Education Matters

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We look at why junior-school children should be given the knowledge and skills to make sense of the digital age.

Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me

Poet, novelist and teacher Kate Clanchy tells her story, and the stories of the children she has met, taught and encouraged, over a 30-year teaching period.

Why girls do better at
single-sex schools

The GDST’s Chief Executive, Cheryl Giovannoni, talks about creating an environment that is designed with a girl in mind. On…

In single-sex schools, gender stereotypes are void

When boys and girls are educated separately, both have an increased awareness of equality, writes Dr Kevin Stannard On her…

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New Rules – Preparing young women for a world of radical change

Why new rules? Because it’s increasingly clear that the old rules just aren’t working for most of us. What sort…

School should be a pause button for fast-paced pupils’

By Kevin Stannard

Social media doesn’t allow time for reflection – schools need to insert this into pupils’ lives, says Kevin Stannard  …

Does it matter what we learn?

By Kevin Stannard

Subjects are no more than convenient containers for content that changes over time. Besides, says Kevin Stannard, we’ll forget most…

Exam stress or not, the system is becoming redundant

By Kevin Stannard

Those who are stepping up to defend exam stress forget one crucial thing: exams are increasingly becoming irrelevant, writes Kevin…

Why studying history should be an imperative

By Kevin Stannard

History sets the criteria for determining truth and relevance, and yet beyond Key Stage 3, the subject is deemed dispensable…

A family of schools

23 independent schools and two academies in England and Wales