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Forcing students to speak English all of the time could be counterproductive, argues International School magazine columnist ET Ranger

Headteachers need to take care of their emotional health, in order to be the leaders they need to be, writes Mark Leppard

School managers need to have their eye on the long-term sustainability of scholarship offerings, writes Lucy Barnwell

Schools are failing to teach about the empire to a meaningful degree, writes Peter Tait, and something needs to be done

A poll by the Chartered College of Teaching found teachers felt the DfE had not listened to their feedback

Plans are being considered to tell universities how much learning pupils have missed due to Covid

Expert Alex Stanford-Tuck explores what to consider to ensure the successful sale of an educational business

The 'intensity' of online learning meant some of her pupils were more advanced after lockdown, says Jane Prescott from the GSA

It would be 'folly' to cancel next year's GCSEs and A-levels without a well-planned and tested alternative, writes Ed Elliott, head of the Perse School

Sally Thorogood examines the impact on learning in a uniquely innovative and success-focused environment

Education will only change for the better if educators help form policies that prepare children for the future, writes Malcolm Jeffrey

Attendance has fallen in English secondaries due to pupils coming into potential contact with coronavirus cases

The Local Government Association says children who are withdrawn from school can be vulnerable without monitoring

It is not weak to ask for help in these testing times, writes Tracy Shand

The Government must offer clarity on which options it is considering to make GCSEs and A-levels as fair as possible this year, writes Nick Pietrek

Eve Jardine-Young talks about what makes a school great, and how to offer a modern, rounded education

Jane Prescott discusses independent education for girls and female leaders

A union survey reveals the depth of unease and overwork among teaching staff on the frontline during the second wave

Sarah Lee from Haberdashers' Monmouth Schools shares her experience of a major rebranding exercise

Wales' move to swap the 2021 GCSEs and A-levels for classroom tests sounds 'rather like exams', writes Nicholas Pietrek from Thorpe House School

The upheaval from Covid-19 could let us rethink the role and structure of GCSEs, writes Paul Dwyer from Redmaids' High School

Exams will be replaced with in-class assessments instead, says Welsh education minister

In Lincoln, partnerships between schools and universities have been of huge mutual benefit, argues Mark Wallace

Affirmation, rather than praise, could be a good way for leaders to encourage and motivate staff

The latest briefing from the schools inspectorate finds that school leaders are facing 'unrealistic pressure' during the pandemic

Headteachers back plans to base university applications on actual grades, saying the issue has been in the 'too difficult drawer' long enough

Updated guidance clarifies rules for headteachers, stressing that all secondary students must wear masks in corridors and communal areas

Dean White, bursar of Stamford Endowed Schools, explains how they made the institution safe for students and staff during the pandemic

Thousands of teachers have signed a petition calling for A-level and GCSE content to be reduced because of Covid disruption

Don't be a perfectionist, tell good stories and create multiple ways for parents to engage, writes Lucy Barnwell

A real sense of community and shared heritage makes fundraising for bursaries a rewarding job

The NEU says schools are 'an engine for virus transmission'

A school mental health conference helps parents support their teenagers through difficult times, writes Emma Hattersley from Godolphin School

A special course for international students returning to the UK this autumn allowed them to connect and cast fears aside, writes Nicky Adams

A poll for the Sutton Trust showed that many students would have applied to different universities had they known their real grades

Uncertainty over exams could lead to some markers dropping out - which will create opportunities for other staff, writes Susan Barnhurst

The London Interdisciplinary School will allow students to follow courses based around problem solving skills

Independent schools will benefit from a better recruitment pool if they embrace flexible working, writes Lindsay Patience

Schools are missing out on top female staff if they remain blinkered over flexible working, writes Lindsay Patience

The case highlights serious recruitment pitfalls for independent schools

Schools will miss out on good students if they fail to use images of black pupils in promotional literature, writes Elaine Cunningham-Walker

As the pressures on heads and other school managers grow, they must find moments of 'flow and joy', says Tom Rogerson from Cottesmore School

We must prepare children for the future world of work, where young people could become 'urban shepherds ' or 'robot monitors', says Ger Graus

Education minister Peter Weir spoke as the country began a two-week lockdown period to fight the spread of coronavirus

James Underhill outlines the potential dilemmas for schools when it comes to fundraising, and offers advice on how to navigate them

Schools need to embrace the opportunities for good communication offered by parent messaging groups, write Emily Richards

Andrew Christie explains why his school was determined to bring the joys of Greek and Latin to local state schools

State sector teachers says government claims they have smaller class sizes to stop the spread of coronavirus are false

David talks about the journey that took him to his current role, what he loves about it and his passion for the sector.

Dame Glenys Stacey says contingency plans are under discussion, including proposals for invigilated mock exams

Schools who nurture their old boys and girls will find the effort pays off, writes Nick Richardson

Schools faced with parents threatening to home educate need to know all the arguments against it, writes successful home educator Emma White

The number of partially closed secondaries continues to rise, but overall attendance is up slightly

A more nuanced discussion is needed around how we best serve the mental health needs of students, says Sadie Hollins

Antonia Berry explains how learning has been transformed by a visionary renovation and extension project

A new report from ISC Research shows schools are benefiting more from the local market

The education secretary is expected to remain under pressure from unions and others over GCSEs and A-levels

Governors should not be afraid to challenge the curriculum status quo even in Covid times, writes Peter Tait

A third of schools have seen a rise in home education over coronavirus concerns

Geoff Barton from the ASCL says ministers should do something more radical than delaying GCSEs and A levels by a few weeks

