Education debate

In an article for Absolutely Education magazine Head of Bedales Magnus Bashaarat debates the value of GCSEs with Samantha Price, Headmistress of Benenden School.

Posted on 05 June 2019

Teaching and values - Emily Seeber in TES

In an article for TES, Bedales Head of Sciences Emily Seeber poses a problem for teachers: without a clear understanding of our beliefs and principles, she asks, how can we use them to evaluate our practice?

Posted on 23 May 2019

Challenging Government thinking

Cognitive load theory (CLT) has been hailed as ‘the single most important thing teachers should know’.

Posted on 02 May 2019

Bedales student scoops national scriptwriting award

A screenplay written by Block 4 (Year 10) Bedales student Freya Hannan-Mills has emerged as one of the winners of a parliamentary-based film and scriptwriting competition for students and independent filmmakers based in the UK.

Posted on 25 April 2019

Helping build the vocabulary of students

Bedales Head of Sciences Emily Seeber has helped author a new learning resource for teachers, made available by Oxford University Press (OUP).

Posted on 16 April 2019

Observing lessons and giving teacher feedback

In an article for TES, Bedales Head of Sciences Emily Seeber argues that feedback given to teachers on their lessons focuses too much on student behaviour, and that the ‘knowledge quartet’ offers a more useful alternative.

Posted on 25 March 2019

The case for education reform – Magnus in TES

In an article for TES, Magnus Bashaarat argues that GCSEs do not prepare students for work and further study, that government’s obsession with STEM subjects needs revisiting, and that a major curriculum rethink is required if vocational education is to serve young people well and match the

Posted on 19 March 2019

Can you use research from one subject to improve another?

An article for TES co-authored by Bedales Head of Science Emily Seeber and Elizabeth Bathurst, music teacher at St Catherine’s School in Surrey, explores whether research around science practicals could transfer to music teaching – and beyond.

Posted on 01 March 2019


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