CHALK & CHAT
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
As the new academic year kicks off, Chalk & Chat’s editor Kate Hilpern welcomes you to the autumn issue.
BEST SCHOOLS FOR... HORSEY CHILDREN
Which British schools stand out when it comes to satisfying your horse-mad child? For young equestrians, these are a dream-come-true.
HEAD TO HEAD
Should girls be sent home from school if the headteacher deems that their skirt is too short?
QUITTING SCHOOL TO TRAVEL THE WORLD
Caspar Craven on packing away the school uniform and getting out the life jackets for an ‘edventure’ on the seas.
HOW TO...PREVENT YOUR CHILD FROM GETTING AN EATING DISORDER
Youngsters are increasingly susceptible to eating disorders. Kate Hilpern investigates what you can do to stop it happening in your family.
We bring you the UK’s best large holiday homes for a Christmas getaway with all the extended family.
LET’S MOVE TO STAMFORD
Our regular low down on schooling in a particular area, this time in Stamford, Lincolnshire.
IS IT OK TO TELL OTHER PEOPLE’S KIDS OFF?
Every parent tells off their own offspring – but is it ever ok to chastise other people’s children? By Ellie White.
Our educational agony aunt Susan Hamlyn advises a parent who wants to send one child to an independent school and the other to a state school.
THE 10 BEST MUSEUMS FOR KIDS
Family days out that promise to educate and inspire your littluns. Not a glass case labelled ‘do not touch’ in sight.
Emma Lee-Potter presents her regular roundup of the best new books for kids to read this autumn and winter.
EHCPs AND WHY THEY MATTER
For many parents, the suggestion that their child needs one is devastating. But it shouldn’t be, says Bernadette John.
As tutoring becomes the new normal for some sections of society, Charlotte Phillips investigates the rise of online tuition.
Sign up and never miss an issue of Chalk & Chat