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Hilary Moriarty says minimalism is key to looking the part as a leader

DfE announces character education funding

Applications open for character grants worth £6 million, aimed at schools promoting traits suc...

Ofqual clamps down on re-marks

New rules from exam regulator say marks should not be changed unless there is 'clear marking e...

Have faith

Richard Morse, new Chairman of Woodard Schools, tells us about his vision for the future

NAHT writes open letter to Nicky Morgan on assessment

School leaders' union calls for changes to primary assessment system in new letter following S...

All change for QEH

Bristol's last boys' school is to take girls into the sixth form from 2017. Headmaster Stephen...

New head appointed at Saint Felix

James Harrison, new head of Saint Felix School, aims to merge modern education with tradition ...

Woodard Schools appoints new chairman

Richard Morse to lead board of Woodard Corporation, which runs 47 schools across the UK

Student choice at top of the agenda

Latest higher education white paper champions new teaching framework and sanctions new univer...

Who do you think you are?

Dr Helen Stringer looks at the notion of identity for young people

Women and the education pay gap

Randstad report says despite making up three-quarters of the workforce, women's pay, retention...

New Headmistress for Farnborough Hill

Alexandra Neil to take over as head at Farnborough from September

Government opens consultation on teacher disqualification

Rules around disqualifying teachers who live with an offender under consultation until 1 July

The future of boarding

As the BSA celebrates its Golden Jubilee, honorary president Tony Little talks to Independent ...

You don't say!

Hilary Moriarty is all for handing out more compliments

Kelvinside Academy appoints world's youngest HMC Rector

Ian Munro is now the youngest of more than 300 HMC rectors across the globe, at 34

ISC Census 2016: Independent schools weather the storm

This year's ISC census shows the sector has returned to pre-recession strength with record pup...

How can private schools get involved with academies?

There are a number of considerations for schools looking at academy sponsorship, says James Ri...

Survey: what do parents really want from independent school?

In an ever-competitive education sector, editor Stephanie Broad wants to do some marketing myt...

Bradford's books

Lesley Purcell tells us about Bradford Grammar School's new library

St Mary's School, Cambridge appoints new head of juniors

Matthew O'Reilly to take the reins at Cambridgeshire girls' school

Q&A: Louise Higson

Headmistress of Farlington School, Louise Higson shares her views on school life, single sex e...

Youngest HMC headteacher to join Kelvinside

Former Shiplake College deputy head Ian Munro to be new head of Kelvinside Academy, making him...

Nottingham Girls' appoints new head of junior school

Laura Fowler will take over as Head of Juniors at Nottingham Girls' High School from September...

Q&A: Matters of perception

Girls' Schools Association president, Caroline Jordan, talks to editor Stephanie Broad about t...

Decisions, decisions...

Shaun Fenton looks at the significance of the EU referendum for the future of education

New principal for St Gabriel's

Richard Smith will take over from Alun Jones as Principal of St Gabriel's, Newbury from Septem...

The right stuff: recruitment special

Schools are adopting a new 'three Rs' as they seek to recruit, reward and retain the best teac...

Nottingham Girls' appoints new head

Julie Keller steps into head's role after Easter holidays as school says farewell to Sue Gorha...

It's not me, it's you

Helen Fraser says women still face unconscious bias during job interviews and shouldn't blame ...

Longer day planned for England's schools

Budget 2016 signals extension to 3.30pm finish, with funding available for extra-curricular ac...

DfE releases Educational Excellence Everywhere whitepaper

Nicky Morgan publishes whitepaper on government vision for next five years

Three schools welcome new faces

Royal Hospital School, King Edward's Witley and Moreton Hall make new senior appointments

Sutton Trust: top careers dominated by privately educated

New research from Sutton Trust shows independent school still the route to top of many profess...

Reigate Grammar perform Alvin Stardust hit on One Show

Seventies classic My Coo Ca Choo makes TV comeback thanks to head of Reigate Grammar School

Arkwright scholarship for Nottingham pupil

Second Nottingham Girls' High School student wins national engineering scholarship

Perfect score wins national maths challenge for second year

Four students from King Edward's Birmingham joint winners of Senior Team Maths Challenge

Tell me Moreton

The new head of STEM at Moreton Hall has big plans for the future

BCS appoints new head

Russell Slatford takes the reins at Bournemouth Collegiate School, part of United Learning

Are state schools becoming a threat to the private sector?

Good Schools Guide founder says 'massively improved' maintained schools drive parents away fro...