Education

Why Holidays Matter?

by ParentalChoice
in Holidays, Education, Children
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A big discussion point for all parents with school age children is do you take your children out of school for a holiday?  We all have our own personal views and with the recent case in the High Courts the subject of holidays and school is a hot topic.  Blogger and Teacher, Stacie at Parker & Me ...

Exams – “What’s the point? I’m going to fail anyway!”

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Education, Children
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We know how our children like to take advice more from their teachers than us parents, so we decided to ask a Teacher from a top London school for his advice on exams preparation. Thanks Anthony and good luck to you all out there doing exams! The exams are fast approaching and you know, in ...

Exam Matters

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Education
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As Parents with children going through exams, at what ever age, we can feel helpless as they are the ones having to do the revision and sit the dreaded exam. How can we as parents help them study and find the right revision technique to suit their style? We asked Rachel Vecht, former school teacher, ...

Don’t Test My Baby!

by ParentalChoice
in Education, Children
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Each parent has different ideas on the level of tests and assessments their child should face. We asked our blogger Lizzie for her views. Thank you to Lizzie for this article. “Devoted wife and momma of two beautiful girls, with a mostly wonderful husband and two bats**t crazy dogs.”, Lizzie runs her own blog at http://...

School Food Matters

by ParentalChoice
in Education, Children's health, Children
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When our children start school, we are no longer responsible for the food they eat during school time but we still care. Stephanie Wood, founder of the charity, School Food Matters, shares her views on the importance of teaching children about healthy food choices within school and beyond. “At School Food Matters we receive lo...

The Schools Appeal Process

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Education, Children, Childcare
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With many parents nervously awaiting the outcome of school applications, this article is aimed at those families who don’t get the decision that they want and provides advice on the schools appeals process. For those parents who have not been through the appeals system, it can seem incredibly daunting with a minefield of informati...