Start right

A child’s very first steps in education – even before they start school – can set them up for the years to come, and there are interesting new ideas how to approach this crucial stage

Centre stage: Kent College

Studying drama enriches a young person in many ways beyond the glory of the curtain call

Taking the lead: Vinehall School

In Taking the Lead, we talk to school head teachers and heads of department. Paul Borrows, Assistant Head Academic at Vinehall School, tells us about his work and his own school days Favourite subject when you were at school When I...

Taking the lead: St Edmund’s School Canterbury

Heads of department create the unique personality for how each subject is taught in a school, while head teachers flavour the school as a whole. We talk to Dr Gemma Jones, Head of Science at St Edmund's School in Canterbury...

The joy of mud

No more screens! The modern child needs to get outside and get dirty says Michael White

10 things I wish I’d known when my kids were young…

With three children now into adulthood, Hilary Wilce reflects on her experience as a mother and shares her retrospective wisdom

Page turners

A charity devoted to helping children discover the joy of books has identified the Top 40 titles to pull reluctant readers in

Jump to it

Exercise is as essential for children’s brains as it is for their bodies says Hilary Wilce

Keep calm and carry on (revising)

It’s exam time, not much fun for Year 11s and 13s – or their parents, so Hilary Wilce offers some expert advice

Let the Children Speak

Listening to school age kids is vital – but first you have to get them to talk says Hilary Wilce. All the research shows that children whose parents support them at school and show an interest in what they’re learning,...

New Headteacher for Walthamstow Hall

:: SPONSORED CONTENT :: New Year, New Headmistress and New Sixth Form Building for Walthamstow Hall, Sevenoaks

Birds and Bees

Schools – and the government – need to re-think sex education says Susan Elkin