How to make time for yourself as a home schooling parent

Deciding to home school your child is a real commitment. After the worries of curriculum, lesson plans and discipline fade, you might find yourself wondering how to separate the parent from the teacher in life – and more than anything how to magically create more time in your day to do all the things you […]

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Literacy and Numeracy Skills…disadvantaged children.

We have known for a while that children from better-off families fare better in school, in terms of literacy and numeracy skills. However, it was a shock to learn that these disadvantages show up as early as 3 years of age, before children even begin primary school. An analysis by the Economic and Social Research […]

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Physical fitness affects academic achievement

Schools are cutting PE time due to exam pressure, despite a recent study showing that physical fitness positively affects how well children take in and remember new information. It has also been proved that schools that focus on well-being tend to do better academically. So sacrificing PE to focus on exams seems ironic doesn’t it? […]

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Keeping the kids entertained over the summer!

While many parents look forward to the break from the school-run, ferrying back and forth between clubs and after school activities as well as assemblies and parents’ evenings, they also dread the huge expanse of the six week summer break and the “How am I going to keep the kids entertained over the summer?”. So […]

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Private schools “avoiding” tougher GCSEs

A number of private schools have refused to be guinea pigs for this summer’s new tougher GCSEs even though children at state schools are being forced to take them which as a private tutor and educator I find quite astonishing and a clear strategy towards assuring the best results are achieved. While the best results […]

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Building avid readers by giving them choices

Reading is one of the most difficult and challenging things to encourage in students, but also one of the most important. With reluctant readers, EAL students and those with reading difficulties, especially boys, it is tricky to get them to read at all, and ever trickier to get them to enjoy it. Reading success may […]

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Revision and revision techniques…

Is your son or daughter stressed about their GCSEs or their end of term mock exams? Are you worried they may not actually know how to revise? I am used to supporting students to develop time management skills and organising themselves in order to excel in their academic study skills which will not only see […]

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