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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:30 am 

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Were you at the show on Saturday or Sunday?

I missed Saturday and only just managed to go late on Sunday due prior commitments and missed all the presentations. Would be great to hear from you, especially if you attended any of the presentations / talks on Saturday or Sunday and share any old nuggets, if any. Or any other things that you would like to share about the schools you spoke to, especially in the Greater London areas.



"I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig, you get dirty; and besides, the pig likes it" - George Bernard Shaw

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:28 pm 

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Here's the list of talks from the Show Website to jog your memory (I don't think I'm allowed to post a link to the website here, but you can just Google);


10:30-11:00 The Curriculum Conundrum

Matthew Armstrong, Assistant Headmaster (External Relations), Charterhouse

11:15-11:45 Educating the whole child

Eve Jardine-Young
Headmistress, The Cheltenham Ladies' College

12:00-12:30 Where next? Routes to senior school entrance explained

Nicholas Allen, Chairman IAPS, Head of Newton Prep School

12:45-13:15 Starting out: what to look for when choosing Nursery education

Jane Ritchie, Consultant to Alpha Plus Group, formerly Head of Minors Nursery

13:15-13:45 Thinking Differently: The scope of the independent sector

Jonathan Leigh, Master, Marlborough College

13:45-14:15 Prep school boarding - what it is and what it is not

Benedict Dunhill,Headmaster of Port Regis Prep School

14:15-14:45 Freedom and opportunity: Education beyond London & The South East : Three Heads present their case

Emma Taylor, Christ College Brecon
Martin Cooke, Clayesmore School
Philip John, Gresham's School

14:45-15:15 24/7 education - why boarding is a good choice

Charlie Bostock
Registrar, Uppingham School

15:15-15:45 What to look for when choosing a school Lord Lucas,
Editor of the Good Schools Guide

15:45-16:15 The International Baccalaureate Diploma - preparing students for success at university and life beyond

Jeremy Lewis,
Headmaster, ACS Egham


10:55-11:05 Armistice Day - Remembrance

11:15-12:00 Types of independent schools and choices parents make

Barnaby Lenon
Chair of the Independent Schools Council

12:00-12:30 Find the right education for your child: how to make best use of websites, prospectuses, open days and private visits Ruth Thorogate, Marketing Consultant to St Dunstan's College & Truth Education (explaining schools to parents)

12:30-13:00 Bursaries: will my child fit in

John Attwater
Headmaster, King Edward's School, Witley

13:15-13:45 Entrances and exits

Rory Reilly
Registar, The King's School, Canterbury

13:45-14:15 Single sex or co-ed: pupils from different schools debate St Swithuns & Bedales
Chaired by Keith Budge, Headmaster of Bedales Schools

14:15-14:45 Specific learning difficulties: how and where the educational sector can help

Peter Trythall
Headmaster, Stanbridge Earls School

14:45-15:15 Ancient & Modern: how traditional schools cope with today’s world

Jim Hawkins
Headmaster, Harrow School

15:15-15:45 Look North – Why boarding education in Scotland is an excellent choice

Gemma Gray
Marketing Director, Fettes College

"I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig, you get dirty; and besides, the pig likes it" - George Bernard Shaw

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:10 pm 

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Myself and my wife attended the show last saturday, although there were some interesting apsects namely bond papers and tutor groups. On the whole the show was disappointing, there was no representation of any of the top 20 independent schools in the country based on 2012 eague tables. No representatin from any of the north london based independent schools apart from Harrow boys, who looked abit out of place.

In the main the schools present where the ones no one had heard of, where no doing well on the league tables, and so appeared to be drumming up business. :mrgreen:

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:22 pm 

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I suppose schools who have lots of people applying and waiting lists don't need to spend money on advertising at such events, they have more than enough interest ... - nor do they need to travel abroad to drum up custom, which seems to be happening more and more.

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