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Promoting sports at school and at home

ARE SCHOOL SPORTS ON THE WANE?

A new report suggests PE lessons are on the wane in schools, but Sue Laidlaw argues that a love for physical activity and sports doesn’t necessarily have to start at school If you struggle to keep your hallway free of an assortment of kitbags, dirty football, rugby, lacrosse or hockey boots, and are fed up […]

THE APPRENTICE STAR’S EDUCATIONAL VISION

He may have incurred the wrath of Lord Sugar on The Apprentice, but lawyer and entrepreneur Felipe Alviar-Baquero is as passionate about education as ever. As he writes here, education is about more than just exams – whether you’re in Colombia or Kent I grew up in Colombia where lots of children don’t have the […]

Dulwich College former pupil stars in feature film with Luke Parry

DULWICH COLLEGE PUPIL STARS IN FEATURE FILM

Former Dulwich College pupil Nicholas Galitzine, from Hammersmith, took to the red carpet at the Berlin International Film Festival yesterday after starring in The Beat Beneath My Feet alongside Beverly Hills 90201 star Luke Perry.  Nicholas got into acting at the London boy’s independent school Dulwich College, before joining the youth theatre company Pleasance in Islington. The […]

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF GIFTED PUPILS

Bromley High School GDST is well-known for its academic success, but how do they ensure their most gifted pupils are stretched and challenged? Headmistress Angela Drew explains their approach to a well-rounded education My school is full of academically gifted girls, but to some degree this creates a difficulty. In a school where many girls […]

Sydenham High School GDST is finding clever ways to inspire young students who struggle with maths

MAKING MATHS FUN AT SYDENHAM HIGH SCHOOL

With education professionals and the media emphasising the growing importance of Maths in the classroom and for future careers, Sydenham High School GDST is finding clever ways to inspire young students who struggle with the subject FEATURED PROMOTION There is increasing emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects as the key to future UK […]

Gabbitas Managing Director Ian Hunt on changes in education

GABBITAS MD IAN HUNT ON EDUCATION’S EVOLUTION

With over 25 years experience in the education sector, Gabbitas Managing Director Ian Hunt is well placed to look at what’s changed in schools – and what remains resolutely the same – as he spends time with School Report editor Mark Kebble Let’s start at the beginning Ian – how did you come into teaching […]

Why school admissions are not all about exams

WHY SCHOOL ADMISSIONS ARE NOT ALL ABOUT EXAMS

Rather than relying on exam results, there are plenty of schools that think outside the box when it comes to their admissions process, as Sarah Ebner investigates

International Baccalaureate success at Sevenoaks School

WHY THE IB REIGNS AT SEVENOAKS SCHOOL

Since the 1970s, acclaimed Sevenoaks School has adopted the International Baccalaureate. Here, Headteacher Katy Ricks explains why the school phased out A-levels and how the global outlook followed by their students will stand them in good stead Sevenoaks School is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 11-18. Founded in 1432, Sevenoaks provides […]

Wildflowers Kindergarten and the Scandinavian education system

THE SCANDINAVIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM EXPLORED

Wildflowers Kindergarten, founded by Helena Nilsson in Hampshire, takes the principles of the Scandinavian education system and implements them into teaching nursery-aged children – but why does it work? The founder explains all Why is Scandinavia’s approach to education held in such high regard? Why, too, is the approach ideal for nursery school aged children? […]

SCHOOLS AND THE LANGUAGE BARRIER

How do you integrate children who speak little or no English into a school? It’s not as challenging to break down the language barrier as you may think. Laidlaw Education’s Natalie Vamvadelis shows how One of the more significant changes to the school population in recent years has been the increase in the number of […]

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