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Get advice on how schools and parents tackle issues such as bullying, drug-taking, peer pressure and eating disorders in this section.

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“Together we can beat cyber bullying”

“Together we can beat cyber bullying”

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Dear Prime Minister, let us be independent

Dear Prime Minister, let us be independent

Independent schools have essentially just one request on their wishlist, and it is one that can be relatively easily granted: let us be independent, says Head of St Mary's Calne Dr Helen Wright …read more

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A Level results 2013

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He who cares wins: Exeter Cathedral School headmaster Stephen Yeo on pastoral care

He who cares wins: Exeter Cathedral School headmaster Stephen Yeo on pastoral care

Pastoral care at Exeter Cathedral School …read more

Teen Style Guide

Teenagers usually want to feel they fit in with their friends and peer groups and feel accepted by them. …read more

Dear Prime Minister, let us be independent

Dear Prime Minister, let us be independent

Independent schools have essentially just one request on their wishlist, and it is one that can be relatively easily granted: let us be independent, says Head of St Mary's Calne Dr Helen Wright …read more

Top Ten Easter Activities

Top Ten Easter Activities

Trying to entertain your little terrors this Easter? Sophie Hutchings finds some egg-sellent activities for you to try... …read more

Dear agony aunt; how do I tackle teenage drinking?

Dear agony aunt; how do I tackle teenage drinking?

Dr Helen Wright, headteacher of St Mary's Calne, offers advice on what to do if you think your child is drinking alcohol …read more

“Together we can beat cyber bullying”

“Together we can beat cyber bullying”

A third of children have suffered online abuse. Help is at hand, though, from an inspiring young army of ‘CyberMentors’ …read more

Puberty... at the age of three

Puberty... at the age of three

Early onset puberty is an increasing problem in the UK and scientific research points to obesity as a key factor …read more

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