There’s a sea change happening in the world of sport and I wonder how long it will be before it arrives in schools? The new buzz word is ‘performance’. Or perhaps ‘performance!’ Schools have been in the business of improving performance since the league tables came in and have even become quite team-aware in the… Read More »
I mean really, what do you know? And how did you find it out? Were you taught it? And if so, were you taught it by teachers, by mates, by parents or by the hard knocks of the School of Life? Or – even – by the telly? Go on, admit it, you can learn… Read More »
Don’t you love the smell of a new pencil case in September? Even as I write, I am thinking two things: “How old school is such a thought?” and “Ah, probably not”. The feel of a new laptop possibly, then, or glee at the prospect of whole new technologies reclining seductively in the classroom: “Look… Read More »
Making connections is all important, but so too is knowing exactly when to make them, says Hilary Moriarty
SecEd columnist Hilary Moriarty steps down this summer after eight years working at the heart of the boarding school community. She gives her farewell thoughts, including on the future of boarding education.
A good education costs more than ever and independent schools need to show that they offer value for money, says Hilary Moriarty
Does learning foreign languages matter anymore, now that the whole world wants to speak English? Hilary Moriarty says “yes”
The experience of the UK’s first youth crime commissioner is a lesson in the dangers of social media that all our students – and teachers – must learn, says Hilary Moriarty.
Hilary was interviewed for a BBC One Show feature on state boarding schools, featuring Wymondham College. The interview aired on 20 March.
Oops – missed a week. Apologies! I do know that a blog should be current and it does not look good to go silent, especially when you’re not even on holiday – but last week just ran away from me. Actually, in the nicest possible way. Spent Wednesday visiting Lichfield Cathedral School and revisiting old… Read More »