schools

Easing the Transition from Primary to Secondary School

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Parenting, Children
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With thanks to Rachel Vecht, director and founder of Educating Matters. www.educatingmatters.co.uk “As an experienced primary school teacher, mother to four children and having spent the last 13 years running ‘Educating Matters’ seminars in companies for working parents on how to support their children’s education, I fee...

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, ...

Not Underestimating the Power of Networking

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Work life balance, schools, Career
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Networking doesn’t stop when you become a parent. In fact its power becomes even more important. Parental Choice asked Louise Websiter, founder of Beyondtheschoolrun, for her views on networking: “Sometimes I think we underestimate the power of our networks and yet when becoming a parent there is never a more important...

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...

Top Tips for Productive Homework Habits

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 ...