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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What can parents do to help 3+ assessments?

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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What to look for when choosing a nursery for your child

Choosing a nursery is often a daunting experience for new parents. Here are the key points to consider when selecting a good fit for a baby you haven’t even met yet..

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Global mobility, social mobility: why sending your child to boarding school will make a difference to their future.

There is one message which parents invariably communicate: they want the very, very best for their children’s education - this is where the great boarding schools of the UK, the US and Europe really shine

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British Schools Abroad

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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The Social Mobility Challenge Facing Independent Schools

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

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

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? Who wins?

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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Spreading the love...? What parents should ask about pupil relationships in school

Parents should not have to shoulder the entire burden of guiding their teenager through their formative young adult years; they need partners, and this, of course, is where parents should turn to schools.

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It's all about you! Tips for tackling the US College personal essay

The US College Admissions essay is the place in an application where your personality can shine through. Susie Cochin de Billy shares her advice on getting started...

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

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 in Charge

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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Where is our Moral Compass?

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

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 British Schools

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

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Lessons in Education from China

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 in Education

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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What's so Special about Education in London?

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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