Motivation – how do you get kids to do it?

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I was asked this question quite often when we home educated our children. Usually by parents struggling to get their kids to do their homework every night. Is it any wonder? When you’ve spent the whole day in school, often bored and clock-watching except on rare occasions when the lesson was really inspiring, why would you... Read more »

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Is Miley Cyrus a danger to our kids?

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A leading headteacher recently claimed Miley Cyrus’ raunchy image was damaging to teenage girls. She claims young women are “manipulated and confused” by the mixed messages from the controversial star. Talking about Miley’s transformation from clean-cut Hannah Montana to raunchy “twerking” singer, Jo Heywood, head of Heathfield School in Ascot, said: “Worryingly, Miley has apparently... Read more »

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Help your child achieve their maximum potential as a Gifted and Talented pupil

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Gifted and talented students often have a tough time in our education system. One parent told me that ‘the biggest challenge is keeping the child inspired and motivated within an educational system that more often than not lets them down’. The purpose of this article is to provide some guidance to parents on how to... Read more »

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How difficult is it, really?

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The fuss we make about it, the complication of league tables, testing, inspecting, examining, the administration and the processing it has become, we tend to think of education as difficult. That without schools, schemes, strategies, timetables, SATs, curriculum, teachers, hierarchies and politics of course, children won’t learn anything. Yet there are now thousands of home... Read more »

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Don’t let special educational needs be a barrier to successful learning

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Parents of children with special needs know the importance of collaboration when it comes to education. Regardless of whether their child has visual, auditory or other impairments, from the very beginning, parents will count on advice and care from professionals, to ensure their child has a fair, good and goal-oriented education. Disability is, by nature,... Read more »

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