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...

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Making the most of Parent Consultations

I’m a mother of one son and remember Parent’s Evenings as one of those formal occasions I would look forward to; meeting my son’s teacher, discussing his work and behaviour, his friendship groups and his strengths and weaknesses. I also remember my own parents’ visits to these evenings; both...

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Teaching Britishness in British schools.

Should ‘Britishness’ be taught in all schools? The new Ofsted report is out. It raises important, not to say disturbing, questions about what schools in the United Kingdom should teach. One of the areas of focus in the report is the standards met (or not met, in this case)...

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Choosing a Nursery

I thought we would start our new round of blog posts with a very important topic that is at the start of a child’s educational life: a nursery. The EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) framework, setting standards for the care, learning and development of children below 5 in the...

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