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Focus on Eltham College / Education for life

Focus on Eltham College / Education for life

In a world of many challenges, Eltham College focuses on educating young people for life today and tomorrow, says Deputy Head Pastoral Ann Massey

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Teaching tomorrow’s skills

Teaching tomorrow’s skills

Futureproofing our children by teaching skills for life is an essential element of the prep years and helps develop confidence, knowhow and a spirit of responsibility. We speak to three schools that are building empowered and engaged future citizens from the earliest years

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Ask the experts: Wolfthorn Knight Tuition on 11+ support for an anxious student

Ask the experts: Wolfthorn Knight Tuition on 11+ support for an anxious student

Wolfthorn Knight Tuition Lead Practitioner for Mathematics Sunny Garcha on building the confidence of an anxious child and helping prepare them for the 11+

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Growing evidence – a major new study into education

Growing evidence – a major new study into education

A major long-term study will provide important data on both UK education and growing up during and after the pandemic

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Healthy competition – why school sports are so important

Healthy competition – why school sports are so important

We all know that sport is good for us physically, but it can also develop a whole range of mental skills – including a positive outlook on life Four leading independents explain why sport is a winner on and off the field

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Online and legal: why children need digital education

Online and legal: why children need digital education

We teach children how to stay safe online, but what about staying legal? Absolutely Education speaks to social media law and ethics expert Dr Holly Powell-Jones

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Debating strengths – why schools encourage reasoned argument

Debating strengths – why schools encourage reasoned argument

Debating teaches skills of listening, thinking on your feet and hearing the other side. We speak to three schools where great debates are celebrated and nurtured

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School refusal – understanding EBSA

School refusal – understanding EBSA

The number of children who are too anxious to attend school some or all of the time is on the rise. Absolutely Education finds out more about EBSA

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Out to play

Out to play

The right to play outside, on the street where you live, is a campaign with momentum – and it's not only good for children, but for parents and neighbourhoods

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Are exams fit for purpose?

Are exams fit for purpose?

Debate about public exams inevitably follows publication of A level and GCSE results. But the past year has raised even more questions about how we test young people. Absolutely Education gets perspectives from experts on the education front line

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School partnerships – adding value on all sides

School partnerships – adding value on all sides

School partnerships bring rewards on all sides, with activities ranging from volunteering to student-led teaching of younger pupils in the local community. Absolutely Education speaks to four schools to find out more

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Foreign languages – the state of play

Foreign languages – the state of play

Foreign languages are in decline as a subject choice, but not all schools are following that curve. Absolutely Education spoke to three independents that go out of their way to inspire and develop young linguists

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Understanding speech and language delay

Understanding speech and language delay

Parents often wonder if their child's development is on track, but one of the most problematic areas is speech and language development. We find out more about the signs to look out for and sources of support and guidance

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Capital gains – the benefits of going to school in London

Capital gains – the benefits of going to school in London

London is a hub for culture, civic life and business, so going to school here brings added value. We explore some of the benefits of a capital education

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Tune in, turn on – the amazing power of subtitles to boost literacy

Tune in, turn on – the amazing power of subtitles to boost literacy

Turn on the Subtitles (TOTS) is campaigning for what could be a gamechanger for children's literacy. And all it takes is one small adjustment – read on

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Understanding hypermobility

Understanding hypermobility

Hypermobility can have a profound impact on children, but a new School Toolkit aims to raise awareness among educators so they can deliver the right support

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A parents' guide to online schools

A parents’ guide to online schools

Online schools are not new, but Covid has encouraged many families to take another look. Here's our guide to key players

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Young gamblers – what parents and educators need to know

Young gamblers – what parents and educators need to know

Children are increasingly exposed to the world of betting, via advertising and gaming, so are young minds more susceptible to gambling addiction and what else should parents and educators know?

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Left behind | Are left-handed pupils being let down?

Do left-handed children get the support they need to thrive in a right-handed world? Or are they being let down?

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60 Seconds With William Brierly, Head of Claremont Fan Court School

60 Seconds With William Brierly, Head of Claremont Fan Court School

William Brierly, Headmaster of Claremont Fan Court School, on his background and educational philosophy

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Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle de Londres on building a multicultural mindset

Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle de Londres on building a multicultural mindset

Cerian Maraviglia, the Primary English Coordinator at Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle de Londres on how multicultural schools broaden linguistic skills and life opportunities

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Cobham Hall makes history

Cobham Hall makes history

Kent school Cobham Hall has upended 60 years of tradition in an historic vote

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Kew Green Prep on wellbeing in action

Kew Green Prep on wellbeing in action

Kew Green Prep's Head of Data, 11+ and DSL Amy Kinross on the importance of keeping curriculum breadth during 11+ preparation to support wellbeing, creativity and joy

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Writers' room – two competitions for creatives

Writers’ room – two competitions for creatives

Two competitions taking place this spring give budding young writers, poets and lyricists an opportunity to make their literary mark

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Dulwich College on the whole-community benefits of bursaries

Dulwich College on the whole-community benefits of bursaries

Dulwich College Deputy Master External Cameron Pyke on the life-changing value and whole-community benefits of independent school bursary funds

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New Bedford independent school taking shape

New Bedford independent school taking shape

Bedford Greenacre Independent School is taking shape and is set to open for the autumn term

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St Swithun's School on the value of telling stories

St Swithun’s School on the value of telling stories

St Swithun's School Head of English Naomi Anson on the powerful wellbeing and creative benefits of enabling young people to tell their stories

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