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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?Read more
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 TaitRead more
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...Read more
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?Read more
Children need strong and reliable role models as they grow up, and never more so than in the classroom. Here's why schools and parents should work together in setting a positive example...Read more
What happens when children have to spend time together and don’t have any toys at hand? They improvise. They imagine. They make up worlds...Read more
There is much in our country’s story that can fascinate and entertain, but in the limited time we have allocated to teaching history, we have to make choices. Here's why we need a more outward-looking, contextual history curriculum in UK schools...Read more