18 Sep 2020

The Hunger of Learning

Mark Taitt, Principal, Secondary School

When I was younger, I owned a dog called Janho who gave birth to a litter. As the puppies started […]

15 May 2020

Hope, thoughtfulness and kindness will lead the way to the future

Shubhanjali Mukherjee, Counsellor, Secondary School

Last week scrolling through some news channels, I chanced upon a feature where they were showcasing the new normal for […]

4 May 2020

Acknowledging kindness

Sunny Thakral, Head of Technology & Communications

A staple of every school that I have taught in is the staff farewell session on the final day. Last […]

27 Apr 2020

A Crisis, an Opportunity

Sujatha Ramanan, Whole School SEN Coordinator & Head of Learning Solutions Centre

In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity – Albert Einstein The spread of COVID-19 and the resultant need […]

16 Apr 2020

The advent of the #CoronaTeacher

Sunny Thakral, Head of Technology & Communications

A corona extends from the Sun, millions of kilometres from the source, to spread light. Kind of similar to a […]

9 Apr 2020

Here’s what I learnt being locked down at home during COVID-19

Navneet Kaur, Deputy Head of Communications

A few weeks ago something we never could have imagined took over our lives. A worldwide pandemic was rapidly spreading […]

30 Mar 2020

Practising Gratitude in the Time of Adversity

Anita Maree Purves, Head of PE & Sports

‘If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.’ J P Sartre Despite self-isolation being promoted as the best […]

11 Feb 2020

The 21st century student and university: What you need to consider

Nayantara Handa, University Guidance Counsellor

In today’s ever-changing world, students applying for an undergraduate degree are faced with a plethora of choices and competing interests. […]

31 Oct 2019

How difficult conversations contribute to a high performing team

Melisha Trotman, Principal, Primary School

Having difficult conversations with colleagues is an essential part of the job for many professionals working in schools. Yet when […]

11 Oct 2019

Using open ended questions with young children

Emma-Jane Ritchie, EYFS Leader

Which of these sounds more powerful to you? Great rocket drawing Arjun! What colour will you paint the windows, green […]

23 Sep 2019

Is there a reason for music education in schools?

Clayton Duggan, Music Teacher & Performing Arts Coordinator, Primary

Why music? In 2005, an Australian music educator looked through research about the interaction of music and humans. Her focus […]

12 Sep 2019

What if the elders are simply wrong?

Mark Taitt, Principal, Secondary School

One of my favourite books as a child was The Emperor’s New Clothes, written by Hans Christian Andersen in 1837. […]

5 Sep 2019

Why Question?

Meera Gandotra, Maths Teacher & Assistant Curriculum Leader, Maths

Persistent questioning and healthy inquisitiveness are the first requisite for acquiring learning of any kind – Mahatma Gandhi It is […]

16 Aug 2019

Are English teachers serving an imperialist or Eurocentric cause by teaching canonical Western texts?

Vasundara Bhalla, Secondary School Deputy Principal

Why teach literature? At a time when information is measured in terabytes and the world is available on a smartphone, […]

23 Jul 2019

Third Culture Kids: Citizens of Everywhere but Nowhere

Neel-Kamal Sihota, Key Stage 3 Leader

At the beginning of the new school academic year, all students at The British School go through a transition of […]

3 May 2019

Gaming our way to the top

Sunny Thakral, Head of Technology & Communications

Children love games, in fact, we all do so two years ago we started a project to look at how […]

3 May 2019

How to develop critical thinking skills in young children at home

Emma-Jane Ritchie, EYFS Leader

“Do ants sleep at night like us? Why is the sky brown? How do worms move if they don’t have […]

3 May 2019

Peer and self-assessment in practice

Melisha Trotman, Principal, Primary School

Peer assessment is usually introduced to children before self-assessment, as this helps them to develop the ability to give constructive […]