In a word: yes. Tutoring can help a great deal. But only if children receive 1:1 access to carefully thought out, specific instruction, based on their needs as individuals. So where as a parent should you begin? The first step is to figure out where the ''problem'' lies, why does your child need tutoring? It… Continue reading Does tutoring help?
As parent’s we are constantly questioning whether or not we are doing right by our children. Have I taught them the right way? Is there a wrong way to teach them? Every year schools are flooded with emails from panicked mums and dads over the different methods being taught to children that they were never exposed to when they were at school. The main culprit behind these emails, Maths.
Year after year I have parents asking me what presents would be sensible for their children at Christmas, and every year they seem surprised when I say the best present you can give them is YOU. Research commissioned by Highland Spring found that working parents spend on average just 34 minutes a day with their… Continue reading All I want for Christmas is, you…
In a country filled with history, why are some fighting so hard to have it forgotten?
Worried about secondary entrance for your child? Read how to create good writers here in the first installment in the 3 part series.
This week children across the UK will be going back to school after a lengthy summer holiday. While many children will be naturally excited at this time; seeing their friends again or eager to make new ones, some children may seem a bit daunted by the prospect of a whole new year, new teachers and new learning. As parents and teachers it’s important that at this busy time of year we make a point to discuss how our children are feeling and put into place calm spaces for mindful thinking.
How do we teach children resilience and foster grit?
Teresa May has made it clear that she is not budging on the public sector pay cap, and while I agree it would be unfair to raise wages for teachers and not those in other public areas of service such as the NHS and policing, the effects of this bull-headed decision will be long lasting.… Continue reading Why the 1% cap is damaging schools