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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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Thinking of home schooling

Thinking of home schooling

The decision to home-school is a very personal choice, many parents make it across the UK each year. At any one time, is it estimated that between 50 and 80 thousand UK children are educated in the home. The vast majority of children are educated in a formal school environment, but all parents have a

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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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Living on one income

Living on one income

When you’re used to living off two salaries, the thought of living on one income can be extremely daunting. However, it is something that many couples face. It could be that you or your partner is pregnant and they need to take time off to have the baby. There are many reasons why one partner may

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steiner education

Steiner education

What is Steiner education Steiner Education is the largest alternative and independent education movement in the world. This education grew out of the Austrian philosopher Rudolph Steiner who also founded something called Anthroposophy (a particular form of thinking that includes a spiritual perspective). Individual needs The main focus of Steiner education is to offer a

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How to keep your child engaged at school

When kids start school they are usually incredibly eager to get there. The friendships, fun and socialisation drives them in a new and exciting way, allowing development to accelerate. By the time they reach adolescence however, we often see a completely different picture with teenagers often becoming disengaged. This time can cause a lot of

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