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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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Two children's books to inspire creativity

Two children’s books to inspire creativity

With the long winter evenings in full flow, two books offer insights and inspiration to help young people find their creative spark

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Hurst College on fostering a spirit of belonging

Hurst College on fostering a spirit of belonging

Hurst College Chaplain and Director of Staff Wellbeing Janneke Blokland discusses the importance of fostering a sense of belonging across the whole school community

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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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Lego Brick Club – a game changer for neurodiverse children

Lego Brick Club – a game changer for neurodiverse children

Lego brick building clubs can be a game changer for neurodiverse children – helping them develop social skills, make friends and have a whole lot of fun

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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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Why the arts develop skills for life

The arts develop creativity, social skills, powers of persistence and sometimes luminous talent. Absolutely Education speaks to five schools that make arts teaching mind broadening and relevant

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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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Francis Holland School Regent's Park on education for life

Francis Holland School Regent’s Park on education for life

Katharine Woodcock, Headmistress of Francis Holland School Regent's Park, on beyond-the-class education to build skills for life

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Hurtwood House star heads to Berklee

Hurtwood House star heads to Berklee

Hurtwood has continued its stellar contribution to the creative world, as another talented alumnus joins Berklee College of Music

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Ask the experts: Simply Learning Tuition on choosing a tutor to support high ambitions

Ask the experts: Simply Learning Tuition on choosing a tutor to support high ambitions

Simply Learning Tuition Managing Director Nathaniel McCullagh on choosing a tutor for an academically ambitious child

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Repton

Repton School welcomes new cricket technical director

Repton has welcomed Martin Speight as its new Technical Director of Cricket

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Wetherby Pembridge Minors, Holland Park on when to start school

Wetherby Pembridge Minors, Holland Park on when to start school

etherby Pembridge Minors, Holland Park Head Jemima Jones and Early Years Education Director Marianne Valentine on the right time to start school and importance of early years education

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