Primary School Tests

Primary School Tests

For the first time in two years the Government set school exams seem to be going ahead as planned. Many parents know to expect the SAT's in Year 6 but do you know the other Government planned assessments? In this blog we will look at when to expect these exams and...

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Secondary School Applications

Secondary School Applications

Welcome to October, if your child is currently in Year 6 then by now you should have attended a number of open days, virtually or in person. Chatted as a family and made your short list; remembering to always involve your child in the final decision, after all this is...

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Secondary Schools

Secondary Schools

The education system in the UK can be complex. Firstly, it is split into State provided and Independent schools, plus parents can choose to home educate their child. Each school type have different names, for State schools they are knowns as 'Infant school, Juniors,...

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Education in 2021 – How things have changed.

Education in 2021 – How things have changed.

For those of you who read my Education in 2020 you will now know that we are a long way from the plan, but this year has shown that education can be delivered in many ways: at home, at school and online. Yet the core values of education: individual progress, good...

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Education in 2020

Education in 2020

It is now January and the children have returned to school and at this time parents often start to think about the year ahead. For some parents this could mean exams or tests for their children. However, no parent I have ever met wishes to add additional pressure onto...

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Dyslexia

Dyslexia

This week is national Dyslexia awareness week. Even though it is reported that 10% of the population experience Dyslexia there are still many myths around the subject. As someone who has been diagnosed with Dyslexia I can understand the concerns that many...

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Year 6 SATs Results

Year 6 SATs Results

Has your child recently completed their SATs? Are you now looking at their results questioning if they are 'good' or not? I have had many a similar conversation with parents over the last few weeks. Emails that say my child got this - is it good? What is average? This...

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SATs Week

SATs Week

Next week children in Year 6 will be taking their SAT's. This can be a stressful week for pupils, parents and schools but it does not need to be. Each morning the children will take one test so a good start to the day is really important. Monday 9th May English -...

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