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Maria Montessori School Receives Glowing Ofsted

We are very proud to announce that our school, located on five London sites: Abbey Road, Bayswater, Hampstead, Hornsey Rise and Notting Hill (now an English-Mandarin bilingual school). was rated ‘good’ overall and outstanding in behaviour, attitude, and personal development. The recent Ofsted inspection, which took place in June 2022, found that: “Pupils’ behaviour is […]

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Montessori and Child Development Books

Now that it’s officially Autumn and the days are getting colder, we can’t think of anything better than curling up with a good book in a cosy spot! With this is in mind, we asked our Head of School, Michel Cappobianco, to recommend some of her favourite books on Montessori education and child development   […]

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Blog: Don’t Throw the Phonics Baby Out With The Bathwater

Louise Livingston, our Director of Training, reflects on new research on the teaching of reading. New UCL Institute of Education research on the role of phonics in the teaching of reading has generated many excited headlines saying the narrow focus on phonics in UK schools is “failing children”. But we would caution that phonics has […]

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Montessori-educated Children are Happier Adults

Louise Livingston, our Director of Training, welcomes long-awaited academic research which shows a clear link between the Montessori educational approach and greater long-term well-being. The new study has found that children who attend Montessori schools often have greater well-being and happiness in adulthood. The findings, published in academic journal Frontiers in Psychology, suggest a Montessori education […]

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Blog: The Prepared Parent

Emma Wong Singh, our Montessori in the Home trainer, explains why the attitude you bring and how you conduct yourself is at the heart of a Montessori approach to parenting. From knowing when to step back to encourage independence, to being a role model for the behaviour you’d like to see, as Montessori said the first […]

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Blog: Why is there increasing interest in Montessori?

Our Head of Training, Louise Livingston, explains why Montessori is experiencing something of a “moment”. Interest in Montessori is especially vibrant right now. In the rapidly evolving, digital, post-Covid era people are realising that there are alternatives to the “teach and test” approach that characterises mainstream education and are looking for something different. We are seeing […]

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Blog: Giving Back Dignity and Independence in Old Age

“We could transform the quality of life of those living with dementia with an approach that helps individuals to be as independent as possible”, says aged care Montessorian and ageing expert Anne Kelly who leads our Montessori for Dementia and Ageing course. “It doesn’t matter how old we are, whether we’re 4, 40 or 104 […]

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Blog: Should we really be telling our children they need to catch up?

Our Director of Training, Louise Livingston, considers the concept of “falling behind”. As we look to support children impacted by lockdowns and school closures, we must consider how we can best nurture children emotionally, socially and academically. Politicians are talking of children “falling behind” or not reaching “school readiness” and suggesting a more is more approach with […]

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Blog: How Montessori Builds Self-esteem

Strong self-esteem is something that all parents wish their children to have and is an essential element of good mental health. Recent research shows that overpraising children for the things they do, rather than building their confidence in their innate value actually undermines children’s confidence in themselves. What has been found to have a direct […]

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