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Just What Is 'Value Add?'

‘Value Added’ is a term used in so many different ways that it can confuse pa…

Parenting

Examinations are Dead, Long Live Education

This time of year should be a cause for celebration: students the world over have now rec…

Parenting

Back to School: The 'Tricky' Primary To Secondary Transition

Is your child heading for secondary school this September? Maybe they’re begi…

Parenting

6 Awesome Tips For Primary Preparation

Joanne Taylor at Jumeirah Baccalaureate School says the 'back to school' focus for parent…

Parenting

Raising Narcissists by Overstating Achievements

Children who are told they are special by their parents are more likely to become narciss…

Parenting

Critical Parenting Leads To Anxiety Disorders for Children

As competition for the best school and university places increases - a competition that h…

Parenting

Loving Grandparents: A Vital Relationship

I have to face facts; I am getting on. As I travel around the city, as I meet people at w…

International Boarding

'Visiting A UK Boarding School?' Questions to Ask

You have done your research. You have your shortlist. You know that certain schools match…

Parenting

Do you really know what your kids get up-to on social media?

As ever more child-friendly platforms launch and sophisticated new devices hit the market…

Parenting

Two Reports Shed New Light On Children's Happiness

With exams looming, students are approaching their most stressful time of the year. Conti…

Exam Preparation

'Tips for Revision': Advice from a Head

How does one deal with the rigours of the exam season? Of course the chief message for st…

Parenting

Teaching Girls The Art Of Negotiation

Did you know- women are significantly less likely than men to ask for what they want and/…

Parenting

Parental Sportsmanship- Have You Got It?

It's that time of year again, sports days, swim galas and team championships are upon us …

Parenting

'Curiosity Headache': What To Do With the 'Why, Why, Whys?'

Some days it is just the hardest thing to do, listening and responding to endless, seemin…

Parenting

Make Shopping With Children 'An Educational Adventure'

Shopping with Kids? The idea strikes fear in parents who have had to drag tired, whi…

Parenting

Better To Shield or Expose Children To Life's Hardships?

Since mothers have walked the Earth, there has raged a furious debate about whether child…

Parenting

Grit - The Secret To Long-Term Success

According to the BBC , UK Shadow Education Minister Tristam Hunt, is expected to discuss…

Parenting

Private Tuition Gives Children 'An Edge': Report

Children who receive additional tuition gain a ‘substantial advantage’ over t…

Parenting

iPad: 'A Powerful Tool' Which Must Be Managed

As everyone in possession of an iPad or tablet device knows, young children are natural u…

Parenting

School Starting Age: The Evidence Says '7 Years'

In September last year the "Too Much, Too Soon" campaign made headlines in the UK with a…

Wellbeing

Why Music Matters In A Child's Education

It seems a shame to have children learn how to play a musical instrument for years, costi…

Parenting

How To Beat The 'Summer Learning Slump'

There is no doubt that most children regress somewhat in their learning during the summer…

University Preparation

Life After Exams... So, What To Do Next?

If I had been asked to describe what I expected to be feeling after finishing my final I…

Exam Preparation

Controversial Revision Advice - That Works

Every year, in the run up to their final exams, Year 13 students are bombarded with bookl…

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