8th February 2017
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Helping children deal with failure as well as success
Dr John Hind of Dame Allan's Schools looks at the importance of supporting pupils through failures as well as celebrating success.
By bringing a spiritual focus to our mission alongside the intellectual and physical well-being our schools develop, we offer all our pupils – of whatever faith or none – the opportunity to look beyond a potentially anxiety making world of targets and achievement and focus instead on the greater things of life beyond the material trappings of success and, in so doing, bring a perspective that may help further to allay anxieties and depression.
Did this boy fail his Cambridge interview because he went to Eton?
Almost the first question the student was asked at his interview went like this: “Let’s not ignore the elephant in the room,” said the admissions tutor. “Eton has something of a reputation for breeding arrogant, posh young men. What do you think of this?”...
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