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Learning with Autism

What is autism? TheNational Autistic Societydefines autism as; “A lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic [...]Read more

Pocket money rewards

FUN FACT! The term ‘pocket money’ was actually ‘coined’ before the advent of pockets in shirts and trousers. Money was kept in various bags, before a tailor sewed a pocket on a garment and it became so useful that further innovations made a pocket suitable to safely keep money! [...]Read more

Confidence building for kids

There’s so much pressure for kids to be confident – in school, with their friends and online.  With children as young as five having their own YouTube channels (managed by their parents of course), to schools putting on productions or even standing up in class as part of a [...]Read more

Don’t lose the learning habit

Hooray, it’s the holidays, no more school.  Children are celebrating not having to sit in the classroom all day.  Without the routine of school, who wants to do schoolwork?  You might prefer to give your child a total break, but, six weeks is a long time and getting back into the [...]Read more

Time for secondary school

With the summer term now well underway and all the schools nearly at summer holiday time, there’s only few weeks of holiday before the year sixes move up to secondary school. Without question, this is one of the biggest steps your child will make, so how can you make it as easy [...]Read more

Is your child missing essential life skills?

Critical thinking is often a phrase bounced around the broadsheets and education supplements.  Every publication has a for or against argument (sometimes both) around the controversial replacement to what used to be called ‘general studies’. However, the funding which schools [...]Read more

The Popularity Contest

Every school and every class has students who stand out – not for being the smartest – but for being the ones everyone else wants to be like.  The popular people! What sets one student apart as ‘popular’? The answer is usually self-confidence and that leads to becoming a bit of a [...]Read more

Education starts at home

It may be easier to say that our children’s education is the responsibility of the teachers – and that’s why we pay taxes – but it’s not how to raise children who love to learn. Look at children in poorer countries like many parts of Africa – going to school is a real privilege [...]Read more

The happiest days of your life

A recent survey of parents revealed that the number one concern they have was their children’s academic performance.  They wanted to ensure their children were doing well, achieving good grades and setting themselves up for success in their future careers. All good stuff – but [...]Read more

Are your kids being programmed for success?

It’s impossible to see into the future (unless you happen to have a really good crystal ball), so who knows what lies ahead for your children? They’ll choose careers – and probably change their career path more than once – you can’t make them follow the career of your choice, but [...]Read more
 

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