Education

New school play put epilepsy centre stage

• South Western Railway and the Guildford Shakespeare Company have teamed up to raise awareness of epilepsy with a new school play, ‘The Purple Princess’ • The production aims to educate children on what to do if they see someone having a seizure. • The play was inspired by Director …

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What are the actual problems that are being revealed now schools are back?

We hear constantly about learning gaps and students being disadvantaged by home education during lockdown but is it possible that this emphasis is giving us a distorted picture?  For many children, being taught at home through the last few months, whilst undeniably challenging for parents, may have actually been something …

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Put paid to scientist stereotypes with 10 women trailblazers

Asked to depict a scientist, too many children draw a white man with ‘mad professor’ hair. Former primary school teacher Abby Harper of education resource experts PlanBee says, why not show them that science and technology has always been the domain of brilliant, creative women. 10 women trailblazers in science …

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NO SATS!

What a relief!  The pressure is off Year 6s with the cancellation of SATs. After a year of disruption and with schools still closed, it seems only fair. We are still waiting for details about returning to school and any element of teacher assessment that may be adopted but at …

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Schools shut until March: how to navigate the next 6 weeks of home learning

MyTutor speaks with experts in the field of education to bring parents and children top advice during this time. Nationally representative research shows how 59% of British parents agree their child’s education has been negatively impacted by the pandemic. With Boris Johnson’s recent announcement that schools are to be closed …

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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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Home schooling again? Here’s how

  Many parents enjoyed teaching their children at home during the first lockdown, but for others, the prospect of having to dust off their teaching skills again fills them with dread.   What programme of work should they follow? Should the children guide the learning or should it be imposed, with the …

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Elstead Shopping Week

Get ahead with your Christmas shopping and help support small local businesses with an online shopping week. The St James School (Elstead) PTA are holding a digital Christmas market to raise funds for the school and to boost the local economy. With the high streets closed this is the perfect …

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Next Step Surrey – for GCSE students and parents

Next Steps Surrey virtual event gives GCSE students and their parents/carers a chance to find out more about their next steps. It will allow them to ‘meet’ local education providers, find out more about apprenticeships and hear from employers. On the 24th November there will be two events: at the …

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The importance of music in schools

Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. Read on to learn why music education is so important, and how it offers benefits even beyond itself. 1. Musical training helps develop language and reasoning: Students who have early musical training will develop the areas …

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Claire goes to The Surrey Hills Forest School Open Morning

I feel so privileged to have been a spectator of such an organic project from start to finish. As I mentioned a few months ago I used to work with Lee, and he had a dream of one day running his very own Outdoor Pre-school. Today that dream is a …

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Trinity School pupils no longer lost for words!

On Monday 18th November 2019, Leatherhead Rotary Club was delighted to present around 50 copies of the Usborne Illustrated Dictionary to Year 6 pupils at Leatherhead Trinity School to assist them with their studies during their final year at the school as well as their future secondary education. ‘Dictionary 4 …

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Defend yourself from being the victim of a scam!

Scam Prevention and Fraud A very informative and useful seminar was held at Milner House Care home last Tuesday afternoon – giving guests a better understanding of scams and fraud prevention. Roy Booth Milner House Customer Relations Manager,  for the home and ‘Scam Champion’ presented the information in the home …

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Host Families needed in Godalming and Farncombe

UK2Learn are an international education company based in Surrey and they are looking for host families in the Farncombe and Godalming area to host a group of 14/15 year old Spanish students. The students will be studying at Broadwater School for three weeks this autumn from Sunday 23rd September – Monday …

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Surrey Hills Forest School

Surrey Hills Forest School A good number of years ago I worked alongside Lee for 3 years at a pre-school in Guildford, and in that time we both tried to get as many qualifications under our belts as we could. Lee was always very vocal about the end goal for …

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