The School Run

We speak to three parents to find out how they manage to fit drop-offs and pick-ups into their busy work lives...

Take it to the Next Level – St Leonards-Mayfield School

We find out how St Leonards-Mayfield School prepare their pupils for life after sixth form...

Take it to the Next Level – Beechwood Sacred Heart

We find out how Beechwood Sacred Heart prepare their pupils for life after sixth form...

Inspiring Imaginations – Spring Grove School

We find out how Spring Grove School encourage creativity amongst their pupils...

The Great Outdoors

Reverend Peter Michell from Mr Noah's Nursery School in Benenden explains the benefits of their forest school approach...

Inspiring Imaginations – Skippers Hill Manor

Skippers Hill Manor encourage creativity amongst their pupils and we find out how

Memories Are Made Of This

If only walls in schools could talk... what a story they might tell. Here Lesley Finlay delves into the past of three local schools...

Helping Hands

We track down local charities that offer support to children and young people across the South East...

What to Expect From Pre-Prep

You want your child to attend a nursery or pre-prep school but don't want them to be drilled in literacy and maths. Lesley Finlay asked some of our schools what parents should expect from their pre-prep...

Learning The Ropes

Have you left school and are wondering what to do next? Freelance art director and designer Peter Micklewright explores what's on offer to help students make the transition from full-time education into work...

Try Something New

Inspiring children's activities...

Preparation Is Key

With the emphasis on academic life, it's often difficult to remember that our young people need a range of 'softer' skills as part of their tool kit for the real world. Lesley Finlay finds out what schools are doing to...

We Hear It From The Kids

Hector, age 2½ says… What’s your favourite thing to do with mummy and daddy? (When I wake up at 5am everyday…) I like to build things out of Duplo with Daddy. What’s your favourite story? ‘The Elephant and the Bad Baby.’ What’s...

Pro-Active

Sports teachers chat about their own school games experiences...

Speaking The Same Language

Our young people will be working in an ever-expanding global marketplace, and despite appearances, speaking a foreign language will be a valuable tool in their skills box. Lesley Finlay finds out why...

Room To Grow

It is cold outside but there is plenty you can do in the garden with your budding gardeners. Lesley Finlay found that this is a great hobby to share with the children - with delicious results...

Over the Rainbow

Art can help change lives as Lesley Finlay found out when she visited the Rainbow Gallery, a therapeutic, creative arts centre in the heart of the Rare Breeds Centre...

Domestic Heroes in Training

More of us are taking up long-forgotten domestic skills from knitting and sewing to baking. Where we lead, our children are following, as Lesley Finlay discovered...

The Art of Debating

Are we losing the art of good public speaking? Not if our schools have anything to do with it as many now develop thriving debating chambers where the skills are honed, ready for adulthood, as Lesley Finlay found out...

Here To Help

We explore how schools are easing the pressure on working parents...

For Sale

Should you jump into student lets? Nick Hanna investigates...

Testing Times

The Government is making lots of changes to the GCSE system and the first one comes into force for students starting their courses this month. Lesley Finlay found out more...

Going For Gold

Excitement and interest in the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games is building, and schools are joining in the fun. Lesley Finlay asked a selection of local schools to talk about how they were making the most of the Games...

A Love of Reading Starts at Home

The team here has a look getting children into reading...

Desert Island Discs

We're sending three music teachers to a desert island for their half-term break (don't worry, parents, we'll be rescuing them at the end of the week!) Each castaway is allowed just four pieces of music on their i-player and just...

Speaking The Same Language

Family life can be complicated enough but how do bilingual families cope with an additional language? Lesley Finlay spoke to two families about their experience...

Working From Home

Homework is an essential part of school life and encourages our children to think independently as well as instilling a love of learning. Lesley Finlay investigates further...

Food for Thought

Lesley Finlay explores the relationship between education and nutrition...

Talking Heads

We chat to local Headmasters about their own experiences of schools...

Take Note!

Lesley Finlay speaks to music teacher Cornelis Taekema and headmaster Jeremy Gladwin on the benefits of a musical education...

Getting The Pressure Right

It is a great dilemma for parents: when does pushing become too pushy? Mother and headmistress, Julie Robinson, comes up with some answers...