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Maintaining wellbeing of returning staff

The Director of Staff and Pupil Wellbeing at Hurst College outlines ways of maintaining wellbeing and help staff transition smoothly back into school

26 Aug 2021

A week in the life of a Behaviour Practitioner

Simon Hilliard, explains his role as a Behaviour Practitioner, or Pastoral Intervention Practitioner as it’s officially titled at Hurst College

19 Aug 2021

Nurturing pupils through the Year 9 transition

Mike Lamb, Director of Staff and Pupil Wellbeing at Hurst College, explains why pupil wellbeing is paramount, especially around the key Year 9 transition

01 Jul 2021

The importance of community fundraising

Zoe Taylor-West, Head of PSHCE at Hurst Prep School, explains why being involved in community fundraising is so important for pupils at a very young age.

21 Jun 2021

Can entrepreneurialism be taught in school?

Brian Schofield, Head of Upper Sixth at Hurst College, poses the question of whether entrepreneurialism can be taught in school

03 Jun 2021

Vital life skills learnt through PSHCE

Zoe Taylor-West, Head of PSHCE explains how learning vital life skills is at the heart of Hurst Prep School’s PSHCE delivery

20 May 2021

Transition to university and beyond

Not all young adults feel prepared for independent co-educational living, but Hurst College students have a head start for their transition to university and beyond

07 May 2021

The importance of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF)

Hurst College’s Chief Operating Officer and former CCF Contingent Commander, Dan Higgins, looks at the benefits of being a member of the Combined Cadet Force

22 Apr 2021

Dance nurtures young people’s creativity

Nicola Dominy, Head of Dance at Hurst College, explains how dance helps to promote physical wellbeing and provide insight into the wider world

01 Apr 2021

Inclusive music-making

Neil Matthews, Director of Music at Hurst College, explains why music-making should be inclusive, whilst also allowing the most able to fulfil their potential

18 Mar 2021

Drama – creating a better future

Luke Gasper, Director of Drama at Hurst College explains why studying drama arms students with the soft skills necessary for success in the workplace

04 Mar 2021

Diversity and Inclusion – the story so far

Jami Edwards-Clarke reflects on the journey to date in her role as Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Hurst College

18 Feb 2021

Remote Learning 2.0

Dominic Mott, Head of Senior School, explains how Hurst College is navigating its way through the second period of remote learning

04 Feb 2021

Prep School transition tips

Lloyd Dannatt, Deputy Head (Academic) at Hurst College, was interviewed by about the transition from Pre-Prep to Prep School

21 Jan 2021

Independent through schools – a force to be reckoned with

Lloyd Dannatt, Deputy Head at Hurst College, explains why well-structured and linked independent through schools reap enormous benefits in modern education

08 Jan 2021

Preparing students for life beyond a private school

Why it's important to encourage Sixth Formers to step outside their comfort zones

25 Nov 2020

Flight to quality: medical, dental and veterinary

How Hurst College supports its students on their journey to study medical, dental and veterinary courses

06 Nov 2020

Young people: What is their ‘why’?

How to turn students into successful school leavers who are ready for the challenges of life beyond school

22 Oct 2020

Healthy culture at a leading independent school

Platinum Business interviewed Hurst College's Headmaster Tim Manly about how staff and students are looked after at one of the country’s leading independent schools

08 Oct 2020

Prepare young people for right steps after school

Parents and teachers should collaborate effectively to prepare young adults for their launch into the world beyond school

22 Sep 2020

Diversity and Inclusion at independent schools

Hurst College, as a leading independent school of excellence, challenged to take a deeper look into issues surrounding inequality

09 Sep 2020

What makes a great independent school?

Value added data shows what grades your child is likely to achieve at one independent school compared to another

25 Aug 2020

Thinking ahead to university entrance from Year 9

Hurst College’s Head of Higher Education explains how parents can encourage their children to look towards a university education at a young age

13 Aug 2020

Work hard, do good and engage at independent schools

Education is much more than achieving the right grades, as much value should be placed on what goes on outside of the classroom as inside at independent schools

29 Jul 2020

Looking after pupils means looking after staff

Pupil wellbeing should be at the top of the education agenda and staff wellbeing should follow close behind

14 Jul 2020

Remote learning in private schools: rising to the challenge

The decision to close schools on 20 March left precious little time for school leaders to plan for the lockdown

26 Jun 2020

How to choose the best private school

Tim Manly, Headmaster of Hurst College, addresses the ever-important issue of what parents should look for when choosing the best school for their children

10 Jun 2020