Questions to ask the Headteacher about teenage Mental Well-being and the answers you should expect

Sep 22 2022
teenager girl sitting down desperate and worried

This blog tackles the questions to ask about teenage Mental Well-being & the answers you should expect.

As a headteacher, part of my role was always to promote the school. This involved Open Days, Parent Meetings and the all-important school tours. I insisted on doing as many tours as possible. Firstly, because I felt the parents wanted to see the Headteacher. Secondly, it got me away from my desk, helped me be more visible around the school and gave me a snapshot of the hurly-burly of school life. I loved talking about my school and showing off the children and teaching.

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Do today’s classrooms prepare children for tomorrow’s careers – or do we need a different approach?

Jun 28 2022

One question most children are asked at some point is, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Whether they say an astronaut, a doctor or a footballer, the reality is that 65% of children joining primary school this September will work in job roles that don’t exist yet. In today’s rapidly changing world, many people, such as social media consultants and app programmers, are already doing jobs that weren’t around 20 years ago. As Richard Riley, former Secretary of Education, said, “We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.” Furthermore, a recent survey conducted by the World Economic Forum found that executives of leading companies rate complex problem solving as the most desirable skill for employees, followed closely by critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and emotional intelligence.

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Solve the 11+/13+ numbers game

May 04 2022

If you are finding 11+/13+ school choices difficult you are not alone. Children born between 2010 and 2014 are millennial baby boomers. Not since the 1960s have this many children been looking for senior school places.  It is no surprise therefore that record numbers of London parents, faced with shrinking catchments for local schools, are looking to the independent sector for solutions.  Join us on 10th May to find out how your child could attend an independent senior school.

Tuesday 10 May, 11am – 6pm

@ The Hurlingham Club, London SW6
EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE COMPLETELY FREE – GET TICKETS >

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