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“We need exam reform”: Millfield Headmaster Gavin Horgan speaks at Made By Dyslexia Global Summit with HRH Princess Beatrice

Millfield independent day and boarding school Somerset

Millfield Headmaster Gavin Horgan has urged the government to reform the exams process in British schools, as the current format “restricts dyslexic learners.” The Headmaster of the Somerset school, which is well known for its successful learning support programme, joined HRH Princess Beatrice and leading Dyslexia influencers in a panel discussion for the Made By […]

Advantages of Boarding – Vicky Clayton, Sherborne School

Sherborne School independent day and boarding school Dorset

Schools, whether secondary or independent understand that a good education is a powerful tool and that all educators need to encourage a passion for learning. We all undertake to join the dots together to give our pupils the best chance for success but if all schools are ultimately striving for the same outcome, might one […]

Developing thinking skills across the curriculum, by Dr Lorraine Earps, Head Teacher of Queen’s College, Taunton

For the first time as educationalists, we are attempting to prepare young people for a future we do not recognise. A pupil moving into Year 7 this year is likely to enter the world of work in around 2030 and continue to work until about 2080 or maybe even longer. With the rapidly changing face […]

The benefits of boys-only boarding,  by John Moule, Warden of Radley College

John Moule, Warden of Radley College, Oxfordshire

I am not a single-sex zealot. That might seem odd coming from the Warden of Radley College, one of the great bastions of boys-only boarding, but it’s true. I get a little fed up with evangelical statements, backed up by supposedly incontrovertible statistics, that girls do better in this environment, boys in that. We all […]

The importance of the creative arts – by Liz Laybourn, Head of Burgess Hill Girls School

Burgess Hill Girls independent day and boarding school West Sussex

A boarding environment gives children and young people an unrivalled opportunity to develop their creative talents to the full. Whether it’s fine art, design and technology, textiles or graphics, music and drama or photography, the arts should be at the heart of the school curriculum. But in too many schools, the creative arts are being […]

Kings: a different kind of international

Kings Colleges independent colleges Oxford, London, Bournemouth and Brighton

There are many schools both in the UK and around the world that define themselves as ‘international’. International schools come in many different shapes and sizes and there are many different factors to consider – the origin of its students, the experience of its teachers and its choice of programmes to name a few. It […]

Adding value with the Extended Project Qualification – Kings Colleges

Kings Education

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a standalone qualification which is often taken alongside A-levels. It is highly valued for progression to university and carries UCAS tariff points. Through the EPQ qualification, students will complete a research project to explore an area of their own interest. At Kings this is usually directly related to their ambitions […]

A global community: the best learning environment for today’s students – Kings Colleges

Kings Education

As the world becomes smaller and more globalised, for young people today there are endless benefits to learning alongside students of other nationalities. There are many schools both in the UK and around the world that define themselves as ‘international’, and whose communities consist of students from a range of countries and cultures. Whilst it […]

School should be Enchanting? – Chris Calvey, Headmaster Great Walstead School

Great Walstead independent school West Sussex

Chris Calvey Headmaster of Great Walstead School, West Sussex, talks about the balancing act of meeting academic rigor whilst maintaining pupils’ excitement and enthusiasm. School League tables are now very much a part of our lives and pre-testing for schools is creeping in at a younger and younger age.  Now, take into account the not […]

Learning Should Be Magical – Chris Calvey, Headmaster Great Walstead School

Great Walstead independent school West Sussex

Chris Calvey, Headmaster of Great Walstead School, West Sussex, talks about the importance of creating an engaging and stimulating learning environment which ensures young children maintain a genuine love of learning which will stay with them in adulthood. Children intrinsically have a curiosity and desire to explore their world. They have a need to discover […]

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