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Term time holiday ban

The Government has cited the loss of ‘valuable learning time’ as the reason behind its decision to ban families from taking children out of school during term time. But the move has not gone down well with hundreds of thousands of parents up and down the country. Previous rules Previously, headteachers were able to grant

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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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What happens if your child doesnt like their teacher

Studies show that a child’s relationship with their teacher has a major impact on a child’s ability to learn, and if your child reacts well to his or her teacher, they are more likely to want to learn and will ultimately achieve higher grades. We all remember a favourite teacher who made lessons fun, but

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Military Families

Military Families: How to Keep a Child’s Education Stable Children in military families can be subject to unpredictable and irregular living arrangements. Redeployment can occur as frequently as every few years, or even months, and can often mean a move to a new country, with a vastly different educational system. Ensuring that children in these

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How can working parents get involved at school

When your child starts primary school they join a new community, one they’ll be part of for the next seven years. And while it’s important that it be ‘theirs’, it’s also beneficial if you can have a relationship with that community that goes beyond rocking up at the school gates on time (mostly!) and turning

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Holiday entitlements at work

Will term time holidays continue?

The government have received a petition demanding they put a stop to the ban on schoolchildren taking time off school for holidays during term-time. The petition has 126,000 signatures and has been submitted to the Department for Education. Campaigners state that families can’t afford the inflated cost of a holiday during school holidays. 10 days

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