The Spring 2017 issue of Attain was published on the 11th January.
Will the Government listen?
Two hundred IAPS Heads have given their reaction to the Government's plans to force independent schools to help improve state schools. Attain's Editor, Matthew Smith, analyses our exclusive survey.
Parents are at risk of becoming so focussed in the desire for their children to succeed, says Loren Macallister of Shrewsbury House School, they run the risk of overlooking the real purpose of education.
A sense of service
True leadership is about service, says Mark Boobbyer of St Columba's College, Dublin. But how can a culture of service be developed? The answer, he believes, comes from a unique school in Africa.
A selection of previous cover stories are available below:
Prep school education should not be restricted by the ability to pay fees. David Hanson, IAPS Chief Executive, explains how government could unlock education and benefit huge numbers of children.
Letting your child decide
Parents are often reluctant to let their child choose their own school – surely it's a decision best left for Mum or Dad? Rose Hardy, Headmistress of St Margaret's School for Girls, disagrees.
The end of tutoring?
Spending money on a tutor can be a false economy. James Dahl of Wellington College explains how schools are increasingly changing their entry procedures to militate against the ‘tutoring effect’.
Let's shake-up league tables
League tables purport to help parents when selecting senior schools but, in reality, they do more to hinder. Mike Buchanan, Headmaster of Ashford School, argues it is time for radical reform.
Learning from sport
Children can learn myriad lessons from competing in sport at any level. Russell Slatford, who coxed Cambridge in the 1995 Boat Race and is now Headmaster of Bournemouth Collegiate School, explains.
Jobs for the girls
Workplace parity for men and women still has a long way to go. Helen Fraser, Chief Executive of the Girls’ Day School Trust, looks at how schools can help girls be better equipped for their careers.
Header photo: Matthew Smith
'Will the Government listen?' photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg/Getty Images
'A sense of service' photo: Margaret Bourke-White/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images