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Starting secondary school

Choosing a secondary school

September 19, 2018

Choosing the right secondary school can seem like a daunting process, for parents and children! Here are a few tips to help you make the right...

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Family wellbeing

Start the new term happy!

August 13, 2018

How can you make sure your family gets back in to the swing of school life without a bump? Martha Provan, a working mum, shares her tips on balancing...

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Children talking at Explore Learning

Is your child’s vocabulary holding them back?

August 1, 2018

Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, has highlighted the need for children to develop good language skills. Here are some ways you can help your child...

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Make the most of the summer term

June 5, 2018

Many children are looking forward to the long hot summer ahead of them. However, before that kicks off there is a good six or seven weeks of learning...

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Fearless learners

When to start preparing for the 11 Plus

May 22, 2018

Grammar schools are looking for children with high levels of maths and English skills, as well as the ability to perform under pressure – so the...

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Supporting children with autism

May 11, 2018

Sam is 6 years old and has autism. Sam’s mum, Emma, has tried many different methods to support him and shares her journey with us here…...

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Child being creative

Marvellous maths and engaging English

March 15, 2018

You might hear the children groan when you suggest some educational activities outside of school, but here are some ways you can engage them with...

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High five

Making Reception count

February 20, 2018

According to recent research by Durham University, your child’s first year at school can have the biggest impact on their achievements. Charlotte...

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SATs Key Stage 2

Exploring the SATs – the journey so far

January 22, 2018

The SATs have been the scene of much change since the new National Curriculum came into place in 2014. In the space of three years the content of the...

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A teacher’s guide to parents’ evening

October 17, 2017

The first parents’ evening of the new school year is upon us, and teachers are preparing to discuss children’s progress over the last few...

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