News - BESSA


Being a Better Leader by Learning to Avoid Bias

Date Posted: Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Leadership and learning are closely intertwined: an important part of leading any team or organisation is guiding it towards better performance, which is often driven by learning and applying new strategies, systems and technologies. However, even if you actively pursue learning opportunities,

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The Academic Tutor – How do I choose the right one for my child?

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Many of us will remember how we had a supremely excellent teacher as a young student, turning on the lights of academia and lifting us out of the cloudy haze of confusion.  Despite now having better trained teachers and smaller class sizes

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Exam season is here! Read BESSA’s tips for how to revise effectively

Date Posted: Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Slow and Steady Wins The Race

Revision for exams can be overwhelming when you think about how to cover everything you need to know.  With good planning and a structured approach, you can break up your study sessions and make

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Keep Calm and Carry On!

Date Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2019

The prolonged agony of Brexit deadlines has been extended yet again until 31st October 2019.  Whilst British MPs continue to debate a withdrawal agreement, the Europeans shake their heads incredulously at Westminster shenanigans.  Fortunately, however, uncertainty over the outcome of Brexit talks is

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Press Release: Malaysian Parents Discover Prestigious British Boarding At BESSA

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 October 2018 – The British Education and Schools Show in Asia (BESSA) recently launched its inaugural Malaysian show at The Gardens Hotel, Kuala Lumpur after gaining much success in Singapore for three consecutive years. BESSA was officially opened

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BESSA In-Session: Pastoral care in boarding schools

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

With well-being and mental health a current hot topic amongst teenagers, BESSA speaks to Harry Hammond about pastoral care in boarding schools.  Hammond has been a housemaster for 12 years, teaches chemistry and is currently Senior Master at Radley College.

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Questions to Ask when I go to BESSA

Date Posted: Friday, October 19th, 2018

BESSA is just around the corner!  Here are some questions parents should think about asking when speaking to the school representatives you will meet.

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Where exactly is the school located? Is it in an urban or rural setting?

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BESSA In Session: The Admissions Process

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

The Director of Admissions at Shrewsbury School, Martin Cropper, answers a series of FAQs about the admissions process at his boarding school, giving us a snapshot of what prospective students can typically expect to encounter when making an application to the UK.

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Study skills – a key element to a complete education

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The way your child studies can have a huge impact on their motivation to learn and ultimately on their educational outcomes and academic success.  Not only are these skills a critical ingredient for achieving higher exam grades, they are tools acquired for life-long

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