Is the teaching of politics important enough in our schools?
The lack of young voter engagement in politics is one of the country’s greatest issues – and considering these challenging times, is it time schools took this more seriously? WORDS: Freya Millard In the 2015 generation election, the BBC reported that voter turnout for people aged 18-24 was 43 per cent compared to 63 per […]
THE MOAT SCHOOL, FULHAM, CELEBRATES LOWER SCHOOL’S FIRST ANNIVERSARY
ADVERTISING PROMOTION The Moat School, Fulham, has celebrated the first year of its Lower School programme, offering high quality education to students with different learning abilities… The Moat School, based in Bishop’s Park, Fulham, has celebrated the first year of its Lower School programme. This independent school specialises in providing a mainstream education for pupils […]
What are co-curricular activities and how do they complement the formal curriculum?
ADVERTISING PROMOTION Simon Severino, Headmaster at Alleyn’s Junior School and Neil Green, Head of Co-Curricular and Partnerships at Alleyn’s School on why the best education transcends the classroom Excellence is about opening doors, having a vision of possibilities, experiencing breadth and being challenged and inspired. For many children, co-curricular activity enhances and complements the formal […]
SOFT SKILLS HELP SYDENHAM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TOUGHEN UP
There’s no question that schools play an important role in promoting good mental wellbeing. Now the high levels of mental toughness delivered by Sydenham High School GDST’s tailored soft skills student development programmes have been confirmed by new independent research. The research was conducted by leading psychometric test publisher AQR International for the Independent Schools […]
ST AUGUSTINE’S PRIORY, EALING, RATED OUTSTANDING BY ISS
ADVERTISING PROMOTION St Augustine’s Priory, a leading Catholic Independent Day School for girls aged 3-18 located in Ealing, has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, and here’s why… Exceptional teachers The Nursery & Preps Department of St Augustine’s Priory is a key entry point for pupils joining Ealing’s top performing GCSE school (DfE 2015 […]
THE BENEFITS OF OUTDOOR LEARNING AND PLAY
ADVERTISING PROMOTION Bishop Challoner School has introduced a new infant playground this academic year. Completed in October 2016, the safe, fenced area contains various play equipment and educational games, all specifically designed for younger pupils to foster and enhance their learning. Outdoor play provides an important environment to foster brain development, motor skills, and social […]
WHY LEARNING MUST BE IN SYNC WITH A CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT
ADVERTISING PROMOTION Mogg Hercules, Headteacher, Proprietor and Founder of Dallington School, on why learning must be in sync with a child’s developmental journey I sat beside a boy, who had been invited to spend the day with the children in Year 3, to have a chat, about how he felt about the possibility of being […]
HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD PREPARE FOR THEIR FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL
ADVERTISING PROMOTION As a parent, have you ever wondered whether feeding the ducks should play second fiddle to fluency in Mandarin? Or is your child’s ability to count peas on a plate more important than the peas actually being eaten. If this sounds familiar then you could be suffering from PPS – Pushy Parent Syndrome… Being a […]
THE DRAGON SCHOOL, OXFORD: ROOM FOR EVERY CHILD’S ORIGINALITY
ADVERTISING PROMOTION Ask a parent what they want for their children, in a day and age where the pressure to live in a virtual world is unrelenting, and you will find that their message is simple: A safe haven where children have time and space to learn, to play, to be themselves. The Dragon Preparatory School, […]
IS KEY STAGE 1 TESTING A GOOD THING?
One education expert weighs up the pros and cons of reintroducing Key Stage 1 testing – and the outcome is not so black and white