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New Head for Abbey School

Governors have appointed Mrs Rachel Dent, only the sixth Head in The Abbey School’s 127-year...

And the winner is

The winners of the RIBA prizes for outstanding architecture include seven educational projects...

Making the Grades

Damon Jones considers UK exam boards' responses to the latest official guidelines issued by OF...

Mobile mania

Rebecca Paddick asks some of the sector's experts: will mobile technology transform education ...

Bac to the future

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

Sept edition of IET is out now!

The September issue of Independent Education Today magazine is now available to download from ...

The growth of STEM

Dr John Newton, Head of Taunton School in Somerset, argues for the increasing importance of ST...

Reading between the lines

Rhythm for Reading uses rhythm-based activities to enhance children'™s reading skills. Natalie...

Contractors benefit from new curriculum

Technological developments in the curriculum prompt increased livelihood for contractors, clai...

Are good grades enough?

A new report from The Duke of Edinburgh'™s Award highlights that 93% of young people worry the...

As easy as VLE

We ask some of the sector's leading providers how virtual learning environments (VLEs) are ope...

Engineering experience for girls

The Smallpeice Trust programme encourages Burgess Hill School for Girls students to pursue car...

The next evolution

Rebecca Paddick takes a look at the iZiggi-HD Wireless Document Camera for iPad from IPEVO, t...

New head stands on peaks of experience

Jonathan Standen will open a new chapter for Plymouth College, in 2015, following the retireme...

Farewell to a 'special soul'™

The Headmistress of Queen's Lower School, Felicity Taylor, retired at the end of the term afte...

A bird's eye view of World Wars

A new educational project, Secret Messages, offers kids the opportunity to learn about the rol...

Spreading le word

Tonbridge School student Liam Porritt explains the pitfalls and pleasures of writing and publi...

Deutsch delight for Oundle teacher

At a recent ceremony hosted by the German Ambassador, Oundle School's Sara Davidson won a Germ...

Students blind to smoking risk

Chief executive of Macular Society calls on teachers to raise awareness of the link between sm...

Science rides at new velocities

Theme Park launches a new science initiative, fusing education and entertainment in a fresh ta...

From chalkboard to China

Nottingham tutor heads for three-week course in Shanghai, to promote the teaching of mandarin ...

New students given a three head start

Last month no less than three headmasters attended an orientation event for Wellington School'...

What are universities really looking for?

A reasonable grasp of maths and an ability to think and work independently have moved right up...

BT helps teachers with edtech

Primary school teachers across England are being invited to a series of computing workshops ru...

Seminars to address youth bereavement

Road safety charity, Brake, has organised two seminars offering bereavement support within the...

STEM challenge proves towering success

Student accomplishment in an IET Faraday challenge day shows the importance of going beyond th...

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...