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Finding a voice

Being able to speak to a large audience is a very useful life skill. Antony Clark of Malvern College explains how a child can grow in confidence and become an accomplished public speaker.

Lessons from history

There is so much more to studying history than simply learning about the past, argues Ben Sandell of Dauntsey’s. It's only by looking at the past that pupils can begin to understand the present.

Making creativity count

At the heart of an excellent education is creativity, argues Jem Peck of Kew Green Preparatory School. By encouraging creativity, you foster an atmosphere of expectation that is inspiring and hard to ignore.

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Learning Compassion

We need to equip our children with the tools to be able to overcome mental health challenges in the future. At the heart of this, argues Gerard Silverlock of King's College Junior School, is compassion.

More than just knowledge

In today’s fast-changing world, children will need to develop new skills to succeed. Tania Botting, the Vice Chair-elect of IAPS, explains why a head full of information is not going to be enough.

Step-in or step-back?

As a parent, it is often hard to know when to 'step-in' and help your child and when it is better to 'support from the sidelines'. Dr Felicia Kirk, Headmistress of St Mary's Calne, offers some advice.

Why sport matters

The time for sport at school can often be squeezed by the pressure of academic success. But, as James Hodgson of Bedford School argues, the lessons you learn on the sports pitch can be invaluable for life.

The necessity of failure

To succeed at something first requires a determination to overcome failure. Unless schools embrace this fact, says Dominic Floyd from the Prep at Mount Kelly, children are not prepared for real life.

Preparing for transition

The transition from prep to senior school is one of the most stressful and challenging periods in a child's education. Sarah Gomm, Deputy Head (Pastoral) at Oakham, looks at how parents can help.