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Is your family influential at school?

When your child comes home complaining about something that ‘the school’ has done, what do you do? Sometimes it’s just kids complaining about anything that doesn’t fit with what they want.  But occasionally there is a valid issue that really needs to be addressed. You don’t want [...]Read more
 

New school, new teachers

If your child has started a new school, they’ll be meeting lots of new people.  Some of those are children who will become friends, but most importantly, they’ll meet teachers. Teachers can make or break your child’s experience of school.  Celebrities often include a favourite [...]Read more
 

School uniform shopping top tips

Despite the fact that our children spend more time in their school uniform than anything else, we can still begrudge the expense. Let’s face it, buying yet another pair of white socks isn’t as fun as a cute dress or jumper. But there are ways of bagging some great deals. Cashback [...]Read more
 

10 tips to help the plastic revolution

If you haven’t noticed that the world has a problem with plastic, you must have been locked away for the past couple of years.  From David Attenborough’s shocking revelations about the state of our oceans, to the documentaries showing how plastic is finding its way into our [...]Read more
 

Virtual teachers are coming

With the education news full of teacher shortages and bigger classes, any parent could be forgiven for worrying that quieter children may lose out on attention and help when they need it. Enter AI! Artificial Intelligence is already operating on some university campuses.  At [...]Read more
 

Is your child a role model?

Motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, said “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”  Their attitudes and beliefs are what you are around most and you start to think the same way they do.  So it’sRead more
 

Exploring vocabulary

The English language is full of colour, with many different ways of saying virtually the same thing.  Does that mean you should encourage your children to study the dictionary and become familiar with the meanings of even the most obscure words? No! Good grammar, reasonable [...]Read more
 

Pupil Power

Various groups have been banging on about climate change for decades and some steps have been taken by the government to try to alleviate the effect human beings are having on the planet.  However, now the kids are getting involved it’s making the front pages. On 15th February [...]Read more
 

The race to University

There’s always something in the press about students getting into universities.  Schools measure their success by exam results and university offers, so the more of their students that get a place at university, the better. But there’s more to getting into yourRead more
 

5 of the best school bags

School bags are expensive, and Mums often find they’re spending more on our child’s backpack then we do our own handbag!  You probably bought one in September so chances are it’s still okay for now.   But with the January sales coming up there can be great bargains, up to half [...]Read more
 

Qualifications count

More and more teenagers are heading for University.  That means that there are more people with degrees entering the job market.  The result is that an increasing number of employers are looking for qualifications, even for lower level positions. Graduates earn, on average, 48% [...]Read more
 

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