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People, policy, politics

New school partnership forged

An independent and a secondary school have formalised an agreement to work together on a range...

Getting off to the right start

A new book of essays concerning the considerations and issues involved in starting a new schoo...

Surrey independent schools merge

Barrow Hills and King Edward's Witley Schools have announced that they are to formalise their ...

Questions of governance

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

GSA responds to OECD report

An all-girl environment can boost girls' self-confidence in maths and sciences, the Girls' Sch...

Goodbye paperwork!

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

New chair of governors for Gordonstoun

Gordonstoun's board of governors has announced that it has appointed Dr Eve Poole as its first...

Cooperation, not combat

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

Safety during a firefighters' strike

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

Fit to govern

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

Praise the board!

Rebecca Tear, Head of Badminton School, looks at the role of school governors from a headteac...

Queen's artist is best in the UK

Queen's School pupil, Evei Whorrall-Campbell, is top performer in the UK in her Pre-U Fine Art...

School scheme promotes places for all

King Edward'€™s School, Birmingham, has launched a campaign to raise funds for one hundred mor...

What'€™s in a name?

Criminal record checks are rendered meaningless if a person obtains a false identity. Eamon Ju...

Crisis? What crisis?

Charlie Vavasour from Quantum Public Relations believes schools can do more to prepare for the...

All change

Independent schools need to ensure they don't fall foul of the new regulations governing the p...

New Head for Red Maids' Junior

Mrs Lisa Brown has been appointed headteacher of The Red Maids' Junior School (RMJS) in Bristo...

Lord Hunt visits Saint Martin's School

The school hosted a talk from the peer, aimed at encouraging students to engage more with the ...

US Ambassador visits Leicester school

Matthew Barzun, the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, visited Leicester High School for Gir...

Passing the test

Valerie Dunsford and Nina Gunson report on Sheffield High's five-year plan to improve its rati...

Reading, writing, recession

Is independent schooling surviving the recession? In a special report for Independent Educatio...

Farlington Apprentice 2014 named

Year 10 Orla Ridpath became the Farlington Apprentice 2014 on Friday 14th March having complet...

Career opportunities

Independent Education Today editor Dave Higgitt talks to David Hawkins, head of careers at Tau...

Astronaut visits North London school

Veteran NASA astronaut Jon McBride encouraged secondary school students excelling in science a...

Value and choice from John Cheatle

As a family-run firm, school uniform supplier John Cheatle is proud of its great service, frie...

Sheldon School welcomes Paul Rankin

Students at Sheldon School, Chippenham were treated to a visit from celebrity chef, Paul Ranki...

Driving up standards

The Independent Schools Inspectorate are the long-standing and trusted experts at ensuring edu...

The importance of independence

Outgoing HMC chairman Dr Tim Hands explains why the independent education sector is a force fo...

Chairman's address

Dr Tim Hands, chairman of the HMC, discusses the difference between state and independent educ...

University access

The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference chairman Richard Harman's take on what indepen...