thinking

Sustainable futures

Sustainability is very much a way of life for today's children. Kay Goldsworthy of St Ives explores the wide range of changes both schools and parents can make to develop a more sustainable outlook.

Women are not small men

Gendered stereotyping is all around us and its impact is far from benign, explains Jane Gandee of St Swithun's. From an early age, it can affect the choices our children make and their future careers.

The truly beautiful game

The traditional image of chess is wrong says Richard Cairns, Head Master of Brighton College. Chess offers pupils an opportunity to grow in confidence and learn new skills.

A voice in society

Pupils have long sought to express their views through a school council but as Sue Hincks, Head of Bolton School Girls' Division discovers, the debates today are firmly focussed on big global issues.

Valuing friendships

Charlotte de la Peña, Deputy Head (Pastoral) of St James Senior Girls', looks at a fresh approach to the difficult issue of trying to solve pupil friendship problems.

Teaching leadership

Opportunities for a child to develop leadership skills are limited. John Gilmour, Head of Craigclowan Prep in Perthshire, argues it is time everyone has the chance to lead.

Futureproofing

Matthew Smith explores the future of work and how parents can help children to grasp the unpredictable world ahead of them.

Diversity in schools

Attending a truly diverse school gives pupils significant benefits for later life. Rose Hardy, Headmistress of St Margaret's School, looks at how schools can provide an environment which supports all children.

The view from here

Tim Hands reflects on rising fees, rising standards, and changing climates.