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How do you ensure high achievers reach their full potential in mixed ability school classes?

HOW TO ENSURE HIGH ACHIEVERS REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL IN SCHOOL

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Donal Brennan, Headmaster of The Hampshire School, Chelsea, on enabling academically gifted pupils to reach their potential in mixed ability groups Social mobility, equal opportunity and closing the attainment gap are all huge issues in the schools sector, and rightly so. The whole sector, from central government down to individual schools, is working […]

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What does inspiration look like in the classroom? Sinclair House School shares their educational expertise

WHAT DOES INSPIRATION LOOK LIKE IN THE CLASSROOM?

ADVERTISING PROMOTION The word ‘inspiration’ is often cited in educational literature, but what does this actually look like in a classroom context? At Sinclair House School, ‘inspiration’ translates to truly exciting pupils by capturing, nurturing and directing their curiosity – within different facets of school life and across all aspects of learning. Having a curriculum […]

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Bromley High School

WHY A CREATIVE APPROACH TO THE CURRICULUM IS BEST

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Angela Drew, Headmistress at Bromley High School GDST, on why an innovative approach to the curriculum, as found in independent schools, paves the way for a brighter future     The images used to portray private education in the media seldom serve Britain’s innovative, world class independent schools well: aristocratic boys lounging in […]

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Getting the basics of revision right

GETTING THE BASICS OF REVISION RIGHT

With changes to GCSEs and extra pressure at A level, why it’s key to get the basics of revision right WORDS Bella Audsley While exams test your knowledge and understanding, revision tests your organisation and planning. Although the revision period presents different challenges for different learners, we often find that families seek support with similar […]

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Female scientists and the gender bias

HOW TO HELP PUPILS IDENTIFY & OVERCOME GENDER BIAS

ADVERTISING PROMOTION ‘We live in a country where fewer than three out of ten physics A levels are taken by girls, where just 7% of engineers are women and where men still earn on average nearly 20% more than their female colleagues.’ Alice Roberts (Horizon, BBC2 Nov 2016) There is a rising awareness in schools about […]

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WHY A GOOD TEACHER IS ONE WHO HAS THE TIME TO TALK

An education expert from Gabbitas explains why good teaching stems from having the time to talk to pupils WORDS Tim Wilbur At a recent Educational Awards dinner, I had the good fortune to be sitting next to a Headmistress of a school in Pakistan. She was in the UK to complete her second Masters’ degree […]

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The power of positive thinking

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING IN THE CLASSROOM

Why we cannot underestimate the impact positive thinking has on our children’s education Words: Kate Shand ‘It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.’ George Eliot A new year saw renewed energy and focus at the Enjoy Education offices. As a team, we sat down to look […]

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The importance of sport in schools: Bromley High School Headmistress Angela Drew on giving pupils a sporting chance

WHY SCHOOL SPORTS ARE SO IMPORTANT

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Angela Drew, Head of Bromley High School, on the importance of sports in school and why the widening gap between state and independent school sporting achievement needs to be addressed  I was not a particularly ‘sporty’ child and my son and daughter’s genetic inheritance was more likely to lead them to a love for […]

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MPW London on three key ways to 'add value' between GCSE and sixth form

WHY DISAPPOINTING GCSES NEED NOT MEAN DISAPPOINTING A LEVELS

ADVERTISING PROMOTION John Southworth, Principal of fifth and sixth-form college MPW London, on why disappointing GCSEs need not mean disappointing A levels MPW is exceptionally successful in terms of ‘value added’, which measures the considerable distance travelled by our students at A level relative to where they were at GCSE. Performance (and underperformance) at GCSE are […]

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How to prevent 'zombie students': North Bridge House

HOW TO STOP CHILDREN SWITCHING OFF & BECOMING ‘ZOMBIE STUDENTS’

ADVERTISING PROMOTION ‘Zombie students’ usually make an appearance among older teens but the seeds of their condition are sown much earlier, so how can we stop children zoning out on their earlier years?   Year after year, the enormous pressure on schools to deliver exam results continues to grow. With secondary schools putting such effort […]

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