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Whether the written word, or a video address, Mr le Fleming and Ms Kaura share their latest thoughts with our community

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Abbey: Connected

Each week, Abbey staff provide their reflections on a wide range of issues that affect education, the UK and the wider world. Click the button below to read through the library of articles.

How megatrends are impacting on careers

My grandfather worked for one company all his life and my father worked for two or three firms in the same sector.

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Passionately Curious

Pulitzer prize winner Mark Van Doren, who was a Professor of English at Columbia University for many years, remarked that ‘The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.’

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Being heard

It’s about half-an-hour before dawn on the last day of the holidays. Entrance exam day at The Abbey. Soon hordes of 10 and 11-year-olds will be here for a day of assessment, but arriving before them:…

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In praise of unreason

We have a simple mission at The Abbey: to change and develop our students’ lives for the better, and to change the world. Rather - to help them change it.

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Nine lessons…and carols

One of the privileges of my role is that I often get the chance to observe lessons. I love having the opportunity to drop in on classes across the different year groups and the fantastic range of…

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