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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...

Technology

Is it right to laud Snowden?

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

People, policy, politics

Community partnerships are now more important than ever

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

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...

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...

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...

Sports & Leisure

The whole kit and caboodle

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

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 ...

Sports & Leisure

What does 'Sport for All' really mean?

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

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...

Law, finance, HR

5 tax entitlements education professionals shouldn't miss

"You may be surprised at what you can claim," says Tony Mills, Director of Online Ta...

Teaching

How to avoid learning the hard way

A Leavers' Mental Health Forum at Brighton College aims to ease the transition between school ...

Health & wellbeing

The winner takes it all

When it comes to self-esteem, says Dean Close School's Justin Slade, staff largely define the ...

Teaching

Time to actively engage parents in PSHE development

Roger Outwin-Flinders, Headmaster at Brooke Priory School, says an outstanding education shoul...

Sports & Leisure

Levelling the playing field

Rob Rawlinson, Head of Sport at Queen Ethelburga's, talks us through the school's impressive s...

School life

Querying views of further education in independent schools

Quest Professional's Claire Granados challenges the misconception that it is a failure if a st...

Technology

Are your library facilities letting your university down?

SPONSORED: D-Tech International, looks at the impact library facilities have on a student's ch...

Law, finance, HR

How to avoid getting stung by rising energy prices

Sponsored: Independent schools face twin trouble: energy cost rises and market turbulence. By ...

Technology

Embedding edtech in your teaching practice

Nigel Smith, MD of Courses and Learning at FutureLearn, explains how teachers can bring online...

School life

Making a sea change in fundraising

Gareth Jones, Headmaster at St Andrew's Prep in Eastbourne, took to the water for a unique cha...

School life

21st-century boarding: a key educational experience

By Peter T. Howe, Principal, UWC Atlantic College

People, policy, politics

Helping your school corner the marketing

Mandy Ley-Morgan, Director of Marketing & Communications, Clifton College, explains how you c...

School life

Teachers: do you praise them like you should?

Ahead of the new academic year, Hilary Moriarty reflects on how schools praise their pupils an...

Sports & Leisure

Share in the community: widening use of sports facilities

Gary Johnson, director at LK2, which specialises in sports and leisure development and archite...

People, policy, politics

Rugby School withdraws from exam league tables

"Our aims for the education of the children in our care go much wider," explains Hea...