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People, policy, politics

Girls' Schools Association appoints new chief executive

Vivienne Durham will join GSA as its new chief executive from August 2017

Excellent result for Shrewsbury School

The school is celebrating their inspection results, having been assessed as 'excellent'

Independent and state school partnerships reach new high

175,000 state pupils are currently benefiting from 10,000 different partnerships reveals Indep...

Wellingborough appoints new Headmaster

Andrew Holman will take on his new role in January 2018

Wolverhampton Grammar School 'Excellent' in all areas

Inspectors said that it is a school where 'the quality of pupils' academic and other achieveme...

Truro School sixth former offered dream job at Social Chain

Truro School reveal one of their pupils has been offered a job at Europe?s largest social medi...

3 in 5 in favour of creating 10K free places at independents

The 'Free to Families' scheme would provide up to 10,000 free places for children from low inc...

The world of alternative facts

Kathryn Bell, Headteacher at Burgess Hill Girls, looks at why data in league tables can be mis...

What's it like being head at Alderley Edge School for Girls?

Helen Jeys reflects on her first six months as headmistress at Alderley Edge School for Girls

A new chapter for Rydal Penrhos

Simon Smith, Headmaster at Rydal Penrhos, reflects on his first term and what it's like to li...

GDPR:  Are you ready?

Steve Nelson, Operations Director at Calibre Secured Networks, explains how the GDPR will chan...

New Head of Dragon appointed

The Dragon School welcomes new headmaster, Crispin Hyde-Dunn

Water deregulation: Giving schools a choice

From 1st April, educational institutions will be free to make change to their water supply pac...

Dover College gets full marks in inspection

The headmaster says the school's 'root and branch' review of policy is to thank for the positi...

Oasis Academy and Colston pupil offered a place at Oxford

Weronika Razmus has been offered a place to study chemistry at Oxford University, only six yea...

Reigate Grammar headteacher named HMC chair for 2018-19

Shaun Fenton will be chair of the association after spending most of his career in the state s...

2017 Spring Budget and Education

This Budget goes some way to helping more young people find a way into the labour market, but ...

Rye St Antony Prep School awarded IAPS accreditation

The Association represents more than 650 preparatory schools in the UK and abroad

Trio of top appointments for Withington Girls' School

Withington Girls' School welcomes three new internal appointments to the school's management t...

Instilling Yorkshire Grit

Charles Ellison, Headmaster of Scarborough College, discusses why everyone should embrace the...

Baroness Chakrabarti CBE inspires Cheadle Hulme School

Students at Cheadle Hulme School were encouraged to stand up for what they believe in with a v...

Sixth former visits 10 Downing Street

The Conservative lower-sixth student has wanted to get into politics since he was 10

Plymouth College appoints Robin Armayan as Swimming Director

Robin taught at the Poole Swimming Club and was selected as a GB coach for the Fina Junior Swi...

New Registrar for St Albans

St Albans School appoints Mel Davey as Registrar

King Edward's Witley Treasurer new City of London Sheriff

Former King Edward's Witley Treasurer & Governor, Peter Estlin, appointed Sheriff of the City ...

ISI awards St Helen's School Northwood outstanding

The school was particularly praised for promoting social responsibility in its pupils

St Mary's School Headmistress starts role as GSA President

Charlotte Avery has taken over as 2017 President of the Girls' Schools Association

The landscape of teaching in the UK

A Star Teachers look at teaching in the UK to establish whether there is a teacher recruitment...

Keeping up with Kyran

Kyran Bracken at St Albans School, discusses his new role and his hopes to have a positive imp...

New year, new career?

Although many are considering a teaching career, the NAHT says the government needs to do more...

Head of Didcot Girls' School joins The Smallpeice Trust

Rachael Warwick has been appointed to the Trust's Board of Trustees

It's not about the money

In a world run by money, Hilary Moriarty discusses how to keep talented teachers in the classr...

HMC welcomes lower entrance grades for disadvantaged pupils

HMC responds to Bristol University offering lower entrance grades to disadvantaged pupils

Are Ofsted's recent safeguarding changes correct?

Barry Richardson, Creative Director at The Worrinots, analyses Ofsted's latest policies and pr...

Headteachers warn exam results are not fair to all pupils

Ofqual say that challenges to grades have fallen but HMC and NAHT advise that this doesn't mea...

New Head appointed at St George's School for Girls

New Head, Alex Hems has spent 20 years working in leading girls' schools

10,000 free new independent school places

Joint funding means that new school places could be created every year

Uncertainty ahead

Matthew Burgess reviews how 2016 has impacted independent schools and what can be expected in ...

Present perfect?

Steve Wright asks five key figures from the independent school sector for their thoughts on th...

The world of HMC

Mike Buchanan, HMC Chair & Headmaster of Ashford School, discusses what is currently happening...