Are we teaching our children about money?

Are we teaching our children about money?

Yesterday, while listening to the radio I heard an interesting Barclays Bank advert. They suggested that parents should pay by cash when they are out with their family. In fact, they went a step further by asking you to get your child to pay with cash. Their...

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The challenge of the 11+

We are into February and many parents are starting to think more closely about secondary school entrance exams. During this planning time, there are always a plethora of questions asked by parents, but one I am often asked is what type of questions will be in the...

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Are we hindering our summer born children?

Are we hindering our summer born children?

Recently there have been many news reports of the government looking to change the rules regarding summer born children. This suggested ruling will be that children born in the summer months could have their school year deferred, to allow for children to fully...

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Common facts, whose job is it to teach them to our children?

Common facts, whose job is it to teach them to our children?

I have spent many years in the classroom utterly surprised by the lack of common facts children seem to remember. I have repeatedly listened to the debate 'should schools cover common facts or should parents be responsible for teaching these?' Whatever your opinion...

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