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PUPIL WELLBEING ~ Special Report
• Essential issues reviewed
• Peer mentoring best practice
• Adolescent brain and digital media • Dealing with pressures on teenagers
Classic show
Kingham Hill School, Oxfordshire, was alive with ‘The Sound of Music’ as pupils took to the stage to perform the ever-popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.
Following months of hard work and rehearsals, pupils from Years 8 to 13 put on three performances last month (February) which transported guests to the lakes and mountains of Austria.
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Helena Berkeley, Kingham Hill Latin teacher and Sound of Music Director, described the pupils’ effort as “incredible”. She said: “I am so proud of all our pupils that took part in the production. From the outset, the pupils have been a joy to direct and their enthusiasm and excitement carried the show along. The pupils embodied their characters beautifully and conveyed the poignant message of
the story excellently. The cast described themselves as a family and they really did work together so well, always supporting and encouraging each other. I hope that their experience of being a part of this show is something that will live with them forever.”
Community venue
The newly opened £1.6m sixth form centre
at Barnard Castle School, County Durham, is proving a popular out-of-school- hours venue for businesses to host regional meetings, conferences or team building activities.The state of the art conference facilities offer work and social space in a purpose-built venue that blends traditional and contemporary features.
With its own entrance and reception area, the centre can be used separately from the school, offering a well-resourced, adaptable conference centre set over two  oors for anything from small business meetings to large lectures and exhibitions.
~ Assembly lessons follow England v. Italy Six Nations clash
How Low Can Fees Go?
~ Financial analysis
Pro le
~ in conversation with Ian Thorpe
Misdiagnosis of SEN
~ how children in real need can be overlooked
Rise of Unconditional Offers
~ a double-edged sword’
Union Merger Ballot
~ exclusive Q&A with ATL’s Mary Bousted
Gove & VAT ~ comment seeks to correct misinformation Wall climbing towards the Olympics
Investing in the future
Marking ‘to be reformed’
Schools discounts College of Teaching fees Languages Focus Feature
Changing Faces...Changing Places
Music, Dance & Drama Focus Feature Special Needs Focus Feature
Sport Focus Feature
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Heads Hunted; Editorial Advisory Board; Contact Us; A~Z of featured schools; e-magazine free subscription offer ~ pages 38 - 39
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