Awards Certificates in Maths and Creative Writing

A number of our students were awarded with certificates during Saturday’s session today having successfully completed the Maths and Creative Writing Courses. We are very proud with the two programmes we run at the school, in addition to personalised learning and assessment, which support the child in their life-long learning. Both courses help to develop: […]

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The UK education system is failing children with special educational needs

A recent survey has found that there has been a 57% increase in children with special educational needs being home-schooled. The reasons for this are manifold: too few places in schools, too few inclusive schools, schools that don’t know what to do with a special needs child and a nationwide trend of not upholding the […]

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Blue Peter – best children’s show ever!

I remember rushing home from school, grabbing a snack and sitting in front of the television ready for Blue Peter with my younger brother. It was the highlight of our school week and often my cousins, who lived locally, would come over too. We would badger our parents for bric-a-brac and organise sales at the […]

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UK Higher Education in Peril with New Bill

Quietly, under the loudly trumpeted Euro referendum, something is happening in higher education that will affect not only our children and grand children but the concept of the UK as a nation of revered and respected Universities. The new Higher Education Bill means a radical reform for university education such has not been seen for […]

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School support for special needs students – is it enough?

Mainstream schools are saying that they are unable to support the 1.1 million pupils with SEND (Special Education Needs and Disabilities) they serve, due to system-wide failings. Is it possible this is the fallout of the 2014 radical reforms made by the government? This included moving from Special Needs Statements (SNSs) and learning difficulty assessments […]

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Mindfulness in Schools

While tests and tougher standards are making school more stressful than ever for students, it is good to know that a coping mechanism is emerging to counteract this trend – mindfulness is being introduced by more and more schools to help their students, especially during exam time. The increased stress students feel is very real. […]

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Teacher burn-out causes brain-drain

International schools and foreign branches of elite private schools are tempting thousands of state school teachers to leave the UK, causing a skill brain-drain. We are investing tax-payers’ money in training teachers, giving them a degree that is valued around the world, and then they leave – mostly never to come back. For the fourth […]

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UNICEF : desperate call for children in need

75 million school-age children in crisis areas around the world are in desperate need of educational support. As I’m sure you are aware, many children live in countries affected by humanitarian crises. In Syria, 5 years of civil war have left around 6 thousand schools out of use, whist in Ukraine, the conflict has destroyed […]

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Top universities handed low marks for teaching

Students at some of Britain’s leading Universities have been extremely critical of the quality of teaching they have been receiving. Bristol,  Edinburgh. King’s College London, Glasgow and the London School of Economics rank amongst the bottom 10 for academic feedback on student’s work despite belonging to the Russell Group of top British research universities. Scottish […]

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