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School life

Music to the ears of educators

Hilary Moriarty reflects on the vital role independent schools have to play in supporting musi...

Teaching

Music and mindfulness at Leweston School

Rachel Milestone, Director of Music, outlines the benefits to wellbeing that music can bring

Catering & hospitality

Let's make food fun again

SPONSORED: Deborah Homshaw, MD of CH&CO Independent, explores what 2018 brought to the school ...

Health & wellbeing

Mirror, mirror on the wall, how was 2018 for you all?

SPONSORED: Tracy Shand, Founder of Simply Boarding, asks us all to hold a mirror to ourselves ...

School life

Ensuring longevity for your school

Competition between neighbouring schools is fierce and schools must have a strategy in place, ...

People, policy, politics

ISA hits major milestone with over 500 members

Neil Roskilly, Chief Executive of the Independent Schools Association (ISA), celebrates by tak...

Facilities & buildings

Are your pupils safe and sound?

Paul Howe, MD of Venture Security, on the lessons that can be learned after a security firm wa...

School life

Minimising the chances and the impact of a critical incident

SPONSORED: Chris Gallant, Director of Pharos Response, reveals how schools can take control an...

Law, finance, HR

Do independent schools need to justify their existence?

Principal of Dame Allan's Schools, Dr John R. Hind, makes the case for private education's ben...

International

Opportunities, challenges: Global expansion for UK schools

SPONSORED: Fiona McKenzie, Director of Gabbitas Middle East, explores the factors schools shou...

Law, finance, HR

How to recognise and address whistleblowing complaints

Alice Reeve, Partner at VWV, addresses some of the most common questions around the issue of w...

Technology

Tech Control campaign promotes self-regulation

Emma Robertson, of Digital Awareness UK, explains how Tech Control will deliver fantastic reso...

School life

Taking the stress out of school trips

School Travel Forum members organise over 16,000 school trips each year. Chief Exec, Gill Harv...

International

Add value to international students before they even arrive

SPONSORED: Etherton Education's courses for international students will see them start school ...

School life

How can teachers support SEN pupils in the school system?

Stephen Spriggs offers an outline of how to engender greater integration and success for child...

School life

The school governor's life: eyes on, hands off

Amid lots of talk of how to be a more effective independent school governor, Hilary Moriarty a...

Teaching

Opportunity is nowhere: typo or opportunity to move forward?

SPONSORED: What is your vision beyond where you are today? Asks Tracy Shand, founder of Simply...

Health & wellbeing

How does harsh discipline affect a teen's brain?

Dr Margot Sunderland explains how teachers can relate to students in ways that heal, rather th...

International

Investigate to stand out from the crowd

SPONSORED: Cambridge Assessment International Education examines the best ways students can ma...

People, policy, politics

Community partnerships are now more important than ever

SPONSORED: Tim Wilbur, School Development at Gabbitas, discusses the different types of partne...

Technology

Is it right to laud Snowden?

Catherine Jones wasn't sure whether Edward Snowden was a good guy or villain. Then she listene...

Teaching

GCSE results find pupils on cloud nine

Helen Jeys, Headmistress of Alderley Edge School for Girls, discusses the new grade 9 and how ...

International

The importance of cultural learning

Mary Memarzia, of Bellerbys College, discusses the three most important areas to focus on to f...

Teaching

Sport for all at Appleford

Headmaster, David King, says changes at the school offer evidence that a healthy body really d...

Sports & Leisure

Games are called games for good reason

Douglas Robb, Headmaster of Gresham's School, says sport should be fun and schools need effect...

Events

Early childhood education: a reflection

Dr. Linda S.D. Croglia provides a brief reflection on early childhood education and the impor...

Events

Bett on the future of education

Next year's Bett Asia education conference and expo will gather experts from across the region...

International

The British brand strengthens globally

2018 will be the busiest year ever for British independent schools opening sister schools abro...

Law, finance, HR

Gender separation in mixed schools: how schools should react

All independent schools and academies are required to fulfil obligations under the Equality Ac...

Technology

Conquering the challenge of laptop loans at AUR

SPONSORED: James Breakell, UK MD of D-Tech International, looks at the company's involvement i...

Sports & Leisure

The whole kit and caboodle

Traditional PE kits are locked in the 20th century and aren't really fit for practical purpose...

Law, finance, HR

13 things bursars and Heads really need to know

SPONSORED: James Robson, Chairman of Powerful Allies, shares the key points to be aware of pri...

School life

Choir schools: Singing from the same hymn sheet

Like a beautiful garden, our choral tradition needs to be nourished and nurtured, says Neil Ch...

Sports & Leisure

What does 'Sport for All' really mean?

Neil Rollings, Managing Director of Independent Coach Education, discusses how schools can be ...

Health & wellbeing

Can mindfulness tackle the mental health crisis?

On World Mental Health Day, 1decision's Hayley Sherwood looks at the issues facing schools as ...

School life

Be careful what you wish for...

As Edexcel announces it will upload all of its marked A-level exam scripts, Hilary Moriarty as...

School life

Working with your alumni

SPONSORED: Rachel Lewis, of Gabbitas Education, discusses how consultants can help parents cla...

School life

Why every child should experience an outdoor education

By Jane Prescott, Headmistress of Portsmouth High School and a member of the Girls' Schools As...

Catering & hospitality

Keeping with tradition at the Christmas table

SPONSORED: Deborah Homshaw, MD of CH&CO Independent, looks ahead to the festive season and how...

Teaching

Comparing Cambridge IGCSE and reformed GCSEs

Sponsored: Peter Monteath, Regional Director, Europe at Cambridge Assessment International Edu...