023 There has been much media coverage about children not getting enough exercise. This is both at home as they enjoy more sedentary and housebound pursuits that technology provides, and at school where time for physical education and sport is constantly eroded by a demanding academic curriculum. Exercise is one of those things we all... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
Anyone with, or working with, children and young people has probably heard about the Prevent strategy. The Prevent strategy is a programme of training and awareness put in place by the government to raise the consciousness of those connected to children of the way in which children can be drawn into radicalisation, extremism or terrorism.... Read more »
The transition from primary school to ‘big school’, school to college, or home education to college, can be both exciting and unsettling. And not just for the kids; we parents have to manage both the practicalities and more importantly our feelings about it too, not to mention the change of family routine that results. Naturally... Read more »
The transition between from school and colleges onto Uni can be filled with emotions and anxieties for all involved. As most articles deal with the practicalities of this event for the students, this one takes the parent’s view. Parents generally feel positive about the youngsters going to Uni, proud and excited too, but can also... Read more »
You may have seen reports in the media recently about how the way we respond to our boys and girls, with reference to their gender, can hold them back. An investigation conducted by Dr Javid Abelmoneim, has been looking into the issue. He devised some activities and experiments for a class of seven year olds... Read more »