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The gap-year guidebook and gap-year.com 2013 Travel Photography competition January 29, 2013

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Photo by Sophie Porritt

We’re pleased to announce that the gap-year guidebook and www.gap-year.com 2013 Travel Photography competition is now open.

We’re looking for great travel images with a strong gap-year theme.

The competition is open worldwide, to anyone over 18 years of age, whether your work has previously been published or not.

You can send your entries to editor@gap-year.com

For more details, including Terms and Conditions, visit the www.gap-year.com website.

The 2012 competition saw a very high standard of entries. The overall winner was Sophie Porritt’s photo (pictured above) of a sadhu at the Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal.

We also found a cover for the 2013 guidebook amongst the entries – the picture below, of Ellen Buckland, of Aberdeenshire, taken while on her gap-year in Arusha, Tanzania.

Ellen Buckland, Tanzania

Spring issue of International School magazine – read it online now January 17, 2013

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The spring issue of International School (IS) magazine is now available.

The official magazine for ECIS members, copies will be arriving at schools and with subscribers this week – and you can read the new issue online at www.is-mag.co.uk.

The magazine has a focus on international-mindedness, including articles by Ian Hill, until recently Deputy Director General of the International Baccalaureate, and Martin Skelton, director of the International Primary Curriculum, and a section on curriculum, including a look at significant changes to the IB’s Middle Years Programme.

There is also coverage of the ECIS November conference in Nice and a comment piece from Professor Jeff Thompson on the biennial Alliance for International Education conference in Doha in October, as well as the latest news from ECIS.

IS magazine, edited by Caroline Ellwood, is published three times a year. To get involved in the magazine, you can email Caroline at CarolineEllwood@ecis.org. For advertising enquiries, contact Madeleine Anderson at manderson@johncatt.com.

To subscribe to International School magazine, click here.

New issue of Academy Magazine – available online and in print January 16, 2013

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We’re pleased to announce the new issue of Academy Magazine is now available.

Printed copies have been sent to FASNA members and the e-zine is available to read at www.academymag.co.uk

We’re thrilled with the growing influence and respect the magazine has gained since it was launched in the autumn of 2011 – and editor Peter Beaven has put together another excellent issue.

It includes a focus on finance and funding and has articles covering autonomy and structure, training and professional development, progression at 16+ and curriculum and attainment. There is also a report of FASNA’s autumn conference.

In dispatches from Westminster, Schools minister David Laws outlines how the government is committed to giving academies greater autonomy, while Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg gives an update on Labour’s policy review and calls for innovative partnerships between local authorities and schools.

Academy Magazine is published three times a year. To contribute to upcoming issues, contact Peter Beaven at editor@academymag.co.uk. Potential advertisers can contact Madeleine Anderson at manderson@johncatt.com.

For subscriptions to Academy Magazinevisit our bookshop.

Conference & Common Room magazine – new issue available online and in print January 15, 2013

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The new issue of Conference & Common Room is arriving with schools and subscribers this week – and you can also read it online.

The magazine, approaching its 50th birthday in September, carries the latest news, opinion and initiatives at the UK’s leading independent schools.

Articles in the new issue include a look back at the impact and legacy of the London Olympics; an explanation of why pupils at Oundle School decided to spend a night living in cardboard boxes on the streets of Birmingham; and a report of Eltham College’s trip to Borneo.

There is debate and discussion of topics such as curriculum, university admissions, exam reform and e-learning; and reviews of Haileybury – a 150th Anniversary Portrait, Physical Education and Sport in Independent Schools, edited by Malcolm Tozer, and John Catt’s Leading Schools in the 21st Century series.

You can read it online by visiting www.candcr.co.uk

C&CR is published three times a year, at the start of each school term. If you are interested in contributing to the magazine, you can contact Editor Tom Wheare at tom@dunbry.plus.com. Potential advertisers can contact Madeleine Anderson at manderson@johncatt.com.

To subscribe to the magazine, visit our bookshop by clicking here.

New look for Prep School magazine – read it online now January 14, 2013

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The spring issue of Prep School magazine is out now – and available to read as an e-zine.

We’ve given the magazine a fresh look for its 76th issue, which we think does justice to the lively and innovative feel of this popular and enduring publication.

Printed copies should be arriving in staff rooms and with subscribers this week.

This term the focus is on the future of boarding in the 21st century. Jonty Butler, House Master at Cheam School, looks at how boarding will continue to survive – and what the future might hold for pupils, parents, staff and facilities. The spotlight also falls on Sedbergh Junior School, where Headmaster Scott Carnochan outlines the benefits of a boarding education.

The new issue also looks at what ‘value added’ actually means, and features a look at the provision of sport and physical education in prep schools.

To read the issue online, go to www.prepschoolmag.co.uk

Prep School is published three times a year. Potential contributors can contact editor Michèle Kitto at editor@prepschoolmag.co.uk while advertisers can get in touch with Madeleine Anderson at manderson@johncatt.com.

To subscribe to Prep School magazine, please visit our bookshop.

IB World Schools Yearbook 2013 – now available January 10, 2013

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We are very pleased to announce the publication of the IB World Schools Yearbook 2013.

John Catt Educational has been proud to publish this yearbook since 2005 – and this year’s is the biggest and best yet, reflecting the strength and standing of the International Baccalaureate’s programmes.

The 614-page book features details of more than 3,400 schools offering the IB Primary Years, Middle Years, Diploma and Career-related Certificate programmes.

It is published in co-operation with the International Baccalaureate and includes editorial on latest news, developments and initiatives, profiles of more than 230 schools and comprehensive information on associations, universities and scholarships.

The 2013 yearbook has an increased focus on the IB Career-related Certificate (IBCC) which has now been introduced to more than 40 schools and is set to grow in the coming years.

In their introduction to the yearbook, Carol Bellamy, Chair of the IB Board of Governors, and Jeffrey Beard, Director General, state that the number of IB programmes reached 4,095 in 2012, providing an education for one million students across 143 countries. They add that there are 400 candidate schools registered in the hope of becoming an IB World School over the next two years.

To order a copy of the IB World Schools Yearbook, click here. For any other enquiries about the yearbook, email us at enquiries@johncatt.com