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Headmaster: hands off our inspectors

Elms Junior School Headmaster voices his concerns on government influence over independent sch...

Risk assessment

The Association of Play Industries (API) is urging schools to recognize the many positive bene...

Jane! Charles! Welcome back!

Hilary Moriarty, national director of the BSA, welcomes Michael Gove's proposed changes to the...

Teaching students to stay safe

Schools urged by British Safety Council to teach students how to stay healthy and safe during ...

Event inspires girls to study medicine

Students converge on Bristol for a special conference which aimed to encourage girls into care...

Lady Eleanor Holles appoints new Head

Mrs Heather Hanbury has been appointed headmistress of The Lady Eleanor Holles School from Sep...

Putting action in education

Aball1 is an innovative education concept using number and letter balls to combine physical ac...

Barfield wins outside learning award

Barfield School in Surrey is the first independent school to achieve a national Learning Outsi...

Education, education, education. . .

Hilary Moriarty reflects on the perils of allowing grades to have become overwhelmingly import...

If at first you don'€™t succeed...

When educating girls, encouraging perseverance is essential, says Helen Jeys, Deputy Headmistr...

Schoolgirls reenact evacuee experience

Pupils receive talk from former pupil and evacuee, Elizabeth Scott, at wartime picnic, as part...

Does your finance system fit your school?

Julie Booth, head of SIMS Independent, explains why flexibility is vital when choosing the rig...

New Head at Oundle School

Oundle School will welcome new head, Oxbridge educated Sarah Kerr-Dineen, next year, following...

Cancer charity offers teachers' resource

Top children's cancer charity, CLIC Sargent, is launching a new resource to tackle the subject...

Master of Wellington College to retire

Dr Anthony Seldon will retire from Wellington College in the summer of 2015, after nearly ten ...

A question of degree

Advising students on which universities to apply to is one of the most rewarding aspects of a ...

Get your head down!

Getting enough sleep in the run-up to exams is just as critical as revision. James Righetti ex...

Let'€™s get physical

Active play is key to increasing physical activity but schools need to choose carefully when i...

Born great?

The people we choose to be our heroes may not always be the ideal role models we think they ar...

The psychology of revision

Established revision habits may be of comfort, but they can do more harm than good, argues Mur...

Showing true grit

Helen Jeys believes that building resilience and perseverance are as important for girls as ge...

Finding a common language

Sally Wells, managing director of Thomas Education, explains why psychometric assessments are ...

May edition of IET is out now!

The May issue of Independent Education Today magazine is now available to download from our we...

Trent College appoints new Head

Governors announce the appointment of Bill Penty as the next Head of Trent College from Septem...

New Head at Saint Martin's

Saint Martin'™s School announces the retirement of Jane Carwithen as Head and welcomes her rep...

Create the right learning environment

A new survey reveals that high-quality learning experiences require high-quality learning envi...

Oundle'™s sign language initiative

Each year, 15 pupils at Oundle School learn Sign Language as part of the School'™s Community A...

Queen's girls aim for enterprise double

Girls from The Queen's School are hoping to make it a Young Enterprise double after winning a ...

Enter the world of Twig

Engage and inspire your school's classes with Twig World'™s award-winning short films and lear...

Don't get lost in translation

EFL teachers are often undervalued, but they can play a vital role in the life of any independ...

Because it's worth it!

A good education costs more than ever and independent schools need to show that they offer val...

Crossing the gender divide

More girls need to be encouraged to study science subjects, says Helen Jeys, deputy headmistre...

Education Show opens in Birmingham

Rebecca Paddick arrives at the NEC in Birmingham with a plan to head straight to the new edtec...

A sign for change in UK schools?

National charity urges teachers to take fifteen minutes out of their day to teach pupils basic...

All about boarding

Independent Education Today editor Dave Higgitt talks to Simon Smith, housemaster and science ...

The importance of being dramatic

Independent Education Today editor Dave Higgitt talks to Jane Harris, head of drama at Taunton...

10 great sites and apps for schools

Holly Seddon (pictured) and Laura Celada from Quibly share 10 of the best and most popular app...

Don'™t tempt me!

Pupils preparing for exams should treat social media as a useful revision aid rather than a ti...

Heads: too busy to improve schools

The UK's headteachers are almost unanimous in saying they do not have enough time to implement...

Ladies Day at the Boys'™ Club

Tamara Pearson, Junior School deputy head at Burgess Hill School for Girls, on one of the down...