Independent Schools Show 2017

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In 2017 there were two education theatres.

Nov 11
10:15 AM
11:00 AM

How the senior school admissions process works

London Parents Forum

The senior school admissions process: how does it really work? Are pressurised prep schools and tutoring the only ways to succeed?

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11:15 AM
12:00 PM

Is fee assistance really making independent education accessible?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

Explaining who is eligible to apply for a scholarship or a bursary and how schools are widening the net further.

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11:15 AM
12:00 PM

Special Educational Needs (SEN): getting your child assessed, and getting the right school​

London Parents Forum

Dyslexia, dsypraxia, dyscalculia, attention deficit and executive dysfunction are just some of the neurobiological conditions being diagnosed in our children today. Without diagnosis and appropriate treatment they cannot improve. Our panel discusses what that means and what parents can do to help and support their children.

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12:15 PM
01:00 PM

Ban homework to help children do their best?

London Parents Forum

With the 'right' amount of homework a subject of intense debate, and academic excellence ever more important for future success what role does homework play and what approaches are independent schools and tutors taking to get the balance right?

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01:15 PM
02:00 PM

The challenges of modern parenting and how to manage them

Sunday Times Education Theatre

The challenges facing modern parents are myriad; from separation anxiety to reconciling technology with a happy and carefree childhood. Our panel of working mothers discuss these issues and how they are choosing to handle them.

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01:15 PM
02:00 PM

How hard is too hard to push your child?

London Parents Forum

Every parent wants their child to succeed, but in this world of fevered exam pressure more children than ever are experiencing mental health issues. This talk helps parents to understand their children and how they can offer tailored support to help them get the best out of their school careers.

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02:00 PM
02:40 PM

Where's the value in league tables?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

What is the real value of league tables? What impact does attending a highly ranked school have on your child's chances at future success? Eton, St Paul's and more recently Wellington College have decided not to submit exam results for national rankings, so are league tables on the way out?

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03:00 PM
03:40 PM

Do independent schools foster sporting greatness?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

7% of the UK population are in independent education, yet a significant proportion of British olympians, rugby premiership players and others are independently educated.

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03:00 PM
03:40 PM

Is single-sex schooling still relevant?

London Parents Forum

The relative merits of co-ed and single sex schools is one of the most debated subjects in education. Our experts will guide you through the key issues to help you decide what's best for your child.

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03:45 PM
04:30 PM

Is a well-rounded education still useful?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

The world of work is moving on apace, so much so that it is difficult to know what sort of roles the pupils in school today may fill. How can an independent education equip them to successfully take on anything that the world of work has in store, from portfolio careers, to retraining for a number of specialist roles over their working lifetime.

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03:45 PM
04:30 PM

When is the right time to board?

London Parents Forum

Your child can start their boarding adventure at a range of ages. We’ll talk you through the different considerations pertinent at each potential entry point, and how you can help to make sure that your child is ready to enjoy the next stage of their school life to the full.

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Nov 12
11:10 AM
11:50 AM

Nursery, pre-prep & prep explained

London Parents Forum

From toys to timetables - get insight into the transition from nursery to school.

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12:00 PM
12:40 PM

How does school choice reflect on parents?

Does a good parent choose a school for their child, but a bad parent choose a school for themselves?

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12:15 PM
01:00 PM

Improve your US university strategy

London Parents Forum

Outlining all of the ingredients and factors that the world's leading universities will be looking for in your child. This talk will clearly detail how to maxmise your child's chances of getting into the university of their choice.

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12:50 PM
01:30 PM

Can fee assistance make independent schooling affordable?

London Parents Forum

With rising school fees, scholarships and bursaries provide a lifeline for many parents. But with each school having it's own requirements the choices can be confusing. Our experts will unravel the options.

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  • Susan Hamlyn

    Director Emerita, The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants

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02:30 PM
03:10 PM

Independent and state curricula: are they really that different?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

What's the point in paying for the same curriculum that state schools provide for free?

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03:30 PM
04:10 PM

Does independent education make you more employable?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

Children from independent schools have been given every opportunity to fulfil their potential and succeed in life, but does this make them better job candidates and perform better throughout their careers?

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