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What Is Phonics?

What Is Phonics?

Most parents of young children will have heard the term ‘phonics’ and be aware that they have something to do with letters and words. Sounds Phonics is a well-used method of teaching children to read. The system teaches children to read letters the way they sound so that they can use them to put words

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Should kids go on expensive school trips

Should kids go on expensive school trips

Two schools have recently hit the headlines after planning week long trips to Barbados and Las Vegas. While there’s little doubt that kids would be climbing over each other to book their places, many will be disappointed as parents struggle to afford the £1,650 and £1,850 respectively, they’re expected to pay per child. Trip The

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Tips for helping your child succeed at school

Tips for helping your child succeed at school

As parents we all want our kids to do well in school. However, we can’t be in the classroom to support them and encourage them to do their best. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a positive influence on kids’ behaviour and achievements while they’re at school. Get to know the school When your

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Schools role in protecting children from abuse

Schools role in protecting children from abuse

Child abuse is often very difficult to spot, so the more eyes and ears that are on the job the better. Schools have a very active and responsible role to play in this, as children spend a significant number of their waking hours in their care. So just how are schools equipped to help identify

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School Discipline, Suspension and Exclusion

School Discipline, Suspension and Exclusion

Not all kids behave well all the time. For this reason, all schools have a written policy that details those standards of behaviour that are required from students. Within that policy are details of the consequences faced by children if those standards are not met. In short – what will happen if your child misbehaves

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Financial education in schools

Financial Education In Schools

Since September 2014 lessons on how to manage your finances have been a compulsory part of the national curriculum in English schools. Money expertise, imparted to our children during maths and citizenship lessons, is designed to provide them with the skills they need to manage their money effectively and make good financial judgements. Key Stage

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