Crisis at the chalkface Premium

23 March 2017 | by Dorothy Lepkowska
Teacher shortages are hitting Catholic schools hard, with some unable to recruit for long periods. Dorothy Lepkowska examines the problem and discovers one solution that may be paying dividends

I was not a good pupil and when I joined Bedales School in Hampshire I was too lazy for academic success to be my priority, writes Roxanna Panufnik. However, I was good at music and in Jonathan Willcocks I found my first inspirational teacher.

RE learns lessons for the future Premium

23 March 2017 | by Anthony Towey
A new commission has been charged with reviewing religious ­education in schools. Anthony Towey, who is on the panel, describes the many challenges facing the subject in the twenty-first century

Challenges worth taking Premium

23 March 2017 | by Susan Young
With its aroma of European sophistication, the International Baccalaureate diploma promises a future of multilingual job prospects in the globalised cities of the modern world. Susan Young assesses the pros and cons of the programme and asks why it is attractive to Catholic schools

A little goes a long way Premium

23 March 2017 | by Annabel Miller
Funding cuts are causing anxiety for schools, with the smallest often being the hardest hit. Annabel Miller talks to the heads of some very small schools about the important job that they do

Results are beginning to improve and the school is planning a satellite in nearby Aylesbury

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