September 2011 archive

Are we placing too much pressure on parents?

By a curious coincidence – or perhaps it was a deliberate act – page 10 of yesterday’s Telegraph drew attention to a central truth of our society that was not explicitly referred to in either of the two articles which appeared solely on that page. The first article, ‘Peer pressure makes mothers push children to …

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A new school term … a new hope and excitement

As I write this post, there is a real sense of excitement and anticipation in the air at school. On Wednesday, all the girls return after the summer break, and we will be greeting a fantastic cohort of new girls, as well as welcoming back girls who are continuing on their journey of education and …

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How to ensure we don’t wait 70 years for equality

Two weeks ago I wrote about the recent report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, ‘Sex and Power‘, which had calculated the rather gloomy statistic that in some areas of public life, we will most probably need to wait 70 years until there is equality of gender representation at the highest levels. Can …

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