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Friday, 6 December 2019

Teaching Your Kids To Respect Other Cultures

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If you want your child to respect and celebrate diversity it’s important that you help them learn about different cultures. The more they understand about traditions, religious beliefs and other customs, the easier it will be to appreciate that all people are different. Our 5 year old son has asked a lot about who does and doesn't celebrate Christmas recently and I've felt it's important to know that not everyone does. 

Here are some useful tips from a Catholic Girls’ School on how to help your youngsters accept and respect other cultures.


Different sized hands of different races piled on top of one another

Friday, 22 November 2019

Top Tips For Leaving Your Kids Home Alone

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Leaving your kids home alone for the first time can be incredibly daunting, both for yourself and for them. Knowing when to leave the young people in your home unsupervised can depend on various circumstances, so it is up to you as the parent to decide if your child is ready and also ensure they are suitably prepared. Read on for some advice from a pre prep school in London.


Small toy house


Friday, 15 November 2019

Exploring STEM Subjects At Home

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STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) can open up fantastic opportunities for students, both in terms of a future career and simply on a personal level. Lots of subjects fall under the ‘STEM’ umbrella, from physics and engineering to medicine and biochemistry. Each of these subjects help students develop highly transferrable skills that they can carry through all aspects of their lives. These skills include things like the ability to work as part of a team, think critically and solve problems.


Boy sitting at a table with an open notebook, next to an ipad and homemade robots



Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Helping Your Child Resist Peer Pressure

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Peer pressure is something that all children, and even many adults, are faced with from time to time. It’s important for parents to teach their children that it’s ok to say no. Here are some tips from a co-educational school in the Cotswolds to help you explore peer pressure with your child and teach them to avoid it.


Parent and child holding hands as the sunsets over flowers behind them


Sunday, 27 October 2019

Preparing Your Child For The School Bus

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We're a full term into the school year and now you're back in a routine you might be considering letting your children having a little more independence, especially if they have started secondary school this term or are in their last year of primary school.

One way of doing this is by letting them make the journey to and from school. If the walk is a little long for them or involves walking along busy roads, you may want to consider letting them get the bus. If your school runs a bus service or there's a regular bus that most of the children use it's a good opportunity to let them practice their independence.


A toy yellow american school bus and a red doubledecker bus


Sunday, 29 September 2019

A Parent's Perspective - Home Education


When I was younger home education was extremely rare. Often seen as something that was more popular abroad than here in the UK, home education was usually for children unable to attend mainstream school due to health or behaviour. These days though it's a little different and home ed is becoming more and more popular, with more children being educate at home.




Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Teaching Your Kids To Respect School Rules

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Rules are a huge element of school life and children must try their best to respect the rules if they hope to do well throughout their education. Children, however, are not born knowing how to follow rules and just like reading and writing it's something that has to be taught.

Here are some tips on how to achieve this from an international school in Spain.


Pencil pot full of crayons


Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Understanding The Early Years Curriculum

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The Early Years Curriculum, or the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a learning framework set by the UK Government. The EYFS is important in preparing children for later schooling. For many children this journey begins as they start nursery, play group or with a childminder. At a private nursery in Surrey, Banstead Prep, children enter into EYFS at the age of 2, where they believe that a secure, safe and happy childhood provides the foundation for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow.


Pot of multi-coloured wax crayons


Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Why You Should Encourage Your Kids To Read

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There are countless benefits to reading. Reading helps us to learn and it can help us to relax. Reading is also used as a form of entertainment. Whether your child reads to learn or for pleasure, a prep school in London share a number of great reasons why reading should be encouraged by parents…


Side view of a pile books


Friday, 26 July 2019

Helping Your Teenager Decide On University

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Will the next school year see your child prepare for university?

When the time comes for your teenager to start applying for universities, you’ll probably feel quite overwhelmed. As natural as that is, it’s probably nothing in comparison to how they are feeling. With that in mind, try and do your best to support and encourage your son or daughter and help take the pressure off them as much as possible by giving positive feedback. Unsure where to start when it comes to helping them select a university? Here’s some advice from a Sixth Form in Kent.


