Independent Schools Show 2018

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In 2018 there were two theatres, the Sunday Times Education Theatre and the London Parents Forum.

Nov 10
10:15 AM
11:00 AM

Are Independent Schools being outpaced by social and technological change?

Julian Thomas, Master of Wellington College opens the 2018 Show speaking in The Sunday Times Education Theatre about the 'future of education' 1980 to the present and beyond. What is a great education, the new paradigm, making learners employable, creative, team players, and empathy.

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12:00 PM
12:40 PM

Is there a right way to push your child?

London Parents Forum

Eve Jardine-Young, Principal, Cheltenham Ladies' College and Dr Crispin Hyde-Dunn, Headmaster of Dragon School discuss the pro's and con's of tiger parenting, helicopter parenting and lawnmower parenting at the Independent Schoos Show.

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02:00 PM
02:40 PM

Helping summer-born children reach their fullest potential

Stephen Hammond, MP, Sarah Seagrave, Headmistress, Eaton House The Manor School and Annabel Heseltine, Editor of School House Magazine discuss why 20% less 'summer-born' babies go onto university - why is September the marker for starting school?

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03:45 PM
04:30 PM

Do independent schools prepare your children for the commercial world?

James Palumbo, Baron Palumbo of Southwark, and Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, Headmaster of Stowe School discuss education in the context of the challenges and the opportunities brought by globalisation, competition and AI.

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Nov 11
11:10 AM
11:50 AM

What if it doesn't go to plan?

London Parents Forum

Simon O'Malley, Headmaster, Thomas's Battersea and Emily Turner, Co-founder of angels&urchins - Matching your 'plan' to your child's abilities and happiness and finding a positive way forward when things aren't quite right.

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12:00 PM
12:40 PM

Why do parents in the know choose boarding school?

Dr Niall Hamilton, Admissions Tutor, Marlborough College and Arabella Stuart, Admissions Director, Sevenoaks School talk about a Boarding education, the 24/7 learning environment and the reasons for considering this type of education.

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12:50 PM
01:30 PM

Do League Tables Really Matter?

Ralph Lucas, Good Schools Guide and Alastair McCall, Editor of The Sunday Times Schools' Guide, Parent Power discuss how to choose a school and how to interpret the League Tables when choosing your childs' school

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02:30 PM
03:10 PM

Can fee assistance make Independent education affordable?

London Parents Forum

Susan Hamlyn, Director of The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants tackles the issues of affordability and value in the fee-paying school sector and how to access the considerable financial assistance.

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  • Susan Hamlyn

    Director Emerita, The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants

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03:20 PM
04:00 PM

What makes a truly great school?

Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Buckingham gives visitors his views on selecting schools, raising happy children and managing modern day pressures

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