Exclusions and The Changing Educational Landscape Across UK Schools

The changing  educational landscape across UK schools leads me to question whether the once proud and envied education system is now in so much trouble that it can no longer compete across international boundaries. How is it that discipline has become such a major issue leading to thousands of exclusions which in turn results in […]

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Cannabis…and the impact on education and our children

  It has been reported that cannabis smoking is a problem in many of our secondary schools in Britain. Parents of teenagers must worry about the other young people their precious children may meet at school and whether they will be influenced by their behaviour and unsavoury habits. In more liberal cities it is fashionable […]

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Sick children to attend lessons via robots in classrooms

Those children who suffer with illness over the longer term will be able to attend lessons via robots in classrooms while undergoing their hospital treatment under a new government-funded trial. The AVI telepresence robots in classrooms have been designed to support sick children in keeping up with lessons over a long absence from school due […]

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Cannabis and our young people

It has been reported that cannabis smoking is a problem in many of our secondary schools in Britain. Parents of teenagers must worry about the other young people their precious children may meet at school and whether they will be influenced by their behaviour and unsavoury habits. In liberal cities it is fashionable to advocate […]

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New Watership Down movie…not for children!

It was very much a harrowing movie when it was released in 1978 and the new BBC movie is a drama and not for children too! It is not suitable for younger viewing, we have been warned by Rory Aitken, one of the producers. It will be left to individual parents to allow their children […]

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Thomas the Tank Engine is going multicultural!

Our dear Thomas the Tank Engine is going multicultural and has even had discussions to ensure it is politically correct with the United Nations. I’m not sure how I really feel about this! While I believe in being inclusive and opening the world of classic children’s stories to all I kind of believe that Thomas […]

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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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Nothing is ever impossible at Elisa’s Tutorial School

Having taught children at my private tuition school for over 26 years I have seen and experienced and taught almost all levels of children including those with learning difficulties and physical disabilities. Patience and adapting our teaching methods has been forth and foremost in our teaching environment. When planning for individual progress to be made […]

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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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