It seems obvious to state that all children are different and develop at different rates, but it’s something easily forgotten by parents worrying about their child’s progress, especially with reading. If the child’s reading skills are not developing fast enough for the demands and expectations of a rigid curriculum then their general progress in school... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
It is the season of stress for many youngsters right now. The SATs are over but many young people are immersed in general school exams, GCSEs, A Levels, end-of-year exams at Uni and Finals. There won’t be a parent who doesn’t want their youngster to do well and achieve. But perhaps in the light of... Read more »
The pressure on parents is becoming increasingly overwhelming. The balance between trying to give children attention, work effectively, manage family affairs let alone a relationship between parents, can be a juggling match many are familiar with. Add in the pressures of homework and listening to them read each day, and the prospect of reading to... Read more »
A new award winning film ‘The Silent Child’ has highlighted the need for better provision in mainstream education for children who are deaf or partially hearing. The film is about a four year old girl who is deaf. She is withdrawn and unable to enjoy connecting with others in a mainstream hearing world until a... Read more »
It’s the time of year when many children and parents are involved with the SATs tests. These are the Standard Assessment Tests which are supposed to indicate a child’s educational progress at various stages of their school life; the end of years 2, 6 and 9. But each year there has been an increase in... Read more »