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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Children's mental health

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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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 your SEN child

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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The New Education

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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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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British Schools Abroad

British Schools Abroad

February 26th 2018 - Peter Tait

The decision of Jim Hawkins to take on a senior management role in a global education initiative after seven years as Head Master of Harrow School follows a similar decision made...

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Social Mobility

Social Mobility? Not on this watch!

February 26th 2018 - Peter Tait

Sean Fenton, Headmaster of Reigate Grammar School (confusingly an independent school) and Chairman designate of HMC for 2018 – 2019 has recently been in the news reiterating the...

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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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Too much choice in education

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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Cheating in exams - who 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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Teaching Values, Behaviour and Ethics in 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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The Arms Race in Education

The Arms Race in Education

January 8th 2018 - Peter Tait

Increased spending on new and improved facilities by a number of elite schools allows them to cater for a more diverse student body, but for some families, independent education is more out of reach than ever.

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Morals and Ethics in our Schools

Morals and Ethics in our Schools

January 8th 2018 - Peter Tait

As the Government continues its crusade to enforce the teaching of British values and character in our schools, there is a much more urgent issue that needs to be addressed.

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What can UK educators learn from Chinese schools?

Lessons in Education from China

December 8th 2017 - Peter Tait

Children may start school in China later than their counterparts in Britain, but they start with an appetite that is embedded in their cultural values and is not easily replicated in the West. What can UK education consultants learn?

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Censorship and Personal Freedom

The New Dark Age: Censorship and Personal Freedom

December 8th 2017 - Peter Tait

Threats to personal freedom and thought are all around us in the modern age - including in schools and universities. Shouldn't pupils be encouraged to learn and speak their own minds?

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Education Consultancy London

In Education, London is another Country

November 30th 2017 - Peter Tait

Whether children are from wealthy or more deprived areas, London schools consistently achieve above the national average. What makes them so different?

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