STEM skills and why they’re important

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The chief focus for parents when considering their children’s education tends to fall on the academic. Parents feel reassured that academic subjects can be easily measured, tested, and scored and lead to qualifications. However, some of the most essential skills children need to not only to continue to succeed with their learning but also in... Read more »

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Helping our learners focus in a distracting world

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It’s a distracting world – more than ever before. It’s almost impossible not to lose focus and flitter round these digital distractions like butterflies. This creates the danger of de-skilling us from the ability to concentrate for longer periods. No wonder kids can’t focus on their learning; the distractions are very seductive. Therefore it’s necessary... Read more »

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Dyslexia and the cuts to SEN funding

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Most parents are probably aware of the cuts that the government continues to make to funding across all services, education being among them. The most noticeable effects of these will be felt across Special Educational Needs. Many teachers and parents now feel that there is a serious crisis confronting those children who may need extra... Read more »

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What are T Levels?

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The government is developing a new set of qualifications as an alternative choice, post sixteen, for those who do not want to choose the more academic route of A Levels. The new qualifications; T Levels, have been designed to replace the random assortment of vocational and technical qualifications already on offer to those who want... Read more »

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