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Cobham Hall's former Head Girl receives Diana Award

Cobham Hall is thrilled to hear that former Head Girl Stephanie Allen has received The Diana Award. Stephanie, who is now studying for her Masters Degree, is a volunteer judo coach and Child Protection Officer for ‘Adaptive Judo’ in Wales.

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Wellington College pupil wins prestigious Diana Award

Wellington College pupil Lottie Leach has been awarded the highest accolade a young person can achieve for social action or humanitarian efforts – The Diana Award. The award is recognition of her work raising awareness around mental health.

Features, articles and advice for parents

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Announcing our Fresh Thinking podcast

Join Attain’s Editor as he talks to leading Heads, as well as other special guests, about the issues affecting schools and parents today. Our 'Fresh Thinking' podcast is all the best aspects of Attain but in a convenient audio format.

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The problem of worry

Families glancing at the news find much to potentially worry about, especially during the current pandemic. Julie Robinson explores how parents can help children tackle their worries through greater perspective.

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Learning about our brains

An understanding of how our brains function reveals the need to approach learning in the right way. James Barnes of the PSB explains why strong 'executive function skills' can make all the difference.

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The love of languages

Too often, learning a language is seen in a utilitarian way rather than enjoying it for the experience. James Priory argues this traditional view on language learning puts value above cultural experience.

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The journey ahead

Deciding how to tackle the educational issues of our time requires some reflection. Simon Larter-Evans of St Paul's Cathedral School looks at how the past decade has shaped the educational issues ahead.

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Rethinking education

Our education system is skewed too much towards assessment. John Attwater of King's Ely outlines how it could shift to place a far greater emphasis on equipping pupils with the right skills for the future.

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