Education

Choosing a Primary School

by ParentalChoice
in schools, Children
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Preparing for your child to start primary school can be very exciting for the whole family but it does come with the stress, more for some than others, of establishing which school your child will go to. Which school do you want? How do you apply? Will your child be offered a place? The list ...

Easing the Transition from Primary to Secondary School

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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...

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 ...

Choosing a Secondary School

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If you have a child who is due to transfer to secondary school in 2015 or later it is likely that you are already thinking about which school you would like them to attend. This article will guide you through the admissions process for state schools and give you some points of thought to consider. ...

The Value of Ofsted Reports

by ParentalChoice
in Teenagers, starting pre-school, schools, nursery, Childcare
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Whether you are choosing a nanny, child-minder, school or after-school club there is a role that Ofsted can play in your decision making process. At each stage the inspection and reporting framework works differently. Early Years Ofsted is responsible for the registration and inspection of all childcare providers. It operates two re...

Don’t cry Mummy, I’m only going to nursery…

by ParentalChoice
in Parenting, nursery, Children
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Our guest blogger Clair Maskell is back. Next week is going to be the biggest test for me since my daughter was born. At two years and two months old, she will be starting pre-school two mornings a week. It is something lots of parents are dealing with at this time of year, and it ...