Harambe pays for poor parenting?

Parenting took a lot of flack in the media last week. My previous post was about the Japanese parents who left their boy in a forest as a punishment. This post is about another victim of poor parenting. You have probably heard about the tragic death of the endangered...

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Bad parenting (or not…?)

You must have heard about the 7-year old Japanese boy who was found alive after spending 6 days alone in a bear-infested forest, being left behind by his parents as a punishment for bad behaviour.  The incident has sparked a debate about parenting in general and parenting in Japan...

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The SATs in shambles

If you have been reading my blog posts on SATs, you will know that I think they should be stopped. This was because they are unfair and unnecessary, in my opinion. However, things seem to have gone from bad to worse this year. This year’s SATs for 11+ students...

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Children missing school for holidays

Everyone’s talking about it. A father was taken to court because he took his daughter out of school for a family holiday during term time. He won the case. Mr. Platt from the Isle of Wight was told he had ‘no case to answer’ when the High Court ruled...

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The SATs – are they really necessary?

This has been the month of tests; 10 year-olds up and down the country have been cramming, learning and sweating over those all-important tests called the SATs or Standard Assessment Tests. It is almost as if the GCSEs have visited English homes too early! Whether all children are able...

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Immigration & our education system

Over the last few decades, our society has absorbed a huge number of immigrant newcomers with remarkable ease, but things are changing … people can feel trouble and strife building, particularly in the education sector. It’s not regarding any particular nationality. London has proved that by its willingness to...

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Parents panic over exams

Parents have been advised to avoid passing on their anxiety and worry of getting in to top independent schools on to their children. The pressure to get into the best schools is enormous and highly competitive for four year olds even, especially in North London. Many parents take their very young children...

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Times are changing

The world is really changing, gone are the days where as a female, being brilliant and intelligent in class or school in general was highly attractive. You were praised and acknowledged for all your educational qualifications and credentials. However, these days that doesn’t seem to be the case, it has now...

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Violent Toddlers

The violence of children as young as one has become rampant, so many nurseries have had to expel so many children due to biting other children and attacking the nursery staff. Statistics released by the Department for Education, showed that about 30 children under the age of four or under were expelled...

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Five year olds, who speak better, do better

According to research, children who can’t speak properly by the age of five have been said to be more likely to fail their SATS when they are older. Five year olds who were behind in their language skills were six times less likely to achieve good English SATS by age 11. This English...

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