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23.05.22 - Preparing students for the future
The world of work is changing, and it’s estimated that up to 65% of today’s students will be employed in jobs that don’t even exist yet.
In recent years, society has over-emphasised the value of academic success across a limited number of subject areas. The result has been a narrowing of the curriculum and young people missing out on opportunities to develop key life skills like confidence, resilience, critical thinking, creativity, communication skills and problem solving, often referred to as ‘soft skills’.
Employers already complain of a skills shortage crisis and 92% now place as much, if not more, value on these soft skills as they do on hard skills and academic
qualifications. Here at EHS, however, we have never lost sight of our core mission: to nurture confident, considerate, and intellectually curious young women. Read more
07.03.22 - The Bigger Picture: Why education is about more than just academic success
There’s no doubt that this is a generation under a lot of pressure with young people facing a very different future to the ones we faced ourselves. So how do we, as parents and educators, best prepare our children for this new world? It's a question that occupies a lot of our time at EHS and means that we take our responsibility as ‘parentis in loco’ extremely seriously. Clare Macro, Headmistress at Edgbaston High School for Girls, looks at the bigger picture.
20.01.22 - Why single sex schools work
It’s an emotive subject that’s come under intense scrutiny in the wake of Everyone’s Invited. So just what are the benefits of an all-girls’ education? Headmistress Clare Macro, sets out the case.
"Detractors insist that all-female settings are unrepresentative of the real world and ‘overly protective’. I would argue that in an age where stress, anxiety and depression among teenage girls are at an all-time high, same-sex schools can be a safe-haven where girls can grow into their skin, at their own pace and in a secure and supportive environment."