How to get boys reading?

Do you feel that reading isn’t as popular with children these days? We’re all too wrapped up in our iPhones and tablets, after all, and attention-grabbing apps and games are too much competition for boring old books. Well, you might be surprised to learn that sales of children’s books rose by 16% over the past […]

The Importance of Children Learning Music

  In our modern age of cuts, the music and the arts are often the first to the chopping block. Generally, the reasoning behind learning music (or learning to paint, or learning to craft for that matter) has always been woollier than the reasons we should study maths and science. Whereas maths and science have […]

What is The Growth Mindset?

The ‘growth mindset’ movement is the newest way psychologists think education can be changed for the better. It has been taking the U.S. by storm, and it’s about to hit the shores in the U.K. So before it hits, let’s look at what exactly a ‘growth mindset’ is and why the idea is proving so […]

Children’s Experience of School in South Korea

South Korea is almost always at the top of international rankings for education. For instance, in maths and science, South Korea is regularly one of the top three (if not number one). This probably won’t come as any surprise to you: it’s relatively well known that Asian countries like South Korea, Japan and Singapore are […]

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. They let 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 surefire tricks you can use to help your child […]

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 data […]

GCSE Grades 2016- Grammar Schools Buck The Decline

It’s that time of year again- students across the country have received their GCSE and A-level grades. But 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. Also, a smaller decline in the […]