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  • 31/01/24

    Is A Piece Of The ‘Learning’ Jigsaw Missing?

    Most would agree that the purpose of the Curriculum in our amazing Prep Schools is to provide our children with a variety of incredible learning opportunities that push each one of them, beyond their personal comfort zone, both in the classroom and beyond; to develop the love of learning.
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  • 17/01/24

    The Development of Self-Esteem in the Early Years

    At Mowden Hall one of our core values is to ensure we put our children first, with a clear focus on wellbeing throughout the school. This ensures that Mowdenians grow up happily and honourably, with self-respect, confidence, a strong sense of responsibility and consideration for others and the wider...
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  • 06/12/23

    The Advantages of Early Language Education

    In an ever-connected world where cultural and linguistic diversity is celebrated, the importance of early language education cannot be overstated. As societies become increasingly intertwined, fostering a global perspective and understanding different cultures is essential.
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  • 09/10/23

    The Importance of Internet Filtering

    The Internet is a powerful tool that can be used for learning, communication, and entertainment. However, it can also be a dangerous place for children and young adults. The range of inappropriate content online can be bewildering and includes, to name but a few: pornography, violence, hate speech...
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  • 31/08/23

    Artificial Intelligence - Friend or Foe?

    It is over 150 years since the Elementary Education Act in 1870 made funding available to Local Authorities to provide education to primary aged children. 
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  • 10/07/23

    The Importance of Character

    “Be careful of your thoughts, for your thoughts become your words. Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits. Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character. Be careful of your character, for...
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  • 18/05/23

    Step back, evaluate and delve into a book!

    School leaders often move from teaching, where they excelled, to leadership. When in this role, one continues to develop leadership skills, through daily experiences and challenges. Although this practical experience is invaluable in moulding a successful leader, it is equally beneficial to step bac...
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  • 16/02/23

    No One Ever Went Wrong By Being Polite

    At a recent whole school assembly, we discussed the importance of manners and how vital these were to not just a boarding school community, but to wider society too. The title for this piece came from prominent United States educationist, Hal Urban, who focussed much of his teaching on the importanc...
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  • 10/01/23

    Artificial Intelligence is Coming

    While we were all preparing for the end of term, performing nativities and singing carols in our schools; ChatGPT unleashed itself onto the web. The first, but definitely not the last, artificial intelligence chatbot.
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  • 22/11/22

    The Power of Punctual

    “You’re wincing” said my wife. “You’re actually wincing.” Wincing for me is my way of quietly being appalled. This particular wince was brought on by my better-half telling me a story about how when they were children, and trying to travel as a family of five o...
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  • 26/10/22

    What is success in our schools and how should we measure it?

    The question of how to measure success in life is one typically left to philosophy classes or late nights at the bar. It is a complex issue. But how should schools measure their success? Is it the all important ISI outcomes? Is it data driven, by elements such as Progress in English/Maths Tests from...
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  • 27/09/22

    The Library is rather more than just books

    Frederick Douglas said:  'Once you learn to read you will be forever free’ it’s freedom I want for everyone I teach. ''
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