HOW TO SURVIVE THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
For many parents, images of sugar plum fairies are far from their minds as they ponder how they will manage a week (or more!) with their children at home for the school holidays. Temper tantrums, mealtime squabbles and endless days with nothing to do, are all common challenges for parents with young children. St. Nicholas Preparatory […]
BENEFITS OF THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
Southbank International School is one of the leaders when it comes to the IB Diploma, but what does it offer students? A way to receive a rounded education and be admitted to a top university, writes Southbank International School Executive Principal, Graham Lacey Question: Why, as recent research suggests, are proportionately more IB Diploma applicants […]
DISSECTING THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE
With changes being implemented to the Early Years Foundation Stage, what does it all mean for the children starting out on their educational journey, and how can parents help? Michelle Van Wyk shows how you can help those baby steps The day my third and last child started nursery marked a huge, but emotional milestone, […]
INDEPENDENT EDUCATION: MORE THAN AN ACADEMIC INVESTMENT
The new headmistress of Bromley High School, Angela Drew, describes why investing in an independent school for your child isn’t just an investment in their academic development but also their physical, cultural, social and moral character “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our […]
ENCOURAGING GIRLS TO TAKE UP SPORT
On the eve of the World Cup, Kathryn Pullen, Head of Sydenham High – an independent day school for girls – emphasises the importance of sport in developing mind, body and inner resilience Research shows girls are far less likely than boys to be physically active – so it’s very important for schools to encourage […]
EDUCATION AT LA PETITE ECOLE FRANCAISE
We have looked at the benefits of a bilingual education from an English speaking point of view, but what of the the many thousands of French nationals who settle in London? Devika Malik, owner of La Petite Ecole Francaise, takes us behind the scenes How long has your school been in existence for now? La […]
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BI-LINGUAL SCHOOLS?
We live in a multi-cultural society, so what will our children gain by attending a bi-lingual school? Philippe Fraser, Director of Islington’s Mars Montessori nursery, explains the benefits
WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL AN INDEPENDENT EDUCATION MAKE?
There is no doubt that choosing a school is daunting; and choosing an independent education can seem more so. It is an investment in your child’s future and not an insignificant one, says head teacher of Bromley High School Louise Simpson
SHOULD SCHOOLS USE IPADS?
Two years ago, Broomwood Hall pioneered the use of iPads throughout the school. Here Joint Principal Malcolm Colquhoun describes the experience