Why I wanted to become part of The Arcadia Preparatory School?
For those who I have yet to meet, my name is David Harkin. I’m the newly appointed Entrepreneur in Residence at The Arcadia Preparatory School and I’m proud to say that we’re the first school to adopt such a position…Read More
How competition in school prepares children for future success
“It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose, as long as you tried your best.” This is often said to help children come to terms with suffering a defeat of some sort. In fact, this valuable lesson only applies where…Read More
Talk for Writing at Arcadia – What is it & Why do we do it?
“It is impossible to write any text without being familiar with the language, rhythms and patterns that it involves.” Corbett, 2011. The above words of Pie Corbett are illustrative of the reasoning behind why, at Arcadia, we use Talk for…Read More
A good teacher explains, a superior teacher demonstrates, a great teacher inspires
Studying Psychology at University I learnt about the wonderful world inside a child’s mind and what motivates their behaviour to want to learn. Through learning about the wants and needs of a child I have been fortunate to develop an…Read More
CPD – Just Ask the Teachers
For many teachers, finding a school that provides a strong and ongoing programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), is an important factor in their professional decision-making. Many schools have come to the realisation that to attract and retain excellent teachers…Read More