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Geoff Barton of ASCL says the idea of taking GCSEs and A-levels online is 'pie in the sky'


Many families earning over £60,000 would now think about switching children to independent schools to ensure better home learning provision


Classroom teachers in state sector felt generally less anxious than normal during lockdown, a study shows


Independent schools are among those considering alternatives


ISC chair Barnaby Lenon warns of the dangers of the politicisation of elite university admissions


Official figures show a 12 per cent absence rate last week, as children returned to school during the pandemic


Researchers in Bristol will saliva-test 4,000 pupils and 1,000 staff


Schools at risk of 'grinding to a halt' as staff and students wait for tests, say heads


Admissions & Marketing

Rather than rely on their instincts alone, schools can benefit hugely from being able to visualise performance, writes Nathalie Sinyard


Covid has stopped trips to international recruitment events, but there are other ways to build relationships, writes Lucy Barnwell


Digital advertising has been a game changer but don't forget the power of print


'The demonic crunch of the algorithm' has helped many see why exams are so vital, writes Emma White.


UK-based independent education providers could come to be seen as 'colonial and unwelcome' in China, writes Andrew Lewer MP


Students will need prepare in new ways to be ready for the 'new normal' of Zoom university interviews


Amidst the chaos caused by this beast of a virus, an unlikely pocket of progress lies smoldering in the corner of the independent school common room.


Bursars & Finance

Adapting older independent school buildings for modern-day use can be challenging, writes architect Regine Kandan


Tim Ryan explains how to mitigate the problem and avoid unwittingly committing an offence


Richard Metcalfe remembers the day he was first appointed as a bursar, nervous that his lack of a pair of brogues would hold him back


Independent schools must remain vigilant and improve their defences against attack, writes Martin Taylor


There are many factors to take into account when setting up a bursary fund


Variety is the key to the success of Bolton School's commercial subsidiary, which funds bursaries for secondary pupils


If predictions about a Covid-driven surge in pupil numbers don't come true, schools will need a safety net


A good relationship between bursars and marketers is vital for independent schools


Development and Fundraising

Lockdown could mean this year's cohort of leavers is probably the most ready to engage with development officers


The start of the new term amid the ongoing covid pandemic will raise some very serious questions for boarding schools


Heads & Governors

David James reflects on the difficulties staff have faced during the Covid crisis - and how it has brought people together


Nicola Griffiths explores the most constructive ways to let pupils and teachers know how they are doing


Ian Power from the HMC says 'vast majority' of teachers trained on SCITTs now have jobs in the state system


Independent schools' ability to move fast and decisively has worked to their advantage in the pandemic, writes IAPS chief executive Chris King


Exposure to great role models and a broad range of experiences will help children find their purpose, writes Professor Ger Graus


A student and staff questionnaire would help schools benefit from lockdown experiences, writes Peter Tait


Future careers will be defined by uncertainty, so let's rethink education


George Budd outlines how his school introduced an 'innovative and supportive' way to evaluate staff


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