Most parents have some concern about how much time their children spend in front of screens. From devices for the tiniest child, right through all ages, to the lure of adult Games and increasingly appealing technology, the challenge to keep a balance between screen time and other activities is ever present for parents. Reports like... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
The government is proposing a new curriculum for sex education across all schools. Whereas it was only compulsory for Secondary schools, Justine Greening, the education secretary, wants this to extend to Primaries as well, and include privately run, academies and non-religious schools too. Read a report here. Age appropriate classes will be given to children... Read more »
It can be a heavy time of year for those teenagers involved with exams. Teens tend to get a lot of bad press. They’re notoriously accused of being difficult, resistant, moody, and in particular lazy – often with regard to their study and sleeping habits! But I wonder how many parents and teachers understand that... Read more »
There have been some fascinating and informative programmes about Autism broadcast lately which are raising awareness and understanding of the difficulties associated with it. And a new little film featuring ten year old Alex explains some of the very real challenges autistic children deal with on a day to day basis with things we take... Read more »
There has been much coverage in the news about the government making all schools into academies and the re-emergence of Grammar schools. Academy status means that schools as we know them now; overseen and funded by councils, will instead have their funding go directly from the government to private bodies, independently of councils, and these... Read more »