curriculum

The importance of creativity

For too long, creative subjects have been viewed as 'soft' options. Victoria Rose and Alun Pickford of Dauntsey's explain why there needs to be much greater understanding and investment in creativity.

The importance of play

James Priory investigates the role of play and why it is so important in child development.

The super-curriculum

As pupils progress, the tendency to specialise should always be balanced with ensuring breadth of study. James Priory, Headmaster of Tonbridge, examines how 'super-curriculums' can help.

Going beyond exams

No longer is examination success the passport to a successful and fulfilling life – it's more complex than that, as James Barnes, PSB General Secretary, explains.

Engineering the future

Engineering has never been regarded as a subject applicable for prep school age children but, as Nigel Helliwell, Headmaster of St Faith's in Cambridge explains, the benefits for pupils are enormous.

News as homework

One of the best ways to improve a child's general knowledge of the world is to read a newspaper, says Jane Lunnon, Head of Wimbledon High School GDST. So why not set newspapers as homework?

Variety and choice

Christopher King highlights why curriculum freedom is so important for prep schools.

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.

What is English?

Tim Hands looks at English and concludes it’s a subject of secondary importance.

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