Rugby-based charity Wooden Spoon creates amazing sporting opportunities for special needs children, Matt Mitchell leads the charge
Studying drama enriches a young person in many ways beyond the glory of the curtain call. We talk to Linda Hopkins, Head of Drama at Battle Abbey School At Battle Abbey we aim to develop the soft skills in every...
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
Studying drama enriches a young person in many ways beyond the glory of the curtain call
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...
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...
No more screens! The modern child needs to get outside and get dirty says Michael White
With three children now into adulthood, Hilary Wilce reflects on her experience as a mother and shares her retrospective wisdom
A charity devoted to helping children discover the joy of books has identified the Top 40 titles to pull reluctant readers in
Exercise is as essential for children’s brains as it is for their bodies says Hilary Wilce
It’s exam time, not much fun for Year 11s and 13s – or their parents, so Hilary Wilce offers some expert advice
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,...
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Schools – and the government – need to re-think sex education says Susan Elkin
We discover the benefits of studying outdoors and the rise in the appeal of forest schools
Just how popular do student exchanges prove to be, and what are the benefits of choosing to study abroad. We find out...
Susan Elkin stresses the importance of teaching children the history behind many of our seasonal celebrations
Susan Elkin explains how new staff can keep teaching fresh in schools Seasons of mists, mellow fruitfulness and new teachers. Almost every school in the country starts the school year with some new staff this month. That means new faces...
Teacher Georgina Watford discusses common behavioural issues in the classroom and what can be done to improve them. How do you develop your own set of rules for the classroom? Every teacher is different and despite us all following the school...
Toby Payne-Cook, Head of Science at Marlborough House School, discusses the Weald Award for Creativity and Innovation
On an age of increasing exam pressure and rigorous assessment, we speak to three schools to find out what’s being done to reward achievement and identify students that may need extra support
Susan Elkin hopes change is on the horizon when it comes to exams
Susan Elkin explains that, when it comes to school holidays, this isn’t necessarily such a negative
Author Alex Preston picks his top five books for pre-teens
Fitness Trainer Sarah Maxwell explains how to engage the whole family in exercise
English teacher Milly Potter shares the reasons behind her enduring love of poetry
Mary Kain explains the benefits of using art as therapy.
Edward Martin from The Golden Boot highlights the importance of proper shoe fitting
We go behind the scenes at Junior's Day Nursery in Cranbrook
ACS International Schools explains why they consider the International Baccalaureate programme so valuable
Susan Elkin looks into exam stress and how to relieve it
Susan Elkin explores the demand for unqualified tutors
Hilary Wilce explains how a contented, well-connected childhood could be the key to happiness in adulthood
It goes without saying that every parent wants the very best for their child, and most will bend over backwards to achieve it. But what happens when these good intentions become all-consuming? Hilary Wilce gives us the signs to watch...
Motorists’ lawyer David Barton explains how the law differs for new drivers and gives his advice for staying out of harm’s way
Go behind the scenes at seven leading schools to find out more about the headteachers in charge
We speak to two students from the South East about why they made the decision to take a year out and a year abroad
We explore the educational excursions currently on offer
Julie Redding, Head of Entrepreneurship at Sevenoaks School explains how entrepreneurial and enterprise skills are being nurtured amongst their students
Susan Elkin ponders the timing of examinations
Sue Elkin praises schools which embrace the journey of education - not the destination
Sooner or later most children will meet with problems at school. Education expert Hilary Wilce offers some reassurance
School farms are a great way for children to learn about farming and animal husbandry as well as offering the perfect place to de-stress and unwind outside the classroom. We visit Lancing College school farm...
Starting 'real' school is always a big step in growing up. Luckily, these days it's almost always an easy one, says Hilary Wilce.
We talk to Tom Avery. One of the world's most exciting polar explorers and a former pupil at Vinehall.