educating a bright child

How to educate a gifted child

The term gifted child is often seen as describing a child who is seen as academically able. Their cognitive development will happen at a much faster rate than others and this development will often be much faster than their physical, emotional and social development.  If you are a parent of a child that is known […]

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How to Pass the CSSE in Essex

The CSSE 11+ tests are used by grammar schools across Essex to gauge whether students merit entry. The narrow margin between success and failure will determine where your child continues their education; so, these exams are important. With that in mind, here are four simple steps to help you and your child in the build-up […]

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What Makes a Good Teacher? 21st Century Pedagogy

Pedagogy (ped-a-go-dji) is an ancient Greek term that refers to the art of teaching. In particular, it refers to the methods by which a teacher imparts knowledge to their students. The Socratic method, i.e. the reciprocal asking and answering of questions, is perhaps the oldest set method of pedagogy; but understandably, things have changed since […]

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11 Plus CSSE, CEM, GL and Independent School Comprehension Tips – 2019

Comprehension exercises for the 11+ English exams vary considerably both in terms of difficulty as well as content. In addition to this,your child may have little to no experience of facing such questions within a strict time limit. This all means that comprehension exercises can sometimes be far more challenging than they at first appear […]

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How the Idea of Deep Work Can Help Our Children

Either as parents or as educators, we should always be looking for new ways to help our children learn. Today’s topic—deep work—isn’t revolutionary, but it is important. It’s something that we all recognise as a vital part of healthy attitudes to work, even if we don’t focus on it. So let’s learn more about deep […]

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How Essex secondary schools fared in the Real Schools Guide 2018

For every school in the UK, the news that the Real Schools Guide is coming out can be nerve-wrecking. After all, it is going to showcase just how that school is performing and compare it to others in the UK as well as other schools in the area.   The guide will take a look […]

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5 Proven Ways to Improve Your Child’s Memory

Every generation says that their children’s attention span is getting worse—but in our case, it might actually be true. With the deluge of fast-paced TV, as well as tablets and screens at home and in the car, children are never more than seconds away from something a lot more interesting than learning! The list below […]

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Can playing chess make you smarter? – Maybe not!

When you think of someone who plays chess on a regular basis, there is a good chance that you are going to think of someone who is clever as well as good at maths. With this in mind, it is little wonder that many children around the world are encouraged to try their hand at […]

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Top tips and tricks for exam revision

Exams are never easy. No matter who you are, or how you did in your exams, chances are that you won’t remember exams fondly. Whilst you can’t make them easy to sit, you can make them easier to sit. But, how do you do this? We have put together some of the top tricks and […]

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What does Jeff Benzos See in Singapore Maths?

It is no secret that students in China and Singapore are excelling in maths. Especially compared to children in other nations. But what is the reason for this? The name Jeff Bezos often comes up when it comes to the success rates of maths, but what is the link between the two?   What is […]