School

  • 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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    My child is a genius

    My child is a genius

    Have you ever thought ‘my child is a genius’? While most parents are fretting that their child doesn’t fall behind in class, isn’t struggling with their studies and are praying they get the ‘clever parents’ gene, others find themselves in the unusual position of having a child that is exceptionally bright; something which brings up

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    raising your child's self esteem

    Is your child gifted?

    Is your child gifted or are you an over enthusiastic parent wanting to believe you’ve given birth to the next Steven Hawkings? Parenthood is a funny thing: When someone else’s child brings home a piece of A4 showing The Last Supper depicted in purple, green and orange with the disciples dressed as gangsta rappers, it’s

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    the wonder of storytelling,

    Your child’s first day at school

    Your child’s first day at school will be one every parent will remember. My daughter’s first day was momentous – along the lines of first words, first steps and, more recently, first wobbly tooth. We’d spent all summer getting ready – buying uniform, reading “going to school” books, talking about what it might be like

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