School

  • A levels

    What are A levels? A Levels and AS levels are the usual courses offered to 16-19 year old’s at colleges and sixth forms in the UK and are the qualification of choice for higher education centres who require that potential students have completed and gained grades in a particular number of courses specifically tailored to

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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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    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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    Working-parent how to get involved with 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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    Could home schooling work for your children

    Is it legal to educate my child at home? Yes. Parents (or carers) are obliged to ensure that their child receives efficient full time education appropriate to the child’s age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have. Most parents fulfill this obligation by ensuring their child attends school, but that is not

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    Training to become a teacher

    Teaching can be one of the most rewarding, yet challenging careers,training to become a teacher is also one of the hardest to get into. There’s a lot of training and qualifications you’ll need before you can actually start out in the classroom. Firstly, you need to decide what type of teacher you want to be

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