May 2, 2018

Old Boy (name still used for alumni of British independent schools) of a well-known school at which I was teaching, recounting that when he left s...

April 24, 2018

There is no doubt that independent schools offer excellent tuition, coaching and facilities. This is particularly the case in full boarding school...

April 17, 2018

The GCSE exams taken by British pupils at age 16 have been reformed by HM Government; this first major overhaul of the exams since their introduct...

April 10, 2018

Homesickness among students at boarding schools is not a new phenomenon. Charles Dickens famously chronicled the plight of homesick children in hi...

April 3, 2018

A family's recent visit to my office reminded me that not all Hong Kong families are looking for boarding schools for their children. 

Often they a...

March 27, 2018

When I was teaching I had two massive objections to the idea of students being tutored. 

First of all, there was nothing worse than trying to teach...

March 13, 2018

Working in the world of education means that you're constantly surrounded by buzz words and ideas - and not just from the mouths of pupils, bu...

March 6, 2018

Three of the most common things local families ask me about (when considering UK schools for their children) are bullying, school food and homesic...

February 20, 2018

Former british prime minister Benjamin Disraeli allegedly recoiled against "lies, damned lies, and statistics."

He would certainly do so from beyon...

January 30, 2018

Youngsters are often maligned for being retrograde versions of the previous generation - boisterous babies and terrible teenagers who spend too mu...

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