Jo Nugent explains how a very traditional school has embraced modern approaches to learning - and even has a teacher who designs video games

Schools should make the most of the marketing opportunity offered by families moving to areas with lower living costs

Providers have written to Boris Johnson to warn the freeze on overnight stays could cost 6,000 jobs by January

A franchise of the famous boarding school will be built on the site of a former theme park in Nova Scotia, principal Lisa Kerr and head of senior school Richard Devey explain

Young people have endured so much lately and their wounds need to be healed, says Sally-Anne Huang

Tom Wilson highlights the vital process of financial modelling for independent schools

Lucy Barnwell explains how relatively little can go a long way when schools are interacting with paying customers

Nicola Griffiths got a lot more than she expected when she was promoted to acting head shortly before the Covid-19 crisis

Vice-chancellors say the move would give students affected by Covid-19 disruption more time to learn

Anne Longfield says children will be vulnerable to the knock-on effects of coronavirus, including economic meltdown

Chris King reflects on the efforts schools made to contribute during the Covid-19 lockdown, stressing they would do it all again if duty called

Chris Seal reports on Thailand's straightforward approach to Covid 19 and recalls how he and staff made the most of a summer 'stuck' in a holiday destination

Big brands dominate the prestigious awards which accompany the publication of the magazine's guide to top schools

HMC general secretary Simon Hyde said consultation over changes was done before the resurgence of cases

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Running an international school in Hong Kong has been a rollercoaster this year, but Mark Steed is upbeat about the future

Independent schools are among those considering alternatives

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

INTERVIEW: ISC chair Barnaby Lenon has had enough of the ‘obsession’ with state/private school ratios, but supports efforts to help disadvantaged students

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

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

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

Independent school branches overseas don't just keep the bursar happy, but provide great CPD for staff and a wealth of learning experiences

Testing is vital to understand a child's true ability, but they will underperform at GCSE and A-level if their English is not fluent enough, says Helen Wood

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

Families are applying from long distances in the hope of gaining places or practising tests

All parents want the best for their children, but those living overseas may have some extra motivations and concerns, writes Dr Helen Wright

Schools should remember that Covid security is far from the only horse in town, says expert Emily Richards

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

New report from the OECD shows Britain is no longer first in spending as a proportion of GDP

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

Schools face closures and disruption as the term starts

Oxford is also expected to announce record figures for undergraduates educated in the state sector

Boarding schools have always adapted to changes in the international market and can overcome the challenges ahead, Caroline Nixon writes

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

Overseas families drawn to UK schools because of poor handling of Covid elsewhere

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

Pupils could be suspended for deliberate "malicious coughing"

Gavin Williamson is expected to announce whether he will push back start from May to July

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

Pressure to overachieve and other factors can create unhappiness that ultimately affects performance

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

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

Belgian study found cleverer kids in urban areas with more green spaces

Exams results chaos has thrown a spanner in the works for schools trying to plan

Tired staff face a school year fraught with uncertainties, but we can remain hopeful, writes Sean Fenton

Felsted School's international outlook and teamworking focus have made it an incubator for diplomats

Government U-turn gives schools choice, but face coverings will be mandatory in local lockdown areas

Teenagers felt more connected to school when they were not actually attending

Students can make complaint to their exam centre if they have 'evidence of bias or discrimination'

Independent schools face a challenge as geo-politics threatens the flow of overseas students from China, writes Andrew Lewer, MP

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

The A-level results U-turn means many more students now qualify to study medicine

A well-managed and thoughtful food operation can teach as well as sustain

Most heads will say that racism does not happen in their school, but it does, says Elaine Cunningham-Walker

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

Head of Eton says students were awarded grades that were 'manifestly unfair'

Analysis suggests teacher-assessed grades will be higher

Admissions chaos prompted by the A-Level results U-turn could lead to judicial review, experts say

Independent schools need to tell their wider communities how they helped during the Covid crisis, says Zoe MacDougall

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

Eight out of ten independent school heads believe algorithm is 'unfair'

School standards minister Nick Gibb insists that even regions currently battling Covid spikes will open their schools

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

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

How do you conduct quality assurance of an international school group during lockdown?

Schools will have to keep 'devastated' teachers motivated as the new school year begins

Thinking out of the box will help schools to secure their future

The aftermath of putting staff 'on the bench' during the Covid crisis will raise tricky challenges for school managers

The CAP awards recognise the work of cleaners and caterers at a time when their work has never been more important

Taking on a school abroad will take you out of your comfort zone, but it's a journey worth making, says Chris Seal

Study is 'loud call to action' to improve preventative measures, study says

The BSA has secured flights to guard against travel disruption

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

Applications have risen by 65 per cent during Covid crisis, figures show

A survey from the Girls' Schools Association finds members take a broadly similar approach to pupils' access to mobiles and other devices

Ofqual chief Sally Collier asks schools to be flexible on grades when deciding who to admit to A-level and other courses

Schools should make the most of parents being more involved in their children's education during lockdown

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

Schools need to be shrewd planners, good communicators and strike a fine balance when navigating difficult financial times

A considered approach to human resources will be more vital than ever after lockdown

Hard-pressed parents faced with redundancy or job insecurity will be weighing up weather they can continue to pay for private education

Schools may decide they want to adopt some of the positive aspects of distance learning in the long term

A child starting school this September could go to university in 2038 and enter the workforce in 2041 or 2042

School managers need to ensure that their decisions and actions live up to their stated values

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.

Chartered Teacher Status recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours of excellent teachers, says Dame Alison Peacock