Category Archives: Independent Education Today

Appeared in Independent Education Today (http://www.ie-today.co.uk/)

Hey, I’m important

Scan the many virtues – selling points – of independent schools which parents believe to be important when choosing a school for their child, and class size will come high up on the list. Chinese schools do things differently – huge classes, excellent results – but in Britain, we cherish the belief that small classes… Read More »

Are PE lessons awesome?

You can’t travel any time-distance to 2017 without being aware you have lived/are living in revolutionary times. Consider education – who could have seen its current shape and concerns 20 years ago? Which is amazing, given it’s still – presumably – trying to do much the same thing. Or not. How disheartening recently to ask… Read More »

Noteworthy

Gimme a soap box, and I will happily rant for 10 minutes about music.  Specifically, music in schools. I owe my glancing acquaintance with playing the violin to the free instrumental lessons which were available in my grammar school in North Wales. They took me to Grade 4 and a rather short-lived place in the… Read More »