Supporting the support staff in schools - how external eyes can cast a new light

The funny thing about the word ‘support’ as used in schools is that it can - and often, frankly, does - have a negative hierarchical tinge to it. ‘Support’ staff - whose headcount...

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Brexit - An Unexpected Boost for British Independent Schools?

Could a weak pound and a wobbly economy be just what UK Independent Schools need to get international bums on seats? We discuss the potential hidden upside of Brexit for British Education.

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The Trouble with Exam Statistics and League Tables...

All too often parents can find themselves seduced by the annual explosion of statistics emanating from Independent Schools during exam results days, but Dr. Helen Wright warns parents to take stats and league tables with a pinch of salt when choosing the right school.

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Education Experts respond to call for social mobility in UK’s independent school sector.

Leading names in UK Independent school admissions and marketing weigh in on David Goodhew’s plea for more focus on social mobility, bursaries and scholarships in Independent School Admissions Plus Magazine

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Independent Schools are facing serious headwinds

Changes in economic policy and/or a change of government could result in independent schools closing, jobs being lost and thousands of children moving into state education. To prevent this from happening, senior leaders need to alter the way they run their schools and recruit their students.

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Help! My child doesn’t have any offers of places at a UK university … what do I do?

This is the time of year when many universities are making offers of places, but what if your child hasn’t received any yet, or has just received rejections … what can you do?

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Living Online: Are Tech Luddites Right to Worry?

The latest social media statistics among school age children make for worrying reading, but Peter Tait believes educators should be working with digital technology, rather than against it...

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The Importance of Parenting

The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child’s home. Peter Tait explores The Importance of Parenting on our blog.

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Making international students feel welcome in the U.K.

With Brexit dominating most international news about the U.K., parents of school and university age students looking to send their children to the U.K. to study might be forgiven for wondering whether they are actually welcome. Here's how schools can help them settle in.

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

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.

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Spotting the subtle signs of a child’s learning challenge

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 from an independent evaluation of their learning style.

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The Magic of a Swiss School

Horse-riding, yachting, spa treatments, yoga, photography, meditation, expeditions, gastronomic cooking and private performances from the Berlin Philharmonic and Phil Collins. No, this isn’t a five-star holiday but some of the extra-curricular activities available at Swiss boarding schools.

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Why parents choose international schools

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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Too much Education Policy

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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When did Exams Become so Toxic?

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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Growing up slowly is good for mental health

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

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 start Teaching Integrity?

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 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

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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