Expert Advice

OPEN DAYS – FROM THE OTHER SIDE

A great deal has been written about what to look for (and at) during Open Days, but what goes through the mind of those students involved?

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WHAT THE EXAM CHANGES REALLY MEAN

From gradings to subject choice, schools up and down the country are braced for new means of examining pupils – and here’s what you need to know

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ARE SUMMER-BORN CHILDREN AT A DISADVANTAGE?

Is there really any substance to summer-born babies being a step behind their peers? One expert tells of her own experiences

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WHY CHILDREN CAN BENEFIT FROM BEING BORED

With the lengthy summer holidays fast approaching, one education expert argues why we should just let our children enjoy doing nothing

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THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAISING EFFORT

It’s not what they do, it’s the way that they do it: Dr Elyse Waites, Head of Biology, Sydenham High School GDST looks at the importance of praising effort rather than outcome in your children As reported in the Sunday Times (7 June 2015), the eminent psychologist Prof Carol Dweck has just published her findings […]

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BOARDING SCHOOL

Choosing a boarding school is, arguably, one of the toughest decisions a family will make. So what should you look out for, and what questions should you ask?

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TOO YOUNG? TEACHING ABOUT THE REAL WORLD

With worrying scenarios continually cropping up globally, plus very real dangers all around us, how soon is too soon to teach children to be aware of the real world? Tony Lewis, Headmaster of leading prep school St Nicholas, looks at the challenges all schools face How young is too young to start teaching children about […]

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E-safety

BUILDING AN E-SAFETY CULTURE

Millfield School’s Deputy Head (Pastoral) talks about the school’s forward-thinking approach to e-safety, managing online risks and informing pupils and parents in order to protect E-safety has been an issue at the forefront of education since the rise of social media about a decade ago.  Over that time the message to pupils, parents and staff […]

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HOW TO EXPAND KIDS’ HORIZONS

A group of South West London mums are teaching children how to apply school education to real-life situations, boosting the confidence of young learners and expanding their horizons in the process

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COMPETITION IN SCHOOLS: GOOD OR BAD?

Is winning the be all and end all? Or should schools temper ambitions to be the best? One education expert analyses the pros and cons of competition in schools

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