In the next "myth-busting" blog, Tracey Wilson, the headmistress of St John's Priory School, helps to debunk the idea that “all private schools are alike”.
As the myth-busting continues, Daniela Szmigielska Shanly, proprietor of Beech Lodge School in Berkshire, writes about her school for young people who are unable to achieve their potential in a conventional school setting.
Jonathan Forster, principal of Moreton Hall, writes how entrepreneurship is embedded within a school and discusses what it can do for every type of student learner.
Helen Pike, master at Magdalen College School, argues the ability to assess risk and reward and to make good decisions are essential to what it means to be a successful human being.
In the next "myth-busting" blog, the head of Colfe's School, Richard Russell, counters the view that “independent schools operate in their own little bubbles”.
The ISC is running a series of "myth-busting" blogs to tackle common misconceptions about independent schools. Here, Harry Arnison, a pupil at The Grammar School at Leeds, debunks the idea that "independent schools are only for the wealthy elite".
Nick Brown, assistant head pastoral at Shiplake College, writes how Ernie the Cockapoo increases mental wellbeing by helping pupils to talk about their feelings.
Daniele Bonanno, housemaster at Oakham School, explains how his dog, Charlie, brings "life, light and love" to the boarding house.