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 ...

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 ...

Choosing a Secondary School

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in schools, Children
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If you have a child who is due to transfer to secondary school in 2018 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. ...

Choosing a Primary School

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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

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...

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...