Education

So what is behind China’s expertise in Maths (and Table Tennis), can we emulate it and what might they want to learn from us?

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Relocation, Hong Kong, Global Mobility, Education
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Parental Choice have recently expanded into Asia with operations in full swing in Hong Kong.  As a result we have taken a look at the Chinese education system.  It is famous around the world, but how does it compare to the UK?  Liz Browne, was privileged enough to travel to Beijing earlier this year and ...

What is digital resilience?

by ParentalChoice
in Screens, safety, Parenting, Education, children's safety, Children
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As parents we are constantly faced with new challenges and the need to learn new skills, not least when it comes to how we can help our children learn how to use the internet.  Digital Parenting Magazine aim to provide parents with the latest expert advice to help children’s life skills needed in the online world and so w...

Preparing your child for starting secondary school

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Education, Children
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With excitement and a little trepidation your child will move on to secondary school in September! As a Headteacher watching parents dropping off their child I would observe the parents initially displaying more nerves than their son or daughter. If your child has had the opportunity to visit the school before starting or taken part...

Starting Primary School

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Education, Children
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For all parents there are key events that remain firmly fixed in the mind. One such day will be the day your child commences formal schooling. Personally, I can still feel the tiny hand that clutched on to mine as it was gently pulled away and Mrs Honey, my son’s first Primary School teacher, gave ...

Are we over-testing our children?

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, Education, Children
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There is a feeling among many that the tests children are required to take at primary school in England are overly complex and a source of “unnecessary” pressure on children at too young an age. On the contrary, the Government says testing is an important part of ensuring that children master the basics of reading, writing ...

The Homework Battle

by ParentalChoice
in teaching reading skills, schools, Family, Education, Children
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Homework, as many of us know at Parental Choice, can be a battle at the best of times so we turned to educational expert Rachel Vecht, founder of Educating Matters (www.educatingmatters.co.uk), for her top tips on how to win the homework battle. “Over the past twenty years, homework is certainly a topic I have thought ...