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How to survive a new school term

After such a long holiday break, are you ready for the new term? Getting back into routine is so much easier if you are prepared for it. Here’s a dollop of practical advice to avoid ‘back to school’ stress!

Plan early starts

Leave everything to the morning, expect chaos. Lay out uniform, prepare packed lunches and pack school bags the night before, your only challenge will be to get the kids up, washed and dressed. A feat in itself!

Label everything

If your child’s school bag is a bottomless pit – or PE kit mysteriously disappears – it’s a good idea to label everything to give you a fighting chance of finding this equipment again.

Label everything from folders, PE kit and uniform, to lunch boxes and even school bags.

Keep track

If you’ve either one child, or two children or more, consider buying a cheap calendar for each so you can keep information to hand. Plus visually see what’s what every week. Chances are your kids will have different after-school activities, different parents’ evenings, different non-uniform days.

Most schools publish their latest newsletter on their website too. So should a paper newsletter mysteriously disappear or end up illegible, check online. School sites also publish their school year calendar for the next year, so you can start filling your child’s calendar ahead of schedule.

Get help when you need it

A fresh term isn’t always straight forward academically. If your child struggled with a subject last term, that same challenge will still be there. Far better to confront those tricky, stressful learning issues head on than hope they’ll go away..

Speak to us – 1-1 Home Tutors – about arranging some term time tuition. We’ve a bunch of experienced tutors across Cheshire and Manchester ready to make life that little bit easier for you and your child.

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