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Bredon School on the great outdoors

Bredon School on the great outdoors

Nick Oldham, Headmaster of the dyslexia specialist Bredon School on the value of outdoor learning in developing skills, confidence and wellbeing

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Bringing science and engineering to life

Bringing science and engineering to life

How do schools deliver science and engineering subjects in a way that moves them beyond dry theory and into real life? Absolutely Education investigates how clever educators build both broader understanding and scientific connections

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Nature boost – why schools take learning outside

Nature boost – why schools take learning outside

We all need nature, and for children it's now recognised as critical – not only boosting mental and physical health but also supporting different learning styles and capacity to learn and build confidence. We speak to three schools that celebrate and promote learning in the great outdoors and see its far-reaching benefits

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Rosemead Prep on learning to inspire

Rosemead Prep on learning to inspire

Rosemead Head Graeme McCafferty, and Head of Pre-Prep Lisa Meredith-Bennett, on how the school’s ethos, values and personalised approach to education inspire learners to pursue their passions and build strong foundations for future success

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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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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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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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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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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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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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St Clare's Oxford students host talk time

St Clare’s, Oxford students host talk time

Two students from St Clare's, Oxford hosted a thought-provoking evening of TEDx talks on internationalism

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Elea High Online School on the EPQ advantage

Elea High Online School on the EPQ advantage

David Lewis, Principal of Elea High Online School, on why the Extended Project Qualification can give university-bound students a real advantage

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In conversation with Fulham Pre-Prep's Joanna Copland

In conversation with Fulham Pre-Prep’s Joanna Copland

The Head of Pre-Prep at Fulham School Joanna Copland on a whole-child approach to early years education to ensure strong beginnings

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Old Buckenham Hall earns tennis win

Old Buckenham Hall earns tennis win

Suffolk prep school Old Buckenham Hall (OBH) has earned a county commendation from the Lawn Tennis Association

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Cheam School pupils enjoy a day of French fun

Cheam School pupils enjoy a day of French fun

Pupils at Cheam School in Berkshire immersed themselves in French language, life and culture for the day

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RMS for Girls on measuring value

RMS for Girls on measuring value

RMS for Girls Headteacher Kevin Carson on why newspaper league tables are not the wisest measure of school performance

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Cheltenham College adds Malaysia partner school

Cheltenham College adds Malaysia partner school

Cheltenham College is to open its doors in Malaysia with a partner school opening in the capital

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