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Back to school with confidence

September 11, 2018

Izzy went back to school feeling calm, confident and ready for a new adventure in Year 5! Izzy’s mum, Jess, shares her experience of how Explore...

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Child in reception

The importance of reception year

August 23, 2018

Research shows that children who are taught well in their first year of school go on to achieve better GCSE results in English and maths. Reception...

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The stats behind back to school

August 22, 2018

How do parents and children feel about the exciting and challenging new school term? See if you agree with the stats in our infographic… We...

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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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Ready for year 1

Get ready for year 1!

August 10, 2018

Is year 1 really that different to reception? Hayley Garland, a reception teacher in Surrey, explains why the answer is ‘yes’! Find out how you...

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Back to school

August 25, 2017

Teachers up and down the country are welcoming new students into their classrooms for the start of term. What advice do they have for their new...

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Raring to go for reception

August 24, 2017

Starting school can be a nervous and daunting experience, for parents as well as children! Hayley Garland, Reception Teacher in Surrey, shares her...

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New term tips for teachers

August 23, 2017

As we rapidly move towards September, teachers are preparing to start the new school year with a bang! We asked teachers for their top tips on how...

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The year before the 11 Plus

Get set for secondary school

August 22, 2017

Jonny Simmons, Centre Director at Explore Learning, shares his advice for children taking the step up to secondary school and get them excited for...

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Back to school obstacles every child faces

August 21, 2017

Starting the new school term after the summer holidays can bring with it a few hurdles for children – whether it’s getting back into their...

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