Spring 2021 - Independent Schools Guide

Spring 2021 - Independent Schools Guide

In this issue

We meet the Rebecca Smith, the head teacher at Stroud School and Jane Evans, the head teacher at Bruton School for Girls. Features include: the importance of listening; why pupils benefit from being a part of the wider community; working together online – remote but not alone; the power of music in education; how to keep girls on track with sport; how bursaries make education accessible; a fresh approach to teaching English; the old school network stays with you for life. Plus, all the latest news and contact details from all the independent schools in the south and south west region.

From the editor

A huge thank you to all the school staff, pupils and parents who have provided the content for these pages. Many of our contributors are working from home and at the same time home schooling their own children, but they have managed to find the time and energy to write fascinating and insightful features. When we published our previous school guide in October, I am sure we did not think we would return to another lockdown. But here we are once again, and whilst we have learnt to adapt to this new way of living, it is the education and wellbeing of young people that key. The creative approach to learning continues to evolve and engage with arts and outdoor activities supporting the health and wellbeing of children and young people beyond the classroom. The opportunities to take part in sport, drama, music and creative projects together - whilst apart, will have a lasting and powerful effect. Schools are not just places of learning they are also communities and through the following pages it is clear that the spirit of the school community is not being lost or neglected. Many parents have discovered an increased appreciation and respect for teachers as they endeavour to teach their own children, on behalf of parents everywhere – teachers we thank you.
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