March 2016 - Independent Schools Guide

March 2016 - Independent Schools Guide

In this issue

Parents aren’t allowing children to do things for themselves, is the message from St Margaret’s Prep School in this issue. Could your child be more independent? We also look at what makes a good boarding school great, single versus co-ed education and developing pupils through outreach community projects. Dauntsey’s School calls for music teaching to be propelled back up the education agenda in state schools, while Sandroyd School says we should allow children to be children. They need time to play, explore and make friends. You can also meet the heads of St Mary’s Shaftesbury and Monkton School.

From the editor

As funding slips away for music lessons in state schools, Dauntsey’s School flags up the importance that music still has in today’s world and says we should not lose this vital element from the curriculum. Music lessons can offer children so much, including the discipline of practice, pride in achievement and the chance to experience team work in public performances. The piece is a great read and I’m glad we were able to bring it to you in the supplement.
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