What if…  I think my child may have a learning challenge?

October 6th 2018 - Lorna Woolley

The signs that a child may be experiencing a learning challenge can be very subtle, but there are a number of traits which are worth looking out for. If you recognise more than one...

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Spotting the subtle signs of a child’s learning challenge

October 6th 2018 - Lorna Woolley

‘There are various traits which are common to several specific learning challenges. If you recognise more than one of these, it may be that your child could benefit significantly...

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The Magic of a Swiss School

October 1st 2018 - Admin

Horse-riding, yachting, spa treatments, yoga, photography, meditation, expeditions, gastronomic cooking and private performances from the Berlin Philharmonic and Phil Collins. No,...

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Here's why more and more parents are choosing an international education for their children.

Why parents choose international schools

August 2nd 2018 - Admin

A child studying overseas discovers an extensive global network of friendships and potential work colleagues. Here's why more and more parents are choosing an international education for their children.

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Education Policy UK

Too much Education Policy

July 17th 2018 - Stuart Nicholson

CCSS Principal Stuart Nicholson doesn't need a Brain Gym to remind him that too much education policy is beholden to fashion, fad or what somebody thought was a good idea at the time.

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GCSEs and A Levels were never meant to be easy, but they're getting a whole lot harder

When did Exams Become so Toxic?

June 2nd 2018 - Peter Tait

Exam season was never meant to be easy, but on social media and in conversations with teachers and students this week, it sounds like they are getting a whole lot harder

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Natasha Devon discusses the greatest mental health crisis facing UK education

Growing up slowly is good for mental health

May 17th 2018 - Peter Tait

Feisty and straight talking, Natasha Devon has often been a thorn in the Government’s side by drawing their attention to what is the greatest crisis facing our young, that of mental health.

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How will we recognise the successful students of the future?

Defining Success in Education

April 20th 2018 - Peter Tait

The world our kids are going to live in is changing four times faster than our schools. So, how will we recognise the successful students of the future?

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When do we teach integrity in school

When do we start Teaching Integrity?

April 5th 2018 - Peter Tait

If we can teach children from the very start of school about the importance of teamwork, compromise, co-existence, and behavior that benefits all, then Peter Tait thinks society might have a chance...

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Choosing a school for any child can be daunting, and doubly so for a child with special educational needs (SEN). So how do you go about it?

Choosing a School for your SEN child

March 2nd 2018 - William Dunlop

Choosing a school for any child can be daunting, and doubly so for a child with special educational needs (SEN). So how do you go about it?

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Education consultancy London

The New Education

March 2nd 2018 - Peter Tait

It has never been easier to opt out of formal schooling in the UK. What we need is a system that caters for a wider range of abilities using a wider range of providers.

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Early years education: What can parents do to help 3+ assessments?

What can parents do to help 3+ assessments?

March 2nd 2018 - Sabine Hook

Even as young as two, some parents are already embarking into the mad and unsettling world of 3+ assessments. Here are some things they can do to help prepare their children...

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The difference between schools run by GEMS, and those established by British public schools, is that independent schools are invariably charities, not businesses, which prompts the question – how is setting up franchise schools abroad discharging their charitable function?

British Schools Abroad

February 26th 2018 - Peter Tait

The difference between schools run by GEMS, and those established by British public schools, is that independent schools are invariably charities, not businesses, which prompts the question – how is setting up franchise schools abroad discharging their charitable function?

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Despite efforts to widen the diversity of their entry, UK independent schools are never likely to make a significant difference to the social mix in society, according to Peter Tait

The Social Mobility Challenge Facing Independent Schools

February 26th 2018 - Peter Tait

Despite efforts to widen the diversity of their entry, UK independent schools are never likely to make a significant difference to the social mix in society, according to Peter Tait

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Turning the Tables

Turning the Tables

February 18th 2018 - Peter Tait

Some 290 schools are about to trial new on-screen tables tests for 7 and 8 year olds - another example of the State getting involved in areas where it doesn’t belong?

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Children thrive when life is simple and guidelines are clear - are we offering them too many options in our schools?

Too Much Choice in Education

February 13th 2018 - Peter Tait

Children thrive when life is simple and guidelines are clear - are we offering them too many options in our schools?

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Last year, the numbers caught cheating in GCSE and A-level exams in England was up by a quarter on the previous year. But who really wins?

Cheating? Who wins?

February 13th 2018 - Peter Tait

Last year, the numbers caught cheating in GCSE and A-level exams in England was up by a quarter on the previous year, and the focus of blame has switched firmly onto the students...

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Clarendon Schools - Educational Consultant London

What being an Alumni from one of the Clarendon Schools really means

January 29th 2018 - Peter Tait

The Clarendon schools are seen as the gold standard of independent education. Here's why news that the dominance of the Clarendon Schools has diminished in recent years needs to be taken with a pinch of salt...

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Girls Schools London - Education consultant london

Girls in Charge

January 29th 2018 - Peter Tait

In light of the row about gender-specific language, The Girls’ School Association has become the latest body under fire - but they have more pressing matters to contend with...

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The importance of teaching values, behaviour and ethics in UK Schools

Where is our Moral Compass?

January 29th 2018 - Peter Tait

If we expect our children to grow up with a respect for the rule of law, then we need to teach them about making moral choices and having a value system. Peter Tait explains...

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