The Positive Impact of Reading on Children’s Development

The positive impact of reading on children’s development is common knowledge. Events like World Book Day promote literacy, each year, as the answer to many if not most of the problems our education system faces. But where has this idea come from? Is it a simple assumption that maybe doesn’t have a basis in solid […]

Screen time: How too much electronic media can be bad for our children

The Situation Since television sets became commonplace in the average British household, parents around the country have known the delights of plopping their little one down in front of the screen and letting the world of child-oriented media take over the parenting duties while mum and dad get things done around the house. And in […]

Is it possible to boost your child’s intelligence?

Every parent wants the best for their child- and maybe the best way of ensuring a bright future for your child is to stimulate their intellect as best you can. Even though the debate between nature and nurture is far from over, there are some pretty sure fire tricks you can use to help your […]

GCSE Grades 2016- Grammar Schools Buck The Decline

It’s that time of year again- students across the country have been receiving their GCSE and A-level grades. But in news that is as unfortunate for our under-fire education system as it must have been for the students, there has been a ‘dramatic decline’ in the proportion of C grades or above, as well as […]

School Places Shortage in The UK.

Introduction A report this year by the Local Government Association has found that despite the government’s recent efforts at education reform, the system still faces the possibility of a shortfall of 10,000 places in primary schools around the country within the next four years. Highlighted in an article this year in the Guardian , the […]

The Rise of Home Schooling

  Are we seeing more children home schooled? As part of a Freedom of Information request, the Guardian has found that ‘numbers [of home schooled children] are rising’. ‘Nobody knows’ the exact number since parents whose children are home schooled from the beginning of their education are in fact under no obligation to tell anybody! […]

How To Help Your Children Study

  Good study habits don’t come naturally to everybody, and some children need more structure and guidance than others to study effectively. While it can be challenging to help a child struggling with studying, it is beneficial both for the teacher and the student. There are a number of proactive steps that can be taken […]

A New Way of Teaching Maths

Ground breaking research makes waves throughout the mathematics world Mathematics is a notoriously despised subject for the majority students, ranging from primary school age right up until the time of sweet 16s where the majority say goodbye to the subject with nothing short of adulation. However it now seems that there may well be newly […]