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  • Teaching and Talking 6 Oct 17

    When it comes to education, parents will generally move mountains to get their children into the right school. We’ll question them about their day (the familiar ‘what did you do at school... Read More

  • In Someone Else's Shoes 22 Sep 17

    The end of an academic year generally features fêtes and festivals, social events and speech days, celebrating individual achievements and whole-school success. Back in June, St Hilda’s Preparatory... Read More

  • Slogging on a Saturday 22 Sep 17

    I sometimes joke that, as a teenager, I had more disposable income than I do now as a working adult. Unencumbered by mortgage, bills or the cost of the weekly shop, my pockets were heavy with the... Read More

  • Unpicking the Past 22 Sep 17

    After the battle of aylesbury in 1642, William Delafield, clerk of the parish of Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, was horrified when returning Roundhead soldiers tried to plunder the church and take... Read More

  • Set For lIfe? 8 Sep 17

    In some far-flung Utopia there are senior schools with a strong academic record, and a warm and caring yet disciplined ethos, within walking distance of every home; and if one’s not right for any... Read More

  • The Truth About Dyscalculia 8 Sep 17

    Very few people have heard of dyscalculia, and even if they have, often they don’t really understand what it means. The sort of comments you might hear are My child is poor at maths – he has... Read More

  • The Right Approach 30 Jun 17

    Hands up if you’ve ever paid for extra tuition for your child. I don’t mean literally wave your hands in the air – especially if you’re reading this in a café, say, or a waiting room... Read More

  • I Think, Therefore I Learn 5 May 17

    What’s philosophy?, I ask my twelve year old. Is it, um, fairy tales? he replies. Philosophy, it seems, isn’t relevant to young people. It evokes images of old men with beards, possibly... Read More

  • Paw-trait of an Education 21 Apr 17

    When children arrive at Mandeville Primary School, St Albans, every morning, they’re greeted not only by their teachers, but also by another very special member of the school team. This individual... Read More

  • The Fourth Pillar 7 Apr 17

    A generation has grown up with the internet, and the way that they connect with friends and with the wider world is at best perplexing, and at worst unfathomable, to older members of society. Every... Read More

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