Previous articles have talked about children moving between schools, or onto Uni and ways to make it a little easier. This article looks at the change from school to home education. It is often a little way into the new school year that parents suddenly realise that school is not working for their child and... Read more »
Full name: Ross Mountney
Ex-teacher and home educator, writer and author of books on home education and parenting.
It is inevitable that children spend increasing amounts of time on the internet. It’s the first port of call for their entertainment these days, aside from wanting quick and responsive access to information and socialising. So perhaps it’s a good time to review the internet safety rules in your household as it’s easy to become... Read more »
Middlesborough council has divided opinion among residents recently with a public campaign directed at parents. The campaign revolves around a set of digital posters that encourages parents to be engaged with their child rather than their phone. It carries a picture of a child looking fed-up next to a parent busy on their phone. (Read... Read more »
It is easy to think that if parents and teachers want children to achieve higher scores in basic subjects, like English and Maths for example, then spending more time doing English and Maths would be the answer. And to accomplish better scores in tests, drilling in test subjects will achieve that. But according to head... Read more »
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 »