Education is among the most important of all human activities, yet in the hustle and bustle of everyday life we take little time to stand back and look at what we want to achieve through education. My consultancy work aims to help the key stakeholders in education do just that: parents, teachers, leaders and governors. My aim is to help individuals and schools towards an education that will prepare children to face an uncertain future with confidence. I offer advice and take on projects that promote creative education fit for the 21st century. If you think I might be able to help, please contact me. I look forward to talking.
There’s a lot of talk of magic in education. Usually the word is used as a metaphor for the spirit of a particular school, but when I talk about magical education I mean it literally, because as well as being an educator, I am a magician. Magic is a great hobby and wonderful entertainment, but … Continue reading Magical Education
A generation or two ago, children going to boarding school did so at the age of seven or eight and anything else was the exception. No longer. Boarding schools today offer much greater flexibility over both the point of entry and the style of boarding (full time, weekly, part-time or flexi-boarding). This is a good … Continue reading What is the right age to consider boarding school?
Choosing a school for a child who needs additional help is not easy. I should know. As a parent I have had to do it myself and in my professional life I have met hundreds of parents in the same position. The choice can appear baffling, but if you approach it rationally you can maximise … Continue reading Choosing a school for a child with SEN
Wearable activity trackers have become steadily more mainstream and more popular over the last few years, so much so that an increasing number of children are wearing them. Used well, the data they provide can be invaluable in developing a healthy lifestyle and in promoting fitness. The trouble is that the data is very rarely … Continue reading Too Much Information!