We all love the Winnie-the-Pooh books, but did you know…?

In this week’s post I thought I’d try and answer some of those questions that so many children ask when we read this wonderful book, Winne-the-Pooh. So let’s have a look at some of these now…and it gives me the opportunity to dig out some of my son’s old bedroom toys and books! Who is […]

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Talking PANTS with your child or children in your care

I absolutely love this new awareness campaign from the NSPCC, a charity close to my heart and which, as a mother, always pulls at my heartstrings when I see their adverts on television. The NSPCC has launched a new campaign to support parents and carers to talk to their children about staying safe from sexual […]

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Dame Alice Owen – More than an educator

As the Director and Owner of Elisa’s Tutorial School I am tutoring children to achieve their potential and gain their place at some of London’s top independent, private and grammar schools. Dame Alice Owen, is most recognised for its partially selective secondary education school located in Potters Bar. However, Dame Alice Owen’s Foundation, the charity […]

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Awards Certificates in Maths and Creative Writing

A number of our students were awarded with certificates during Saturday’s session today having successfully completed the Maths and Creative Writing Courses. We are very proud with the two programmes we run at the school, in addition to personalised learning and assessment, which support the child in their life-long learning. Both courses help to develop: […]

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The UK education system is failing children with special educational needs

A recent survey has found that there has been a 57% increase in children with special educational needs being home-schooled. The reasons for this are manifold: too few places in schools, too few inclusive schools, schools that don’t know what to do with a special needs child and a nationwide trend of not upholding the […]

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Blue Peter – best children’s show ever!

I remember rushing home from school, grabbing a snack and sitting in front of the television ready for Blue Peter with my younger brother. It was the highlight of our school week and often my cousins, who lived locally, would come over too. We would badger our parents for bric-a-brac and organise sales at the […]

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