Starting all Over Again

By |January 10th, 2019|

For many of us, January is a time to think about how we can improve ourselves. We might consider how to get thinner, healthier and fitter. We promise ourselves that this year we will be better and may do something about it. For a time...   I would often start the year teaching my class [...]

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It’s a Cracker

By |November 29th, 2018|

Have you ever had to explain a Christmas cracker joke to a young child? It can be complicated can’t it? Sometimes you might wonder if it was worth the effort – it wasn’t a great joke anyway. Often jokes depend on a play-on-words and some background knowledge. For children, this is where they may struggle [...]

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Tell your child to be excited for exams

By |May 10th, 2017|

Any parent of a child studying for GCSE exams will know what a stressful experience it can be. Your teenager may be incredibly tense, or so laid-back that you feel you spend your entire time nagging them to revise. There are all sorts of strategies used to help students deal with stress, including mindfulness, yoga [...]

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Understanding Your Child’s School Report

By |June 29th, 2016|

How to understand your child’s school report – advice from a teacher. Just got your child’s school report? Is it bombarded with jargon you don’t understand? Not to worry! You’re not alone. At this time of year, most parents become a little anxious about their child’s school report. Life after the old National Curriculum levels [...]

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