Recently, questions of gender, workplace practices and professional behaviour have made their fair share of headlines.
Posted on 25 September 2015
A new creative hub for Bedales: Bedales has cut the first turf for an inspirational new Art & Design teaching space. The two-storey barn will feature an open courtyard around a large oak tree and create a new home for all the art and design disciplines taught at Bedales. (with thanks to Absolutely Education for permission to publish).
Posted on 25 September 2015
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Head of Bedales Prep School, Jane Grubb, is quoted in The Daily Mail as saying "adventures' can be found on the schools' doorsteps" in a discussion over school trips to far-flung locations. The article, entitled: 'Parents revolt over far-flung trips by schools' states that both state and private institutions are under attack over holidays that cost parents thousands of pounds.
Posted on 21 September 2015
Bedales School has featured in The Week Independent Schools Guide report on independent schools’ strategies to boost pupils’ wellbeing, confidence and happiness. 'The Pursuit of happiness - Pastoral care is an integral part of education'' investigates current trends in thought in regard to student wellbeing while in boarding. Bedales' Head of Boarding, Jenni Brittain is quoted as saying: “We are in loco parentis,” she says, “so we are to all effect and purpose the parent while the students are here. However, pastoral care cannot be in isolation. It has to be a tripod of care – the student, the house and the parent. That’s why it’s so important that parents are fully on board with everything we do.”
Posted on 11 September 2015
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Bedales School featured as a "Good school for Drama" in School House Magazine in September, when Dunhurst Head of Drama, Simon Kingsley-Pallant, explained about his approach to spawning and nurturing talented thespians. "‘We built our own stage inside a marquee with a black and white set designed to look like a snowy Finnish valley, so costumes stood out against it. You use kids’ and audiences’ imaginations, not lots of elaborate scene changes and the results can be jaw-dropping. One boy who has a chaotic, whirlwind life and is often at odds with his surroundings, is completely transformed on stage; acquiring an extraordinary peace and grace."
Posted on 07 September 2015
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