Children

How to Nurture Independent Learners

If recent interruptions to schooling have taught us anything, it is the benefit of nurturing students to be independent learners, particularly for parents struggling to home-school perhaps whilst themselves working from home. But the benefits of independent learning go far beyond the once-in-a-lifetime circumstances of the 2020 pandemic. There are …

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Ten tips for nurturing emotional wellbeing in the home

The new school year will soon be with us: make sure youngsters feel calm about what lies ahead. Former teacher Catherine Lynch of education resources and lesson-planning experts PlanBee has ten tips  As families struggle to deal with the fall-out from exams chaos, don’t forget that younger children also need …

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Ingredients for Academic Success

What makes the difference between an academically successful child and one who struggles with schoolwork? Anna Dalglish, Instructor at the Kumon Maths and English Study Centre in Guildford North, believes a child’s potential to learn is unlimited, particularly if these key components for successful learning are in place: Individualised progress …

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Back to school anxiety? How to prepare your child for the return to the classroom

After ten weeks of home-schooling, are our children mentally prepared to return to school? MyTutor – the UK’s leading online tutoring service – unveils advice from a clinical psychologist The Government has pushed forward with plans to reopen primary schools from Monday, with Years 1 and 6 prepped to return to …

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Planning the perfect Children’s Party!

Sindy Hammond from The Party Company offers some general advice Every child is different and has certain views on their perfect party. My 4 year old wanted a mermaid/unicorn/shimmer and shine party for all of her friends, so we compromised on the theme and thankfully not all her friends were …

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Choosing the right school for your child

Kay Goldsworthy looks at some of the considerations when it comes to making your choices Having worked in both the state and independent sector, I know that finding the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will make as a parent. There are …

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