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WHY CHARACTER BUILDING IS MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER BEFORE

ADVERTISEMENT PROMOTION Now, more than ever, the top selective schools are looking for the qualities that will enable children that enter their schools to take advantage of the incredible opportunities on offer. The new breed of Headteacher and their visions are championed by the likes of Simon Henderson at Eton and Julian Thomas at Wellington, […]

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Sinclair House School on e-safety

HOW TO BALANCE E-SAFETY WITH THE EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS OF THE INTERNET

ADVERTISEMENT PROMOTION The internet is a critical resource, especially in modern schooling, but it also brings risks that must be safeguarded against. So how do you get the balance right?  Not only does the internet affect how we interact and connect socially, it impacts how we shop, play, think and importantly learn. Technology has helped to […]

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North Bridge House believes that school sports should be more varied

WHY SCHOOLS NEED TO ADOPT A MORE INCLUSIVE APPROACH TO SPORTS

Regular PE lessons should be used to engage the majority rather than burnish the competitive spirits of the few, says Jonathan Taylor, Head Teacher of North Bridge House, a co-educational independent day school in Canonbury. He argues that all senior schools – whether in the state or independent sector – need to adopt a more […]

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North Bridge House understands the needs of teenagers

UNDERSTANDING THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF TEENAGERS

Since joining the North Bridge House family, Jonathan Taylor, Head of North Bridge House Senior and Sixth Form Canonbury, has looked to harness the research of experts in ‘Teen Development’ to maximise his pupils’ potential. Here, he reveals the secret of his school’s success since its doors opened in 2014 and the exciting changes afoot in […]

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parents@schoolreport

THE NEW PARENTS@SCHOOLREPORT E-ZINE IS OUT NOW!

The inaugural issue of Archant London’s parents@schoolreport – an online addition to our quarterly School Report magazine – is out now! Brimming with expert advice for London parents, from why character building is more important than exam results to whether we should be testing children at all, and why it’s all about STEM subjects right […]

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Spend quality time with your child and make sure they know they are loved

HOW TO MANAGE CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR IN YOUNG CHILDREN

ADVERTISEMENT PROMOTION Parenting a child with challenging behaviour can be tough, but there are a number of things you can try to support them and create a happier atmosphere at home, say Mica Lawrence and Maryanne McGregor from Townmead Community Nursery in Fulham, part of the London Early Years Foundation It’s important to let your child […]

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St Cecilia's School specialises in music and maths

SAINT CECILIA’S: WHERE MUSIC & MATHS MEET A CHRISTIAN ETHOS

ADVERTISEMENT PROMOTION Saint Cecilia’s in Southfields, London, is a vibrant Church of England school for pupils aged 11-18 years with a proven record of high academic standards, taught in a caring, supportive Christian environment The school first opened in September 2003 on the site of the old Wandsworth Boys School. It currently has over 950 […]

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How schools can truly add value

HOW SCHOOLS CAN REALLY ADD VALUE

New league tables may be out, but one education expert implores schools to do more to add value for parents It is about this time of the year that the Times and Telegraph league tables are published in the UK and there is no doubt that these publications are eagerly awaited by schools and parents […]

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Differentiating between international schools

DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS

The Managing Director of Gabbitas Education Consultants tackles a prominent issue in the industry today: how do you differentiate between international schools? The world operates in cycles and today’s interior design world is certainly moving away from the old staple of magnolia. Indeed, for different reasons, overseas schools are also waking up to the fact […]

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girl in the garden

COUNTRY EDUCATION OR CITY SCHOOLING?

What’s better for your child: a country or a city upbringing? Stop choosing, says one education expert, and make the most of both As a child, I was always fascinated by the tale of the ‘Town Mouse and the Country Mouse’. It wasn’t the story itself that interested me but the differences in their lives […]

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