The Arms Race in Education

The Arms Race in Education

January 8th 2018 - Peter Tait

Over recent years there has been a change in the demography of parents accessing an independent school education. The professional classes, once the backbone of such schools, have...

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Morals and Ethics in our Schools

Morals and Ethics in our Schools

January 8th 2018 - Peter Tait

“Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” Pope Paul II As the Government continues its crusade to enforce the teaching of British v...

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Education in China

Education in China

December 8th 2017 - Peter Tait

“Teachers open the door but you must walk through it yourself.” (Chinese Proverb) Last October, I was one of five head teachers invited by the British Council to visit China. The G...

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Censorship and Personal Freedom

The New Dark Age: Censorship and Personal Freedom

December 8th 2017 - Peter Tait

Reading the news, it would seem that we sit on the precipice of a new dark age in which civilization, as we know it, is unraveling. With Orwell as the prophet and Golding the premo...

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Education Consultancy London

In Education, London is another Country

November 30th 2017 - Peter Tait

Listening to speakers at a recent forum on education in London, I was struck by just how different education in the City is from the rest of the country. It should be no surprise t...

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Education Consultancy London

Girls in Charge:

November 30th 2017 - Peter Tait

In light of the row about gender specific language, The Girls’ School Association has become the latest body under fire for its use of nomenclature. Its response from Cheryl Giovan...

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Modelling for Life

November 1st 2017 - Peter Tait

Children are very perceptive. Often, what they might not be able to understand intellectually, they sense intuitively, but invariably while young, they learn best by imitation, through what they see and experience in the home, rather than by what they’re told. Prince Charles is reputed to have said ‘I learned the way a monkey does – by watching its parents’ and that is true for all of us. After all, who else has such an overwhelming presence in our young lives.

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Education Consultancy London

Inside looking out

November 1st 2017 - Peter Tait

It is very apparent that not all is well in the world of our young. Statistics on mental health, bullying, suicide, eating disorders, and unhappiness make damning reading. A recent...

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Oxbridge Applications

Oxbridge and All That

November 1st 2017 - Peter Tait

The contention late last week by David Lammy, the one-time Minister of Higher Education, that Oxford and Cambridge Universities are not doing enough to widen the diversity of their entry was met with the predictable rebuttal by alumni of the two universities as well as from current students. They pointed, instead, to the failure of schools and teachers for not nurturing student aspirations in what is now becoming a familiar cycle of blame.

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Growing Aspirations with Education

Growing Aspirations with Education

October 6th 2017 - Peter Tait

“The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.” Adam Smith “ I think the difficulty is the aspirations that anyone can have placed in front of them can only be...

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education consultant - school advisor london

Want to see what your kids are capable of? Stop giving them things

August 9th 2017 - Peter Tait

For young children, swamped with ever more toys and belongings, imagination becomes the first casualty. Given an endless cycle of toys, boredom sets in as one toy is replaced by another and then discarded in anticipation of the latest upgrade. It is no surprise that children complain ‘I’m bored’ when standing in the middle of a room full of toys; too much of anything is boring; clear the decks; just stop giving them things.

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Why we need a new History curriculum

August 8th 2017 - Peter Tait

The issue for schools, however, is not the debate, but simply about giving children a knowledge of their own past so they will be better informed in the present and future and able to make their own judgements. In order to do that we need a history curriculum that is both outward-looking and contextual and which is centred around Britain and its relationship with the Empire, past and present.

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London Education Consultant

China and Education

July 14th 2017 - Lord Paddy Ashdown

On 20 January 2017, Donald John Trump became the United State’s 45th President. The inauguration of a US President is always an important moment for the US and for the whole world....

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London educational consultants

London Day School Waiting Lists

July 14th 2017 - Lucy Watts

Now that the throes of the London Day School testing are over, a number of parents will find themselves with waiting list offers. Lucy Watts, former Headmistress of Eaton House, Belgravia, has some guidance on how to manage the next few days before School acceptance dates.

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William Clarence Education, London - My child starts at boarding school in the UK in September. How can I help her settle in?

My child starts at boarding school in the UK in September. How can I help her settle in?

April 21st 2017 - Dr. Helen Wright

Dr Helen Wright provides some excellent tips for helping children to settle in at their new UK boarding school.

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Technology and Education: A Perfect Match by Lord Paddy Ashdown

Technology and Education: A Perfect Match

March 22nd 2017 - Lord Paddy Ashdown

Show me a business model that takes no account of the new technologies, and I will show you one that is on its way to failing...

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