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In this issue...
  Strictly Victorian!
Farlington School, Sussex, Prep 6 travelled back in time to 1851 to experience a day in a typical Victorian schoolroom. The girls, aged ten and eleven, spent the day in Victorian dress and discovered what it was like to be a Victorian school child.
05 Ethical Leadership
innovative programme, meaningful qualification
08 Reforming11+Examinations
UCAS style application idea
10 Destructive Pressures on Teachers
how to fight back against the risks
18 Technology&TeenageMentalHealth
conference shares ideas & experiences
20 MovingOn–ChoosingaSeniorSchool
are children given too much say?
24 Profile
in conversation with Louise Salmond Smith
28 LivesDevotedtoPlaying&TeachingMusic
Q&A with three school staff
40 AvoidingtheHorrorStories
getting guardianship right
44 EducatingtheEngineersofTomorrow
why schools should start at Year 3
06 Growth mindset conference – diary date 09 Charity Commission appoints manager 12 Students inspire huge eco-savings
14 Changing Faces...Changing Places...
19 Teachers setting exams – latest from Ofqual
26 Science special
28 Music & Drama Focus Feature
34 Does technology hinder pupils’ interpersonal skills – new research 36 Sports Focus Feature
42 Catering Focus Feature
The Digest; Heads Hunted; Editorial Advisory Board; Key Personnel; Contact Us pages 46 & 47. Is Your School Mentioned? A-Z on page 47
The girls were expected to sit through lessons in silence and only speak when spoken to. They covered subjects such as the British Empire, maths with imperial measures and how to write perfect copperplate handwriting. They read lessons from a Victorian reading book and they learnt how to sew for
their sampler. Lunch consisted of pasties, sandwiches, fruit and biscuits and at break they were able to roll hoops, skip together and play a game of marbles.
This hands-on historical experience fits into the girls’ history curriculum which is currently focusing on the Victorian era. They are learning about Victorian domestic life, the contrasting lifestyles of the rich and poor, the growth of urbanisation and the achievements of the era.
Rock Fest
Dauntsey’s School, Wiltshire, staged its annual Rockfest concert to a sell-out audience. Nine acts from the Lower School and twelve from the Upper School took to the stage to perform a wide range of numbers, all exhibiting great talent and enthusiasm.
Kester Sims, Head of Music Technology, said:“Rockfest goes from strength to strength and this year the audience was treated to
an exciting evening of great rock talent, supported by our own expert lighting and sound team of pupils.”
     36 Sports
42 Catering
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