StudyBed Company, discusses innovative design solutions to maximise ...

Technology

Finnish lessons

Despite advances in technology, inspirational teachers remain the key to providing a first-cla...

School life

Moving on up

A child's transition from primary to secondary school needn't be a time of anxiety and trepida...

Technology

Hard truth to swallow

Jon Valentine, CEO of Impero Software, explains why tablet computers could be harming kids' em...

Technology

Could you be a Digital Leader?

Digital leaders at your school: empowering pupils and promoting potential. Poppy Gibson explai...

Sports & Leisure

Running start

Baroness Campbell of Loughborough argues for the crucial importance of quality early-years phy...

Technology

An IT phenomenon

Toby Skerritt, Head of Consultancy Services, Foundation IT, explains all about Virtual Desktop...

School life

Abroad approach

Integrating overseas students into UK school life can be a challenge. Ted Underwood has some s...

School life

Binge drinking: the challenges

CharlieB offers some advice around the controversial issue of binge drinking in independent s...

Law, finance, HR

I'™ll vouch for that

Gift cards and vouchers can be a great way to motivate and reward your hard-working staff, as ...

Law, finance, HR

Supply and demand

Lawyer Oliver Pool looks at the issues schools should bear in mind when negotiating and runnin...

School life

Go, Voyager

Hilary Moriarty welcomes changes to boarding school culture which mean that parent/child separ...

Catering & hospitality

Insight from the experts

Food for thought from Sue Parfett, 2014 Food Service Catey winner and Managing Partner of educ...

Technology

Stand out from the crowd

Engaging with your stakeholders and ensuring you are the first choice for parents and students...

School life

Fringe benefits

Peter Bird outlines the risks and rewards of performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the ...

School life

Home and away

Toby Belfield explains how his school continues to run smoothly while he is recruiting student...

Teaching

Bac to the future

Some UK universities are recognising the value of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with...

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 ...