March 2020 - Independent Schools Guide

March 2020 - Independent Schools Guide

In this issue

We meet the head teachers at St Margaret’s, Calne – Luke Bromwich, and Bryanston – Mark Mortimer. Features include: finding the right balance with secondary school choice; moving towards a more sustainable future; creating a positive relationship with sport; why great facilities are key to boarding success; discovering expression through movement; learning to cope with school pressures; understanding and caring for the environment; preparing students for a changing world; exploring education outside the classroom; moving beyond traditional uniforms; and Wansbroughs Solicitors on why an educational gift can benefit everyone. Our features come from: Kingswood, Downside, Pinewood, Godolphin, Dauntsey’s, Leehurst Swan, St Mary’s Calne, Milton Abbey, Stroud School and Hanford. Plus, all the latest news and contact details from all the independent schools in the south west region.

From the editor

Education is never static. Teaching trends come and go, certain subjects are given preference according to government whims and to reflect society at large, finances ebb and flow, and most importantly of all, the children in our classrooms change. The fate of the planet and our role in ‘what comes next’ is rightfully big news. Children are being energised in the fight to save our planet, which to me is to be encouraged. I am not advocating any kind of social disorder, but it is important that our young people are part of any debate that affects their future and our teaching should not be afraid to reflect that. As adults, we can become complacent about our place in the world. We must remember our youthful rebellion, whether contained in a thought about a teacher, parent or situation, or whether it manifested in some other way in our lives. Now that we are the adults we should do what we hoped our elders had done, and really listened, and accepted that children are the future!
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