Education Matters

Numbers game

The GDST Junior Maths Conference moved online, opening it up to all Year 6s across the GDST family resulting in nearly 500 students taking part in 140 teams.

We can do more

To teach black history is to teach better history, says Jake Unwin, Head of History at Sutton High School, GDST.

Undivided we stand

As the GDST prepares for the launch of its Undivided initiative, the latest GDST Book Club Live event celebrated and discussed diverse narratives in literature.

Are GCSEs worth saving?

Should we persist with GCSEs this year? What would we lose if we got rid of them altogether, asks Kevin Stannard.

Learning unleashed

The GDST’s answer to lockdown was Limitless Learning, 160 academic enrichment and life-skill courses delivered to students by teachers and volunteers from across the GDST family.

Tomorrow’s education today

The GDST’s Chief Executive, Cheryl Giovannoni, looks at how its schools are reshaping the future of learning.

Community: The crux of the post-lockdown classroom

With widespread concern about students’ lost learning due to lockdown, Suzy Pett, Director of Studies at Wimbledon High School, points out that the return to the classroom – and the very act of learning itself – is intrinsically about human connection and communion.


This summer, Ofqual put the ‘ass’ into ‘assessment’. As a result, the GCSE’s days might be numbered, says Dr Kevin Stannard.

A Syllabus of Errors

There is still a week to go before GCSE results are published so time to avoid replaying last week’s car crash, writes Dr Kevin Stannard, Director of Innovation and Learning, GDST

A family of schools

23 independent schools and two academies in England and Wales