Friday 25 April 2014


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Opinion

Editorial
Technoholic Babies

Matthew Smith looks at a simple way to improve pupils' soft skills for later life.

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Preparatory Thoughts
It's time to be bored

Julie Robinson explains why parents must allow sufficient time for quiet reflection.

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Thoughts from the Study
What Lies Ahead?

Peter Tait looks at how schools must learn to innovate to serve the needs of tomorrow.

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All Aboard
What's it really like?

Hilary Moriarty ponders the question asked by anyone thinking about boarding.

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End Piece
Strange meetings

Tim Hands explores how parents can handle difficult meetings about their child.

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Cover Stories

You've Never Had It So Good

Some educationalists look back at the past as a 'golden age' of education but, as David Hanson of IAPS argues, the future looks much brighter than the past.

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Parallel Worlds

The best way to learn a new language is to do so accidentally, argues Dr Heather Martin, Head of Languages at St Faith's. The result is to turn learning upside-down by teaching history... in Spanish!

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The Trouble with Classics

Bob Bass, Senior Master and Head of Classics at Orwell Park, laments the decline of Latin and Greek in schools but observes that some recent developments might help safeguard the future of the subject.

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Parents Behaving Badly

Some parents get a little too excited standing on the touchline supporting their child! Leonard Blom, Head of St Aubyn's School, offers some tips on how best to support your child's sporting ambitions.

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Spring Features

Why Teach Handwriting?

As technology has developed and tablet computers are becoming ubiquitous, do children really need to learn to write with an ink pen? Richard Follett, Headmaster of Vinehall School, looks at the arguments.

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The legacy of Facebook

Children born to the 'Facebook generation' will grow up to find a huge number of photos of themselves are available online. But as Hannah Webster suggests, it might become a source of embarrassment.

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