Senior

  • The UK has the world’s most famous boarding schools, many of which are exhibiting at the Independent Schools Show. The Show is an excellent opportunity to meet the world's leading schools, discuss entrance requirements, fees and bursaries, think about taster days, and consider whether a first class education would be right for your child.

  • Each year, fee assistance continues to increase. Since 2011, the value of bursaries has increased by more than £80 million. Susan Hamlyn will discuss what support is out there and how you can find it.


    11:15 Sunday

    • Susan Hamlyn, Director Emerita, The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants 


    Senior Theatre

  • What independent schools are really looking for and what you should be too!


    13:00 Sunday

    • Julian Thomas, Director, JPT Consulting


    Senior Theatre

  • Emotional intelligence, practical business skills, and the ability to present ideas persuasively are vital attributes that can be learned through the lens of entrepreneurship.


    14:00 Sunday

    • Richard Girvan, Surmaster and Head, St Paul's School
    • Suzie Longstaff, Headmistress, Putney High School GDST


    Senior Theatre

  • Should parents in London who value rural childhoods be considering boarding, flexi-boarding, relocating or putting their child on a bus?

    15:00 Saturday

    • Rory Johnston, Headmaster, Hanford
    • Colin Baty, Head, Bedales Prep, Dunhurst
    • Emily Turner, Editor, angels & urchins

    14:00 Sunday

    • Phillip Evitt, Headmaster, Highfield
    • Tom Bunbury, Headmaster, Papplewick
    • Emma Taylor, Warden, Dean Close
    • Emily Turner, Editor, angels & urchins


    Junior Theatre

  • What do independent schools teach? This is not a straightforward question. Independent schools are precisely that, independent and self-managing. Schools determine their own programmes of study and which qualifications and examination boards to use. Just as each school has a different school day and a particular balance between sports and arts, so each school offers a different range of subjects and a different range of qualifications.

  • How do we educate children for a fast-paced digital future when the technology is constantly evolving?


    14:00 Sunday

    • Chris Galley, PYP Teacher, Southbank International School
    • Andy Perryer, Digital Learning Adviser, Cognita


    Workshop

  • An overview of  the current state of the sector in the UK, covering the latest political challenges and developments.


    10:30 Saturday

    • Patrick Derham OBE, Head Master, Westminster School
    • Andrew Jack, Global Education Editor, The Financial Times


    Senior Theatre

  • Your child is unique, as is each school. Establishing the right match for your child is one of the most challenging decisions a parent can make. Simply making the decision of private or state is a conundrum in itself, so selecting what type of independent school can cause many a sleepless night. Below are 5 tips to help you gather the information you need to make a decision:

  • Whether a grandparent, new parent, high earner or international parent, our experts will aim to help you consider all of your options. 


    13:15 Saturday

    • John Solosy, Chartered Financial Planner, Solosy Wealth Management
    • Paul Jones, Financial Planner, HawkinsThomas Wealth Management


    Junior Theatre

  • What are the signs to look for, how do you get a diagnosis and what can you do to help your child thrive at school?


    15:45 Saturday

    • Jonathan Hetherington, Headmaster, More House School
    • Charlotte Phillips, Education Consultant, The Good Schools Guide
    • Jo Petty, Director, Dyslexia Teaching Centre


    Junior Theatre

  • Why do some independent schools absent themselves from league tables and what is "value added"? Many parents will be using tables to evaluate the schools present at the Independent Schools Show.  With this in mind, we have provided this guide to league tables and explain why respected voices warn against taking them too literally.

  • A ‘rounded education’ could be the tagline of the independent system, but what does it actually involve? Our experts discuss the newest approaches that are making ‘rounded’ students successful ones.


    12:15 Saturday

    • Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, Head, Stowe
    • Emma Hattersley, Head, Godolphin
    • Gemma Gray, Director of Admissions, Fettes College


    Senior Theatre

  • Teenage anxiety is more prevalent than ever. So what are schools doing to identify, combat and remedy the worrying trend?


    15:30 Sunday

    • Nikki Levitan, Co-Founder, The Visionaries
    • Natasha Dangerfield, Headmistress, Westonbirt
    • Chris Wheeler, Principal, Monkton Combe School


    Senior Theatre

  • Many parents are considering taking their families out of London. How can you leave London, increase your family property assets and give your children a rural idyll or country town life?


    13:15 Saturday

    • Lindsay Cuthill, Head of Country Department, Savills
    • Catherine Hutton, Director & Owner, Hutton Bubear
    • Henry Heaton, Senior Property Advisor, Bonas MacFarlane


    Senior Theatre

  • How should you prepare your child for senior school admissions tests?


    15:00 Sunday

    • Harry Cobb, Director of Tuition, Bonas MacFarlane
    • Daniel Cummings, Headmaster, Cumnor House Boys School


    Workshop

  • What factors should you consider when relocating to give your family the best school and home life?


    13:00 Sunday

    • Henry Heaton, Senior Property Advisor, Bonas MacFarlane Education
    • Mike Seaton, Headmaster, Huddersfield Grammar School


    Workshop

  • Schools vary in their admissions processes, and when it comes to applying to a senior school, it’s important to be well prepared.

  • This is one of the most debated subjects in education. Does single-sex education really benefit girls more than boys?


    14:00 Saturday

    • Cheryl Giovannoni, Chief Executive, GDST
    • Dr Dominic Luckett, Headmaster, Sherborne
    • Sarah Kerr-Dineen, Head, Oundle School


    Senior Theatre

  • An exploration of the way sleep is connected to stress and anxiety levels.


    15:00 Saturday

    • Alicia Drummond, Founder, Teen Tips
    • Beth Kerr, Global Director of Wellbeing, Cognita


    Workshop

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  Saturday 14 November 2020 10:00-17:00
Sunday 15 November 2020 10:30-16:30

  Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London, SW8 4NW