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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 […]

A-LEVELS, PRE-U OR THE IB: WHAT’S BEST?

Paul Kelly of Gabbitas Education Consultants weighs up the pros and cons of A-levels, the Pre-U and the International Baccalaureate

Why the International Baccalaureate is a global phenomenon

WHY THE IB IS A GLOBAL PHENOMENON

If you want to know why the International Baccalaureate works, Dwight School London Headteacher David Rose is best placed to reveal why. He talks to Mark Kebble about a global career, what he loves about the IB and why Dwight School London is different I believe next year will mark ten years for you David […]

HOW TO ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO BE CREATIVE

Diana Thompson looks at the ways you can bring out a talent in your child by helping them to overcome a hurdle and enjoy learning to write stories

Why religious schools play a role in education

WHY RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS PLAY A ROLE IN EDUCATION

It’s a hot potato of a subject, but what do religious schools bring to education in modern times? One successful all through school, Bishop Challoner in Shortlands, Kent, is a shining light as Mark Kebble discovers when meeting up with their recently appointed Headteacher, Paula Anderson How would you say Bishop Challoner has evolved since […]

Power of art & design at Bromley High School

THE POWER OF ART & DESIGN IN SCHOOLS

From poppy installations to winning national awards, Bromley High School GDST certainly shows how far a good art & design education can take pupils. The Head of Art & Design at the school, Becky Shepley, talks to Mark Kebble about the snowball effect You have been here five and a half years Becky – what’s […]

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