In this Category Archive, you will find all of our articles regarding parenting advice. We look at different aspects of importance for parents.

As a parent, you naturally want the best for your child. Sometimes for them to achieve their best, means they have to move out of their comfort zone. This might not only be difficult for them but as a parent, you will not always know how to support your child. Therefore we try and address issues parents seem to need advise on when it comes to school entrance and exam stress. We also look at general parenting advice and educational guidance.

Through the articles in the Category Archive, we hope to address issues of importance to parents. We provide expert advice on these matters and hope to provide you with the guidance you need. Sometimes a different perspective or some objective parenting advise is all that is needed in difficult parenting situations.

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Cultivating Self-Belief in Your Child

Tennis player turned executive performance coach, Marius Barnard discusses what broader life lessons young players can learn through their participation in sport. How their self-belief can be built through their participation in sport. Coaches, parents and players often overlook character building and individual development when assessing the benefits of sport and what it can teach…

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Bespoke Education Planning Service

Bespoke Education Planning Service Welcome to our bespoke education planning service. Understanding your family’s needs, aspirations and your child’s skills. Pinpoint your child’s strengths strengths Highlight their education gaps due to their having followed a different curriculum abroad. Be assessed by leading educational experts Discuss those potential school options we recommend Take into account all…

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Support Student Wellbeing

It is safe to say that the Coronavirus pandemic brought a host of unexpected challenges to our everyday lives. Not least to our mental and specifically student wellbeing.  Effect of School Closure on Student Wellbeing On the 20th of March, schools in England were closed indefinitely to most students and learning was moved online. Being…

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3 Steps to Prepare Children for Future Jobs

The world is evolving and we all hear the words “digital”, “technology”, “edtech” and “STEAM” more each day. In this process of drastic changes, we are sure that the jobs of the future will not be the same as today. While it is expected that 40% of the current jobs will disappear in the following…

International School Placement

International School Placement

Have you ever imagined what it must be like to be sent away to boarding school in a different country? Coping with being away from childhood friends. Separated from family. Perhaps speaking and learning in a new language? Really tough, without a doubt. Yet parents from all over the world consider a UK independent boarding…

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Pupil Well-Being

With many children being homeschooled, we wanted to make more widely available MIND’s amazing Pupil Well-being at School Resources. Pupil well-being – Face mask wearing guidance Whatever your age, face masks appear helpful in reducing the spread of Covid-19 – especially for those victims who are asymptomatic. Still, those children under the age of 11…

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Home schooling Montessori

Home learning /Home schooling Montessori are not new concepts. Many parents opt for this even when the schools are open. There are also various approaches to this. Parents that choose to home educate are usually not fond of the term homeschooling. Parents that home educate do so for different reasons. You may in fact elect…

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Tutor or Online Learning Platform?

Tutoring is a profession now with its own Association. The Tutors’ Association, which is an open, democratic, not-for-profit, professional body. It: Has a membership of highly qualified professionals. From various fields of academia, teaching and other vocations. Sets standards Holds its members accountable to a code of professional ethics. The best tutors care about their…

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Keep calm and enjoy Your Children

Many people are unaware that there is a difference between a tantrum and a meltdown. While both may involve screaming, kicking, shouting, biting and even swearing, there are some fundamental differences. Tantrums involve a child who has been frustrated in their attempt to do or have something, they usually only occur with an audience and…

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To home tutor or use Explore Learning?

There are three main options available for parents: to tutor or not to tutor. Or to use a learning centre, such as Explore Learning. It is estimated more than 400,000 secondary-aged school children have received private tuition  last year. Given this huge rise in tutoring in recent years, there are more avenues than ever to consider.…

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How stressed is your child?

Being a child in today’s society can be very stressful. Not only do they have to deal with puberty and the normal stresses of childhood, but also the added strains of technology, social media and higher academic expectations. It might be a good idea to have a look at your child’s stress levels. Stress can…

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Classroom creative fluency and reading

Welcome to our Creative Fluency Resources Page. Creative fluency is the ability to generate LOTS of ideas, not necessarily different. Fluent thinkers can also “hitchhike” on one idea to come up with many more ideas. E.g. when brainstorming ways to mop up an oil spill, one idea might be to use hair clippings. “Hitchhiking” on…

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School open days 2020

When do school open days take place and what do I look for at school open days are answered in the blog below. School Open Days Is your child starting secondary school next September? As you know, applications for secondary schools for September 2020 start is 31 October 2019. Therefore, open days are usually held…

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A Fresh Start To A New School Year

We’re busy people. And we’ve passed this busy attitude on to our kids. We rush around from one thing to the next. From one year to the next, without ever stopping to reflect and take stock of where we are and where we want to go. The new school year is a great time for…

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Brexit effect on children

How will Brexit affect British school children? It isn’t just adults who are affected by protracted Brexit negotiations. Children are too. Some are under the impression there is no longer any point learning a language. Others are simply worried that Europeans will no longer like them. According to a recent report from the British Council,…