Archive for the ‘Home Schooling’ Category

Why is there a boom in Home Schooling?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

We are witnessing a seismic shift in education where more parents than ever are electing to home school their children. But why? Well, the reasons are growing: An inflexible school curriculum Lack of special needs support Increase in bullying, anxiety and social issues Lack of support for mental health Toxic system where exam results seem […]

Is your child a struggler?

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

With Sats exams, GCSEs and A Levels in sight, the push for success is in overdrive. But what about the child who: isn’t in a top set and feels inferior to his or her peers is home schooled and has gaps in their learning has zero confidence and might dread going to school has a learning […]

How to help your home schooled child achieve

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

If your child is off school through illness, or you’ve chosen the home education route, it’s important to get educated yourself … about what your options are. The education system is undergoing major syllabus changes this year – which could have an impact on how your child learns, as well as what they can/can’t do. Our […]

Is your child’s illness affecting their education?

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Did you catch our post last month about children struggling at school? If so, you’ll know that education isn’t always straightforward. Sometimes an unexpected situation happens – throwing families into chaos. A child’s illness, for instance, can be so debilitating. So when parents approach us asking for help with their ill child, it isn’t just academic support we offer, but reassurance and […]

Do private tutors just help you pass exams?

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

This is one of the biggest myths about private tuition. The idea that tutors ‘coach’ children to robotically pass common entrance, 11+ or finals exams is wide of the mark. Undoubtedly, achievement is a top priority – judging by the countless parents and students who contact us to thank their tutor for helping them pass, […]

Are home schooled children getting the support they need?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

As parents we know the quality of schools across the UK varies but those who home school and want to access official support face the same inequality.  A report by the Commons Select Committee, released just before Christmas, into the assistance for those who homeschooled showed there was considerable variation in the support available to […]