Preparing for school post lockdown

Preparing for school post lockdown As parents we love our children unconditionally, we want to protect them and we are desperate for them to be happy, confident and resilient. The pandemic has created profound uncertainty for us all and this, naturally has an effect on our own and our children’s emotional health. Here are a few tips and reflections...

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Helping your child cope with stress

Helping Your Child Cope with Stress With some primary school children returning to school this week following the Coronavirus lockdown, many children, as well as adults may be feeling anxious and stressed.   Stress in primary school children has risen to worrying levels according to school leaders. 78% of school primary teachers in a recent survey...

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Pros and cons of children going back to school

Pros and cons of children going back to school The COVID-19 coronavirus has stimulated much debate on the right courses of action to limit its spread through social distancing. The discussion considers the impacts on the economy and the education of our children. From 1st June, the government is re-opening certain year groups at schools. This...

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Is childcare stopping for keyworkers?

Is childcare stopping for keyworkers? Key workers are doing an amazing job in keeping the country moving during the coronavirus crisis. Our heroic NHS staff are putting the health of the public above their own safety, delivery drivers and shop workers are still working hard to provide us with essential shopping and binmen are still making sure...

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Coronavirus: your child’s education

Coronavirus:  your child’s education The Prime Minister has now stated that the public health benefits of keeping schools open has changed and that schools will close indefinitely from Monday 23rd March to slow the spread of the coronavirus. What does that mean for your child’s education and how can you help? It is important that you keep...

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Supporting your Child with Friendship Challenges

Supporting your child with friendship issues Life and relationships are not always easy and we learn our skills as children, watching the interactions of our parents and other adults in our lives. What we learn as children then sets our patterns of relating in adulthood. Falling out with friends is normal during childhood and it is through struggling...

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The Inside Track on Exam Preparation

The Inside Track on Exam Preparation In the coming year, many children will be preparing for SATS, senior school entrance exams or the 11 plus. It may seem too early to talk about teaching children of primary school age how to prepare for exams, but this is a skill they can hone, refine and use throughout their entire education (and even in their...

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Supporting Your Child with Exam Stress

Supporting Your Child with Exam Stress We have come to the time of year when many children are preparing to face exams or tests at school. These exams or tests vary in their significance for your child’s future. For some, they will be the stepping stone to the next part of their educational journey, for others an assessment of their progress this...

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School Appeals Process

The schools appeal process The waiting period for school admission announcements can be an anxious time for many parents. The outcome of school applications is a big step in your child’s school life. This article helps those families who don’t get the decision that they want. If you have received the school places decision and your...

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