Brick wall with a sign reading university on it, with a stack of books in the forefront



Wednesday, 24 July 2019

A Parents’ Guide To The Key Stage 2 Curriculum

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A child’s education is divided into four key stages; Key Stage 2 is taught to pupils aged 7-11 in Years 3 to 6. If you’re a parent of a child in this age range, you probably have some questions about the curriculum and what your child is learning about in their lessons. A prep school in Leatherhead have put together the following guide to help parents understand the KS2 curriculum a little better.


Piles of notebooks, pencils, pens and other school stationary



Tuesday, 23 July 2019

How To Get More Involved With Your Child's Schooling

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Taking the time to read this post shows that you're keen to get involved with your child's education. It shows that you care about your child’s success, their comfort in their education, and that you are willing to make a difference. Many parents simply haven’t the time, means or maybe just don't want to do something like this, so you should pat yourself on the back for even trying!

Blackboard with a pile of books, apple, open book and pens in the forefront, a chalk drawing of a rocket sits behind the pen pot


Monday, 22 July 2019

Why You Should Attend School Open Days

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When it comes to choosing a new school for your child, attending open days a huge part of the process and one that shouldn’t be neglected. Touring the school and getting a feel for it in person is really important and can help make or break your decision. A prep school in Surrey explore the benefits of attending a school open day below.


Childrens classroom with pen pots to the forefront of the picture


Friday, 19 July 2019

The Importance Of Sports Day In Schools


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Summer is here and that means many schools are preparing for their sports day activities, but what exactly is sports day and why is it such a big part of school life? 

St. Hilda’s School in Harpenden have put together some of the key benefits of sports day and explain why this special day should be celebrated by students, staff and parents…


Children at the starting line for a race, holding batons


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Helping Your Child Develop Their Social Skills

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Social skills are essential to a child’s development. Well established social skills can not only help with friendships and personal relationships, but they can also support your child throughout their life and in their future careers. Some children are naturally very sociable, while others may need a helping hand to build these invaluable skills. 


Little boy walking down a stony path, surrounded by flowers and heading towards an old fashioned gate

There are many ways in which you can help your children to improve their social skills. Oaks International School have put together the following advice for parents…

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Helping Your Child Perform Well At School


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We all want our children to perform well at school and most schools take pride in their ability to work with parents to identify and nurture their pupils’ potential. Below are a couple of tips from a private school in Hertfordshire on what you can be doing at home to help support your child to perform well at school.


A sign that reads 'love to learn' on a large pencil shape on a concrete wall


Tuesday, 25 June 2019

The Importance Of School Trips


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School trips are an essential part of your child’s learning. They not only help to consolidate and contextualise the learning that has taken place within the classroom but they give your child the opportunity to explore and extend their understanding of what is being taught in a completely different environment. This helps bring leaning to life!


School backpack laid out with supplies spilling out and shoes placed at the side


Monday, 24 June 2019

How To Identify Your Child’s Learning Style


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As parents we are actively keen to support our children’s development as best we can in order for them to reach their full potential and for them to experience success. The question is, how can you identify your child’s learning style in order to best support their learning journey? 

A private school in New York have put together the following information and advice to help.


Coloured pencils in a pen pot with a classroom in the background


Thursday, 20 June 2019

How to Study Medicine at University

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The NHS has been a big part of our families lives. Caring for my sister and her premature twins, our fertility treatment and Mum's cancer treatments have all shaped and changed our family. Throw in fixing of breaks and sprains, hip and knee replacements, and our family has definitely had our share of NHS care and treatments!


Cuddly bear wearing a surgical mask and stethoscope

What if you or your child decide to study medicine?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Understanding the Key Stage 4 Curriculum

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If you’re a parent, there have probably been many occasions where you’ve reflected on everything you’re supposed to know about your child’s education and its left you feeling quite overwhelmed. Maybe you and your little ones are getting ready for Reception like we were last year, or maybe they'll be prepping for SATS or GCSE's, either way it can be hard to know how to best support your child through the process. With a big step for your child's future being GCSE's, I have teamed up with a Sixth Form in Hertfordshire to help parents of Key Stage 4 aged students so that they can have a better understanding of the overall curriculum and how it works.


Pile of notepads with pencils, pen and a rubber on top