Primary School

Bullied by other mums at the school gates?

Have you been bullied by other mums at the school gates? School can be a pretty tough place if every morning and afternoon you face dodging the spiteful comments, bitchy remarks, turned backs or seething glares, and that isn’t referring to the children! You may have thought the days of playground bullies were left behind

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teaching your child to share

Out of school childcare

Out of school childcare can be a headache for many working parents. Your child’s been happy at their nursery or with your childminder for the past three to four years, and everything has been running smoothly. But now that school is looming, your child’s day – and your childcare arrangements – are about to get

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what parents can do to support their children's learning

Ofsted school inspections: What do they mean?

My children’s school recently went into panic mode. Why? Because they had just received the notification that Ofsted were on their way for their latest inspection. The news is enough to send any school into overdrive because the outcome of such reports is so important to parents when choosing a school for their child –

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What is an academy school?

Key stages and The National Curriculum explained

Ever wanted the key stages and The National Curriculum explained? The National Curriculum was set up in 1989 as a bench mark of standards set for all state schools to achieve so that the education in the UK was at the same level in all areas of the nation and comprises of different subjects taught

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working parents

How to survive parents evening

Are you wondering how to survive parents evening or dreading it as much as your child? I had a parents’ evening last week, and it was something of an eye-opener. I expected to hear wondrous tales and anecdotes about my little angel’s performance – how she was three years ahead with her reading ability, how

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Back to school stress: How to avoid it

Back to school stress: How to avoid it

Back to school stress is something most of us have faced at some point either in childhood or with our own children. ‘School days are the best days of your life’ – a phrase many of us have heard at one time or other and while some children love every minute of school, not every

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