How to organise the school day

In a book review for TES of When by Daniel H Pink (Canongate), Alistair McConville, Bedales Deputy Head, Academic, considers the implications of our cognitive highs and lows for the ways in which we organise the school day.

Posted on 13 April 2018

Pupil Power - Colin Baty reflects on recent US events

In a blog for the Independent Schools' Council, Colin Baty, Head of Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst, reflects on how teachers might make sense of their responsibilities to the young people in their care following the shooting in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Posted on 05 April 2018

Al McConville “in defence of the curious”

Curiosity is the driving force behind the advancement of humankind – but it is stifled in our classrooms, buried under the weight of teacher workload and accountability.

Posted on 20 March 2018

Dunannie celebrates World Book Day

Inclement weather may have shut schools up and down the country, but Dunannie children had prepared in advance for their World Book Day celebration.

Posted on 04 March 2018

Comparing the English education system

An article in School House magazine discusses the pressures on British school children caused by competition for places and excessive tutoring, whilst recognising the ‘soft skills’ and abilities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) of independent school pupils.

Posted on 13 February 2018

Tackling Seasonal Affective Disorder

In the latest instalment of her fortnightly column for TES, Bedales Head of Sciences Emily Seeber explains why teachers might be feeling down this winter, and what schools could do to tackle seasonal depression.

Posted on 13 February 2018


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